Examinations and Boards

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties and the Committee on Continuing Education will come into effect on 4 April.

1 Boards of the Faculties of Literae Humaniores and Theology

(a) Honour School of Philosophy and Theology

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

1 As for the Honour School of Theology (see 4 (a) below).

2 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 494, l. 4, after `Honour School of Theology' insert `(except paper 3)'.

3 Ibid., l. 5, after `thesis.' insert: `In paper (i) the question containing passages for comment will not be compulsory for candidates in the Honour School of Philosophy and Theology.'

(b) Pass School of Philosophy and Theology

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 495, l. 15, after `(b) Theology.' insert: `In paper (b)(i) the question containing passages for comment will not be compulsory for candidates in the Pass School of Philosophy and Theology.'

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2 Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

(a) Honour Moderations in Mathematics, Honour

Moderations in Mathematics and Computation, Honour Moderations in Mathematics and Philosophy

With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, delete from `The examiners...' to `calculator' on ll. 29–30 on p. 44, ll. 44–5 on p. 47 and ll. 21–2 on p. 49, and in each case substitute: `The use of calculators, restricted to a list of models provided by the Chairman of the Moderators not later than the Wednesday of the fourth week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination, shall be permitted'.

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(b) Honour School of Mathematical Sciences

With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 290, ll. 6–8, delete `In approving a subject for Section o, the Board shall determine the number of questions to be set in the corresponding paper.'

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3 Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences

Honour School of Engineering Science

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 172, l. 37, after `taken' insert:

`A candidate may if he or she wishes submit to the Chairman of the Sub-faculty one alternative essay title to replace one of those in the "alternative approved topic" section of the published list of titles. Such submission must take place before noon on Friday of the seventh week of Hilary Full Term and the alternative title shall be adjudged acceptable or otherwise by noon on Friday of the eighth week. Those candidates who may wish to make an earlier submission are welcome to do so.'

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4 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) Honour School of Theology

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

1 In Gazette, Vol. 126, No. 4408, 11 July 1996, p. 1378, col. 1, under paper (4), delete `A large choice ... all other candidates.' and substitute:

`Questions will be set on the theology of the individual gospels (not just those specified), Pauline theology, the historical Jesus, the ethics of the New Testament, and the different methods of New Testament interpretation.

There will be a compulsory question containing passages for comment from Matthew, John, Romans, and 1 Corinthians, printed in both Greek and English. Candidates who have not passed either paper 6 (New Testament Greek) or paper 7 (Biblical Hebrew) in the Preliminary

Examination for Theology will have to comment on passages from Matthew 5–7, 26–8, and John 1–6 which will be printed only in Greek. The passages printed only in Greek will be optional for all other candidates.'

2 Ibid., col. 2, second line, after `(except' insert `paper 3 and'.

3 Ibid., under Alternative Track B.II., after `and any ONE paper not already offered chosen from amongst the papers in Section A and B (except' insert `paper 3 and'.

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(b) Passs School of Theology

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

1 As for the Honour School of Theology (see 4 (a) above).

2 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 518, l. 35, after `Theology.' insert `Candidates may not offer both paper 3 and paper 4. In paper 4 the question containing passages for comment will not be compulsory for candidates for the Pass School.'

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5 Committee for Continuing Education

(a) Postgraduate Certificates (Continuing Education)

Psychodynamic Counselling

With effect from 1 October 1998

In Examination Decrees, 1996, after l. 34 insert:

`Psychodynamic Counselling

1. Course

(a) The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, classes, and workshops on psychodyamic theory, philosophy, and techniques. Self exploration will be undertaken in small experimental groups. The course will be taken on a part-time basis over a period which shall be of one year's duration.

(b) The course will consist of three study terms, each of ten weeks, covering: (i) The Psychodyamic Approach—Definition; (ii) Process and Skills in early Sessions; (iii) Practicalities, Technique, and Ethical Implications.

2.Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) attendance at weekly classes, a weekend school, individual tutorials, and review and revision days;

(b) two written assignments, each of no more than 4,000 words and each on one key psychodynamic concept;

(c) one written assignment, of no more than 4,000 words, to provide a critique of interpersonal processes and techniques in action;

(d) an assignment on an area of special interest, of no more than 4,000 words;

(e) termly reports from a candidate's course tutor. The assignments under (b)–(d) will be forwarded to the examiners c/o Registry, Department for Continuing Education, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, for consideration by the examiners by such date as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates before the start of the academic year in which the assignment is due.

3. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies.

4. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in 2(b)–(d) above may be permitted to resubmit work in the part orparts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure. Approval for deferral must be obtained from the relevant board of studies.

5. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the certificate.'

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(b) Postgraduate Diploma (Continuing Education)

Psychodynamic Practice

With effect from 1 October 1997

In Examination Decrees, 1996, after l. 45 insert:

`Psychodynamic Practice

1. Course

(a) The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, classes, and supervised practice on the theory and practice of Psychodyamic Practice. Candidates will be required to undertake personal therapy. The course will be taken on a part-time basis over a period which shall be of two years' duration.

