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 committees will come into effect on 7 May.

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1 Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography

Master of Philosophy in Social Anthropology

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 634, l. 44 and l. 46, after `himself' insert `or herself'.

2 Ibid., l. 48, delete `general field of social anthropology theory' and substitute `field of theory in social and cultural anthropology'.

3 Ibid., p. 635, l. 1, delete `in methods in social' and substitute `consisting of two Parts: Part I relating to methods in social and cultural'.

4 Ibid., l. 5, delete `his' and substitute `the'.

5 Ibid., after `He' insert `or she'.

6 Ibid., l. 7, delete `his' and substitute `the'.

7 Ibid., l. 8, delete `the'.

8 Ibid., l. 9, after `his' insert `or her'.

9 Ibid., l. 10, delete `in'.

10 Ibid., l. 12, delete `Second' and substitute `second'.

11 Ibid., l. 22, after `him' insert `or her'.

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2 Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences

(a) Pass School of Natural Science

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 427, delete ll. 6–10 and substitute:

`Pass School of Natural Science (Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry)

The candidate will be required

(i) to satisfy the examiners in four written papers of his or her choice from among Papers I–VI for Part I of the Honour School of Natural Science (Molecular and Cellular Biocheistry);

(ii) to pursue a course of laboratory work as specified in Part I of the Honour School of Natural Science (Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry) and to satisfy the examiners therein. No candidate for the Pass School will be eligible to continue to Part II.'

2 Ibid., p. 427, delete ll. 11–17 and substitute:

`Pass School of Natural Science (Biological Sciences) The candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in (i) Parts A and B of the examination for the Honour School of Natural Science (Biological Sciences);

(ii) Subject 2 of the Honour School of Natural Science (Biological Sciences); and

(iii) One subject (two papers) chosen from subjects 3–7 of the Honour School of Natural Science (Biological Sciences).

All candidates must pursue a course of practical work and exercises in Quantitative Methods as specified for the Honour School of Natural Science (Biological Sciences) and must satisfy the examiners therein. They will also be required to carry out field work and attend such vacation courses as are approved from time to time by the Sub- faculty of Biology.'

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(b) Honour School of Natural Science (Biological Sciences)

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 408, delete ll. 28–39 and substitute:

`Each candidate must complete a course assignment on each of the two major subjects, from within 3–7, which they intend to offer in Part C. The assignment will be in a format specified by the course convener on a topic proposed by the student and approved by the Chairman of the Sub-faculty of Biology. The approval of assignments shall be given not later than Friday of the eighth week of the Michaelmas Full Term of the academic year in which the examination is taken.'

2 Ibid., in ll. 52–3, delete from `The project report' to `Trinity Full Term' and substitute `The project report shall be submitted on or before 12 noon on the Friday of week 6 of Hilary Full Term'.

3 Ibid., p. 409, delete ll. 21–36 and substitute:

`Course assignments must be the candidate's own work. In the case of the Part A essay, candidates will be expected to work completely independently. In the case of the assignment submitted in Part B, candidates may discuss the proposed topic, the sources available, and the method of presentation with an adviser. This adviser must also read and comment on a first draft. Assignments shall be of not more than 3,000 words, excluding any tables, figures, or references.

Assignments (two copies) must be legibly typed or word- processed on one side only of A4 paper, held firmly in a stiff cover, and submitted as follows: Part A: by noon on Friday of the first week of the Michaelmas Full Term of the academic year in which the examination is taken; Part B: by noon on Friday of the week before the Trinity Full Term of the academic year in which the examination is taken; addressed to "The Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG for the Chairman of the Examiners in the Final Honour School of Natural Science (Biological Sciences)".'

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3 Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Regulations governing transfer and confirmation of status

With effect from 1 October 1999

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 844, delete ll. 42–8 and substitute:

`Students for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy seeking confirmation of their status in accordance with the provisions of Sect. viii, § 4, cl. 2 shall submit the title of the thesis, a brief summary of the thesis, and an account in not more than 500 words stating how much of the thesis is complete and how much remains to be done (with an estimate of the completion date). If confirmation of status is not approved on this evidence, the Applications Committee of the Clinical Medicine Board will appoint assessors to consider the case. The assessors shall interview the candidate and report in writing to the Applications Committee. Candidates shall normally apply for confirmation of status not later than the end of the ninth term from their admission as a research student'.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 29–31 and substitute:

`Students seeking admission to status of degree of Master of Science (by Research) should submit the material specified in Sect. vii, a, § 3, cl. 1, normally within three or four terms from admission as a research student. In addition, under the terms of Sect. vii a, § 3, cl. 2, the Applications Committee of the Clinical Medicine Board requires the student to submit a report of not more than 1,500 words, specifying the title of the thesis, and giving an outline of the proposed research. Further details may be found in the Notes of Guidance for Grudatue Students issued by the Applications Committee'.

3 Ibid., delete ll. 34–40 and substitute:

`Students seeking admission to the status of degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall submit the material specified in Sect. viii, § 3, cl. 1, normally within four terms from ad- mission as a research student. The written work required under Sect. vii, § 3, cl. 2 shall be a report of not less than 1,000 words specifying the title of the thesis and outlining the progress to date of the research and plans for future study.

The student's report shall be considered by two assessors appointed by the Applications Committee of the Clinical Medicine Board, neither of whom shall normally be the students' supervisor. The process of assessment shall normally include an interview by the assessors of the student or a presentation at a suitable seminar by the student. In either case, the assessors shall submit a report in writing to the Applications Committee, making a recommendation as to whether the application for transfer to D.Phil. status should be granted. Further details may be found in the Notes of Guidance for Graduate Students issued by the Applications Committee'.

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4 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

(a) M.Phil. in English Studies

With effect from 1 October 2001 (for first examination in 2002)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 577, in l. 33 after `courses.' insert `Not all courses may be available in any given year.'

(b) M.St. Research Methods in English

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 696, l. 13, delete `by Monday of the first week of Hilary' and substitute `by Friday of the sixth week of Hilary'.

(c) D.Phil. in English

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 853, at the end of l. 5 delete `.' and insert `, or the tenth term after the candidate's admission to M.Phil. student status'.

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5 Board of the Faculty of Law

(a) Regulations Concerning the Status of Probationer Research Student and the Degrees of M.Litt., M.Sc. by Research, and D.Phil.

With effect from 1 October 1999

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 858, after l. 41 (as amended by the changes published in the Gazette on 24 September 1998, p. 18), insert:

`5. Confirmation of D.Phil. status

With the exception of those who are exempt from the requirement of confirmation by reason of having attained the status of D.Phil. student after having obtained the degree of M.Phil., all candidates for the D.Phil. must apply for confirmation of that status by the end of the sixth term from their admission to research graduate status or, at the latest, by the end of the second week of the seventh term. The Graduate Studies Committee of the Law Board requires to see, in addition to the completed application form supplied by the Graduate Studies Office, (a) a provisional contents page for the thesis, and (b) a short statement of the content of each chapter. These statements must not exceed 200 words on each chapter and must indicate whether or not the chapter has been completed either in draft or in final form. The Committee may grant the application or refer it back for resubmission. No further resubmission is permitted after the end of the candidate's ninth term.'

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(b) M.St. in Legal Research

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 685, l. 27, delete `should normally be of from 25,000–30,000 words' and substitute `must not exceed 30,000 words and should not normally be less than 25,000 words'.

2 Ibid., p. 686, delete ll. 12–24.

3 Ibid., l. 25, re-number (5) as (3).

4 Ibid., ll. 26–7, delete `sub-paragraph (3)' and substitute `paragraph 7'.

5 Ibid., after l. 42 insert:

`The board may not permit the candidate to supplicate for the degree unless and until the Director of the Course in Legal Research Method, failing whom the Director of Graduate Studies (Research), has certified that the candidate has satisfied or been exempted from the requirements of that course.'

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(c) M.Litt. and D.Phil.

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 857, delete l. 6 and substitute `must not exceed 50,000 words and should not normally be less than 40,000 words and D.Phil. theses must not exceed 100,000 words and should not normally be less than 75,000 words,'.

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(d) Bachelor of Civil Law

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 896, ll. 14–15, delete `No thesis shall exceed 25,000 words' and substitute `Theses must not exceed 30,000 words and should not normally be less than 25,000 words'.

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(e) Bachelor of Civil Law and Magister Juris

(i) With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 911, l. 31, delete `should not exceed 12,500 words' and substitute `must not exceed 12,500 words and should not normally be less than 10,000 words'.

(ii) With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, after l. 15 insert: `Advanced Criminal Law;'.

2 Ibid., after l. 23 insert: `European Employment Law;'.

3 Ibid., delete l. 25.

4 Ibid., after l. 26 insert:

`International Economic Law and Labour Rights; International Environment Law;'.

