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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board will come into effect on 21 November.

Life and Environmental Sciences Board

(a) Honour School of Archaeology and Anthropology

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 118, after l. 27 insert:

`(l) Medical Anthropology

(m) Tibet and the Himalayas'.

2 Ibid., after l. 51 insert `(v) The Late Glacial in Europe: pathways to complexity?'

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(b) M.Phil.

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 567, after l. 14 insert:

`Landscape Archaeology

Within the Division of Life and Environmental Sciences, the course shall be administered by the Committee for the School of Archaeology. The regulations made are as follows:

1. Candidates for admission must apply to the Committee for the School of Archaeology. They will be required to produce evidence of their appropriate qualifications for the proposed course, which may include their suitable proficiency in relevant ancient or modern languages.

2. Candidates must follow for six terms a course of instruction in Landscape Archaeology.

3. The registration of candidates will lapse from the Register of M.Phil. students on the last day of Trinity Full Term in the academic year after that in which their name is first entered in it, unless the committee decides otherwise.

4. All candidates are required:

(a) to satisfy the examiners in a Qualifying Examination identical with that for the degree of Master of Studies in Landscape Archaeology and governed by regulations 5--9 for that degree, in the Trinity Term of the academic year in which their name is first entered on the Register of M.Phil. students, except that under regulation 5 of that degree candidates must normally choose in place of the 10,000 word dissertation a second subject from the Schedule of related subjects for the Master of Studies in Landscape Archaeology. This second subject is to be examined by a pair of pre-set essays of up to 5,000 words. 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 Landscape Archaeology, but not of the standard required to proceed to the second year of the M.Phil. in Landscape 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 Landscape Archaeology.

(b) to deliver to the Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on the Friday of the sixth week of Trinity Full Term in the academic year after that in which their name is first entered on the Register for M.Phil. students a thesis* of not more than 25,000 words (excluding bibliography and any descriptive catalogue or other factual matter, but including notes and appendices on the subject approved in accordance with regulations 6 and 10 below.

(c) to present themselves for written examination in accordance with regulation 5 below in the Trinity Full Term of the academic year after that in which their name is first entered on the Register for M.Phil. students.

(d) to present themselves for an oral examination as required by the examiners.

5. The written examination shall comprise one subject, either `Demography and Archaeology' or another subject chosen from the Schedule of related subjects for the Master of Studies in Landscape Archaeology. The subject will be examined by two pre-set essays of up to 5,000 words.

6. The choice of subjects for thesis and examination must be approved by the candidate's supervisor and by the committee, having regard to the candidate's previous experience and the availability of teaching. The subject for thesis must relate to landscape archaeology and will normally also relate to one of the subjects chosen by the candidate from the Schedule of related subjects for the Master of Studies in Landscape Archaeology.

7. Candidates will be expected to show sufficient general knowledge of Ancient History and Geography for a proper understanding of their subjects.

8. The subject for examination under 5. above must be submitted for approval by the committee in time for its meeting in eighth week of the Trinity Full Term of the academic year in which the candidate's name is first entered on the Register for M.Phil. students. Notice of the subject must be given to the Registrar not later than Friday of the eight week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination.

9. Candidates will select the titles of the pre-set essays submitted under 5. above from a list offered by their supervisors. The proposed essay titles, countersigned by the supervisor, must be submitted for approval to the Chairman of Examiners by noon on Friday of the seventh week of the Hilary Full Term preceding the examinations. Candidates must submit two copies of their essays by not later than noon on the Friday of the sixth week of Trinity Full Term, to the Examination Schools. Essays must be typed or printed.

10. The proposed thesis title must be submitted for approval by the committee in time for its meeting in the eight week of the Trinity Full Term of the year in which the candidate's name is first entered on the Register for M.Phil. students.

11. Candidates will normally be expected to undertake a programme of relevant practical work (e.g. excavation, travel or museum study), to be approved by their supervisors beforehand.

12. Candidates are advised that adequate reading knowledge of an appropriate language or languages (other than English) may be necessary to reach the standard required by the examiners.

13. Candidates will be required to deposit one copy of the thesis with the Clerk of the Schools. Successful candidates will be required to deposit one copy of the thesis in the Ashmolean Library or the Balfour Library, as directed by the examiners. Such candidates will be required to complete a form stating whether they give permission for their thesis to be consulted.

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 Landscape Archaeology, but whose work in the Qualifying Examination nevertheless reached the standard required for the M.St. in Landscape 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 Landscape Archaeology.

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

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(c) M.St.

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 655, after l. 3 insert:

`Landscape Archaeology

1. Within the Division of Life and Environmental Sciences, the course shall be administered by the Committee for the School of Archaeology. The regulations made are as follows:

2. Candidates for admission must apply to the Committee for the School of Archaeology. They will be required to produce evidence of their appropriate qualifications for the proposed course which may include their suitable proficiency in relevant ancient or modern languages.

3. Candidates must follow for three terms a course of instruction in Landscape Archaeology.

4. The registration of candidates will lapse on the last day of the Trinity Full Term in the academic year of their admission, unless it shall have been extended by the committee.

