Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 29 July 2004: Examinations and Boards

Examinations and Boards

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APPOINTMENTS AND REAPPOINTMENTS

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

Humanities

Appointments

READER

Classics

\IRENE LEMOS, D.PHIL.\ Fellow of Merton College. In Classical Archaeology. From 1 October 2004 to the retiring age.

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

Medieval and Modern Languages

SOPHIE MARNETTE (PH.D. Berkeley). Fellow of Balliol College. In Medieval French. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

Modern History

JAY SEXTON, M.ST., D.PHIL. Fellow of Corpus Christi College. In American History. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

Theology

ATRIN HAF WILLIAMS (PH.D. Cambridge). Fellow of Keble College. In New Testament Studies. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS (CUF)

English

ANNIE SUTHERLAND, D.PHIL. Fellow of Somerville College. In English. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

Medieval and Modern Languages

MARIE-CHANTAL KILLEEN (PH.D.). Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. In French Language and Literature. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

Philosophy

VOLKER HALBACH (PH.D. Munich). Fellow of New College. In Philosophy. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

ANTONY EAGLE (MA Princeton). Fellow of Exeter College. In Philosophy. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

CHRISTOPHER SHIELDS (MA, PH.D. Cornell). Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. In Philosophy. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

DEPARTMENTAL LECTURER

Theology

BETTINA ERIKA SCHMIDT (PH.D. Marburg). In the Study of Religion. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2007.

INSTRUCTOR

Oriental Studies

SENEL SIMSEK, MA. In Turkish. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2007.

Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

Philosophy

CECILIA TRIFOGLI (MA, PH.D. Milan). Fellow of All Souls College. In Medieval Philosophy. From 1 October 2004 to the retiring age.

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS (CUF)

Modern History

NICHOLAS STARGARDT (MA, PH.D. Cambridge). Fellow of Magdalen College. In Modern History. From 1 October 2004 to the retiring age.

SENIA PASETA (MA, PH.D. Australian National University). Fellow of St Hugh's College. In Modern History. From 1 October 2004 to the retiring age.

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (BY REGULATION)

Medieval and Modern Languages

ROCIO MARTÍNEZ ESPADA (MA York). In Spanish. From 1 October 2004 to 30 June 2005.

JUNIOR LECTURER

Medieval and Modern Languages

KERSTIN HOGE, MA, M.PHIL, D.PHIL. (MLS Ohio). Fellow of St Anne's College. In German Linguistics. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2007.

INSTRUCTOR

Oriental Studies

YOUNG-HAE CHI, M.PHIL. (BA, MA Hankuk). In Korean. From 1 August 2004 to 31 July 2007.

ConfermentS of title

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (CUF)

Classics

ROSALIND THOMAS (MA, PH.D. London). Fellow of Balliol College. In Ancient History. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

BRUNO GABRIEL FELIX CURRIE, M.ST., D.PHIL. Fellow of Oriel College. In Classical Languages and Literature. From October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

Medical Sciences

Reappointment

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

Human Anatomy and Geneticsw

MATTHEW JOHN ANDREW WOOD, MA, D.PHIL. (BM, B.CH. Cape Town), Fellow of Somerville. From 1 September 2004 to the retiring age.

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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 divisional boards and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 13 August 2004.

1 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

M.Sc. by Coursework in Water Science, Policy and Management

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 693, after 1.7 insert:
`Water Science Policy and Management    Life and Environmental Sciences'.

2 Ibid., p. 767, after 1.30 insert:

`Water Science Policy and Management

1. The Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Board shall elect for the supervision of the course a standing committee. The Course Director will be responsible to the standing committee.

2. Candidates must follow a course of instruction in Water Science, Policy and Management for at least three terms, and will, when entering for the examination, be required to produce a certificate from the Course Director to this effect.

3. The examination will consist of:

(i) a written examination of three three-hour papers based on eight courses as described in the schedule;

(ii) two assessed essays based on option courses;

(iii) a dissertation on a subject selected in consultation with the supervisor and Course Director and approved by the standing committee.

4. Candidates must submit to the Course Director by the end of eighth week of Hilary Term in the year in which they enter the examination, the title and a brief statement of the form and scope of their dissertation, together with the name of a person who has agreed to act as their supervisor during preparation of the dissertation.

5. The dissertation shall be of a maximum length of 15,000 words excluding appendices and references.

6. Two double-spaced, bound, typewritten or printed copies of the dissertation must be sent, not later than noon on the first Friday in September in the year in which the written examination is taken, to the M.Sc. examiners (Water Science, Policy and Management) c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examinations Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. The examiners may retain one copy of the dissertation of each candidate who passes the examination for deposit in an appropriate library. Both copies must bear the candidate's examination number but not his/her name.

The dissertation shall be accompanied by a statement clarifying that the dissertation is the candidate's own work except where otherwise indicated.

7. In the written examination, the examiners will permit the use of hand-held pocket calculators subject to the conditions set out under the heading `Use of calculators in examinations' in the Special Regulations concerning Examinations.

8. The examiners may also examine any candidate viva voce on the candidate's written papers, dissertation or both.

9. To complete the course successfully the candidate must satisfy the examiners in each of the three specified elements (core courses, options and dissertation). A candidate who has failed to satisfy the examiners in any of the three elements may enter again for the examination in those elements on one, but not more than one, subsequent occasion.

10. Arrangements for reassessment shall be as follows:

(i) Core courses. Candidates who fail any of the core-course examinations may resit the examination in the Trinity Term of the following academic year.

(ii) Option courses. Candidates who fail any of the assessed essay may resubmit that essay or essays to the Clerk of the Schools by noon on Friday four weeks after Week Nine of the term in which the essay or essays were first submitted.