5 Ibid., after l. 27 insert: `Philosophical Foundations of Property Rights'.

6 Ibid., after l. 41 insert:

`1. Advanced Criminal Law

The course will examine general principles of criminal liability and their philosophical foundations, including the principles of responsibility, blame, and justifications.', and re-number 1 to 8 as 2 to 9.

7 Ibid., p. 909, after l. 5 insert:

`10. European Employment Law

Candidates will be expected to show knowledge of the measures and associated activity pertaining to employment or employment-related social policy which have been adopted or are proposed to be adopted by the European Communities or by the Council of Europe, and of the implementation of European Community employment law in member states of the European Union.', and renumber 9 as 10.

8 Ibid., delete ll. 26–32.

9 Ibid., after l. 40 insert:

`12. International Economic Law and Labour Rights

Candidates will be expected to show knowledge of the procedures and functions of the International Labour Organisation, and more generally of the role of labour standards in the normative structures of world trade

13. International Environmental Law This course will examine the rules of international law relating to the environment.', and renumber 12 as 14.

10 Ibid., after l. 46 insert:

`15. Philosophical Foundations of Property Rights

The course will examine the concept of property and arguments for and against the introduction or maintenance of property institutions. Both classical and modern property theorists will be discussed. Implications for different kinds of resource-holding and for particular features of property law will be investigated.', and renumber 13–17 as 16–20.

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(f) M.Phil. in Law

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 904, ll. 39–40, delete `of up to 25,000 words' and substitute `must not exceed 30,000 words and should not normally be less than 25,000 words'.

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6 Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores

(a) Bachelor of Philosophy

(i) With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1988, p. 545, l. 20, delete `board' and substitute `Graduate Studies Committee in Philosophy'.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 22–4 and substitute:

`to have taken the examination. If a candidate has already failed the examination once, he or she is asked to inform the Graduate Studies Committee in Philosophy that he or she intends to retake the examination by the Friday of the fifth week of the Michaelmas Term of the academic year in question.'

3 Ibid., l. 26, after `references' insert:

`on a subject proposed by the candidate in consultation with his or her supervisor, and approved by the Graduate Studies Committee in Philosophy. A subject and thesis title must be submitted to the Committee not later than the Friday of the fifth week of the Trinity Term preceding that in which the examination is to be taken. Requests for permission to make later changes to the thesis title should be submitted, with the support of the candidate's supervisor, to the Director of the Graduate Studies in Philosophy as soon as the candidate has decided to seek such permission. The thesis is'.

4 Ibid., l. 28, delete `Friday of the seventh' and substitute `Wednesday of the sixth'.

5 Ibid., l. 31, after `references' insert `A penalty may be imposed on any thesis that exceeds the word limit.'

6 Ibid., p. 546, l. 1, delete `The supervisor' and substitute `The candidate'.

7 Ibid., l. 2, delete `board' and substitute `Graduate Studies Committee in Philosophy, with his or her supervisor's support,'.

8 Ibid., l. 3, after `offer it,' insert `and in any case by the Friday of the fifth week of the Trinity Term preceding the examination,'.

9 Ibid., after l. 51, insert `A penalty may be imposed on any work that exceeds this word limit.'

(ii) With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

In Examination Decrees, 1988, p. 546, delete ll. 37–42 and substitute:

`(q) Philosophy of Science'.

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(b) Doctor of Philosophy

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 859, l. 13, after `made' insert`, except that, for candidates in Philosophy, it should normally be made in the seventh week of the third term.'

2 Ibid., after l. 13, insert the following new paragraph:

`Students who are completing a relevant M.St. course, including those holding the status of Probationer Research Student, and who wish to apply for D.Phil. status on completion of that course, should submit their application

(together with an outline of their proposed research and letter of recommendation from their supervisor), using the appropriate form, by no later than the end of the fifth week of the second term of the M.St. course.'

3 Ibid., l. 26, delete `may also' and substitute `should'.

4 Ibid., l. 27, delete `at the discretion of the board'.

5 Ibid., l. 31, after `made.' add `For candidates in Philosophy admitted to D.Phil. status after successful completion of the B.Phil. the normal time for this application is the seventh week of the third term from admission to D.Phil. status.'

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(c) Master of Studies in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 675, delete ll. 45–6 and substitute:

`(ii) Greek Textual Criticism (Aristophanes, Peace 1–1126)'.

2 Ibid., p. 676, delete ll. 14–34 and substitute:

`Each of the following options will be examined by (a) one paper of translation (1H hours) and (b) two pre-submitted essays. The texts listed are those which should be studied in preparation for the pre-submitted essays. Passages will be set for translation only from those texts marked with an asterisk (*). Passages for translation will be set from the editions listed in the regulations for the Honour School of Literae Humaniores, whenever applicable. For any option approved under (xxii) the edition will be specified by the Graduate Studies Committee in Classics.

(i) Early Greek Hexameter Poetry:

*Odyssey V, I–XIII, 92
Odyssey I–IV, XIII, 93–end.
*Hesiod Works and Days (including the bracketed portions); Theogony.
Fragments of the Epic Cycle (in H.G. Evelyn-White, Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns and Homerica (Loeb), pp. 480–533)

(ii) Greek Lyric and Elegiac Poetry:

*D.A. Campbell, Greek Lyric Poetry (Macmillan, repr. Bristol Classical Press) pp. 1–97 (omitting Archilochus 112, 188, Semonides 29, Ibycus 282a);
M.L. West, Delectus ex Iambis et Elegis Graecis (Oxford Classical Text)

Archilochus 23, 188–92, 196, and 196A;
M. Davies, Poetarum Melicorum Graecorum Fragments (Oxford), Stesichorus pp. 154–75 (Geryoneis), Fr. 193, 209, 217, 222(b), Ibycus S151;
M.L. West, Iambi et Elegi Graeci, 2nd edition, vol. 2 (Oxford, 1992) Simonides Fr. eleg. 11 and 19–20

(iii) Pindar and Bacchylides:

Bacchylides 3, 5, 17, 18
*Pindar, Olympians 2, 3, 6, 12, 14; Pythians 3, 4, 5, 6, 10;
Nemeans 1, 5, 7, 9, 10; Isthmians 1, 2, 5
Pindar frr. 40 (Paean 6), 109, 114, 116, 127 Bowra

(iv) Aeschylus:

Seven against Thebes, *Agamemnon, Choephori, *Eumenides

(v) Euripides:

*Medea, Electra, Heracles, *Ion, Orestes, Hippolytus

(vi) Thucydides and Rhetoric:

*Thucydides I. 20–3, 31–44, 66–88, 139–46; II. 34–65; III. 1–85; V. 86–116.
Herodotus VII. 8–19.
Gorgias, Helen.
Antiphon, Tetralogies

(vii) Plato:

*Phaedrus; Gorgias

(viii) Greek Comedy (Old and New):

Aristophanes, *Wasps, Birds, Ecclesiazusae
Menander, *Dyscolus, Samia

(ix) Hellenistic Poetry:

*Theocritus 1, 3, 7, 10, 13, 15, 16, 28
*Callimachus, Hymns 1, 5, 6; frr. 1, 67–75, 110, 178, 191, 194, 260 (this last fr. to be read in Callimachus, Hecale (ed. A.S. Hollis) frr. 69–74); epigrams 2, 4, 8, 13, 16, 19, 21, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 41, 43, 46, 50 Pf.
Herodas 4
Apollonius, Argonautica III

(x) Virgil:

*Aeneid, IX–XII
Aeneid, I–VIII

(xi) Latin Didactic Poetry:

Lucretius IV, *VI
*Virgil, Georgics
Ovid, Ars Amatoria

(xii) Latin Satire:

Horace, Satires *I, II
Perseus, Prologus, 1, 5, 6
*Juvenal, 1, 3–6, 14.
Juvenal, 8–11

(xiii) Latin Historiography:

*Sallust, Jugurtha
Livy, Preface, I, XXI
*Tacitus, Histories I

(xiv) Silver Latin Epic:

*Lucan I, *VII, VIII
Statius, *Thebaid IX, Achilleid
Valerius, Argonautica V, VI

(xv) Cicero the Orator:

Pro Sexto Roscio Amerino
*Pro Archia
*Pro Milone
Pro Marcello
*Philippics I, II

(xvi) Horace

Epodes
Odes *II, *IV
*Carmen Saeculare
Epistles *I, II

(xvii) Ovid:

Heroities 18–21
*Metamorphoses I–III
Metamorphoses IV and XII–XV
Fasti IV
*Tristia I

(xviii) Seneca and Lucan:

Seneca, *Phaedra, Thyestes
Lucan *I, *VII, VIII, IX
This subject may not be combined with (xv) (Silver Latin Epic)

(xix) Greek New Comedy and Roman Comedy

Menander, *Dyscolus, Samia
Plautus, Bacchides, *Pseudolos
Terence, *Eunuchus
This subject may not be combined with (viii) (Greek Comedy Old and New)

(xx) Ancient Literary Criticism:

(a) Aristotle, Poetics

(b) Longinus, On the Sublime 1–17, 33–44

(c) Horace, Satires 1.4 and 10, Epistles II. 1 and Ars Poetica

(d) Tacitus, Dialogus

Translation will be of any two of these four sets of texts.