5. The written examination shall comprise three elements:

(a) a paper on the theory, methods and techniques of landscape study, to be examined by a 3-hour written examination;

(b) a paper on a subject chosen from those listed in the Schedule below, to be examined by means of two pre-set essays (each of up to 5,000 words);

(c) a dissertation on a topic related to landscape archaeology; the dissertation shall be of not more than 10,000 words (excluding bibliography and descriptive catalogue or similar factual material, but including notes and appendices).

The topic of the dissertation must be approved by the supervisor, and must be clearly distinct from those of the pre-set essays submitted under 5 (b) above. The dissertation must be the work of the candidate alone, and aid from others must be limited to prior discussion of the subject, bibliographic advice, help with access to study material and advice on presentation. The dissertation must be a new piece of work, substantially different from any dissertation previously submitted by the candidate for a degree of this or another university. When the dissertation is submitted, it must be accompanied by a statement, signed by the candidate, confirming that these conditions have been met. The proposed title of the dissertation, countersigned by the supervisor, must be submitted for approval by the committee by noon on the Monday of the seventh week of the Hilary Full term preceding the examination. Two copies typed or printed (the second may be a photocopy) in double spacing on one side only of A4 paper and bound simply or filed securely, must be delivered in a parcel bearing the words `Dissertation for the M.St. in Landscape Archaeology' to the Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on the Friday of the sixth week of Trinity Full Term. Candidates will be required to deposit one copy of the dissertation with the Clerk of the Schools.

Schedule of related subjects:

(from Schedule A of the M.St. in European Archaeology:)

Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Europe

Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe

The Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Aegean

Iron Age Communities of Europe 800 BC-AD 700

Western Europe in the Early Middle Ages

The Archaeology of Early Anglo-Saxon England

The Archaeology of Late Anglo-Saxon England

Late Roman and early Byzantine archaeology AD 284-700

Byzantium: the Transition from Antiquity to the Middle Ages AD500-1000

Archaeology and Geographical Information Systems

Environmental Archaeology

(from Schedule A of the M.St. in World Archaeology:)

The Palaeolithic Period

The Archaeology of Colonialism

Hunter-gatherers in world perspective

Archaeology of Southern African hunter-gatherers

Farming and Early States in Sub-Saharan Africa

Regional studies in Australian and Pacific prehistory

The Formation of the Islamic World

(from Schedule B of the M.St. in Classical Archaeology:)

Landscape Archaeology in the Greek and Roman World

Topography of Ancient Rome

Pompeii and Ostia

Roman North Africa

Cities and Settlement in the Roman Empire

Candidates may apply for other subjects to be approved by the committee, which shall define their scope and inform both the candidate and the examiners of this definition in writing. Not all course options may be available in any given year.

6. Candidates will be expected to show sufficient general knowledge of Ancient History and Geography, so far as they are concerned with their subjects.

7. Candidates must present themselves for oral examination as required by the examiners.

8. The subject to be offered by each candidate, duly approved by the supervisor, must be submitted for approval to the committee in time for its meeting in eighth week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination. Notice of options to be offered by candidates must be given to the Registrar not later than Friday of the eight week of that same term.

9. Candidates will select the titles of the pre-set essays submitted under 5 (b) above from a list offered by their supervisor. The proposed essay titles, countersigned by the supervisor, must be submitted for approval to the Chairman of Examiners by noon on Friday of the seventh week of the Hilary Full Term preceding the examinations. Candidates must submit two copies of their essays by not later than noon on Friday of the sixth week of Trinity Full Term, to the Examination Schools. Essays must be typed or printed.

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

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CHAIRMAN OF EXAMINERS

The Vice-Chancellor desires to call the attention of all examiners to the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. ii.c, § 1, regulations 1--3 (Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 1014), which require examiners in all university examinations to appoint one of their number to act as Chairman, to notify the appointment to the Vice-Chancellor, and to publish it in the University Gazette.

He desires that these appointments shall be notified to the Clerk of the Schools who will inform the Vice-Chancellor and see that notice of them is duly published in the University Gazette.

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EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Accommodation for lectures

Professors, Readers, and University Lecturers who wish to lecture in the Schools next term are asked to make a booking by the end of the current term at the latest.

When booking, please indicate the number of students expected to attend the lecture; this information is essential if the total is expected to exceed 100.

All lectures should start on the hour, and afternoon lectures should finish by 6 p.m. To allow room for changeovers, lecturers should arrange to complete their lecture by five minutes to the hour.

Owing to examination requirements in Hilary Term, lecture rooms in eighth week may be restricted, and in Trinity Term are not fully available in first, second, and third weeks.

Overhead and 35-mm projectors and a limited number of video and LCD projectors are available if booked twenty-four hours in advance. Microphones are provided in the Writing Schools.

Short equipment familiarisation sessions (of ten to fifteen minutes' duration) can be arranged at convenient times. Please contact the Schools (details below) if you wish to arrange a familiarisation session.

All enquiries in respect of lecture bookings, facilities, and equipment should be addressed in the first instance to Martin Batchan (telephone: (2)76901, e-mail: martin.batchan@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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