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Academic dress colours

The different colours of academic dress represent each degree and faculty. These colours are featured on the academic dress worn by graduates at graduation ceremonies.

The standard colours correspond with colour and numbers from the British Colour Council Dictionary of Colours Standards and are as follows:

Faculty of Arts Pearl White - BCC.151                                                                          
Faculty of Business and Law Business - French Grey - BCC.188
Commerce - Indian Yellow - BCC.6
Information Technology - Signal Red - BCC.208
Law - Spectrum Violet - BCC.214
Faculty of Education Lilac - BCC.176
Faculty of Engineering and Surveying Engineering - Claret - BCC.36
Surveying - Maroon - BCC.39
Faculty of Sciences Sciences (including Psychology) - Spectrum Blue - BCC.86
Nursing - Peacock Green - BCC.123
Information Technology - Signal Red - BCC.208

 

Associate Degree, Diploma and Advanced Diploma

Gown Black gown of Cambridge BA style

Stole

 

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

 

Bachelor and Bachelor (Honour)

Gown Black gown of Cambridge BA style
Hood Hood Black Cambridge full hood, lined to 10cm in field of study/Faculty/School 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 Faculty/School (if applicable)

 

Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma

Gown                                     Black gown of Cambridge BA style                                                                                                                                           
Hood Hood Black Cambridge full hood, lined to 10cm in field of study/Faculty/School colour
Headwear Black cloth mortarboard with black tassel

 

Master

  Gown Black gown of Cambridge MA style
Hood Hood Black Cambridge full hood, fully lined with field of study/Faculty/School 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 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/Faculty/School colour
Hood Hood Black Cambridge full hood, fully lined in field of study/Faculty/School                  
Headwear Headwear Black velvet bonnet with a cord and tassel of field of study/Faculty/School colour