Certificates

All University of Westminster graduates who complete and their award has been conferred, will receive a degree certificate, normally within 8 weeks of graduation. The University also provides other official documents to confirm awards for its alumni.

A Degree Certificate is the official award document, confirming your degree.

Replacements for original certificates can only be granted where the original has been irretrievably lost. Those applying for replacement certificates are reminded that this application constitutes a declaration that the original certificate has been lost. Fees £40.

A transcript is a record of your academic history. It lists the titles and marks of the modules you studied in each academic year, and gives your period of registration as a student, your degree date and classification.

For Alumni who completed studies after 1993, you can request these documents from the link below. Fees £15.

Verifications confirm the award title and classification and the years studied. Fees £10.

Apply and pay for your transcripts, certificate or a verification.

Due to the UK Data Protection Act 2018 we cannot provide personal data to a third party without a signed consent form.

Production timescales

5 to 10 working days in most cases on receipt of payment, although overseas requests can take longer to arrive depending on the final destination.

If you graduated before 1993–94 please contact the Lifecycle Team: [email protected] for all document requests. Do not use the store to pay for any services, as we will need to check what records we hold.

To assist us in the initial enquiry include in the email:

  • Your full name at the time of study
  • Dates of study, especially the awarding year
  • Award title or subject area
  • Your current address

Please note that some older records may not be available. These requests take 4 to 6 weeks and can be longer. You will be kept informed of progress.

These alumni should all have digital records on the Student Records System. Enquiries should be directed to the Lifecycle Team: [email protected].

If the student record cannot be found, enquiries will be made to our Campus Registry and University Records and Archives offices who have a variety of record sources to check.

NB Course syllabuses/handbooks have not been kept systematically in the past so we do not have detailed information on every course. However, we can usually provide a scan of the course description in the general prospectus for the year of entry.

These alumni will not be on the Student Records System. Therefore, in the first instance these enquiries should be directed to the Student Lifecycle Team: [email protected] who have access to older records. In the event that they cannot find the information, they will contact University Records and Archives.

University Records and Archives holds paper pass lists for exams pre 1993. From these, we can provide the name of the course studied, the level of the award and the date of the exam board. We cannot normally provide individual transcripts or module breakdowns as we do not hold individual student records in the archive.

NB The pass lists we hold are paper copies and have to be searched through manually. Therefore it can take some time. These pass lists are not a definitive set so we cannot guarantee that just because we cannot find an alumnus’ name they didn’t study at Westminster or its predecessor institutions.

University Records and Archives does not hold any results from Harrow College prior to the merger with PCL in 1990. The only records held are for those students who continued their studies at PCL/UW. We do hold some prospectuses and so we may be able to provide a course description.

University Records and Archives does not hold any results from Holborn College prior to the merger to form PCL in 1970. The only records held are for those students who continued their studies at PCL. We do hold some prospectuses and so we may be able to provide a course description.

University Records and Archives holds incomplete records of alumni who studied at Paddington Technical College prior to the amalgamation of the Medical Laboratory Sciences Department with PCL in 1990 so we may be able to provide some award information. Additionally we hold some prospectuses and so we may be able to provide a course description.

All enquiries about University of London External Degrees should be directed to the University of London’s Transcript Office: [email protected].

For qualifications awarded by the CNAA in the 1970s and 1980s, the Open University offers a CNAA Aftercare Service and should be contacted for information: For more information visit The Open University website.

The Edexcel exam board took over HNC/HND and BTEC awards and also offers a search facility for examination records: Visit the Pearson website for more information.

Replacement certificates for City and Guilds qualifications can also be obtained directly from City and Guilds.