Examinations and Boards

Contents of this section:

[Note. An asterisk denotes a reference to a previously published or recurrent entry.]

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APPOINTMENTS, REAPPOINTMENTS, AND CONFERMENTS OF TITLE

With the approval of the relevant divisional board, the following appointments and reappointments have been made and titles conferred for the periods stated.

LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DIVISION

Appointment

CAREER DEVELOPMENT FELLOW

SARAH J. SEMPLE, M.ST. (ba London). In Archaeology. From 1 October
2002 to 31 July 2004.

Reappointment

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

KAREN P. DAY, MA (b.sc., ph.d. Melbourne), Fellow of Hertford. In
Molecular Epidemiology. From 1 May 2002 to the retiring age. 



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Conferment of title ISLAMIC CENTRE LECTURER MOHAMMAD TALIB (ph.d.). In the Anthropology of Muslim Societies. From 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2007.

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES DIVISION Appointments ALDRICHIAN PRAELECTOR ROBERT K. THOMAS, MA, D.PHIL., FELLOW OF UNIVERSITY COLLEGE. FROM 1 OCTOBER 2002 TO THE RETIRING AGE. UNIVERSITY LECTURERS MARK R. CANNON, m.eng., d.phil., Fellow of St John's. In Control Engineering. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2007. (Dr Cannon will hold the title of University Lecturer in Control Engineering from 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2004.) GAVIN B. DALTON, ma, d.phil., Fellow of St Cross. In Astrophysics. From 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2007. XENIA DE LA OSSA (m.sc. Costa Rica, ph.d. Austin), Fellow-elect of Oriel. In String Theory. From 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2007. IAN HOLMES (ma, ph.d. Cambridge). In Bioinformatics. From 15 May 2002 to 14 May 2007. MICHAEL B. JOHNSTON (b.sc., ph.d. New South Wales), Fellow-elect of Corpus Christi. In Condensed Matter Physics. From 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2007. JONATHAN A. JONES, ba, d.phil., Fellow of Brasenose. In atomic and laser physics. From 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2008. BERND KIRCHHEIM (ms, ph.d. Prague), Fellow-elect of Trinity. In Nonlinear Analysis. From 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2007. JOHN MARCH-RUSSELL (b.sc. Imperial, am, ph.d. Harvard), Fellow-elect of New College. From 1 November 2002 to 31 October 2007. THOMAS F. MELHAM (b.sc. Calgary, ph.d. Cambridge), Fellow-elect of Balliol. In Computer Science. From 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2007. NIRANJAN THATTE (b.tech. Bombay, m.sc., ph.d. Berkeley), Fellow-elect of Keble. In Astrophysics. From 15 April 2003 to 14 April 2008. CAREER DEVELOPMENT FELLOWS

(From 1 October 2002 until 31 July 2004) STEFFI FRIEDRICHS (dipl.chem. Braunschweig). In Inorganic Chemistry (in association with Hertford). RACHEL TAILLEFER (dea, ph.d. Montpellier). In Mathematics (in association with St Peter's). JUN JIE WU, D.PHIL. (b.eng. Tianjin, China). In Engineering Science (in association with St Hilda's).

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Reappointments UNIVERSITY LECTURERS PHILIP MOUNTFORD, MA, D.PHIL. (b.sc. CNAA), Fellow of St Edmund Hall. In Inorganic Chemistry. From 1 October 2003 to the retiring age. DAVID J. WALKER, M.SC., D.PHIL. (b.sc. Glasgow), Fellow of St Hugh's. In Computer Science. From 1 April 2003 to the retiring age.

