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Oxford University Gazette, 10 February 2005: Examinations and Boards

MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES BOARD

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Research Lecturer upon DR ALFONS WEBER and DR GEORG VIEHHAUSER, both of the Sub-department of Particle Physics, with immediate effect.

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by divisional and faculty boards will come into effect on 25 February.

1 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

B.Phil. and M.Phil.

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 568, l. 1, delete 'Ethnology and Museum Ethnography' and insert 'Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography'.

2 Ibid., l. 7, after 'Mathematics for Industry' insert 'Medical Anthropology'.

3 Ibid., p. 569, l. 10, delete 'and Museum Anthropology'.

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2 Medical Sciences Board

M.Sc. in Global Health Science

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 754, after l. 2 insert:
'Global Health Science Medical Sciences'.

2 Ibid., after p. 792 insert:

'Global Health Science

The Divisional Board of Medical Sciences shall appoint for the supervision of the course an organising committee, which shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

The organising committee shall appoint for each candidate an academic adviser.

Each candidate shall follow a course of study in Global Health Science for at least three terms and for a substantial part of the three subsequent vacations, as determined by the course timetable, and will, when entering for the examination, be required to produce a certificate from their academic adviser to this effect.

Candidates shall be examined in all of the following ways:

Two written examination papers relating to the four compulsory modules.

A typewritten or printed essay of 3,000–4,000 words on topics approved by the organising committee in each of the two optional modules chosen for study, as set out in the Schedule. The arrangements for approval will be notified to candidates not later than the start of Michaelmas Term of the academic year in which the examination is taken.

A typewritten or printed dissertation of not more than 10,000 words (excluding bibliography and appendices) on the research project as set out in the Schedule below. The research project and the subject of the dissertation must have been approved by the organising committee. The arrangements for approval will be notified to candidates not later than the start of Michaelmas Term of the academic year in which the examination is taken.

Candidates may be examined viva voce and this examination will take place on dates to be determined by the examiners.

Two copies of each of the required written submissions must be sent to the Chairman of Examiners, M.Sc. in Global Health Science, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford on the following dates:

(a) The dissertation on the research project must be submitted by dates to be specified by the organising committee and published in the University Gazette not later than the start of Michaelmas term of the academic year in which the examination is taken.

(b) The essay and the practical notebook must be submitted by dates to be specified by the organising committee and published in the University Gazette not later than the start of Michaelmas Term of the academic year in which the examination is taken.

Each submission must be accompanied by a certificate indicating that it is the candidate's own work.

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

The examiners shall retain one copy of each dissertation of each successful candidate for deposit in the Radcliffe Science library.

Schedule

I. Compulsory modules

1. Challenges in global health

2. Health policy and public health

3. Principles of epidemiology

4. Principles of statistical methods for epidemiology

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II. Optional modules

Students will select two modules from the following list:

5. Vaccinology

6. Tropical medicine

7. International development

8. Health economics

Modules 5–8 may not all be available every year. III. cResearch project\ A research project under the supervision of a research supervisor. Students will undertake reading and research in relation to their research project during Trinity Term. Students may elect to go on an overseas research placement during Trinity Term and the Long Vacation though this is not a requirement of the course. The subject of each student's dissertation, the overseas placement, and the supervision arrangements for each student must be approved by the organising committee.'

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3 Board of the Faculty of Classics

(a) M.Phil. in Greek and/or Roman History

With effect from 1 October 2006 (for first examination in 2007)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 613, after l. 10 insert: '(c) For the Graduate Seminars, Schedule E below, candidates will be required to pre-submit one essay of about 2000 words, based on a presentation to the Seminar, and one essay of not more than 5000 words, based on other work done in connection with the Seminar. (The essay word limit excludes the bibliography, any text that is being edited or annotated, any translations of that text, and any descriptive catalogue or similar factual matter, but includes quotations, notes and appendices.)'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 25–9 and substitute:

'6. Syllabus

Candidates must offer (1) an option from A below, (2) an option from B below (3) an option from B or C below, (4) a dissertation as described in D below, and must take, in the first year of their course, (5) one of the Graduate Seminars in Ancient History as described in E below. The option from A must be (i) or (ii), unless a candidate is dispensed from this requirement by the Graduate Studies Committee for Ancient History.'