(xxi) The Ancient Novel:

Apuleius, Metamorphoses *I, IV 1–27, *IV 28–VI 24, VI 25–32, IX, *XI
*Longus, Daphnes and Chloe
Heliodorus, Aethiopica X

(xxii) Any other text or combination of texts approved by the Graduate Studies Committee in Classics.'

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(d) Master of Philosophy in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 601, l. 23, delete `Euripides, Andromache' and substitute `Aristophanes, Peace 1–1126'.

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7 Boards of the Faculties of Literae Humaniores and Mathematical Sciences

Honour School of Mathematics and Philosophy

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 294, l. 9, delete `nine' and substitute `eight'.

2 Ibid., l. 10, delete `four' and substitute `three'.

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8 Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

(a) Regulations concerning the Degree of D.Phil.

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 864, l. 35, delete `Word limits' and substitute `Theses'.

2 Ibid., after l. 39 insert:

`Where some part of the thesis is not solely the work of the candidate or has been carried out in collaboration with one or more persons, the candidate shall submit a clear statement of the extent of his or her own contribution.'

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(b) M.Sc. in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1988, p. 762, l. 31, delete `lecture'.

2 Ibid., p. 763, l. 4, delete `15 September' and substitute

`1 September'.

3 Ibid., (as amended by Gazette, Vol. 129, p. 296, change 1, cl. 31), in the fourth sentence of cl. 6, delete `the term during which the lectures are given.' and substitute `the term during which the course is given.'

4 Ibid., ll. 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, and 30, delete `lecture'.

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(c) Honour School of Computation

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 153, l. 26, delete `eight papers' and substitute `seven papers'.

2 Ibid., ll. 27–8, delete `at least four, but no more than six papers' and substitute `at least three, but no more than five papers'.

3 Ibid., p. 154, l. 7, delete `Papers I.1, I.2, I.3, I.4, I.6' and substitute `those Section I papers so indicated in the Schedule'.

4 Ibid., delete from l. 30 on p. 154 to l. 8 on p. 155 and substitute:

`Paper I.1: Formal Program Design

No practicals. Paper of 3 hours.

Predicate notation for program specification: connectives and quantifiers. Example calculations in the predicate calculus. The language of guarded commands for expressing programs. Assertions, invariants, and variant functions. Strategies for finding invariants; head and tail invariants. General programming techniques for developing efficient programs. Examples from sorting and searching problems.

Procedures and parameter passing. Recursion in procedural programs. Modules and encapsulation. Data refinement. Example refinements, including use of hashing and tree structures. Pointer algorithms and their development. Specification using modules, abstract data types and their operations.

Paper I.2: Compilers and Programming Languages

Practical weight one-sixth. Paper of 2 hours 30 minutes.

Programming language representation: concrete and abstract syntax, context free grammars. Use of lexer and parser generators. Description of language semantics by definitional source-level interpreters. Implementation of expressions and statements in a simple language by postfix code and by simple machine code; simple optimisations. Language paradigms: imperative programming, functional programming, logic programming, object-oriented programming. Applicative and normal order evaluation. Procedures: value, name and reference parameters, local and non-local variables, static and dynamic binding. Abstract machines and storage management: activation records, static and dynamic chains, stacks and heaps. Type systems: static, dynamic and polymorphic typing.'

5 Ibid., p. 155, l. 15, delete `Implementation: the implementation language.' and substitute `Implementation of processes.'

6 Ibid., delete ll. 19–34 and substitute:

`Paper I.4: Computer Architecture and Operating Systems

Practical weight one-sixth. Paper of 2 hours 30 minutes. Computer Architecture: Register Transfer model of processors. Datapaths and control structures. Comparison of architectural styles for general purpose computers, including RISC/CISC. Pipelining; pipeline hazards and their resolution by stalling and forwarding. The hierarchy of storage in a computer; caches and virtual memory.

Operating Systems: The functions and structure of an operating system. Processes, synchronisation and simple scheduling. Input/ouput: examples of hardware and software. Memory management, segmentation and virtual memory. File systems, and file system management.

Paper I.5: Algorithms and Data Structures

Practical weight one-sixth. Paper of 2 hours 30 minutes. Graph algorithms: spanning trees, shortest paths, maximum flow. Amortised analysis. Data structures: hashing, B-trees, efficient heaps, union-find. Sorting and searching. Pattern matching in strings. Randomised algorithms. Operations of matrix algebra. Fast Fourier transform. Number-theoretic algorithms and cryptography.'

7 Ibid., l. 41, insert `ODE' before `initial' and delete `for ordinary differential equations'.

8 Ibid., l. 42, delete `methods.' and substitute `methods, Adams methods.'

9 Ibid., l. 48, delete `ordinary differential equations' and substitute `ODEs'.

10 Ibid., l. 51, delete `Error analysis.'

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(d) Pass School of Computation

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 156, l. 13, after `Section I,' insert `where so indicated in the Schedule,'.

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(e) Honour School of Mathematics and Computation

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 289, l. 38, delete `nine papers, or shall take eight papers' and substitute `eight papers, or shall take seven papers'.

2 Ibid., l. 40, delete `three or four' and substitute `at least two, but no more than four'.

3 Ibid., p. 290, ll. 24–5, delete `Papers I.1, I.2, I.3, I.4, and I.6' and substitute `the subjects of those papers so indicated in the Schedule'.

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(f) Pass School of Mathematics and Computation

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 291, l. 17, delete `(except I.5)' and substitute `where so indicated in the Schedule'.

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(g) Honour School of Mathematical Sciences

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 274, ll. 18–19, delete `Numerical Computation (examined in Paper 01),' and substitute `those listed in the Schedule below, together with'.

2 Ibid., delete l. 21 and substitute `held.'

3 Ibid., l. 22, delete `nine' and substitute `eight' and delete `eight' and substitute `seven'.

4 Ibid., l. 27 delete `two' and substitute `one' and delete `four' and substitute `three'.

5 Ibid., p. 275, ll. 42–4, delete from `An essay' to `scripts)' and substitute `Essays should be typed'.

6 Ibid., p. 283, after l. 28 insert:

Paper o2: Extended essay

Paper o6: History of Philosophy from Descartes to Kant (as specified for subject 101 in Philosophy in all Honour Schools)

Paper o7: Metaphysics and Theory of Knowledge (as specified for subject 102 in Philosophy in all Honour Schools)

Paper o8: Philosophy of Mathematics (as specified for subject 122 in Philosophy in all Honour Schools)'.

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() Honour School of Mathematics

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 284, l. 30, delete `nine' and substitute `eight'.

2 Ibid., l. 34, delete `three or four' and substitute `two or three'.

3 Ibid., ll. 22–4, delete from `A dissertation' to `scripts)' and substitute `Dissertations should be typed'.

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9 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

(a) M.St. in Women's Studies

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 709, delete ll. 31–2 and substitute:

`(viii) Women's Emancipation and its Adversaries in German and Austrian Modernism'.

2 Ibid., delete l. 33 and substitute:

`(ix) Women Writers in Medieval France'.

3 Ibid., l. 34, delete `(xi)' and substitute `(x)'.

4 Ibid., delete l. 35 and substitute:

`(xi) Simone de Beauvoir as Theorist and Writer'.

5 Ibid., insert as the following line:

`(xii) Contemporary Francophone Women's Writing'.

6 Ibid., delete l. 43 and substitute:

`(xx) Brazilian and Portuguese Women Writers in the Twentieth Century'.

7 Ibid., delete l. 44 and substitute:

`(xxi) Women in Old Icelandic Literature'.

8 Ibid., delete l. 45.

9 Ibid., l. 46, delete `(xxiii)' and substitute `(xxii)'.

10 Ibid., l. 47, delete `(xxiv)' and substitute `(xxiii)'.

11 Ibid., l. 48, delete `(xxv)' and substitute `(xxiv)'.

12 Ibid., l. 49, delete `(xxvi)' and substitute `(xxv)'.

13 Ibid., l. 50, delete `(xxvii)' and substitute `(xxvi)'.

14 Ibid., l. 51, delete `(xxviii)' and substitute `(xxvii)'.

15 Ibid., l. 710, l. 1, delete `(xxix)' and substitute `(xxviii)'.

16 Ibid., l. 2, delete `(xxx)' and substitute `(xxix)'.

17 Ibid., on the following line insert:

`(xxx) History, society, and the modern body'.