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JOINT MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES DIVISION AND ACADEMIC SERVICES AND UNIVERSITY COLLECTIONS Appointments UNIVERSITY LECTURER/ASSOCIATE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OF THE OXFORD E-SCIENCE CENTRE DAVID J. GAVAGHAN, M.SC., PH.D. (b.sc. Durham). In Computer Science. From 1 April 2002 to 31 March 2007. UNIVERSITY LECTURER WILLIAM T. SHAW, MA, D.PHIL. (ma Cambridge), Fellow-elect of St Catherine's. In Mathematical Finance. From 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2007. UNIVERSITY LECTURERS (fixed-term) CHARLOTTE DEANE, BA (ph.d. Cambridge), Fellow-elect of Kellogg. In Bioinformatics and Continuing Education. From 16 September 2002 to 15 September 2007. STEPHEN MCKEEVER (b.sc. Imperial, m.sc. Queen Mary and Westfield), Fellow-elect of Kellogg. In Software Engineering and Continuing Education. From 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2007. MEDICAL SCIENCES DIVISION Appointments JOINT UNIVERSITY/HOSPITAL APPOINTMENT DAVID P. TAGGART (mb, ch.b., ph.d., md Glasgow). In Cardiothoracic Surgery. From 1 August 2002 to 31 July 2007. CLINICAL READER MATTHEW A. BROWN (md New South Wales), Fellow of St Peter's. In Musculo-skeletal Science. From 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2007. UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

(From 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2007) KATIE ANNE NATION (b.sc., d.phil. York), Fellow-elect of St John's. In Developmental Psychology. CHRISTOPHER J. NORBURY, MA (ph.d. London), Fellow-elect of Queen's College. In Cell Biology. CLINICAL LECTURERS SIMON P. BACH (b.med.sci., mb, bs Newcastle), frcs. In Colorectal Surgery. From 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2005. MINA FAZEL, BM (ba Cambridge), m.r.c.psych. In Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. From 1 June 2002 to 31 May 2005. DAVID R. MOLE (bm Southampton, ma Cambridge, mb London). In Nephrology. From 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2005. DANNY E. TUCKER (mb, bs London). In Obstetrics and Gynaecology. From 1 June 2002 to 31 May 2005.

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT FELLOWS

(From 1 October 2002 to 31 July 2004) CATHERINE HARMER, D.PHIL. (b.sc. York). In the Neurophysiology of Mood Disorders (in association with Corpus Christi). ZSUZSANNA NAGY (md Romania). In the Cell Biology of Neurodegeneration (in association with Wadham).

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Reappointments CLINICAL LECTURERS PAUL T.-Y. AYUK, MA STATUS (b.sc., mb, bs Manchester). In Obstetrics and Gynaecology. From 1 February 2003 to 31 January 2006. ANDREW J. PENIKET, MA (mb, b.chir. Cambridge). In Clinical Laboratory Sciences from 15 February 2003 to 14 February 2006.

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Conferment of title HONORARY SENIOR CLINICAL LECTURER M. TARIQ ALI (mb, ch.b. Leeds), frca. In Anaesthetics. From 1 August 2002 to 31 July 2007.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION Appointments STAFF TUTOR CATHERINE M. OAKES, MA (ph.d. Bristol). In the History of Art. From 1 September 2003 to 31 August 2005. CAREER DEVELOPMENT FELLOW (half-time) HELEN A. LEWIS (ba Toronto, m.sc., ph.d. Sheffield). In Applied Landscape Archaeology. From 1 October 2002 to 31 July 2004.

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Reappointment DEPUTY DIRECTOR (CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT) MARK A. GRAY, MA (ma, ph.d. Cambridge). From 1 October 2002 to the retiring age.

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ACADEMIC SERVICES AND UNIVERSITY COLLECTIONS Appointment KEEPER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ANTIQUITIES IAN D. JENKINS (ba Bristol, ph.d. London). From 13 January 2003 to the retiring age.

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INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING Appointment UNIVERSITY LECTURER MONICA J. MCLEAN (b.ed. Staffordshire Polytechnic, ma, ph.d. Keele). In Learning and Teaching. From 14 October 2002 to 13 October 2007.

