Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 2 December 2004: Examinations and Boards

Examinations and Boards

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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 B2, Computational Neuroscience: Wednesday, 23 February

Module A1, Strategies for the analysis of synapses, neurons, and networks: Friday, 25 February

Module B1, Motor Systems: Wednesday, 2 March

Module C1, CNS Development, plasticity, and repair: Friday, 4 March

Module A2, Cognitive neuroscience: Monday, 7 March


Submission deadlines

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

Module B2, Computational Neuroscience: Friday, 4 March

Module A1, Strategies for the analysis of synapses, neurons, and networks: Monday, 7 March

Module B1, Motor Systems : Monday, 14 March

Module C1, CNS Development, plasticity, and repair : Friday, 18 March

Module A2, Cognitive neuroscience: Wednesday, 23 March

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

The following changes in regulations made by the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee and of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Board of the Faculty of Classics will come into effect on 17 December.

1 Educational Policy and Standards Committee

Regulations for the Conduct of University Examinations and Regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 43, l. 9, insert:

`(4) In the case of a candidate against whom an order has been made by a University Court under section 11 (3) or section 21 (1) (e) of Statute XI or by the Appeal Court in similar terms (intentional or reckless breach of examination regulations), the examiners shall give effect to that order.

(5) Where the Proctors make a recommendation to the examiners in respect of a candidate under section 32 (3) of Statute XI (breach of examination regulations which is neither intentional nor reckless) the examiners shall give due weight to that recommendation in assessing the candidate's work.'

2 Ibid., p. 881, after 1. 37, insert new 6 as follows, and renumber 6 as 7:

`6. A candidate whose first application for transfer to D.Phil. status is not approved shall be permitted to make one further application, following the procedures laid down in clauses 1–4 above, and shall be granted an extension of time for one term if this is necessary for the purposes of making the application.'

3 Ibid., p. 882, after 1. 34, insert as follows and renumber 4 and 5 as 5 and 6 respectively:

`4. A candidate whose first application for confirmation of their status is not approved shall be permitted to make one further application following the procedures laid down in this section normally within one term of the original application, and shall be granted an extension of time for one term if this is necessary for the purposes of making the application.'

4 Ibid., 1. 40, after `a candidate's' insert: `second'.

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2 Board of the Faculty of Classics

(a) M.St. in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 700, l. 40, delete `92' and substitute `93'.

2 Ibid., p. 703, l. 31, after `submitting' insert `two'.

3 Ibid., after l. 36 insert:

`(2) Those offering only one option examined by presubmitted essays may submit the proposed titles of their two essays through their supervisors to the Graduate Studies Administrator, Classics Centre, Old Boys' School, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL, not later than Friday of the first week of Hilary Full Term. Otherwise they must submit the proposed titles of their two essays through their supervisors to the Graduate Studies Administrator, Classics Centre, Old Boys' School, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL, not later than Friday of the first week of Trinity Full Term.'

4 Ibid., renumber existing sub-sections (2) and (3) as (3) and (4) respectively.

5 Ibid., l. 46, after `OX1 4BG.', insert:

`If candidates are offering only one option examined by presubmitted essays, the essays may be sent as above to arrive not later than noon on the Thursday of the fifth week of Hilary Full Term. Otherwise they must be sent as above to arrive not later than noon on the Thursday of the sixth week of Trinity Full Term.'

5 Ibid., l. 46, delete `At least two of the essays', and substitute `If candidates are offering two options examined by presubmitted essays, at least two of the essays'.

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(b) Special Regulations of the Divisional and Faculty Boards

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 907, delete ll. 42--8, and substitute:

`A thesis submitted for the Degree of M.Litt. in Classical Languages and Literature should not exceed 60,000 words. There is no minimum word limit but approximately 50,000 words would be accepted as a guideline. A thesis submitted for the Degree of D.Phil. should not exceed 100,000 words. There is no minimum word limit but approximately 80,000 words would be accepted as a guideline. The word limit excludes the bibliography, any text that is being edited or annotated, translations of Greek or Latin quoted, and any descriptive catalogue, but includes Greek or Latin quoted, footnotes and appendices.'

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