Degree Certificates

for taught students

In line with LSE tradition, you do not need your degree certificate for graduation.

When you successfully complete your degree you will be issued with a Degree Certificate which is official, formal, confirmation of your award. Degree certificates are sometimes known as diplomas.

For details about how taught students can obtain degree certificates for taught programmes please expand the relevant section below. PhD students should contact the PhD Academy.

If your final classification was confirmed on or after 17 November 2023

This information is relevant if your results were originally due for release in November 2023.  If your results were delayed due to the marking and assessment boycott and you were originally due to receive your classification in July or September 2023, please see the relevant tab below.  

Collection during graduation (recommended)

Degree certificates for taught students will be available for collection during graduation. 

The collection point will be the LSE Gen Den, Ground Floor, St Clement’s Building Clare Market London WC2 2AB (opposite the Student Services Centre). It will be open at the following times:

  • Monday 11 December - 11am-7pm
  • Tuesday 12 December - 10am-7pm
  • Wednesday 13 December - 10am-7pm
  • Thursday 14 December – 10am-5pm.

You can collect your certificate at any point during these times – you do not need to come on the same day as your ceremony, and you can also collect it if you were awarded in November 2023 but are not attending a ceremony. Wherever possible we’d suggest collecting it after your ceremony to avoid it getting damaged. When you collect your certificate, you will need to show us your LSE ID card. If you have lost your card please bring a national ID card, driving licence or passport instead. 

Only you can collect your certificate - no one else can collct it on your behalf. 

Delivery by Royal Mail / Courier

If your certificate is not collected it will be posted to you within 6 working weeks of graduation. The School's holiday closure period from 21 December 2023 - 2 January 2024 is not included in the 6 weeks. Your certificate will be sent to the permanent home address listed within LSE for You, using Royal Mail first class (for UK addresses) or DHL's secure courier service (for overseas addresses). Deliveries will need to be signed for on receipt.

You must ensure that your permanent home address is correct on LSE for You by Thursday 30 November 2023 at the latest. This is the address we will use for sending your certificate. If you have not updated your address, your certificate may be sent to an incorrect address and you will need to pay for any replacements and delivery where required. Please ensure these details are correct on LSE for You by 30 November 2023 at the latest. 

 If you are unsure about your address at the time we will post, please enter an alternative address where you can safely receive your certificate.

Most certificates safely reach their destination no matter where in the world they are being sent to. However, if you have not received your certificate within eight weeks of your ceremony please submit an enquiry promptly (for November 2023 awards, contact us by 14 February 2024).  We need to leave reasonable time for delivery, but we may not be able to investigate the whereabouts of your certificate if you contact us too late.

Collection from the Student Services Centre (in exceptional circumstances)

In exceptional circumstances, you can arrange for your certificate to be collected from the Student Services Centre after the graduation ceremonies.  Please note that this option will not be available until January 2024. If you would like to do this, please submit an enquiry form with the subject "Collect certificate at SSC". We will then reply to let you know when your certificate is ready to collect. Please remember that you must collect your certificate yourself, it is not possible for somebody else to collect it on your behalf.

If your final classification was confirmed on or after 22 July 2023

 

This means that you had a full set of marks, met the requirements for your award and were emailed with your final result after 22 July 2023. These awards were made later than usual as a result of the marking and assessment boycott.

The Student Records Team will contact you individually to discuss how you can obtain your degree certificate.

We will contact you using your LSE email address, shortly after you receive your final results email. Please wait for this email before getting in touch - it will contain all the information that you need. 

If your final classification was confirmed between 14 and 21 July 2023

This means that you had a full set of marks, met the requirements for your award and were emailed with your final result between 14 July and 21 July 2023 inclusive. This includes RDAP2 students who received an award between 14 July and 21 July 2023 inclusive, even though their graduation ceremony is in December.

Collection during graduation (recommended)

Degree certificates for taught students were made available for collection during graduation.

Delivery by Royal Mail / Courier

If your certificate was not collected during graduation it will be sent to you within eight working weeks. Your certificate will be sent to the permanent home address listed in LSE for You using Royal Mail first class (for UK addresses) or DHL's secure courier service (for overseas addresses). DHL deliveries will need to be signed for on receipt.

It is essential that your permanent home address, email address and local phone number are up to date in LSE for You. This will ensure that your certificate is sent to the right place and will allow the courier to arrange delivery where appropriate. Please ensure these details are correct on LSE for You by 30 June 2023 at the latest. 

If you have not updated your address, your certificate may be sent to an incorrect address and you will need to pay for any replacements, and courier costs if you need express delivery. If you are unsure about your address at the time we will post, please enter an alternative address where you can safely receive your certificate.

The vast majority of certificates safely reach their destination no matter where in the world they are being sent to. However, if you have not received your certificate within eight weeks of your ceremony please submit an enquiry promptly (for July 2023 awards, contact us by 31 October 2023).  We need to leave reasonable time for delivery, but we may not be able to investigate the whereabouts of your certificate if you contact us too late.

Collection from the Student Services Centre (in exceptional circumstances)

In exceptional circumstances, you can arrange for your certificate to be collected from the Student Services Centre after the graduation ceremonies.  If you would like to do this, please submit an enquiry form with the subject "Collect certificate at SSC". We will then reply to let you know when your certificate is ready to collect. Please remember that you must collect your certificate yourself, it is not possible for somebody else to collect it on your behalf.

 

Got a question?

For more general information, including details about replacement degree certificates please read our Degree Certificate FAQs

 

Exceptions 

Given LSE's rich history there are some exceptions to the degree certificate process for certain students:

  • PhD students - Research graduates should contact the PhD Academy to make arrangements to collect their certificates.

  • MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Finance - The University of London produce certificates for MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Finance so they cannot be collected from LSE.

  • Students who were awarded before 2008 - If you were awarded before 2008 you will have been issued with a degree certificate by the University of London. For queries regarding University of London degree certificates, please contact diploma.enquiries@london.ac.uk.