Candidates passing MRCP(UK) are welcome to the college to celebrate this achievement with a diploma ceremony. 


Diploma ceremonies are a highlight of the college calendar as it provides an opportunity to come together and celebrate with family and friends. We believe it is important to celebrate after all the hard work, commitment and dedication that goes into getting to this stage in your career.

Diploma Ceremony Dates

Friday 13 September 2024

Fully booked

Friday 6 December 2024

booking will open here 10am Monday 5th August 2024

Friday 9th May 2025

booking will open December 2024

Friday 12th September 2025

booking will open in spring 2025

Friday 5th December 2025

booking will open summer 2025

If you have any queries, please contact:

What to expect at the ceremony - FAQ

Where does the ceremony take place?

Ceremonies are held in the Physicians' International Conference Centre. Our examinations team will attend the ceremony to help with anything you need.

There will also be tours of our historic building.

What are the timings?

Registration and refreshements from 5pm, the Ceremony will begin at 6pm with the buffet dinner being served from 7pm.

Will there be food/drink?

Welcome refreshments will be provided before the ceremony and following the ceremony there will be a hot, sit-down buffet dinner in our Great Hall and New Library.

What should I wear?

Dress code: Lounge suits and ladies' equivalent or national dress

Is it family friendly?

Family and young children are welcome to join the day. There will be colouring in and puzzles available for children and a photographer available for family portraits.

Do I need to stay for dinner?

No, you can book to attend the Ceremony only.

Are gowns worn?

All diplomates will wear Edinburgh Collegiate Gowns, a link to book these with Ede & Ravenscroft will be sent to you when your Ceremony booking is confirmed.

How many guests can I bring?

You may bring up to 4 guests including children to the Ceremony.

What if my family cannot attend?

All our Ceremonies are live streamed so if your guests are not able to travel they will still be able to join you for your special day.

Do I need to book the photographer in advance?

No need to book in advance, our photographer will be available to take your family photograph. Payment can be made direct to photographer on the evening. There will also be a photograph of you receiving your diploma from the President. You will need to order the diploma photo separately unless you are a member of the college. Members will receive their diploma photo free of charge.

Below you can see a video of one of our diploma ceremonies:

Join the College

Our membership team will be in attendance at the ceremony, After obtaining MRCP(UK), diplomates are eligible and encouraged to join the College. Learn more about the wide range of membership benefits to be derived and how we can support you throughout your professional career. You can find our memberships FAQ here.