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Academic dress colours

The colours featured on the academic dress worn by graduates at graduation ceremonies represents different
qualifications and fields of study.

The standard colours correspond with colour and numbers from the British Colour Council Dictionary of Colours Standards.

Field of Study Colour
Business and Commerce

French Grey - BCC.188 (Business)

Indian Yellow - BCC.6 (Commerce)

Creative Arts and Media Pearl White - BCC.151
Education Lilac - BCC.176
Engineering and Surveying Claret - BCC.36 (Engineering)
Maroon - BCC.39 (Surveying)
Health and Community Peacock Green - BCC.123
Humanities and Communication Pearl White - BCC.151
Information Technology Signal Red - BCC.208
Law and Justice Spectrum Violet - BCC.214
Sciences Spectrum Blue - BCC.86
Trans-disciplinary Burnt Orange BCC.97

Associate Degree, Diploma and Advanced Diploma

Assoc Deg Dip Adv Dip front Gown Black gown of Cambridge BA style

Stole

Black stole, linked to 5cm with field of study colour (except for the Associate Degree in Education which is a black stole fully lined with the field of study colour)
Headwear Black cloth mortarboard with black tassel

Bachelor and Bachelor (Honours)

Bachelor and Honours back Gown Black gown of Cambridge BA style
Hood Hood Black Cambridge full hood, lined to 10cm in field of study colour
Headwear Black cloth mortarboard with black tassel
Combined Degrees Gown, stole and headwear as above, but with a recognition cord of the colour of the second field of study (if applicable)

Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma

Grad Dip PG Back Gown Black gown of Cambridge BA style
Hood Hood Black Cambridge full hood, lined to 10cm in field of study colour
Headwear Black cloth mortarboard with black tassel

Master

Gown

Black gown of Cambridge MA style

Hood

Black Cambridge full hood, fully lined with field of study colour (except Master of Business Administration which is fully lined in grey with Indian Yellow edging; and the Master of Business Information Technology which is fully lined in French Grey with Signal Red edging; and the Master of Philosophy which is fully lined in Cardinal Red)

Headwear Black cloth mortarboard with black tassel

Doctor of Philosophy

Gown Black gown of Cambridge doctoral style faced in Cardinal Red
Hood Hood Black Cambridge full hood, fully lined in Cardinal Red
Headwear Headwear Black velvet bonnet with Red cord and tassel

Other Doctorates

Gown Black gown of Cambridge PhD style faced with the field of study colour
Hood Hood Black Cambridge full hood, fully lined in field of study colour
Headwear Headwear Black velvet bonnet with a cord and tassel of field of study colour