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M.SC. IN NEUROSCIENCE

Approval deadlines

Essay topics must be approved by the appropriate module organiser before the deadlines given below:

Module B3 Sensory Systems—Monday, 7 June

Module B4 Animal Models and the Clinic—Friday, 11 June

Module A3 Cellular signalling—Wednesday, 16 June

Module C2 Molecular neuroscience—Monday, 21 June

Submission deadlines

Essays must be submitted to the Examination Schools by noon on the deadlines given below:

Module B3 Sensory Systems—Friday, 18 June

Module B4 Animal Models and the Clinic—Friday, 25 June

Module A3 Cellular signalling—Wednesday, 30 June

Module C2 Molecular neuroscience—Monday, 5 July

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of divisional boards, the following changes in regulations made by divisional and faculty boards will come into effect on 26 March 2004.

1 Humanities and Mathematical and Physical Sciences Boards

(a) Preliminary Examination in Mathematics and Philosophy

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 81, l. 35, delete `one question on Descartes,' and replace with `one question on General Philosophy,'.

(b) Honour Moderations in Mathematics and Philosophy

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 52, delete ll. 32–9 and substitute:

`The paper shall consist of three parts:

A. General Philosophy

Subjects to be studied include: knowledge, scepticism, perception, induction, primary and secondary qualities, the relation of mind and body, personal identity, and free will. Candidates will have the opportunity to show first-hand knowledge of some canonical writings on these topics.

B. Leibniz--Clarke

This section shall be studied in connection with The Leibniz--Clarke Correspondence, ed. H.G. Alexander, Manchester University Press, 1956. This section, while not being confined to the detailed views of the author of the set text, will be satisfactorily answerable by a candidate who has made a critical study of the text. There will not be a compulsory question containing passages for comment.

C. Frege

This section shall be studied in connection with Frege Foundations of Arithmetic, trans. J.L. Austin, Blackwell, 1980. This section, while not being confined to the detailed views of the author of the set text, will be satisfactorily answerable by a candidate who has made a critical study of the text. There will not be a compulsory question containing passages for comment.

Candidates will be required to attempt four questions, and answer at least one question from Part A and at least one question from Part C.'

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(c) Moderations in Physics and Philosophy

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 60, delete ll. 2–11 and substitute:

`The paper shall consist of three parts:

A. General Philosophy

Subjects to be studied include: knowledge, scepticism, perception, induction, primary and secondary qualities, the relation of mind and body, personal identity, and free will. Candidates will have the opportunity to show first-hand knowledge of some canonical writings on these topics.

B. Leibniz--Clarke

This section shall be studied principally as an introduction to the philosophy of space and time in connection with The Leibniz--Clarke Correspondence, ed. H.G. Alexander, Manchester University Press, 1956. This section, while not being confined to the detailed views of the author of the set text, will be satisfactorily answerable by a candidate who has made a critical study of the text. There will not be a compulsory question containing passages for comment.

C. Frege

This section shall be studied in connection with Frege Foundations of Arithmetic, trans. J.L. Austin, Blackwell, 1980. This section, while not being confined to the detailed views of the author of the set text, will be satisfactorily answerable by a candidate who has made a critical study of the text. There will not be a compulsory question containing passages for comment.

Candidates will be required to attempt four questions, and answer at least one question from Part A and at least one question from Part B.'

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(c) Preliminary Examination in Physics and Philosophy

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 106, ll. 28–9, delete `one question on Descartes,' and substitute `one question on General Philosophy,'.

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2 Humanities, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Medical Sciences Boards

Special Regulations for Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 428, ll. 19–20, delete `by the body responsible for his or her honour school,' and substitute `by the person or body specified in the Regulations for Particular Honour Schools section below,'.

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3 Humanities and Medical Sciences Boards

Special Regulations for the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology

With effect from 1 October 2005 (for first examination in 2006)

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 432, ll. 13--14, delete `Candidates who take one or two subjects in Philosophy must take at least one of 101, 102, 104, or 105.' and substitute `Candidates who take one subject in Philosophy may take any subject, except 121, in conformity with the General Regulations. Candidates who take two subjects in Philosophy must take at least one of 101, 102, 104, or 105.'

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4 Humanities, Social Sciences, and Medical Sciences Boards

(a) Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 103, delete ll. 34–40 and substitute:

`I. General Philosophy

Subjects to be studied include: knowledge, scepticism, perception, induction, primary and secondary qualities, the relation of mind and body, personal identity, and free will. Candidates will have the opportunity to show first-hand knowledge of some canonical writings on these topics.