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

LONG VACATION 2002

Preliminary Examinations

Chemistry: G.W.J. FLEET, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

Earth Sciences: S. DAS, MA (M.SC. Calcutta, MS Boston, SC.D. MIT), Fellow of Exeter

Engineering Science: A.L. DEXTER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Worcester

English and Modern Languages: J.S.T. GARFITT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Magdalen

Mathematics: D.J. ACHESON, MA (B.SC. London, M.SC., PH.D. East Anglia), Fellow of Jesus

Mathematics and Computer Science: P.G. JEAVONS, MA (M.SC. Leicester, PH.D. London), Fellow of St Anne's

Modern History: M. WHITTOW, PA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Peter's

Modern History and Modern Languages: J.S.T. GARFITT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Magdalen

Modern Languages: J.S.T. GARFITT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Magdalen

Oriental Studies: R.C. OSTLE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

Philosophy and Modern Languages: J.S.T. GARFITT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Magdalen

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: R. MASH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of New College

Physics: N. HARNEW, MA (B.SC. Sheffield, PH.D. London), Fellow of St Anne's

Physics and Philosophy: N. HARNEW, MA (B.SC. Sheffield, PH.D. London), Fellow of St Anne's

Physiological Sciences: K.L. DORRINGTON, BM, B.CH., MA, D.PHIL., DM, Fellow of University

Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: S.J. JUDGE, MA (PH.D. Keele), Fellow of St Anne's

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Moderations

Oriental Studies—Part I (Japanese): R.C. OSTLE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

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Honour Moderations

Music: R.L.A. SAXTON, MA, D.MUS. (MA Cambridge), Fellow of Worcester

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Honour Schools

Experimental Psychology Part I: B.J. ROGERS, MA (B.SC., PH.D. Bristol), Fellow of Pembroke

Philosophy and Modern Languages: W. MANDER, MA, D.PHIL. (BA London), Fellow of Harris Manchester

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Bachelor of Fine Art

B. CATLING, MA (MA Royal College of Art), Fellow of Linacre

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First BM

Parts I and II: J.S.H. TAYLOR, MA (B.SC. Bristol, PH.D. London), Lecturer of Brasenose

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Qualifying Examination in Medical Sociology for Medical Students

R.M. FITZPATRICK, MA (M.SC. London), Fellow of Nuffield

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Bachelor and Certificate in Theology

THE REVD R.E.M. DOWLER, MA (MA Cambridge), Tutor and Director of Pastoral Theology, St Stephen's House

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M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice

R.G. HOOD, MA, D.PHIL. (PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of All Souls

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M.Sc. Qualifying Examination in Applied Social Studies

A.H. BUCHANAN, MA (M.SC. Bath, PH.D. Southampton), Fellow of St Hilda's

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Master of Business Administration

K. GRINT, MA, D.PHIL. (BA Open, BA York), Fellow of Templeton

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M.St. in Theology (Research)

J.H. BROOKE, MA (BA, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Harris Manchester

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Qualifying Examination for the M.Phil. in Development Studies

B. HARRISS-WHITE, MA (MA, DIP.AG.SC. Cambridge, PH.D. East Anglia), Fellow of Wolfson

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Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies

Part II: M. THOMPSON, MA (BA Dublin, M.SC. LSE), Fellow of Templeton

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Canon and Hall Houghton Prizes

S.P. BROCK, MA, D.PHIL. (MA Cambridge), Fellow of Wolfson

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Gibbs Prize in Law

D.P. NOLAN, BCL, MA, Fellow of Worcester

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M.SC. IN NEUROSCIENCE

The approved courses available in 2002–3 for the specialist component of the MSc in Neuroscience are listed below. Candidates will be required to take five courses, choosing at least one under each of the three series A, B, C.

Series A

Module A1: Strategies for the analysis of synapses, neurons and networks
Organiser: Professor J.P. Bolam

Module A2: Cognitive neuroscience
Organiser: Dr A.C. Nobre

Module A3: Cellular signalling
Organiser: Professor J.J.B. Jack and Dr O.K.H. Paulsen

Series B

Module B1: Sensory systems
Organiser: Dr A.J. King

Module B2: Motor systems Organiser: Professor J.F. Stein

Module B3: Computational neuroscience
Organiser: Professor E.T. Rolls

Module B4: Animal models and the clinic
Organiser: Professor J.N.P. Rawlins

Series C

Module C1: CNS Development, plasticity and repair
Organiser: Dr J.S.H. Taylor

Module C2: Molecular neuroscience
Organiser: Dr M.J.A. Wood

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by divisional and faculty boards will come into effect on 11 October.

