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Robe and Hood Colours

The colour of academic dress various depending on the degree to be awarded. The table below sets out the colour of the lining to the hood for the various degrees, the gown being black in all cases, except DLitt, DSc and LLD (for which the gown is red and trimmed with the colour noted below).

FdA White
BA, MA, DLitt Cerise
BASc Cerise and Blue
BSc, MSc, MSc (by Research), DSc Blue
BEng Light Blue
BEd, MEd, MTL, EdD Green
MBChB, MS, MD, MPH, MMedEd, MClinSci Scarlet
BMedSci, MMedSci Scarlet and Blue
LLB, LLM, LLD Purple
Integrated Masters degrees (eg. MBio, MMath, MMORSE but excluding the MEng) Royal Blue
MEng, EngD Navy Blue
MFA Firenze Red
MRes (Master of Research) Kingfisher


MPA Lilac
DClinPsych (awarded jointly with Coventry University ) Red and Dark Blue
MPhil, PhD Red Shot Green