3 Ibid., delete from 1. 1 on p. 614 to l. 17 on p. 615 and substitute:

'C

(i) Greek history to c.650 BCE

(ii) Greek history c.650–479 BCE

(iii) Greek history 479–336 BCE

(iv) Athenian democracy in the Classical age

(v) Alexander and his successors 336–301 BCE

(vi) The Hellenistic world 301–c.100 BCE

(vii) Rome and the Mediterranean world 241–146 BCE

(viii) Roman history 146–46 BCE

(ix) Cicero

(x) Roman history 46 BCE–54 CE

(xi) Roman history 54–138 CE

(xii) Roman history 138–312 CE

(xiii)The ecology, agriculture and settlement history of the ancient Mediterranean world

(xiv) The economy of the Roman Empire

(xv) The provinces of the Roman Empire

(xvi) Greek and/or Roman religion

(xvii) Gender and sexuality in the Greek and/or Roman world

(xviii) Greek and/or Latin historiography

(xix) Roman law

(xx) The Church in the Roman Empire from the beginnings to 312 CE

(xxi) The world of Augustine

(xxii) The City of Rome. This course is run in collaboration with the British School at Rome, and involves attendance at the residential course organised by the School annually in Rome; only those accepted by the School may take the option.

(xxiii) British School at Athens taught course (title and topic vary from time to time). This option is run in collaboration with the British School at Athens, and involves attendance at the residential course organised by the School in even-numbered years in Athens; only those accepted by the School may take the option.

(xxiv) Any other subject approved by the Graduate Studies Committee for Ancient History.'

4 Ibid., p. 615, after l. 28 insert:

'E

Graduate Seminars

(i) Greece and the East

(ii) Rome and the West

These working seminars, organised by members of the faculty in areas of current interest to them, run fortnightly in Michaelmas and Hilary Terms. The topics of the Seminars will vary from time to time. Details are announced in the Graduate Handbook for the Degrees of Master of Studies and Master of Philosophy in Greek and/or Roman History.'

(b) M.St. in Greek and/or Roman History

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 704, delete ll. 34–8 and substitute:

'4. Syllabus

Candidates must offer (1) an option from A below, (2) an option from B or C below, and (3) a dissertation as described in D below. The option from A must be (i), (ii), (iii), or (iv), unless a candidate is dispensed from this requirement by the Graduate Studies Committee for Ancient History. In addition, all candidates must attend and participate in one of the Graduate Seminars in Ancient History as described in E below, although this will not be a subject of examination.'

2 Ibid., delete from p. 705, l. 30, to p. 706, l. 47, and substitute:

'C

(i) Greek history to c.650 BCE

(ii) Greek history c.650–479 BCE

(iii) Greek history 479–336 BCE

(iv) Athenian democracy in the Classical age

(v) Alexander and his successors 336–301 BCE

(vi) The Hellenistic world 301–c.100 BCE

(vii) Rome and the Mediterranean World 241–146 BCE

(viii) Roman history 146–46 BCE

(ix) Cicero

(x) Roman history 46 BCE–54 CE

(xi) Roman history 54–138 CE

(xii) Roman history 138–312 CE

(xiii) The ecology, agriculture, and settlement history of the ancient Mediterranean world

(xiv) The economy of the Roman Empire

(xv) The provinces of the Roman Empire

(xvi) Greek and/or Roman religion

(xvii) Gender and sexuality in the Greek and/or Roman world

(xviii) Greek and/or Latin historiography

(xix) Roman law

(xx) The Church in the Roman Empire from the beginnings to 312 CE

(xxi) The world of Augustine

(xxii) The City of Rome. This course is run in collaboration with the British School at Rome, and involves attendance at the residential course organised by the School annually in Rome; only those accepted by the School may take the option.