1 Humanities and Social Sciences Boards

(a) Honour School of Modern History and Politics

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination 2004)

In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 330, ll. 34, 38, and 42 delete `201–26' and substitute `201–27'.

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(b) Pass School of Modern History and Politics

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination 2004)

In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 332, l. 34 delete `201–26' and substitute `201–27'.

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2 Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

Preliminary Examination in Engineering Science

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination 2003)

In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 75, l. 5, delete `Elementary thermoelasticity' and substitute `Thermal strain'.

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3 Medical Sciences Board

M.Sc. in Research in Psychology

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 755, after l. 28 insert:

`Research in Psychology

1. The Medical Sciences Board shall, in consultation with the School of Social Sciences and Law at Oxford Brookes University, elect for the supervision of the course a course committee which shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2. The course committee shall appoint an academic advisor for each candidate.

3. Each candidate shall follow a course of study in Research in Psychology for at least three terms and for a substantial part of the three subsequent vacations, as determined by the course timetable, and shall, when entering for the examination, be required to produce a certificate from their academic advisor to this effect.

4. The syllabus shall include six principal course components as listed in the schedule below, and candidates shall be examined in accordance with the schedule below. Candidates must achieve a pass in each of the components in order to pass the examination overall. Candidates who do not achieve a pass mark, but who achieve at least 30 per cent, may resubmit assessments on one further occasion only. When the failed assessment is an assessed seminar, the form taken by additional assessment is at the discretion of the Course Tutor. Candidates may not proceed to the Research Project unless they have gained a pass in each of the other course components. The marks for each assessed piece of work within each course component shall be made available to the examiners.

5. Candidates may be required to attend an oral examination at the discretion of the examiners and this may include questions on the candidate's dissertation, assignments, or written papers.

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

Schedule

(a) Research Methods: Design and Analysis

The lectures and seminars shall cover: techniques for data collection, discussions of the advantages and disadvantages of different research designs, methods of quantitative and qualitative data analysis, methods of communicating quantitative data, critical assessment of research evidence, introduction to issues connected with the philosophy of science and the nature of explanation, critiques of psychological theory. Each candidate shall be required to submit an essay of no more than 3,000 words on a topic chosen from a list published by the course committee at the beginning of the term in which the essay must be submitted. Deadlines for submission shall be notified to students at the same time. In addition candidates shall sit a class test, and shall be required to make a seminar presentation during the course. Seminar topics must be approved by the course tutor. Each of these elements shall be marked and shall contribute to the overall result for this course component.

(b) Methods in Cognitive Neuropsychology

A systematic review of the neurological foundations of cognitive neuropsychology and the major methodologies upon which it draws. Functional neuroanatomy. Major neurological disorders. Neuropsychological assessment: the neurological examination, single case studies, brain imaging techniques. Experimental methods. Designing quantitative research studies including meta-analysis. Clinical applications.

Each candidate shall be required to submit an essay of no more than 4,000 words on a topic chosen from a list published by the course committee at the beginning of the term in which the essay must be submitted. Deadlines for submission shall be notified to students at the same time.

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(c) Statistical Theory and Methods

A course comprising: classes on descriptive and inferential statistics, an introduction to multinomial and multivariate analysis, a short practical course in the analysis of data, a series of seminars on the philosophy of science including measurement theory, modelling, and current controversies.

Each candidate shall be required to submit a portfolio of SPSS data analyses carried out during the course. Deadlines for submission shall be notified to students by the course committee at the beginning of the term in which the work must be submitted.