II. Moral Philosophy

This section shall be studied in connection with Mill, Utilitarianism. This section, while not being confined to the detailed views of the author of the set text, will be satisfactorily answerable by a candidate who has made a critical study of the text. There will not be a compulsory question containing passages for comment.'

(b) Preliminary Examination for Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology

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

As for Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (see (a) above).

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(c) Preliminary Examination in Theology

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

As for Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (see

(a) above).

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5 Board of the Faculty of Classics

Honour Moderations in Classics

With effect from 1 October 2005 (for first examination in Hilary Term 2006)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 35, delete ll. 21–32 and substitute:

`1. General Philosophy

As specified for section I of `Introduction to Philosophy' in the Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

2. Moral Philosophy

As specified for section II of `Introduction to Philosophy' in the Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

3. Introduction to Logic

As specified for section III of `Introduction to Philosophy' in the Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.'.

2 Ibid., p. 38, delete ll. 41--2 and substitute:

`1. General Philosophy [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(1)]

2. Moral Philosophy [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(2)]

3. Introduction to Logic [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(3)]'.

3 Ibid., p. 40, delete ll. 36--7 and substitute:

`1. General Philosophy [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(1)]

2. Moral Philosophy [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(2)]

3. Introduction to Logic [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(3)]'.

4 Ibid., p. 42, delete ll. 19--20 and substitute:

`2. General Philosophy [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(1)]

3. Moral Philosophy [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(2)]

4. Introduction to Logic [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(3)]'.

5 Ibid., p. 44, delete ll. 15--16 and substitute:

`1. General Philosophy [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(1)]

2. Moral Philosophy [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(2)]

3. Introduction to Logic [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(3)]'.

6 Ibid., from l. 43 on p. 34 to l. 2 on p. 35 and substitute:

`(b) (i) early Ionian philosophy: Anaximander (Diels-Kranz 12) A 9 and B 1; Anaximenes (Diels--Kranz 13) B 2; Aristotle Metaphysics A.3 983a24--984a18, Physics III.4 203a16--18 and 203b3--15; Xenophanes (Diels--Kranz 21), B 1, 7, 10-- 12, 14--16, 18, 23--9, 32, 34--6, 38; Aristotle Metaphysics A.5 986b10--27;'

and renumber `(iii)' on p. 35 as `(ii)', and `(iv)' as `(iii)'.

7 Ibid., p. 35, l. 12, delete `four' and substitute `three'.

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6 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

Honour School of English Language and Literature

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 193, after l. 22, insert:

` (i) (i) Emerson, or (ii) Dickinson, or (iii) Faulkner'.

2 Ibid., l. 24, after `f' insert `, i'.

3 Ibid., delete l. 40 and substitute:

`(e) American Literature from the beginnings to the present day'.

4 Ibid., p. 195, delete l. 34 and substitute:

`5. The History of the English Language to c.1750 (one paper)'.

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(ii) With effect from 1 October 2005 (for first examination in 2006)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2003, p. 194, l. 28, after `subjects', insert `B3,'.

2 Ibid., l. 30, delete `B1, B2, and B3' and substitute `B1 and B2'.

3 Ibid., p. 195, l. 31, after `(1985).' insert:

`Passages from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight will be taken from ll. 1998--2532'.

4 Ibid., ll. 38--9, delete `Old, Middle and early Modern English' and substitute:

`the language of two consecutive periods from those covered in the paper'.

5 Ibid., p. 196, ll. 34-5, delete `two ... words' and substitute:

`one extended essay, of between 5,000 and 6,000 words'.

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7 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

Honour School of Modern History

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 314, l. 38, delete `India, 1919--1934: Indigenous Politics and Imperial Control' and insert `India, 1919--1939: Indigenous Politics and Imperial Control'.

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8 Boards of the Faculties of Modern History and English Language and Literature

Honour School of Modern History and English

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

In Examination Decrees, 2003, p. 326, ll. 4--5, delete:

`[the English Board may wish to specify at least one compulsory paper]'.

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

Preliminary Examination for Philosophy and Modern Languages

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 102, delete ll. 10–14 and substitute:

`Subjects to be studied include: knowledge, scepticism, perception, induction, primary and secondary qualities, the relation of mind and body, personal identity, and free will. Candidates will have the opportunity to show first-hand knowledge of some canonical writings on these topics.'

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