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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of the Social Sciences Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Law Board and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 28 March.

1 Board of the Faculty of Law

Research degrees in Law

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 852, after l. 19, insert:

`(iv) Students who have previously been registered for the M.St. in Legal Research or for the M.Phil. in Law, and have been granted leave to supplicate for either of these degrees, but have been referred on their application to transfer to D.Phil. status, may hold the status of Probationer Research Student, provided that the Faculty Board is satisfied that the student fulfils the conditions set out in Ch. VI, Sect. XXXII, s. 2, cl. 1. Probationer Research Student status in this instance may not be held for more than six terms beyond the date at which they first held the status of a student for the M.St. in Legal Research or the M.Phil. in Law.'

2 Ibid., delete from p. 852, l. 51 to p. 853, l. 27 inclusive, and substitute:

`(i) The Director of Graduate Studies shall appoint two assessors and shall report their appointment to the Board.

(ii) The assessors shall interview the candidate.

(iii) The assessors shall report in writing as to (a) the suitability of the candidate's subject for the kind of thesis in question and (b) the competence of the candidate to handle it at the required level; and, in accordance with their report, the assessors shall make a recommendation.

(iv) On the first submission for the Qualifying Test, the assessors may recommend (a) that the candidate be granted the transfer which has been applied for, or (b) that the candidate be permitted to resubmit either for Part A or Part B, or for both parts of the Qualifying Test; or (c), in the case of an application to transfer to the D.Phil. from a status other than that of the M.Litt. but subject to paragraph 2 (iii) above, that the candidate be permitted to advance only to the M.Litt.

(v) Unless for good cause shown the Director of Graduate Studies, after consultation with the supervisor, agrees to an extension of time, the assessors must lodge their report and recommendation with the Graduate Studies Office within one calendar month of the date on which the materials are sent out to them.

(vi) The Graduate Studies Office shall pass the report and recommendation to the Director of Graduate Studies, who has the authority of the Board to inform the candidate without further delay of the nature of the recommendation and to inform the supervisor of the contents of the report.

(vii) Where the assessors have recommended resubmission or transfer to the M. Litt., the candidate may resubmit at any time before the end of the sixth term from admission. On resubmission, the assessors may recommend (a) that the candidate be granted the transfer requested; (b) that the candidate be refused permission to transfer or (c) in the case of an application to transfer to the D. Phil. from a status other than that of the M.Litt. but subject to paragraph 2 (iii) above, that the candidate be permitted to advance only to the M.Litt. In the case of a Probationer Research Student the recommendation that the candidate be refused permission to transfer has the effect of permitting the candidate to request a retrospective registration for the M.St. in Legal Research under Chapter VI, Section XXXI, s. 3, 10 of the Examination Regulations.

(viii) The Director of Graduate Studies shall place the report of the assessors before the meeting of the Graduate Studies Committee next following its receipt by the Graduate Studies Office.

(ix) Any resubmission must be made through the Graduate Studies Office within the time limit specified in paragraph 3 (v) and (vi) above.'

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2 Continuing Education Board

(a) Foundation Certificate in Modern History

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 965, delete ll. 23–9 and substitute:

`(a) Two papers in British History, 1485–1603 and 1900–79.'

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(b) Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in the History of Art

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 950, after l. 11 insert:

`Advanced Diploma in the History of Art

1. Course

(a) The course will consist of lectures, classes, seminars and tutorials in the History of Art. The course, which is available on a part-time basis only, will normally be taken over a period of two, and no more than five, years.

(b) The subjects of the course of study will be taught in two one-year modules, entitled:

1 Art and Architecture from 1900 to 1945
2 Art and Architecture since 1945

One module will be offered each year. Students must complete Module 1 before proceeding to Module 2.

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

(a) Attendance at the taught courses and at study visits;

(b) Ten assignments, each of 2,000 words in length, based on the taught courses;

(c) One long assignment of up to 5,000 words (including appendices);

(d) A dissertation of up to 10,000 words (including appendices) on a topic agreed by the Board of Studies.

Assignments under 2 (b)–2 (c) and the dissertation under (d) will be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.

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

4. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Advanced Diploma.

5. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 2 (b)–2 (c), or the dissertation under 2 (d), or both, may be permitted to re-submit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.'

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