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(d) Project Design and Assessed Seminar Presentations

Practical instruction in research and presentation skills. Detailed planning of the research project to be carried out under (f).

Each candidate shall be required to present a seminar based on the ideas and design of the student's research project. The seminar materials and the presentation shall be assessed. Candidates shall also submit a 3,000 word literature review relating to their research project. Each of these elements shall be marked and shall contribute to the overall result for this course component.

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(e) Computer Modelling of Cognitive Processes

The course shall consist of an analysis of the main types of computer model and the role that models play in understanding cognition followed by more detailed consideration of specific models drawn from key research domains in psychology.

Each candidate shall be required to submit an essay of no more than 3,000 words on a topic chosen from a list published by the course committee at the beginning of the term in which the essay must be submitted. Deadlines for submission shall be notified to students at the same time. In addition candidates shall be required to make a seminar presentation during the course. Seminar topics must be approved by the course tutor. Each of these elements shall be marked and shall contribute to the overall result for this course component.

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(f) Research Project (thesis)

Each student shall carry out a project under the supervision of a research supervisor on a subject selected in consultation with the academic advisor and approved by the course committee. By the commencement of the course, the course committee shall notify candidates of the last date by which project proposals must have been submitted for their approval. The course committee shall be responsible for the appointment of the research supervisor. The Research Project course component shall consist of data collection, analysis of the data, and writing a thesis on the project.

Candidates shall be required to submit to the examiners not later than noon on the third Monday in September three copies of a typewritten or printed thesis of not more than 10,000 words in length (excluding bibliography and any appendices) on his or her research project. The cover of the copies must bear the candidate's examination number and name of the examination, but not their name or college, and must be sent in a parcel to, `The Chairman of Examiners: M.Sc. in Research in Psychology, c/o the Clerk to the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford'. The thesis must be accompanied by a signed statement by the candidate that the thesis is his or her own work.'

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4 Social Sciences Board

(a) Master of Business Administration

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 771, delete l. 6 and substitute:

`(i) Corporate Responsibility'.

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(b) M.Sc. in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 738, delete ll. 20–31, and substitute:

`Research methodology, as prescribed in the schedule. There will be three components to the final Research Methodology mark, which will consist of a combination of tests and assignments, to be produced during Michaelmas and Hilary terms. The Research Methodology teachers will set the assessment exercises associated with each component of the Methodology courses. Students will be informed at the beginning of each course whether the method of assessment will be a test, or a written assignment.

Assignments must be presented not later than the time and date stipulated for each exercise; the M.Sc. Course Director will publish these by the first Monday of each term in which the assignments must be taken. The required number of copies must be delivered to the Examination Schools, and addressed to the Chairman of Examiners for the M.Sc. in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, c/o Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford, accompanied by a statement that it is the candidate's own work.'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 41–2, and l. 43 to `week nine of that term.', and substitute:

`Candidates who fail any part of the Research Methodology assessment may resubmit, or resit, the failed assessment only once by noon on Friday of Week 8 of the following term.'

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(c) M.Sc. in Management Research

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 739, delete ll. 45–51, and p. 740 ll. 1–5, and substitute:

`Research methodology, as prescribed in the schedule. There will be three components to the final Research Methodology mark, which will consist of a combination of tests and assignments, to be produced during Michaelmas and Hilary terms. The Research Methodology teachers will set the assessment exercises associated with each component of the Methodology courses. Students will be informed at the beginning of each course whether the method of assessment will be a test, or a written assignment.

Assignments must be presented not later than the time and date stipulated for each exercise; the M.Sc. Course Director will publish these by the first Monday of each term in which the assignments must be taken. The required number of copies must be delivered to the Examination Schools, and addressed to the Chairman of Examiners for the M.Sc. in Management Research, c/o Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford, accompanied by a statement that it is the candidate's own work.'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 14–15, and l. 16 to `week nine of that term.', and substitute:

`Candidates who fail any part of the Research Methodology assessment may resubmit or resit the failed assessment only once by noon on Friday of Week 8 of the following term.'

