Academic dress of the University of Wales
|This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. (October 2011)|
Bachelors, holders of advanced first degrees (such as the MChem, MMath, etc.) and holders of foundation degrees or undergraduate diplomas wear a black stuff or silk gown of the Oxford BA shape, but with the forearm seam divided for 4" and the two flaps turned back and held in place with two buttons; between the flaps is a short length of black ribbon, held by a third button. This is said to represent the Prince of Wales's feathers.
Masters (except holders of advanced first degrees) wear a black stuff or silk gown of the Oxford MA shape with inverted-T armholes and the lower point of the sleeve boot replaced by a right angle. For more information on the classification of academic dress, see the Groves classification system.
Doctors in undress wear the masters' gown.
In full dress, Doctors of Philosophy (PhD), Engineering (EngD), Nursing Science (DNursSc), Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), Educational Psychology (DEdPsy) and Ministry (DMin) wear a crimson cloth gown of the Cambridge doctors' shape, with facings and sleeve linings of the appropriate faculty silk.
In full dress, higher doctors (DD, LLD, MD, DMus, DLitt, DSc, DScEcon and DChD) wear a scarlet cloth gown of the Cambridge doctors' shape, with facings and sleeve linings of the relevant faculty silk.
Holders of foundation degrees and certain diplomas wear a black hood bound with a twisted cord of blue, crimson and gold
Bachelors wear a hood of black stuff or silk in a modified Oxford simple shape, partly lined with 3" of silk in the relevant faculty colour (see below). The exceptions to this rule are the MB BCh and BDS (which are fully lined) and the BMus (which is made of dark blue stuff or silk).
Masters (including holders of advanced first degrees) wear a hood of black corded silk in the Cambridge full shape, fully lined with silk in the appropriate faculty colour (see below). The exceptions are the MMus (whose hood is made of dark blue corded silk) and the MRes and MPhil (who wear the same hood as prescribed for the corresponding taught master's degree, with an additional crimson binding in the case of the MPhil).
Doctors wear a hood of crimson (in the case of the PhD, EngD, DNursSc, DClinPsy, DEdPsy and DMin) or scarlet (in the case of the higher doctorates DD, LLD, MD, DMus, DLitt, DSc, DScEcon and DChD) cloth, lined and bound in the relevant faculty colour silk.
Undergraduates, holders of diplomas or foundation degrees, bachelors and masters, as well as doctors in undress, wear a black cloth mortar board.
Doctors in full dress wear a black velvet mortar board.
The University of Wales has adopted a faculty colour scheme making wide use of shot silks, first proposed by Lady Verney. The faculty colours are as follows.
|Arts||BA, MA, DLitt||mazarin blue shot green|
|Librarianship||BLib, MLib||mazarin blue shot green, bound white|
|Science||BSc, MChem, MMath, MPhys, MSc, DSc||bronze (yellow shot black)|
|Technology||BSc(Tech)||bronze, bound white|
|Engineering||BEng, MEng, EngD, DEng||red shot green|
|Technology||BEngTech||red shot green, bound white|
|Pharmacy||MPharm||blue shot white|
|Dentistry||BDS, BScD, MChD, MScD, DChD||blue shot white, bound purple|
|Music||BMus, MMus, DMus||pearl (orange and yellow shot pale blue)|
|Law||LLB, LLM, LLD||red shot purple|
|Theology, Divinity||BD, MTh, DD||red shot blue|
|Ministry||BTh, MMin, DMin||red shot blue, bound white|
|Education||BEd, MEd, EdD||green shot white|
|Nursing||BN, MN, DNursSc||green shot white, bound red|
|Medicine||MB BCh, MCh, MD||green shot black, bound white|
|Public health||MPH||green shot black, bound emerald green|
|Medical science||BMedSc||bronze, bound green shot black|
|Architecture||BArch||red shot scarlet|
|Economics||BScEcon, MScEcon, DScEcon||red shot yellow|
|Business||MBA, EMBS||red shot yellow, bound light blue|
- Burgon Society Transactions 8 (2009), pp. 91-97
- Shaw, George W. (1995), Academical Dress of British and Irish Universities. Chicester: Philmore & Co. Ltd. ISBN 0-85033-974-X