Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 25 June 2004: Examinations and Boards

Examinations and Boards

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES BOARD

M.Sc. in Computer Science 2005

In accordance with the examination regulations for the M.Sc. in Computer Science (Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 707), notice is hereby given that the list of options for the examination in 2005 will be:

Schedule A

Compilers
Concurrency
Functional Programming
Formal Program Design or Procedural Programming
Mathematics for Software Engineering
Programming Languages
Object Oriented Programming I
Object Oriented Programming II

Schedule B

Computer Aided Formal Verification
Computers in Society
Databases
Intelligent Systems I
Intelligent Systems II
Object Oriented Design
Parallel Scientific Computation
Security
Software Specification and Design


Supplementary subjects for the Honour School of Natural Science

This list supersedes that published in respect of Chemistry only in the Gazette of 27 May (p. 1112).

The following subjects will be taught and examined during 2004–5. For details of the availability of supplementary subjects to candidates in different parts of the Honour School, see under the notes below.

1. History and Philosophy of Science

Lectures: eight hours in MT; eight hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

2. Aromatic and Heterocyclic Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Lectures: sixteen hours in MT; sixteen hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

3. Quantum Chemistry

Lectures: sixteen hours in MT; sixteen hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

4. Chemical Biology

Lectures: sixteen hours in MT; sixteen hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

5. Chemical Pharmacology

Lectures: four hours in MT; twelve hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

6. Modern Language (German)

Lectures: sixteen hours in MT; sixteen hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

Notes:

(a) For candidates in Chemistry, all of the above Supplementary Subjects are available.

(b) For candidates in Earth Sciences/Geology, no special subjects are available.

(c) For candidates in Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Physiological Sciences, only subject 1 and subject 5 are available.

(d) For candidates in Materials, only subjects 1, 2, and 3 are available; any candidate wishing to take subjects 2 or 3 should first contact the Chemistry Subfaculty Secretary (nina.jupp@chem).

(e) For candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, subject 1 and subject 5 are available; subject 6 may also be available: any candidate wishing to take subject 6 should first contact Dr D. Harris in Biochemistry (david.harris@bioch).

(f) Details of supplementary subjects are given at http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/teaching/SSGuide.html

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MEDICAL SCIENCES BOARD

M.Sc. in Neuroscience

The Qualifying Examination will take place at the Examination Schools at 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 8 December 2004.

Dissertations must be handed in to the Examination Schools by noon on the following dates:

Dissertation 1: Friday, 15 April 2005
Dissertation 2: Friday, 19 August 2005

Dissertation 1 oral presentation date: Tuesday, 22 March 2005
Dissertation 2 poster presentation date: Friday, 5 August 2005

The viva voce examinations will take place on Wednesday, 7 September, and Thursday, 8 September 2005.

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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 and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 10 July.

1 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

M.Sc. by Coursework in Nature, Society, and Environmental Policy

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

In Gazette, No. 4671, p. 115, delete sections (iv) and (v) and substitute:

`(iv) a dissertation on a subject selected in consultation with the supervisor and Course Director and approved by the Standing Committee.'

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2 Continuing Education Board

(a) M.St. in International Human Rights Law

With effect from October 2004 (for first examination in 2006)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 649, delete ll. 40--2 and substitute: `(ii)The Implementation and Development of International Human Rights Law I

(iii)The Implementation and Development of International Human Rights Law II

(iv) Populations at Risk;'.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 43--4 and substitute `(c) six essays, each of not more than 2,000 words in length, covering the Fundamentals of International Human Rights Law'.

3 Ibid., delete ll. 47--50 and substitute `(e) a dissertation prospectus not to exceed 1,500 words in length that identifies the dissertation topic, central question, thesis and methodology; provides a summary of the dissertation; a schedule for completion and a working bibliography. The bibliography will not count towards the word length of the prospectus'.

4 Ibid., l. 51, delete `submission of'.

5 Ibid., l. 53 to p. 650, l. 3, delete `, to be forwarded to the examiners c/o Registry, Department for Continuing Education, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, for receipt by such date as the examiners shall determine and shall notify the candidates and tutors' and substitute, starting on a new line:

`The assignments under 2 (c)--(e) and the dissertation under 2 (f) will be forwarded to the examiners c/o Registry, Department for Continuing Education, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, for receipt by such date as the examiners shall determine and shall notify the candidates and tutors.'

6 Ibid., p. 650, delete ll. 12--16.

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(b) Undergraduate Certificate in Vernacular Architecture

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

In the regulations for the Undergraduate Certificate in Vernacular Architecture, published in Gazette, p. 870 (Supplement (3) to No. 4692, 21 April), delete cl. 2 (b) and substitute: `(b) Ten written assignments, six of which to be no more than 1,500 words in length and four not more than 2,500 words and including appropriate visual material, based on the subjects taught in each module.'

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(c) Undergraduate Diploma in Art

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

In the regulations for the Undergraduate Diploma in the History of Art, published in Gazette, p. 874 (Supplement (3) to No. 4692, 21 April), cl. 2 (c), delete `Ten' and substitute `Eight'.

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(d) Undergraduate Diploma in Theological Education and Ministry

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

1 In the regulations for the Undergraduate Diploma in Theological Education and Ministry published in Gazette, p. 875 (Supplement (3) to No. 4692, 21 April), cl. 3 (e) delete `Four' and substitute `Three'.

2 Ibid., cl. 3 (f), delete `Fourteen' and substitute `Twelve'.

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