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

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination 2004)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 433, after l. 45 insert `227. Politics in China'. 2 Ibid., p. 439, after l. 12 insert:

`227. Politics in China

Candidates will be required to show knowledge of the government and politics of China since 1949, and with particular reference to the period since 1978, with respect to its political institutions, political sociology, and political economy. The following topics may be considered: the Communist party and its structure, urban and rural reform since 1978, foreign relations, nationalism, elite politics, gender, legal culture, and the politics of Hong Kong and Taiwan.'

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5 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

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

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination 2003)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 679, delete ll. 14–52 and substitute:

`B. Options:

(i) Women, Language and Power in Early-Modern England

(ii) Women Writers of English Literature 1660–1789

(iii) Romantic Feminism: Women Writers and their Reception

(iv) Gender and Writing in Victorian England

(v) Women and Modernism

(vi) African American Women Writers

(vii) Language and Gender

(viii) Literature and Sexual Orientation

(ix) Sexuality and Sex Work: Literature and Film

(x) From Books to Bodies: Women and Religion in Western Europe 500–1500

(xi) Witchcraft in Early-Modern England, Scotland and New England

(xii) Polite Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain

(xiii) Women's Intellectual History c.1850–1950

(xiv) History, Society and the Modern Body

(xv) Feminist Biography and Autobiography

(xvi) Women and Politics

(xvii) Gender and Development

(xviii) Feminism and the Social Sciences

(xix) Feminist Ethics

(xx) Gender and Representation in Russian Culture from 1800

(xxi) German Women's Writing 1450–1750 in its Social Context

(xxii) Contemporary Women's Writing in German

(xxiii) Women's Emancipation and its Adversaries in German and Austrian Modernism

(xxiv) Medieval German Women Writers in German and/or Latin

(xxv) Nineteenth-Century French Women's Writing

(xxvi) Simone de Beauvoir as Theorist and Writer

(xxvii) Contemporary Francophone Women's Writing

(xxviii) Greek Women Writers in the Twentieth Century

(xxix) Italian Women Writers 1950–1990

(xxx) Brazilian and Portuguese Women Writers in the Twentieth Century

(xxxi) Women in Old Icelandic Literature

(xxxii) The History of Sexuality in Archaic and Classical Greece

(xxxiii) Constructions of Roman Women

(xxxiv) Women in Late Antiquity and Byzantium

(xxxv) Any other option approved by the Joint Standing Committee for the M.St. in Women's Studies'.

2 Ibid., p. 680, delete ll. 5–37 and substitute:

`C. A dissertation of up to 15,000 words (and not less than 13,000), excluding footnotes and bibliography, on a subject proposed by the candidate in consultation with the dissertation supervisor. A letter detailing the title and subject of the dissertation, accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the dissertation supervisor, must be submitted for approval to the Chair of Examiners (c/o Modern Languages Graduate Studies Office) not later than Friday of 4th week of Hilary Term. Any subsequent significant change of title and/or subject should be discussed with and approved by the dissertation supervisor, and the candidate should write (with a supporting letter from the supervisor) to the Chair of Examiners by no later than Friday of 0th week of Trinity Term. The subject matter of the dissertation may be related to that of either or both of the two pieces of written work submitted for the Theory and Methods and Option courses, but material deployed in such pieces of work may not be repeated in the dissertation.

5. In the case of A and B candidates will be examined by the submission of written work. The essay submitted under A should be of 6,000 words, excluding footnotes and bibliography. The essay submitted under B should be of up to 10,000 words (and not less than 9,000 words), excluding footnotes and bibliography. The titles and topics of the written work proposed, accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the general supervisor and option tutor respectively, must be submitted for approval to the Chair of Examiners (c/o Modern Languages Graduate Studies Office) not later than Friday of 4th week of Hilary Term. Any subsequent significant change of title and/or subject should be discussed with and approved by the supervisor or option tutor, and the candidate should write (with a supporting letter from the supervisor or tutor) to the Chair of Examiners by no later than Friday of 0th week of Trinity Term.

