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What will the letters be after my name once I've graduated (post-nominals), and when can I use them (and the title Doctor)?
You can add post-nominals once you have graduated (attended a ceremony or graduated in absentia) and have been awarded your graduation certification.
You can search for your course post-nominal using the post-nominals list.
Use the following format to show that your degree is from the University of Melbourne.
- A. Student, BA Melb
- A. Student, PhD Melb or A. Student, PhD Melb
Graduates with more than one degree from the University can list each qualification separated by a comma and grouped by award level.
- A. Student, BCom, BSc Melb
- A. Student, BA, BCom, MTeach Melb
- A. Student, BA, BCom, PGDipArts, MTeach Melb
If you have qualifications from another institution, you can group them in award level by institution:
- Dr A. Student, BA, DipEd Monash, MA, PhD Melb
For more information, visit the policy outlining award nomenclature and abbreviations.