18 Ibid., delete l. 4 and substitute:

`(xxxii) Gender and Colonialism'.

19 Ibid., on the following line, insert:

`(xxxiii) Women and Politics'.

20 Ibid., on the following line, insert:

`(xxxiv) Feminism and the Social Sciences'.

21 Ibid., on the following line, insert:

`(xxxv) Feminist Ethics'.

22 Ibid., on the following line, delete `(xxxiii<Gamma> and substitute `(xxxvi)'.

23 Ibid., add:

`7. If the two pieces of written work, submitted for A and B, and/or the dissertation, submitted for C, fail the examination, the candidate shall not be granted leave to supplicate for the degree of M.St. Such a candidate is permitted to resubmit the elements of the examination that have failed to satisfy the examiners, on one further occasion only. The two pieces of written work (A and B) shall be resubmitted by noon on the Friday of the first week of the Trinity Term following their first examination, and the dissertation (c) shall be resubmitted by not later than noon on the Friday of the eight week of the Trinity Term following their first examination.'

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(b) Degree of D.Phil.

With effect from 1 October 1999

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 866, delete ll. 14–17 and substitute:

`(a) Candidates other than those who have already been given leave to supplicate for the Degree of M.Phil.'

2 Ibid., l. 28, delete `sixth term of research' and substitute `ninth term from admission to graduate status'.

3 Ibid., l. 39, insert after `research student.', `(Note: students reading for the M.St. in European Literature are considered to be taught-course students.)'.

4 Ibid., l. 49, insert after `M.Phil.':

`(candidates who propose a topic for their D.Phil. which is different from their M.Phil. topic shall be subject to the regulations under (a) above)'.

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10 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

(a) M.Phil. in Economic and Social History

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 564, after l. 3 insert:

`[Until 30 September 2000: candidates admitted in Michaelmas Term 1998 may take the examination according to the 1998 regulations.]'.

2 Ibid., p. 564, delete ll. 15–19 and substitute:

`(1) Methodological introduction to research in the social sciences and history.

(2) Either Quantitative methods and computer applications for historians or Introduction to the history of medicine (this option is open only to those writing a dissertation in the history of medicine) or Introduction to the history of science and technology (this option is open only to those writing a dissertation in the history of science and technology).'

3 Ibid., ll. 27–8, delete `(not year)'.

4 Ibid., ll. 29–30, after `Schedule I below' insert `(`Advanced Papers for the M.Phil. and M.Sc. in Economic and Social History')'.

5 Ibid., l. 37, after `Schedule I or' insert `for papers'.

6 Ibid., ll. 40–1, delete `either the choice of themes or'.

7 Ibid., p. 565, delete ll. 3–7 and substitute:

`or

(ii) A fourth advanced paper selected from Schedule I or from any additional list of papers for the M.Phil. and M.Sc. in Economic and Social History approved by the Graduate Studies Committee of the Board of the Faculty of Modern History and published in the definitive list of Advanced Papers as set out in Schedule I.'

8 Ibid., l. 15, after `D.Phil.' insert `and follow the Conventions for the presentation of dissertations and theses of the Board of the Faculty of Modern History.'

9 Ibid., l. 30, delete `on p. 1092.' and substitute `below under the heading `Use of calculators in examinations' in the Special Regulations concerning Examinations.'

10 Ibid., delete from p. 565, l. 45 to p. 574, l. 12 and substitute:

`SCHEDULE I

Advanced Papers for the M.Phil. and M.Sc. in Economic and Social History Advanced Papers are available in the following subject areas:

1. Economic and business history

2. History of science and technology

3. Social history

4. Historical demography

5. History of medicine

A descriptive list of Advanced Papers will be published by the Board of the Faculty of Modern History in September for the academic year ahead (not all options may be available in every year). The definitive list of the titles of Advanced Papers for any one year will be circulated to candidates and their supervisors and posted on the Faculty Notice Board not later than Friday of Second Week of Michaelmas Term of the academic year in which the paper is to be taken.

SCHEDULE II

The paper in a relevant discipline or skill may be:

1. One of the papers from the M.Phil. in Economics.

2. One of the papers from the M.Phil. in Sociology or in Comparative Social Research.

3. One of the papers from the M.Phil. in Russian and East European Studies.

4. One suitable paper from another Master's degree under the auspices of the Faculty of Modern History approved from time to time by the Graduate Studies Committee of the Board of Modern History.

5. One suitable paper from another Master's degree on the recommendation of the candidate's supervisor and endorsed by the Course Director.

Choices under Schedule II have to be approved by the chairman of the Graduate Studies Committee of the Board of the Faculty of Modern History not later than Monday of the fourth week of the second Michaelmas Term of the course. Candidates wishing to take a paper under 1, 2, 3, or 5 will also need to satisfy the appropriate Graduate Studies Committee of the relevant faculty board or inter-faculty committee that they have an adequate background in the subject. Not all options may be available in any one year.'

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(b) M.Sc. in Economic and Social History

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 731, after l. 42, insert:

`(See also the general notice at the commencement of these regulations.) The regulations of the Board of the Faculty of Modern History are as follows:'.

2 Ibid., p. 732, delete ll. 1–5 and substitute:

`(1) Methodological introduction to research in the social sciences and history.

(2) Either Quantitative methods and computer applications for historians or Introduction to the history of medicine (this option is open only to those writing a dissertation in the history of medicine) or Introduction to the history of science and technology (this option is open only to those writing a dissertation in the history of science and technology).'

3 Ibid., ll. 13–14, delete `(not year)'.

4 Ibid., ll.18–19, delete `Schedule I in the schedule below' and substitute `Schedule I below (`Advanced Papers for M.Phil. and M.Sc. in Economic and Social History') or for other papers permitted in Schedule II below'.

5 Ibid., l. 22, delete `either the choice of themes or'.

6 Ibid., delete ll. 34–43 and substitute:

`I. One advanced paper selected from Schedule I below.

II. Either

(i) one paper in a relevant discipline or skill or sources or methods selected from Schedule II below;

or

(ii) a second advanced paper selected from Schedule I or from any additional list of papers for the M.Phil. and M.Sc. in Economic and Social History approved by the Graduate Studies Committee of the Board of the Faculty of Modern History and published in the definitive list of Advanced Papers as set out in Schedule I.'

7 Ibid., l. 51 after `D.Phil.' insert:

`and follow the Conventions for the presentation of dissertations and theses of the Board of the Faculty of Modern History.'

8 Ibid., p. 733, l. 6, delete `on p. 1086.' and substitute:

`below under the heading `Use of calculators in examinations' in the Special Regulations concerning Examinations.'

9 Ibid., delete ll. 15–41, and substitute:

`SCHEDULE I

Advanced Papers for the M.Phil. and M.Sc. in Economic and Social History Advanced Papers are available in the following subject areas:

1. Economic and business history

2. History of science and technology

3. Social history

4. Historical demography

5. History of medicine

A descriptive list of Advanced Papers will be published by the Board of the Faculty of Modern History in September for the academic year ahead (not all options may be available in every year). The definitive list of the titles of Advanced Papers for any one year will be circulated to candidates and their supervisors and posted on the Faculty Notice Board not later than Friday of Second Week of Michaelmas Term.

SCHEDULE II

The paper in a relevant discipline or skill may be:

1. One of the papers from the M.Phil. in Sociology or in Comparative Social Research.

2. One suitable paper from another Master's degree under the auspices of the Faculty of Modern History approved from time to time by the Graduate Studies Committee of the Board of Modern History.

3. One suitable paper in a related skill or discipline other than those specified in paragraphs 1 to 2 above on the recommendation of the candidate's supervisor and endorsed by the Course Director.

Choices under Schedule II have to be approved by the chairman of the Graduate Studies Committee of the Board of the Faculty of Modern History not later than Monday of the fourth week of Michaelmas Term. Candidates wishing to take a paper under 1 or 3 will also need to satisfy the appropriate Graduate Studies Committee of the relevant faculty board or inter-faculty committee that they have an adequate background in the subject. Not all options may be available in any one year.'

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(c) M.St. in Historical Research

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 680, after l. 4, insert:

`The regulations of the Board of the Faculty of Modern History are as follows:'.

2 Ibid., l. 25, after `a skill involved in the pursuit of research' insert `(to be demonstrated on historical material relevant to the candidate's research topic)'.

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(d) M.St. in Historical Research (Medieval History)

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 680, after l. 51, insert:

`The regulations of the Board of the Faculty of Modern History are as follows:'.