The two pieces of written work under A and B (two typewritten or printed copies of each piece, bearing on the front the candidate's examination number but neither his or her name nor the name of his or her college) must be delivered in a parcel bearing the words `Written work submitted for the M.St. in Women's Studies' to the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford not later than noon on Friday of 1st week of Trinity Term. Supervisors or others are permitted to give bibliographical help with and to discuss drafts of written work submitted. The written work must be accompanied, under a separate cover, by a signed statement by the candidate that it is his or her own work except where otherwise indicated.

In the case of C, the dissertation (two typewritten or printed copies, bearing on the front the candidate's examination number but neither his or her name nor the name of his or her college) must be delivered in a parcel bearing the words `Disssertation submitted for the M.St. in Women's Studies' to the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on Friday of 8th week of Trinity Term. Students must also submit two copies of a brief abstract (no more than 500 words) outlining the rationale and approach of the thesis. Candidates must themselves retain one typewritten or printed copy of their work. Supervisors or others are permitted to give bibliographical help with and to discuss drafts of dissertations. The dissertation must be accompanied, under a separate cover, by a signed statement by the candidate that it is his or her work except where otherwise indicated.'

(b) Honour School of Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination 2005, but with effect from 1

October 2003 for first examination in 2004 for candidates on Course I) In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 336, l. 3, after `IV or V' insert `unless the sole language is French, in which case the candidate must take Papers: I

IIA (i) and (ii)

IIB (i) and (ii)

III

One of VI, VII, VIII

Five of IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII.'

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(c) Honour School of Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination 2004)

In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 335, delete ll. 10–12 and associated footnote and substitute:

`Candidates will agreed with their College Tutor in advance of their year abroad an independent course of study to be followed during that period.'

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6 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and English Language and Literature

Honour School of English and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination 2004)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 5(c) above).

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7 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Classics

Honour School of Classics and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination 2004)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 5(c) above).

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8 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Modern History

Honour School of Modern History and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination 2004)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 5(c) above).

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9 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Oriental Studies

Honour School of European and Middle Eastern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination 2004)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 5(c) above).

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10 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Philosophy

Honour School of Philosophy and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination 2004)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 5(c) above).

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11 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

(a) M.St. in Modern History

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination 2003)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 655, after l. 50 insert new paragraph:

`In periods (v) and (x) candidates may elect, with the support of their supervisor, to take an appropriate Optional Subject from the M.Phil. in Modern European History.'

2 Ibid., p. 656, after both l. 23 and l. 25 insert:

`Source criticism (see note (a)).

Historical controversies (see note (a))'.

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(b) M.Phil. in Modern European History

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination 2004)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 574, delete ll. 8–10 and substitute:

`I. for each of two Optional Subjects (a) an extended essay of between 6,000 and 8,000 words, including footnotes; (b) the marked assessment by the seminar convenor of two seminar presentations accompanied by the candidate's written notes (of no more than 3,000 words each) for the presentation;'.

2 Ibid., l. 36, delete `9' and substitute `10'.

3 Ibid., l. 37,, after `year.' insert `The written notes of the seminar presentations are to be handed in to the seminar convenor immediately after each presentation.'

4 Ibid., p. 575, l. 2, delete `eighth week of the Trinity Full' and substitute `seventh week of Trinity'.

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

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination 2004)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 710, delete ll. 2 and 3.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 15–18.

3 Ibid., p. 711, delete l. 37 and substitute: `A broad range of the course resources are shared with the corresponding courses in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, and Advanced Papers are therefore available in the subject areas listed here.'

4 Ibid., p. 712, l. 10, delete `need to satisfy the appropriate' and substitute `need the approval of the appropriate course convenor and the'.

5 Ibid., l. 11, delete `that they have' and substitute `who need to be satisfied that each candidate has'.

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

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination 2005)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 531, delete ll. 37 and 38.