(xxiii) British School at Athens taught course (title and topic varies from time to time). This option is run in collaboration with the British School at Athens, and involves attendance at the residential course organised by the School in even-numbered years in Athens; only those accepted by the School may take the option.

(xxiv) Any other subject approved by the Graduate Studies Committee for Ancient History.'

3 Ibid., p. 707, after l. 7 insert:

'Graduate Seminars

(i) Greece and the East

(ii) Rome and the West

These working seminars, organised by members of the faculty in areas of current interest to them, run fortnightly in Michaelmas and Hilary Terms. The topics of the Seminars will vary from time to time. Details are announced in the Graduate Handbook for the Degrees of Master of Studies and Master of Philosophy in Greek and/or Roman History.' 4 Ibid., l. 8, delete '6' and substitute '5'.

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4 Board of the Faculty of Theology

M.Th.

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

In Examination Regulations, 2004, delete from p. 837, l. 29 to p. 840, l. 12, and substitute: '1. Candidates, who must be members of the University, shall be graduates in theology, or shall hold an equivalent theological qualification.

2. Full-time residential candidates will complete Part I of the course in one year and one additional residential year for Part II [dissertation]. Submission of Unit 2 may be delayed until the April submission after the first year of the course.

3. Part-time non-residential candidates will complete Part I of the course in two years part-time and two additional years for Part II [dissertation].

4. Candidates may change from full-time to part-time after completing Part I (excluding Unit 2).

5. Part-time candidates shall be required to attend courses of instruction organised by the participating institutions equivalent to one day a week over six terms.

6. For part-time students there shall be no residential requirement for Part II.

7. In Part I, all candidates will take the first two units and any two others. All units in Part I are examined by extended essays of not more than 7,000 words. In addition, Unit 2 will normally be supplemented with a portfolio of supporting materials, which must be approved before submission by the M.Th. Studies Committee.

8. Part II will consist of a dissertation of between 15,000 and 20,000 words on an aspect of applied theology. All Candidates for Part II are required to present themselves for a viva voce examination unless individually dispensed by the examiners.

9. Essay titles and contents of portfolios for Unit 2 must be submitted for approval to the M.Th. Studies Committee not less than two months before the date of the deadline for the submission of essays. Proposed topics for Part II dissertations should be submitted for approval to the M.Th. Studies Committee before the completion of Part I. The dissertation title must be submitted for approval to the M.Th. Studies Committee not less than two months before the date for the submission of the dissertation. The M.Th. Studies Committee shall be responsible for arranging adequate supervision of the dissertation.

10. Extended essays must be the candidate's own work, and must be typed or printed on one side of the paper. Essays must include a bibliography and footnotes (only the latter being included in the word count). Candidates may receive tutorial guidance in the preliminary stages of composition; tutors may also read or comment on a first draft, giving the candidate not more than one tutorial session at this further stage. Normal graduate supervision shall be provided for the preparation of the dissertation in Part II. When submitted, the extended essays must be accompanied by a certificate signed by the candidate indicating that it is the candidate's own work. This certificate must be submitted separately in a sealed envelope addressed to the Chairman of the Examiners for the M.Th. in Applied Theology at the address below.

11. Extended essays may be submitted to the Chairman of the Examiners, M.Th. in Applied Theology, c/o the Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, by 12 noon on the Friday before 1 May and 1 October in any year, provided that all extended essays must have been submitted by 12 noon on the Friday before 1 October following the third term in which a candidate's name has been on the register if the course is being taken full-time, or the sixth term if part-time. Candidates may delay the submission of their extended essay for Unit 2 until the May following the end of the first year of their course.

