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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

The following changes in regulations made by Council and by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council will come into effect on 23 May.

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties will come into effect on 23 May.

1 Council of the University

D.Phil. students: maximum university fee liability

With effect from 1 September 2003

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 1040, l. 23, delete `nine' and substitute `twelve'.

2 This change shall apply only to students who embark on a relevant course of study with effect from or after the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2003.

[This change, made by Council after discussion with the Conference of Colleges, increases the maximum period of liability to university composition fees for those working for the degree of D.Phil. from nine to twelve terms. The new provision will affect only those who embark on a relevant course of study with effect from or after the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2004. Those who have already embarked on a course of study at Oxford leading to the D.Phil. before that date will be unaffected by this change.]

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2 Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council

University composition fees for 2003–4

With effect from 1 September 2003

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 1043, l. 31, delete `2002–3' and substitute `2003–4'.

2 Ibid., l. 36, delete `£1,100' and substitute `£1,125'.

3 Ibid., l. 41, delete `£540' and substitute `£550'.

4 Ibid., l. 48, delete `£3,741' and substitute `£3,910.

5 Ibid., p. 1044, l. 1 , delete `£9,975' and substitute `£10,424'.

6 Ibid., l. 3, delete `£18,285' and substitute `£19,108'.

7 Ibid., l. 6, delete `2002–3' and substitute `2003–4'.

8 Ibid., l. 10, delete `£2,870' and substitute `£2,940'.

9 Ibid., l. 16, delete `£19,600' and substitute `£21,000'.

10 Ibid., ll. 34–5, delete `[Until 1 September 2003 ... From 1 September 2003: £7,818 (or £3,910) (in the case of parttime students)]' and substitute `£7,818 (or £3,910 in the case of parttime students)'.

11 Ibid., p. 1045, ll. 6–7, delete `[Until 1 September 2003 ... From 1 September 2003: £10,424]' and substitute `£10,424'.

12 Ibid., ll. 50–1, delete `[Until 1 September 2003 ... From 1 September 2003: £19,108]' and substitute `£19,108'.

[The Department for Education and Skills (DfES) has announced that the standard university tuition fee for Home/EU undergraduates eligible for public funding should be increased from £1,100 to £1,125 for the year 2003–4, and that the maximum tuition fee to be paid through publicly funded postgraduate awards for 2003–4 will be increased from £2,870 to £2,940. These changes, made by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, effect those and related increases for the coming year. They also reflect the agreed levels which will apply in 2003–4 in respect of students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

The change numbered 4 sets the fee for Recognised and Visiting Students for 2003–4, which is half the Category A (overseas fee) rate (i.e. £3,910).

The change numbered 5 sets the fee for members of the University working on the Foreign Service Course for 2003–4, which is the overseas Category B rate (i.e. £10,424).

The change numbered 6 sets the fee for the Diploma Course in European Studies (intended primarily for Japanese managers) for 2003–4, which is the overseas Category C rate (i.e. £19,108).

The change numbered 9 sets the fee for the course for the MBA for 2003–4 as £21,000.

The level of fees to be charged to most overseas students is usually set well in advance, and Council has already made a regulation setting the levels of fees for overseas students in 2003–4 (see Examination Decrees, 2002, pp. 1044–6). The changes numbered 10–12 delete the now superseded provisions for overseas fees in 2002–3, and leave in place those governing fees for 2003–4. Council has agreed an uplift of 4.5 per cent for overseas fees for 2004–5, and has also agreed certain other changes; proposals for legislation in respect of these will not, however, be brought forward until Michaelmas Term 2003, once a number of associated changes have been finalised.]

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3 Board of the Faculty of Classics

Honour School of Literae Humaniores

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 255, delete ll. 6--20 and substitute:

`(d) The Reception of Classical Literature in Twentieth-Century Poetry in English

This paper will be examined only by extended essay of 5,000--6,000 words. Essay topics set by the examiners will be released on Monday of week 6 of Hilary Term by the relevant examining board by being sent directly to the candidates and by display in Schools. Essays should be submitted by noon on Monday of week 10 of Hilary Term to the Chairman of Examiners, FHS of Literae Humaniores, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. Knowledge must be shown of more than two authors.'

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4 Boards of the Faculties of Classics and English Language and Literature

Honour School of Classics and English

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 140, delete ll. 6--20 and substitute:

`(g) The Reception of Classical Literature in Twentieth-Century Poetry in English

This paper will be examined only by extended essay of 5,000--6,000 words. Essay topics set by the examiners will be released on Monday of week 6 of Hilary Term by the relevant examining board by being sent directly to the candidates and by display in Schools. Essays should be submitted by noon on Monday of week 10 of Hilary Term to the Chairman of Examiners, FHS of Classics and English, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. Candidates taking this Link Paper may NOT take any of English papers 2 (d) Special Authors or 2 (e) Special Topics. Knowledge must be shown of more than two authors.'

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5 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Honour School of Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2005 (for first examination in 2006), but with effect from 1 October 2003 for first examination in 2005 for candidates on Course I

Corrigendum

In the changes in regulations published under this heading in the Gazette of 24 April 2003, p. 1115, the following details should be added to the list of languages published under cl. 2:

`Celtic VI, IX, X
Czech IX.'

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