2 Ibid., p. 532, delete ll. 1–4.

3 Ibid., p. 533, delete l. 42 and substitute: `A broad range of the course resources are shared with the corresponding courses in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, and Advanced Papers are therefore available in the subject areas listed here.'

4 Ibid., p. 534, l. 16, delete `need to satisfy the appropriate' and substitute `need the approval of the appropriate course convenor and the'.

5 Ibid., l. 18, delete `that they have' and substitute `who need to be satisfied that each candidate has'.

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12 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

(a) M.St. in Jewish Studies

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination 2003)

In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 652, as amended by Gazette, No. 4630, p. 1474, delete proposed new cl. 2 and substitute:

`2 Ibid., p. 652, after l. 31 insert:

`Jewish Studies

1. Every candidate must follow for at least three terms a course of instruction in Jewish Studies. Candidates will, when they enter for the examination, be required to produce from their society a certificate that they are doing so.

2. Syllabus

I. Three terms of either Biblical Hebrew, or Modern Hebrew, or Yiddish. Written examination will take place at the end of Trinity Term.

II. Six options from the following list, three to be taken in Michaelmas Term, three in Hilary Term.

Three options will be examined by essay. Three options will be examined by written examination. Candidates may choose which options are examined by essay and which by written examination. The three essays, of not more than 4,000 words each on subjects set by the examiners, are to be submitted to the Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford by 12 noon on the Friday of 0th Week of Trinity Term. Candidates will be notified of the essay topics by the Chairman of Examiners at 12 noon on the Friday of 8th Week of Hilary Term.

1. Dead Sea Scrolls

2. Introduction to Judaism

3. Introduction to Maimonides

4. Introduction to Talmud

5. Israeli Government and Politics

6. Jewish and Christian Bible Translation and Interpretation in Antiquity

7. Jewish History 200 bce to 70 ce

8. Judaism and Islam: Medieval Intellectual Traditions

9. Modern European Jewish History

10. Questions of Jewish Identity in Yiddish Literature

11. Speech and Silence: Methods of Response in Modern Hebrew Literature

12. Survey of Medieval Jewish History

13. The Emergence of Modern Religious Movements in Judaism

14. The History of the Arab–Israeli Conflict

15. The Rise of Formative Judaism and Christianity

16. Witnessing the Holocaust

17. Such other options as may be approved by the Oriental Studies Board. Teaching for some options may not be available every year.

III. Each candidate shall be required to present a dissertation of not more than 10,000 words, on a subject approved by the Committee for Graduate Studies of the Oriental Studies Board, to the Clerk of the Schools by 12 noon on Friday of the sixth week of Trinity Full Term in the year in which he or she completes the course.

3. Candidates may be called for a viva voce examination.

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

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(b) Honour School of Oriental Studies

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination 2003)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 400, after l. 17, insert:

`Either, for Japanese only,'.

2 Ibid., p. 401, after l. 37, insert:

`Or, Japanese with a subsidiary language, papers 1, 4–6, and 9 above and 10, 11, 12, and 13. One paper in Japanese:

(i) Unprepared translations.

Three papers in Korean:

(i) Prescribed Texts. (List of texts will be available from the Oriental Institute.)

(ii) Korean History and Culture. Essay questions on the background to the texts studied under (i) above.

(iii) Unprepared translation, Prose Composition, and Grammatical Questions.'

3 Ibid., p. 402, after l. 30, insert:

`Korean (for candidates offering Japanese as main subject).

The following papers will be set:

1. Prescribed Texts. (List of texts will be available from the Oriental Institute.)

2. Korean History and Culture. Essay questions on the background to the texts studied under (1) above.

3. Prose Composition, Unprepared translation, and Grammatical Questions.'

4 Ibid., p. 405, l. 38, after `Prakrit' insert `, Tibetan'.

5 Ibid., p. 414, after l. 33, insert:

`Tibetan (for candidates offering Sanskrit as main subject).

The following papers will be set:

1. Tibetan prose composition and unprepared translation.

2. Prepared texts, with questions on Tibetan culture and history.'

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