The graduation ceremonies at King’s are held twice a year, in January and July
Your graduation venue will depend on your department and/or faculty.

School of Medical Education and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences Ceremonies are held at Southwark Cathedral in June/July of each summer.

Medical and Dental students may attend either the Southwark ceremonies in July or the ceremonies in the following January. The ceremonies at the Royal Festival Hall in July are not open to Medical and Dental students.

All other faculties at King’s
All other faculties hold their graduation ceremonies in January and July in the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre.

The Defence Studies Department
Ceremonies are held annually for graduates of the Master’s in Defence Studies at the Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC) in late May.

To date the department has seen 3,410 students graduate since the JSCSC was established in 1997. Approximately 200 students graduate each year, however due to military commitments only half of those are able to attend the ceremony in the JSCSC. The majority of graduates are from the Advanced Command and Staff Course (ACSC), which is the JSCSC’s flagship course for UK and international military officers.

These students are also given the option to graduate in London at the Royal Festival Hall in July. If you are one of these students, and would like to do this, please use our Ceremonies & Events contact form to let us know, and include your student ID number.