(iii) Dissertation. Candidates who fail the dissertation may resubmit the dissertation by the required date in Trinity Term of the following academic year.

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

SCHEDULE

(a) Core courses

1. The Natural Science of Water

This core course will emphasise physical, chemical, and biological interactions across the hydrological cycle at the catchment/basin scale. It will also develop an understanding of engineering and technological solutions for water and sanitation.

2. The Socio-economic and Political Nature of Water

This component brings to the fore arguments and issues related to the governance, economics, law and social sciences dimensions of water.

3. Methods and Techniques for Water Management

This course will provide an advanced introduction to the techniques used for collecting and analysing data to support the understanding and management of water. It will cover subject areas such as field collection methods, data acquisition from other sources, remote sensing, statistical methods, modelling and GIS.

(b) Option courses

Candidates will be expected to show advanced knowledge of two of the option courses on offer in any year.'

3 Ibid., p. 1005, after l. 23 insert: `in Water Science, Policy and Management for three examinations;'.

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2 Social Sciences Board

(a) M.Phil. in Economics

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 531, delete ll. 26--31 and substitute: `Probability and distribution theory. Asymptotic theory. Estimation and testing. Inference methods, e.g. likelihood and methods of moments. Regression, Monte Carlo. Macroeconometrics, dynamic models. Microeconometrics, discrete choice, panel data. Various applications.'

2 Ibid., l. 32, delete `All three' and substitute `The Microeconomics and Macroeconomics'.

3 Ibid., p. 532, delete l. 32 and renumber the subsequent sections 2--4 as 1--3 accordingly.

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(b) M.Sc. in African Studies

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 691, after l.3 insert:
`African Studies     Social Sciences'.

2 Ibid., p. 694, after l.40 insert:

`African Studies

1. Each candidate will be required to follow a course of instruction in African Studies for three terms, and will, when they enter their names for the examination, be required to produce a certificate from their supervisors to this effect.

2. Candidates will be required to present themselves for examination in the compulsory paper in Methodology and Research Strategies, in Themes in African History and the Social Sciences, and in one optional paper at the end of Trinity Term in the year of registration. In addition, each candidate will be required to submit the following written work:

(i) Historiography/Theory essay: one 5,000 word essay on the comparative reading, historiography, or theory relevant to the dissertation, including introduction of key questions to be addressed in the dissertation to be submitted not later than 12 noon on the first day of first Week of Trinity Full Term in the year in which the examination is taken.

(ii) One 10,000 word dissertation: the title of the dissertation must be approved by the African Studies Management Committee not later than 12 noon on the last day of Eighth Week of Michaelmas Full Term in the year in which the examination is taken. The dissertation must be submitted not later than 12 noon on Friday of Sixth Week of Trinity Full Term in the year in which the examination is taken.

Two typewritten or word processed copies of each of the items of written work detailed in (i)--(ii) above must be delivered to the Clerk of the Examination Schools, addressed to the Chair of Examiners for the M.Sc. in African Studies, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford at the times and days specified.

3. A candidate who fails the examination will be permitted to retake it on one further occasion within six terms of his or her initial registration. A candidate who fails one or more of the compulsory or optional papers will be required to resit all three papers. Candidates will be permitted to resubmit the same item or items of written work that reached a satisfactory standard.

4. Candidates may be required to attend an oral examination on any part of the examination.

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

SCHEDULE

The structure of the course is as follows:

(a) Compulsory core course in Methodology, Ethics, and Research Strategies: researching Africa: ethics, politics; disciplinary approaches including history, politics, anthropology, and geography, with key texts; conducting interviews: oral traditions, interviewing strategies, reminiscences, memory, questionnaires, participatory methods; archives on and in Africa; visual materials, artefacts, photographs and films; practical aspects of research.

(b) Compulsory core course in Themes in African History and the Social Sciences: key features of African states; social and economic change and the dilemmas of development; globalisation and conflict in the post-colonial era; environmental history and politics.

(c) Optional paper: Candidates must choose one optional paper from a list published annually and distributed to students by the last day of eighth Week of Michaelmas Full Term.'

3 Ibid., p. 1005, after l.23 insert: `in African Studies for three examinations.'

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3 Continuing Education Board

(a) M.Sc. in Evidence-based Health Care

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 726, delete ll. 8--9 and substitute: `(e) two papers based on the statistical material covered in modules (iv) and (v) of the Schedule.'.

2 Ibid., l. 17, delete `statistical exercises'.

3 Ibid., l. 42, delete `statistical exercises' and substitute `papers'.

4 Ibid., l. 49, after `the initial failure' insert: `A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in the papers under 2 (e) above may be permitted to retake the part or parts of the examination which they have failed, on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.'

5 In Gazette, p. 829 (25 March 2004), regulation (4), column 2, cl. 3, delete `statistical exercises' and substitute `papers'.

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(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Health Care

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 965, delete ll. 26--7 and substitute: `(e) two papers based on the statistical material covered in modules (iv) and (v) of the Schedule.'

2 Ibid., l. 28, after `(c)' delete',' and substitute `and'.

3 Ibid., l.29, after `(d)' delete `and the statistical exercises under (e)'.

4 Ibid., l. 48, delete `(e)' and substitute `(d)'.

5 In Gazette, p. 829 (25 March 2004), regulation (4), column 2, cl. 4, delete `statistical exercises' and substitute `papers'.

6 Ibid., cl. 5, after `the initial failure' insert: `A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in the papers under 2 (e) above may be permitted to retake the part or parts of the examination which they have failed, on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.'

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