12. In Part I, a candidate whose extended essay fails to reach the level which the examiners have determined to be the pass mark (or the required average for passing Part I) may be allowed to resubmit that work once only, within the next two examination periods, provided that no extended essay is submitted later than the submission of the dissertation.

13. In Part II, if the examiners are satisfied that the dissertation has reached the required level for the M.Th., but minor corrections are needed, they shall require the candidate to make these corrections before they submit their report. If the dissertation fails to reach the required level, the examiners may, but are not obliged to, give a candidate permission to revise and resubmit a dissertation at one further examination period, not later than three terms after the first submission.

14. No full-time student for the Degree of Master of Theology shall retain that status for more than twelve terms in all, and no part-time student for the degree shall retain that status for more than eighteen terms in all.

Part I (and Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology)

Candidates will take the first two units and any two others

1. Doctrine, Context and Practice

Candidates will explore the interrelationship between Christian doctrine and Christian practice in historical and social context. They will be able to demonstrate an understanding of Christian doctrine and practice as these have been developed in scripture, tradition and in the modern world.

2. Experiential project with theological reflection

Candidates will be expected to offer a theological evaluation of a project undertaken in either a church or secular setting in which the candidate shares in the concerns and experiences of those involved. They should normally submit a portfolio of material which should include relevant documentation and one or more case studies based upon contact made over a period of not less than twenty-one days and should offer a theological reflection based on this evidence. Full-time candidates may delay submission of this unit until the April submission following the end of the first year of their course.

3. Sociology of Religion

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the main methods of the study of religion in relation to modern society. They should consider such topics as secularisation, religious organisation, civil religion, and fundamentalism. They may also address the relationship between sociology and the different areas of theological study including biblical studies, doctrine and church history.

4. Pastoral Psychology

Candidates will study the contribution of psychological studies to pastoral understanding and practice; the principles of psychological explication with particular reference to the psychology of religious experience; the importance of the psychological dimension in particular areas of pastoral concern, for instance human development, marriage, sickness, death and bereavement.

5. Science and Faith in the Modern World

Candidates will explore the interrelationships between Christian theology and the natural sciences, with special reference to the implications for contemporary Christian practice. They will consider methodological issues in their own right, and such specific topics as the implications of evolutionary theory, or developments in fundamental physics, for the Christian doctrine of creation.

6. The use of the Bible

Candidates will be expected to study the use of the Bible in preaching, worship, and ethics, the phenomenon of diversity in the Bible; the contribution of hermeneutics to the use of the Bible in pastoral ministry; and the quest for a critical standpoint in contextual study of the Bible.

7. Christian Spirituality

Candidates will explore critically the theological issues raised by selected well-established traditions of Christian prayer and devotion, drawing when appropriate on insights from the human sciences and from other academic disciplines. They should also consider different models of spiritual growth and spiritual guidance, drawing out the theology of ministry implicit within these.

8. Liturgy and Worship

Candidates will explore theologically the role of liturgy within Christian life, mission and discipleship, drawing when appropriate on insights from the human sciences and from other academic disciplines. They should consider such topics as the role of symbols, the relationship between the verbal and the non-verbal in worship, the relationship between liturgy and creativity, and the interaction between liturgy and culture.

9. Christian Ethics

Candidates will consider the interrelationships between Christianity and the theory and practice of the moral life. They will explore questions of fundamental moral theology, and also address selected specific ethical issues.

10. Mission in the Modern World

Candidates will study the mission of the Church in the light of the mission of God and in the context of contemporary societies and cultures. They should consider the inter-relationship of various aspects of mission such as evangelism; social and political action; dialogue with other faiths and ideologies. Candidates should evaluate the implications on mission of issues such as secularisation, urbanisation, post-colonialism and post-modernity.

11. Inter-Faith Dialogue

Candidates will study the encounter of faith communities and the development of inter-faith dialogue in plural societies. They will critically examine models of dialogue and may, if they wish, focus on the relationship of Christianity to one other faith tradition.'

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