2 Ibid., p. 681, delete ll. 2–4, and renumber cll. 3–13 as 2–12 respectively.

3 Ibid., l. 15, delete `up to 3,000' and substitute `between 3,500 and 5,000'.

4 Ibid., ll. 16 and 28, delete `3' and substitute `2'.

5 Ibid., l. 17, delete `up to 5,000' and substitute `between 5,000 and 7,000'.

6 Ibid., l. 18, delete `4' and substitute `3'.

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(e) M.St. in Modern History

(i) With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, delete from p. 687, l. 6 to p. 689, l. 20, and substitute:

`The regulations of the Board of the Faculty of Modern History are as follows:

1. Candidates must satisfy the board that they have sufficient reading knowledge of the relevant languages to follow the course.

2. Every candidate must follow for at least three terms a course of instruction in Modern History and must upon entering for the examination produce from his or her society a certificate to that effect.

3. Syllabus The examination shall comprise: I, three extended essays of between 3,000 and 5,000 words; II, an examination paper; and III, a dissertation of up to 15,000 words.

Teaching may not be available for all periods and subjects every year, and candidates are advised to enquire when they submit their applications for admission.

I. Extended essays

Either

(a) three essays in any one of the periods in British or European History in the list

(i)–(x) below:

Medieval history

(i) British history, 300–1100;

(ii) British history, 1000–1500;

(iii) European history, 300–1100;

(iv) European history, 1000–1500;

Early modern history

(v) British history, 1450–1750;

(vi) European history, 1450–1750; Modern history

(vii) British history, 1750–1918;

(viii) British history, 1914 to the present;

(ix) European history, 1750–1918;

(x) European history, 1914 to the present;

On application by the candidate's supervisor the Course Convener jointly with the Director of Graduate Studies shall have power to approve relevant taught papers from other Masters' courses within the Faculty. A complete list of the available taught papers in Masters' courses within the Faculty of Modern History will be posted on the Faculty Notice Board not later than Friday of Second Week of Michaelmas Term.

or

(b) three essays in any one of the periods in the History of the British Commonwealth and Empire and South Asian History from the list

(i)–(iii) below:

British Commonwealth History

(i) since c.1840; South Asian History

(ii) India and the World Economy, 1700–1860;

(iii) Aspects of social change in South Asian History, c.1860 to the present.

II. An examination paper in the area of study elected under I above:

Medieval history, 300–1500

Issues and approaches in medieval history

Political and social thought: Scholasticism and Humanism (see note (a))

Early modern history, 1450–1750

Methods in early modern history

Modern history, 1750 to the present

Political and social thought

Concepts and methods of imperial history (see note (a))

Quantitative methods and computer applications for historians (see note (a))

British Commonwealth History

Concepts and methods of imperial history

South Asian History

Concepts and methods in South Asian History Note (a): These options are only available on application by the candidate's supervisor, and the choice must be approved by the Course Convenor jointly with the Director of Graduate Studies.

III. Dissertation

A dissertation of not more than 15,000 words on a topic falling within the scope of the periods chosen by the candidate for the extended essays under I above.

4. Candidates should make written application for the approval of the essay and dissertration topics, to reach the Chairman of the Examiners for the M.St. in Modern History, c/o The Graduate Office, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford, not later than Friday of the Fourth Week of Hilary Term. All applications should be accompanied by a recommendation from the supervisor.

5. Two typewritten copies of the extended essays must be sent to the Chairman of the Examiners at the address above, by noon on Friday of Noughth Week of Trinity Term at the latest.

6. Two typewritten copies of the dissertation must be sent to the Chairman of the Examiners at the address above, by noon on Friday of Sixth Week of Trinity Term at the latest.

7. Candidates must present themselves for an oral examination if required to do so by the examiners.

8. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates who have performed with special merit in all parts of the examination.

9. A candidate who fails the examination will be permitted to retake it on one further occasion only, not later than one year after the initial attempt. Such a candidate whose dissertation has been of satisfactory standard may resubmit the same piece of work, while a candidate who has reached a satisfactory standard on both the extended essays and the written examination paper will not be required to retake those parts of the examination.'

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(ii) With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 688, l. 2, as amended by (1) above, after `

(iii) Aspects of social change in South Asian History, c.1860 to the present' insert:

`or

(c) three essays in the History of the United States of America from the eighteenth century to the present;

Topics in the History of the United States of America from the eighteenth century to the present.'

2 Ibid., after l. 48, as amended by (1) above, after `Concepts and methods in South Asian History', insert:

`United States History

Methods and evidence in the History of the United States of America.'

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11 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

(a) Research Degrees in Oriental Studies

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 873, l. 50, after `thesis.' insert:

`Candidates who have successfully completed the M.Phil. in Oriental Studies may be recommended for admission to D.Phil. status on the basis of the results of the examination, subject to the submission of a satisfactory outline (of not more than 500 words) of the proposed subject of the thesis. In exceptional cases, such candidates may be recommended for admission to confirmed D.Phil. status.'

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(b) M.St. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies

With immediate effect (for first examination in 1999)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 690, l. 27, after `Oxford' delete `.' and insert: `, not later than the end of the sixth week of Trinity Term.'

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12 Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences

Research Degrees in Physical Sciences

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 874, l. 32, add:

`The candidate and the supervisor will be required to provide a clear indication of the proposed time-table for submission of the thesis.'

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13 Board of the Faculty of Psychological Studies

Honour School of Experimental Psychology

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, delete from l. 33 on p. 217 to l. 40 on p. 218 and substitute:

`A1. Brain and Behaviour


Sensory processing and sensory awareness.
The control of action.
Higher order processing: perception and cognition (association areas).
Neural mechanisms of attention, arousal, and sleep.
Central nervous control of eating and drinking.
Central nervous control of emotion.
Hemisphere differences.
Human neuropsychology: disorders of perception, attention, cognition, and action.
Functional brain imaging of perception, attention, cognition, and action.

A2. Biology of Learning and Memory

The rules of associative learning: classical conditioning and instrumental learning, higher-order conditioning, predictability and surprise, and discrimination learning.
Cognition in animals.
Biological constraints on learning, imprinting.
Comparative studies: learning in invertebrates.
Motivation: reward and punishment, acquired drives and addiction.
The learning of emotional states: frustration, fear, anxiety, conflict, theories of emotion.
Mechanisms of memory: working memory, long-term memory.
The neurobiology and neuropsychology of memory: consolidation of memory, neurophysiological mechanism, models of information storage.

B1. Perception

The experimental study of the phenomena and processes of sensation and perception, their theoretical interpretation, and the contributions of physiological evidence to our understanding of these processes. Principles of sensory coding and processing in vision, and interaction between the senses. Stimulus detection and psychophysics, psychophysical methods, scaling, categorisation, adaptation, masking, and the limitations of capacity in all sensory modalities.

Perceptual organisation, categorisation and information processing. The perception of colour, contrast, depth, motion, and optic flow. Perceptual adaptation; illusions; perception of pattern, form, space, objects, time. The perception of pitch, loudness, melody and auditory direction. Perceptual aspects of memory, attention, imagery, and language; the construction of the perceptual world, orientation and movement within it. Theories of perception. Computational approaches to the study of perception.

B2. Human Information Processing

The analysis and modelling of cognitive processes in skills such as word, object, and face recognition; reading, writing, and typing; chess. Cognitive neuropsychology: inferences about normal organisation of perceptual, cognitive, and linguistic skills from the performance of brain injured subjects. Attention and the control of action: selective attention and the fate of unattended information; visual search and scene perception; performance of concurrent tasks and temporal processing deficits; automaticity, the effects of practice on performance.

Sensory integration, frames of reference, and the representation of space. Connectionist modelling of cognitive processes.

The role of conscious awareness in information processing.'

2 Ibid., p. 218, delete ll. 48–51 and substitute:

`Mental representation: mental and motor imagery and their relation to perception, attention, and action; concept formation; schemata. Problem solving and decision-making: deductive and inductive reasoning; heurisitics, biases, and statistical reasoning; human rationality; the role of expertise in problem solving; relation between laboratory studies and "real world' problem solving.

Cognitive neuropsychology; inferences about the representation and use of knowledge from the performance of brain-damaged patients.'

3 Ibid., p. 219, in l. 8 delete `deductive and inductive inference;'.

4 Ibid., delete ll. 15–30 and substitute:

`C1. Social Psychology

The biological and cultural background to social behaviour; comparisons of animal and human social behaviour; cultural differences in behaviour and attitudes.

Verbal and non-verbal expression and communication; conversation, self-presentation, and other aspects of social interaction; social influence, persuasion and leadership; group performance and group decision-making; behaviour in organisations; intergroup relations.