(b) The course places equal emphasis on theory, practice, and the candidate's personal development. In the first year candidates will study the Historical and Theoretical Perspective, the Psychiatric Perspective, the Current Perspective, and the Developmental Perspective. In the second year candidates must choose one module from the three offered which will be (1) Brief `focal' Counselling and Psychotherapy, (2) Long-term and/or Intensive Counselling and Psychotherapy, (3) Group and Organisational Dynamics.

2.Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) attendance at weekly classes, sensitivity group sessions, tutorials, a weekend school, and review and revision days;

(b) five written assignments as follows:

(i) an initial case study, of no more than 3,000 words;

(ii) a second case study, of no more than 6,000 words;

(iii) three elaborated extracts from a candidate's placement log;

(c) a dissertation of no more than 10,000 words to be submitted by 1 September of the second year of the course. The subject of the dissertation will be submitted for approval by the external moderator following consultation with the module tutor and course director by noon on Friday of the last week of Michaelmas Full Term in the second year of the course;

(d) participation in a minimum of 25 placement supervisions to include at least 200 hours of client/patient contact;

(e) participation in a minimum of 80 hours of personal therapy and submission of a statement from a candidate's personal therapist that there is no obstacle to the candidate continuing to work with patients/clients;

(f(g) confirmation from the sensitivity group co-ordinator that there are no ethical reasons why the candidate should be discouraged from commencing professional work.

The assignments under (b) and the dissertation under (c) will be forwarded to the examiners c/o Registry, Department for Continuing Education, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates before the start of the academic year in which the assignment is due, except that the dissertation must be submitted by 1 September of the second year of the course.

3. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies.

4. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any of the assignments in 2(b) or the dissertation may be permitted to resubmit work in the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure. Approval for deferral must be obtained from the relevant board of studies. Candidates who fail to obtain a satisfactory report of their placement at the end of the first year will be given additional support. Candidates who fail to obtain a satisfactory report at the end of the second year may be permitted by the examiners to continue in the placement until the required standard is reached, for a period of no more than one year after the end of the second year.

5. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the diploma.'

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(c) Master of Studies

Psychodynamic Practice

With effect from 1 October 1999

In Examination Decrees, 1996, after l. 34 insert:

`Psychodynamic Practice

Applicants will normally be expected to have satisfactorily completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice. Applicaitons for exemption from this requirement will be considered by the relevant board of studies.

1. Candidates shall be expected to attend a course on research methods, group clinical seminars, and to continue to undertake personal therapy and supervision. The course will be taken on a part-time basis for a period of one year's duration.

2.Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) attendance at classes, individual tutorials, group seminars, and personal therapy sessions;

(b) submission of a dissertation of no more than 15,000 words on a topic selected by the student in consultation with the course director and agreed by the external moderator, to be forwarded to the examiners c/o Registry, Department for Continuing Education, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, for receipt not later than noon on the last Monday of September in the year in which the course is studied. Material already submitted for the dissertation for the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice may not be included.

(c) a viva voce examination at the end of the course of study.

3. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

4. A candidate whose dissertation fails to satisfy the examiner may be permitted to resubmit on one further occasion only not later than one year after the initial failure. Approval for deferral must be obtained from the relevant board of studies.

5. If any candidate who is successful in the examination for the Degree of Master of Studies in Psychodynamic Practice has previously successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice, the Master of Studies will subsume his or her diploma.'

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(d) Diplomas (Continuing Education)

Diploma in Counselling

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 931, delete ll. 34–49.

2 Ibid., p. 932, delete ll. 1–6.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

The examiners appointed by the following faculty boards give notice of oral examination of their candidates as follows:

Anthropology and Geography

M.E. SAMERS, St Peter's: `The production and regulation of North African immigrants in the Paris automobile industry, 1970–90'.
School of Geography, Monday, 28 April, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: G.C.K. Peach, M. Dunford.

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Law

M. SNELL, St Edmund Hall: `Data protection and transborder data flow: a British and Australian perspective'.
Keble, Friday, 4 April, 11.30 a.m.
Examiners: I.J. Lloyd, W.E. Peel.

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Mathematical Sciences

M. DREXLER, Magdalen: `Newton's method as a global solver for non-linear problems'.
Computing Laboratory, Monday, 21 April, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: G.H. Golub, A.J. Wathen.

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Modern History

J. SILLERY, Queen's: `Salvaging democracy? The United States and Britain in British Guiana 1961–4'.
Brasenose, Monday, 24 March, 3 p.m.
Examiners: G. Warner, J. Thompson.

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Oriental Studies

C. SCHAMS, St Cross: `The status and functions of Jewish scribes in the Second Temple period'.
Oriental Institute, Wednesday, 26 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: L. Grabbe, G. Vermes.

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Theology

A.R. MEIN, Corpus Christi: `Ezekiel and the ethics of exile'.
Regent's Park, Tuesday, 15 April, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: R.J. Coggins, R.A. Mason.

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