Social relationships, exchange processes, interpersonal attraction, aggression, helping, and co-operation.

Cognitive social psychology; perception, inference, attribution, and explanation; social representations, attitudes, and beliefs.'

5 Ibid., p. 220, l. 14 after `selection.' insert `Psychology and health.'

6 Ibid., delete ll. 15–32 and substitute:

`C4. Psychological Disorders

This course aims to cover a range of psychological disorders. Issues relating to the definition of abnormality and the classification of psychological disorders will be highlighted. A number of psychological disorders including anxiety disorders (panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder), depression, schizophrenia, and eating disorders will be studied. Each will be considered in terms of (1) classification, (2) epidemiology, (3) theories of aetiology/maintenance, and (4) treatment approaches. Empirically derived theories, including the biological, cognitive, and behavioural will be considered. The way in which these have been used in the design of treatments will be outlined. Genetic, sex differences, high risk aspects, and the effects of social class, culture, and life events will be discussed.'

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14 Board of the Faculty of Social Studies

(a) Confirmation of D.Phil. status

With effect from 1 October 1999

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 880, ll. 29–30 and ll. 46–7, delete `six terms after admission to D.Phil. status' and substitute: `the ninth term or normally earlier than the sixth term after that in which he or she was initially admitted to the status of a Probationer Research Student or to he status of a student for another higher degree of the University'.

2 Ibid., l. 37, delete `, where possible,'.

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(b) M.Phil. in Economics

(i) With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 577, l. 12, delete `The Political Economy of Western Europe, Japan, and the United States' and substitute `The Economics of OECD Countries'.

(ii) With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 575, l. 5, after `of their third year.' insert `In exceptional cases, the Economics Graduate Studies Committee may permit the deferral of resitting one of the three papers at the end of the second year until the final examination.'

2 Ibid., ll. 7–9, delete `and may permit deferral of one paper. Candidates who retake the first year examination must normally pass all three papers in order to proceed to the final examination'.

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(c) M.Phil. in Politics

(i) With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 628, after l. 28, insert:

`Ideas of nationality, its criteria and claims, from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century; cultural, political, and ethnic versions of the nation; the idea of the nation state; liberal nationalism and the nationalisms of the anti-democratic and anti-parliamentary right; modern theories of nationalism.'

2 Ibid., l. 31, after `J.-J. Rousseau,' insert `Abbe Sieyes,'.

3 Ibid., l. 33, after `E. Renan,' insert `E.A. Freeman,'.

4 Ibid., ll. 33–4, delete `F. Tonnies, V.I. Lenin, J.V. Stalin, B. Mussolini, A. Hitler' and substitute `H.S. Chamberlain, M. Bares, F. Meinecke, C. Schmitt'.

(ii) With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 628, delete ll. 44–5 and substitute:

`() The History and Politics of South Asia

The political history, political sociology, political institutions, and political economy of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh) since 1947; the state, political institutions, party politics, and "movement" politics; conditions for democracy; the politics of gender, class, caste, religion, and ethnicity; the evolution of political ideologies; social organisation, culture, and identities as they bear on politics; the politics of "development".'

(iii) With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in1999)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 630, l. 47 (as amended by Gazette, 5 March 1998), delete `(u) European Thought' and insert:

`(u) Issues in Modern European Social and Political Thought'.

2 Ibid., after the entry for (u) insert new section (v) as follows:

`(v) European Social Thought 1870–1920

The elaboration of concepts of modernity; individualism, secularisation, rationalisation. Responses to the decline of traditional forms of community. The critique of modernity: "decadence", mass irrationality, anomie, bureaucracy. the emphasis of the course will be on locating different versions of modernity to their cultural and political contexts.'

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(d) Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1998, delete from p. 476, l. 45 to p. 477, l. 19, and substitute:

`certain prescribed documents, a schedule of which may be revised annually. All of these documents will be displayed on the open shelves of the PPE Reading Room in the Bodleian Library. Any revisions to the schedule shall apply only to candidates taking the Final Honour School five terms hence, and if no proposals for revising the schedule have been received by noon on Friday of week one of Hilary Term, the previous year's list shall stand. The revised schedule will be displayed on the PPE syllabus notice-board at the Social Studies Faculty Centre, George Street.'

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(ii) With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 483, l. 21, after `integration.' insert `Current problems of the international trading system.'

2 Ibid., ll. 22–3, delete `Analysis of the international monetary and trading systems and institutions.' and substitute:

`Behaviour of floating exchange rates: theory and evidence. Optimum Currency Areas and Exchange Rate Regimes. International Policy Co-ordination and the International Monetary System.'

3 Ibid., p. 486, ll. 51–3, delete:

`Every candidate who wishes to have his or her thesis returned is required to enclose with the thesis, in an envelope bearing only his or her candidate number, a self-addressed sticky label.'

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15 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) Courses for the Degree of Master of Theology and Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology at Westminster College

With effect from 1 July 1999

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 1003, delete ll. 36–8 and substitute:

`(i) assessed work of between 2,000–2,500 words or equivalent in area (i);

(ii) assessed work of between 2,000–2,500 words or equivalent in either areas (i) and (ii) or areas (i) and (iii);

(iii) assessed work of between 2,000–2,500 words or equivalent in areas (i), (ii), and (iii).'

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(b) Master of Theology

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 775, l. 2, delete `three' and substitute `two'.

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(c) Master of Studies in Theology

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 703, l. 20, delete `two copies'.

2 Ibid., in l. 22, delete `either.'

3 Ibid., in ll. 23–4, delete `or at least twenty-eight days before the first day of Michaelmas Full Term following the examination'.

4 Ibid., delete ll. 33–42 and substitute `4. The Oral examination shall be held within three weeks after the written examination'.

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16 Committee for Archaeology

(a) M.St. and M.Phil. in Classical Archaeology, European Archaeology, and World Archaeology

With effect from1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 554, l. 2, after `written paper);' insert:

`Candidates whose work in the Qualifying Examination is judged by the examiners to be of the standard required for the degree of M.St. in Classical Archaeology but not of the standard required to proceed to the second year of the M.Phil. in Classical Archaeology, may be offered the option of resitting the Qualifying Examination under Ch. VI, Sect. vi, § 2, cl. 4, or of being granted permission to supplicate for the degree of Master of Studies in Classical Archaeology.'

2 Ibid., p. 555, delete ll. 8–13 and substitute:

`14. Candidates whose work in the Final Examination is judged by the examiners not to be of the standard required for the degree of M.Phil. in Classical Archaeology but whose work in the Qualifying Examination nevertheless reached the standard required for the degree of M.St. in Classical Archaeology, may be offered the option of resitting the M.Phil. Final Examination under Ch. VI, Sect. vi, § 2, cl. 4, or of being granted permission to supplicate for the degree of Master of Studies in Classical Archaeology.'

3 Ibid., p. 588, l. 5, after `written paper);' insert:

`Candidates whose work in the Qualifying Examination is judged by the examiners to be of the standard required for the degree of M.St. in European Archaeology, but not of the standard required to proceed to the second year of the M.Phil. in European Archaeology, may be offered the option of resitting the Qualifying Examination under Ch. VI, Sect. vi, § 2, cl. 4, or of being granted permission to supplicate for the degree of Master of Studies in European Archaeology.'

4 Ibid., p. 589, delete ll. 12–17, and substitute:

`14. Candidates whose work in the Final Examination is judged by the examiners not to be of the standard required for the degree of M.Phil. in European Archaeology, but whose work in the Qualifying Examination nevertheless reached the standard required for the degree of M.St. in European Archaeology, may be offered the option of resitting the M.Phil. Final Examination under Ch. VI, Sect. vi, § 2, cl. 4, or of being granted permission to supplicate for the degree of Master of Studies in European Archaeology.'

5 Ibid., p. 650, l. 19, after `written paper);' insert:

`Candidates whose work in the Qualifying Examination is judged by the examiners to be of the standard required for the degree of M.St. in World Archaeology, but not of the standard required to proceed to the second year of the M.Phil. in World Archaeology, may be offered the option of resitting the Qualifying Examination under Ch. VI, Sect. vi, § 2, cl. 4, or of being granted permission to supplicate for the degree of Master of Studies in World Archaeology.'

6 Ibid., p. 651, delete ll. 24–9 and substitute:

`14. Candidates whose work in the Final Examination is judged by the Examiners not to be of the standard required for the degree of M.Phil. in World Archaeology but whose work in the Qualifying Examination nevertheless reached the standard required for the degree of M.St. in World Archaeology, may be offered the option of resitting the M.Phil. Final Examination under Ch. VI, Sect. vi, § 2, cl. 4, or of being granted permission to supplicate for the degree of Master of Studies in World Archaeology.'

7 Ibid., p. 554, l. 35, p. 588, l. 37, p. 651, l. 7, p. 666, l. 25, p. 670, l. 22, p. 712, l. 12, in each case after `must submit' insert `two copies of'.

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(b) M.Phil. in Classical Archaeology

With effect from1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 554, l. 34, delete `Hilary Full Term preceding the examinations' and substitute `term in which the instruction for that subject is given'.

2 Ibid., l. 36, delete `Friday of the sixth week of Trinity Full Term' and substitute `Monday of the second week of the term following that in which the instruction for that subject was given'.

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(c) M.St. in Classical Archaeology

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 665, l. 12, delete `Friday of the sixth week' and substitute `Monday of the fifth week'.

2 Ibid., p. 666, l. 24, delete `Hilary Term preceding the examinations' and substitute `term in which the instruction for that subject is given'.

3 Ibid., l. 27, delete `Friday of the sixth week of Trinity Full Term' and substitute `Monday of the second week of the term following that in which the instruction for that subject was given'.

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(d) M.St. in European Archaeology

With immediate effect (for first examination in 1999)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 670, delete l. 2.

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17 Committee for Educational Studies

(a) Regulations Concerning the Status of Probationer Research Student and the Degrees of M.Litt., M.Sc. by Research, and D.Phil.

With effect from 1 October 1999

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 851, after l. 46 (as amended by the changes published in Gazette on 3 December 1998, p. 452), insert:

`5. Confirmation of status

Confirmation of status must be completed within nine terms of registering for the first time at the Department of Educational Studies as either an M.Sc. Educational Research Methodology student or Probationer Research Student. It is intended to be a comprehensive monitoring of progress towards the final thesis.

Students' applications for Confirmation of Status will be examined by two assessors, on the basis of submission of written material and interview with the supervisor present. The written material to be submitted will consist of:

(i) an abstract of the thesis (one side of A4 paper);

(ii) an outline structure of the thesis, consisting of chapter headings, and a brief statement of the intended content;

(iii) an outline timetable detailing what work has already been carried out, and what activities are planned for the remaining stages;

(iv) normally two completed chapters from the thesis in progress (e.g. literature review; methodology; data anlysis procedures; findings). If confirmation is not granted on this occasion, students will be allowed a further term to reapply.'

2 Ibid., l. 47, renumber 5 as 6.

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(b) Postgraduate Certificate in Education at Westminster College

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 999, delete ll. 9–12 and substitute:
`(a) Teaching Studies 
assignment                             (2,000 word equivalent)

(b) Learning and Assessment 
assignment                             (2,000 word equivalent)

(c) Curriculum assignment I    (3,000 word equivalent)

(d) Curriculum assignment II   (3,000 word equivalent)

(e) Curriculum assignment III  (1,500 word equivalent)

(f) Curriculum assignment IV    (1,500 word equivalent)'. 

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18 Committee on Continuing Education

(a) Postgraduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 972, l. 39, delete `4,000' and substitute `3,000'.

2 Ibid., l. 43, delete `4,000' and substitute `5,000'.

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(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 978, l. 19, delete `6,000' and substitute `3,000'.

2 Ibid., delete l. 20 and substitute:

`(iii) three elaborated extracts from a candidate's placement log, each of no more than 3,000 words.'

3 Ibid., l. 27, after `contact' insert `and subsmission of yearly statements from a candidate's placement supervisor'.

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(c) Postgraduate Certificate in Software Engineering

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 973, delete ll. 9–30 and substitute:

`1. The Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, in consultation with the Sub-faculty of Computation, and the Board of Studies of the Committee on Continuing Education, shall elect for the supervision of the course a standing committee which shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2. The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes in the theory and practice of Software Engineering. The course may be taken over a period of not less than one year, and not more than two years.

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

(a) attendance at a minimum of four short courses;

(b) submission of four written assignments, based on courses chosen from those in the Schedule for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering, comprising a programme of study approved by the Programme Director;

(c) a viva voce examination, unless individually dispensed by the examiners. The assignments under (b) shall be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates and tutors.

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

5. The standing committee for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted from submitting one of the total of four assignments required, provided that the standing committee is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, of an appropriate standard, normally at another institution of higher education.

6. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners may re-enter the examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure. No written assignment shall be submitted to the examiners on more than one occasion.'

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(d) Postgraduate Diploma in Software Engineering

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, delete from p. 976, l. 39 to p. 977, l. 49 and substitute: `1. The Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, in consultation with the Sub-faculty of Computation, and the Board of Studies of the Committee on Continuing Education, shall elect for the supervision of the course a standing committee which shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2. The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes in the theory and practice of Software Engineering. The course may be taken over a period of not less than one year, and not more than three years.

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

(a) attendance at one practical short course and at least another six short courses;

(b) submission of six written assignments and one practical assisgnment, based on courses chosen from those in the Schedule for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering, comprising a programme of study approved by the Programme Director;

(c) a project report of not more than 5,000 words (including appendices and footnotes but excluding bibliography) on a topic agreed by the Programme Director;

(d) a viva voce examination, unless individually dispensed by the examiners. The assignments under (b) and the project report under (c) shall be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates and tutors.

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

5. The Standing Committee for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering shall have the discretion to permit any candidate for the postgraduate diploma to be exempted from submitting up to two of the total of seven assignments required under 2(b) above, provided that the standing committee is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, of an appropriate standard, normally at another institution of higher education.

6. The standing committee shall have the discretion to permit any assignments submitted as part of the course for the Postgraduate Certificate in Software Engineering, or the Postgraduate Certificate in Object Technology, to be submitted for the examination for the Diploma. The corresponding period of study undertaken for the Postgraduate Certificate shall be counted towards the maximum period of study for the Diploma.

7. If any candidate who is successful in the examination for the Postgraduate Diploma in Software Engineering has previously successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Software Engineering, or the Postgraduate Certificate in Object Technology, and for that examination has incorporated the assignments submitted for the Postgraduate Certificate into the Postgraduate Diploma, then the Postgraduate Diploma will subsume his or her Certificate.

8. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners may re-enter the examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure. No written assignment shall be submitted to the examiners on more than one occasion.'

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(e) M.Sc. in Software Engineering

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, delete from p. 769, l. 43 to p. 771, l. 21 and substitute:

`1. The Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, in consultation with the Sub-faculty of Computation, and the Board of Studies of the Committee on Continuing Education, shall elect for the supervision of the course a standing committee which shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2. The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes in the theory and practice of Software Engineering. The course may be taken over a period of not less than two years, and not more than four years.

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

(a) attendance at one practical short course and at least another eight short courses;

(b) eight written assignments, and one practical assisgnment, based on courses chosen from those in the Schedule for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering, comprising a programme of study approved by the Programme Director;

(c) a dissertation of not more than 25,000 words (including appendices and footnotes but excluding bibliography), on a subject selected by the the candidate in consultation with the supervisor and approved by the Programme Director;

(d) a viva voce examination, unless individually dispensed by the examiners.

The assignments under (b) and two typewritten or printed copies of the dissertation under (c) shall be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates, tutors, and supervisors. The dissertation must be accompanied by a statement that it is the candidate's own work except where otherwise indicated.

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

5. The standing committee shall have the discretion to permit any assignments submitted as part of the course for the Postgraduate Certificate in Software Engineering, or the Postgraduate Certificate in Object Technology, or the Postgraduate Diploma in Software Engineering to be submitted for the examination for the M.Sc. No more than one calendar year of study undertaken for the Postgraduate Certificate and/or the Posgraduate Diploma may be counted towards the minimum period of study for the M.Sc.; the entire period of study undertaken for the Postgraduate Certificate and/or the Postgraduate Diploma shall be counted towards the maximum period of study for the M.Sc.

6. If any candidate who is successful in the examination for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering has previously successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma, or Certificate, or the Postgraduate Certificate in Object Technology, and for that examination has incorporated the assignments submitted for the Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma into the M.Sc., then the subsequent award will subsume his or her previous award.

7. The standing committee shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted from submitting up to two of the total of nine written assignments required under 3(b) above, provided that the standing committee is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, of an appropriate standard, normally at another institution of higher education.

8. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners may re-enter the examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure. No written assignment shall be submitted to the examiners on more than one occasion.

SCHEDULE

(i) Software Engineering Mathematics.

(ii) Specification Methods.

(iii) Specification and Design.

(iv) Object-oriented Programming.

(v) Functional Programming.

(vi) Practical Software Engineering.

(vii) Concurrency and Distributed Systems.

(viii)Software Development Management.

(ix) Requirements Engineering.

(x) Advanced Concurrency Tools.

(xi) Critical Systems Engineering.

(xii) Scalable Parallel Programming.

(xiii)Software Testing.

(xiv) Machine-Assisted Software Engineering.

(xv) Advanced Software Development.

(xvi) Performance Modelling.

(xvii)Any other module as defined by the course director and approved by the standing committee.

This standing committee shall have the power to add other courses or delete courses from this list. In June and December each year a list of modules will be published in the University Gazette. Each such list, which will have been approved by the standing committee and which will be a selection from the full set above, will contain those modules which will be available during the following nine months.'

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(f) M.St. in English Local History

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 668, l. 27, delete `1920' and substitute `1940'.

2 Ibid., delete l. 28 and substitute:

`(8) The English suburb, 1800–1930.'

3 Ibid., delete l. 30 and substitute:

`(1) Problems in European historical demography, 1560–1914.'

4 Ibid., l. 32, delete `1750' and substitute `1700'.

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(g) D.Phil. in Local History

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 849, delete ll. 6 and 7, and substitute `before the end of the twelfth term, and at the latest by four weeks before the end of the eighteenth term, after admission to graduate status'.

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(h) D.Phil. in Software Engineering

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 849, delete l. 28 and substitute `end of the twelfth term, and at the latest by the end of the eighteenth term, after admission to graduate status'.

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19 Inter-faculty Committee for Queen Elizabeth House

(a) M.Phil. in Development Studies

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 557, l. 40, delete `Examination' and substitute `Test'.

2 Ibid., ll. 41, 42, and 45, delete `examination' and substitute `test'.

3 Ibid., l. 41, delete `papaers' and substitute `papers'.

4 Ibid., p. 558, delete ll. 31–3 and substitute:

`5.5 A candidate who fails to pass the qualifying test may, at the discretion fo the Inter-faculty Committee for Queen Elizabeth House, be permitted to retake the test before the beginning of the first week of the next academic year. The inter-faculty committee can decide whether the retake shall consist of the whole test or part thereof.'

5 Ibid., l. 34, delete `examination' and substitute `test'.

6 Ibid., l. 42, after `paper.' insert `Candidates who are required to sit the written paper will do so during September immediately following the final examination.'

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(b) M.St. in Forced Migration

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 671, ll. 43–4, delete `, for the Admissions Secretary,'.

2 Ibid., l. 44, delete `completing' and substitute `following'.

3 Ibid., ll. 49–50, delete `Notice of the option must be given to the Registrar not later than Friday of the fourth week of that term.' and substitute `This essay must be submitted by noon on Friday of week eight of Hilary Full Term.'

4 Ibid., l. 53, after `of Hilary Term.' insert `Students must submit their essays in week seven in Trinity Term at least 14 days before the first day of the examinations in week nine.'.

5 Ibid., p. 672, l. 34, after `of the examination' insert `in week nine of Trinity Term'.

6 Ibid., l. 40, delete `teaming' and substitute `learning'.

7 Ibid., after l. 44 insert:

`Papers III and IV must be the work of the candidate alone and aid from others must be limited to prior discussion as to the subject and advice on presentation. Each paper must be presented in proper scholarly form. Each paper must be presented in two copies, typed in double-spacing on one side only of quarto or A4 paper, each copy bound or held firmly in a stiff cover, and must be delivered to the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford by the appropriate deadline as indicated in regulations 3 and 4 above.'

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20 Standing Committee for Engineering and Computing Science

Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first Part I examination in 2001)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 170, l. 37, delete `, or ECS6'.

2 Ibid., p. 171, ll. 17–18, delete `, ECS6'.

3 Ibid., p. 173, l. 12, delete `, ECS6'.

4 Ibid., p. 171, delete ll. 27–50 and substitute:

`ECSI Procedural Programming and Numerical Computing

Practical weight: one-sixth. Paper of 2 hours 30 minutes.

Procedural Programming:

Imperative programming constructs, with informal treatment of invariants. Procedures and modules; their use in the design of large programs. Data structures, including arrays, records, and pointers. Basic tools for program development. Case studies in design of medium-sized programs.

Numerical Computing:

Discretisation of partial differential equations by finite difference, finite volume, and finite element methods; stability, error analysis, and implementation issues. Iterative methods; conjugate gradients and multigrid.

ECS2 Functional Programming and Algorithm Design (Honour Moderations in Mathematics and Computer Science, Section 4)

ECS3 Compilers and Programming Languages (Honour School of Computer Science, Paper I.2)

ECS4 Concurrency and Distributed Systems (Honour School of Computer Science, Paper I.3)

ECS5 Computer Architecture and Operating Systems (Honour School of Computer Science, Paper I.4)'

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21 Standing Committee for Engineering and Materials

Honour School of Engineering and Materials

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first Part I examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 184, delete ll. 34–6 and substitute:

`ME1. Microstructure and Transformations.

ME2. Electronics Properties and Structure.

ME3. Mechanical Properties.'

2 Ibid., delete p. 185, ll. 42–9 and p. 186, ll. 1–3 and substitute:

`ME1. Microstructure and Transformations

Thermodynamics and kinetics, phase transformations, microstructure, diffusion, surfaces, and interfaces. Engineering alloys.

ME2. Electronics Properties and Structure

Crystallography; quantum and statistical mechanics, bonding, electronic structure of materials, electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of materials; physics of semiconductors.

ME3. Mechanical Properties

Crystal defects; hardness, toughness, and strength; plasticity; fracture. Mechanical properties of polymers and composites. Ceramics, polymers, and composites.'

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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:

Biological Sciences

R. LEWIS, Wadham: `Regulation of resistance to beta- lactam antibiotics in Staphylococcus aureus'.
Department of Biochemistry, Tuesday, 27 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.P. Armitage, P.E. Reynolds.

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Management

K. RUDDLE, Templeton: `Understanding journeys of transformation: new paradigms in strategic change and enterprise transformation'.
New College, Tuesday, 27 April, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: R. Whittington, R. Whipp.

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Mathematical Sciences

R. MCPHEE, Worcester: `Compositional logic programming'.
Computing Laboratory, Friday, 30 April, 10 a.m.
Examiners: R.S. Bird, G. Hutton.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

S.L. COANE, Balliol: `"J'écris les choses comme je les vois": writing the world in the eighteenth-century relation de voyage'.
Examination Schools, Tuesday, 25 May, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: N.E. Cronk, E., Freeman.

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Modern History

J.P.D. COOPER, St Catherine's: `Propaganda, allegiance, and sedition in the Tudor south-west, c.1497–1570'.
Keble, Friday, 23 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: I.W. Archer, S.G. Ellis.

C.A. RISTUCCIA, Linacre: `The Italian economy under Fascism'.
Wolfson, Monday, 26 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D. Mack Smith, M. Harrison.

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Physical Sciences

D. HADDAD, St Cross: `Lithospheric flexure and the evolution of Australian basins'.
Department of Earth Sciences, Thursday, 29 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S.P. Hesselbo, D.A. Falvey.

J.L. KNIGHT, New College: `Crown ether and catechol receptors for metal and anion complexation'.
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Tuesday, 4 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D. O'Hare, D. Hall.

J. MANGAL, Brasenose: `Partially-drained loading of shallow foundations on sand'.
Department of Engineering Science, Thursday, 27 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: H.J. Burd, W.H. Craig.

W. POKORSKI, Hertford: `M-theory phenomenology'.
Sub-department of Theoretical Physics, Tuesday, 27 April, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: S. Sarkar, S. Thomas.

A.M. TOMLINSON, Magdalen: `Terahertz detection and electric field domains in multiple quantum wells'.
Clarendon Laboratory, Thursday, 6 May, 11 a.m.
Examiners: P.C. Klipstein, S.R. Andrews.

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Physiological Sciences

P. CUELLO, Brasenose: `3 end formation of POL II snRNA gene transcripts'.
Instiute of Molecular Medicine, Friday, 23 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D.R. Higgs, B. McStay.

C. PIPERI, Linacre: `Structural and functional studies on CD22'.
Department of Biochemistry, Wednesday, 12 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S.K.A. Law, P.C. Driscoll.

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Social Studies

I.P. KELEMENIS, Nuffield: `Between captivity and freedom: a study of a resettlement prison'.
Corpus Christi, Thursday, 29 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: L.H. Zedner, A. Liebling.

N. REDMAN, St Antony's: `Dilemmas of engagement: Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian approaches to relations with Russia, 1992–6'.
Social Studies Faculty Centre, Monday, 3 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: E.A. Roberts, R. Allison.

M. TROMBETTA, St Hugh's: `The economic analysis of accounting regulation: three essays'.
Nuffield, Tuesday, 27 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: H.S. Shin, P. Grout.

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