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Oxford University Gazette, 16 June 2005: Examinations and Boards

BY-ELECTIONS TO DIVISIONAL BOARDS 9 June

On Thursday, 9 June, the following were duly elected, to hold office for the periods stated.

Humanities Board

Post No. 17 (elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Theology)

Until MT 2007

M. EDWARDS, MA, D.PHIL., Student of Christ Church

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Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

Post No. 20 (elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences who at the time of the election are working in the Department of Statistics)

Until MT 2008

C.J.H. MCDIARMID, M.SC., D.PHIL. (B.SC. Edinburgh), Fellow of Corpus Christi

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APPOINTMENTS AND REAPPOINTMENTS

Medical Sciences Division

Appointments

CLINICAL TUTOR

Clinical Medicine

BRIAN JOHN ANGUS (B.SC., MB, CH.B., MD Glasgow). In Clinical Medicine. From 13 November 2005 until 12 November 2010.

CLINICAL LECTURER

Surgery

DOUGLAS EDWARD HUGH HARTLEY, D.PHIL. (MB, BS Newcastle). In ENT—Head and Neck Surgery. From 9 May 2005 until 8 May 2011.

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RESEARCH COUNCILS UK ACADEMIC FELLOWSHIPS

Pharmacology

COLIN JON AKERMAN, M.SC., D.PHIL. (MA Edinburgh). In in vivo Neuropharmacology/in vivo Neurotoxicology. From 1 October 2005 until 30 September 2010.

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

ALEXANDRE VICTOR AKOULITCHEV (B.SC., M.SC. Moscow, PH.D. London). In Protein Structure and Function in Relation to Disease. From 30 September 2005 until 29 September 2010.

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SENIOR CLINICAL LECTURERS

Orthopaedic Surgery

RAASHID A. LUQMANI (B.MED.SCI., DM Nottingham). In Rheumatology. From 1 July 2005 until 30 June 2010.

Surgery

MARTIN JAMES BURTON, MA, DM (MA Cambridge). In Otolaryngology. For five years from 1 April 2005.

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Reappointments

CLINICAL LECTURER

Surgery

SIMON PARKINSON BACH (B.MED.SCI., MB, BS Newcastle). In Surgery. From 1 October 2005 until 30 September 2008.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

DANNY EDWARD TUCKER (MB, BS London). In Obstetrics and Gynaecology. From 1 June 2005 until 31 May 2008.

Paediatrics

SHELLEY SEGAL (MB, B.CH. Witwatersrand). In Paediatrics. From 13 July 2005 until 12 July 2008.

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Social Sciences Division

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

Corrigenda

DR FIONA ANDERSON-GOUGH (PH.D Leeds, B.SC., P.G.C..), Fellow of Templeton. In Accounting. From 1 August 2005 until 31 July 2010.

DR EAMONN MOLLOY (BA, PH.D. Lancaster), Fellow of Green College. In Operations Management. From 1 August 2005 until 31 July 2010.

Note: this replaces the notice concerning Dr Anderson-Gough and Dr Molloy published in the Gazette of 21 April, p. 856, which incorrectly listed both appointments as reappointments.

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 2005

Preliminary Examinations

Ancient and Modern History: MR N. PURCELL, St John's College

English and Modern Languages: DR J.D. NAUGHTON, St Edmund Hall

European and Middle Eastern Languages: DR A.J. TOOKE, Somerville College

Human Sciences: DR R. PARKIN, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Modern History: DR R.J.A.I. CATTO, Oriel College

Modern History and Economics: DR M.E. REBICK, St Antony's College

Modern History and English: DR H. BARR, Lady Margaret Hall

Modern History and Modern Languages: DR J.D. NAUGHTON, St Edmund Hall

Modern History and Politics: DR P.J. MARTIN, Wadham College

Modern Languages: DR A.J. TOOKE, Somerville College

Philosophy and Modern Languages: DR A.J. TOOKE, Somerville College

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: DR M.E. REBICK, St Antony's College

Physiological Sciences: PROFESSOR J.C. ELLORY, Corpus Christi College

Physics: DR L LYONS, Jesus College

Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: DR A.C. NOBRE, Department of Experimental Psychology

Theology: THE REVD DR J.B. MUDDIMAN, Mansfield College

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Moderations

Law: MR R.M. BAGSHAW, Magdalen College

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Honour Moderations

Classics and English (course I and II) (Year 2): MR A.S. HOLLIS, Keble College

Classics and English (course II) (Year 1): MR A.S. HOLLIS, Keble College

Honour Schools

Natural Science

Biological Sciences (Year 2): PROFESSOR H.G. DICKINSON, Department of Plant Sciences
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry: DR D.A. HARRIS, Department of Biochemistry

Physics (Four Year course) (Part B): DR E.J. WILLIAMSON, Atmospheric Physics

Physics (Three and Four year) (Part A) (Year 2): DR E.J. WILLIAMSON, Atmospheric Physics

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Bachelor of Medicine

First Examination (Part I): PROFESSOR J.F. MORRIS, Human Anatomy and Genetics

First Examination (Part II): DR P.C.G. NYE, Balliol College

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Master of Philosophy

Byzantine Studies: PROFESSOR E.M. JEFFREYS, Exeter College

Comparative Social Policy: MRS T. SMITH, Social Policy and Social Work

Economic and Social History (Year 1): PROFESSOR K.J. HUMPHRIES, All Souls College

Economic and Social History (year 2): PROFESSOR K.J. HUMPHRIES, All Souls College

Economics (Final Examination): PROFESSOR P.D. KLEMPERER, Department of Economics

European Archaeology: DR G.R. LOCK, Archaeology Institute

Evidence-Based Social Work: DR A.H. BUCHANAN, Social Policy and Social Work

General Linguistics and Comparative Philology: DR J.S. COLEMAN, Phonetics Laboratory

Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature: PROFESSOR C.B.R. PELLING, Christ Church

International Relations: DR J.M. WELSH, Somerville College

Landscape Archaeology: DR G.R. LOCK, Archaeology Institute

Latin American Studies: MRS T.R. THORPE, Development Studies

Oriental Studies: (iv) Modern Middle Eastern: DR D. RECHTER, Oriental Studies

Modern European History: DR J. CAPLAN, St Antony's College

Modern European History (Year 1): DR J. CAPLAN, St Antony's College

Russian and East European Studies: DR A. PRAVDA, St Antony's College

Oriental Studies: (xi) Modern Chinese Studies: DR D. RECHTER, Oriental Studies

Oriental Studies: Modern Chinese Art and Literature: DR D. RECHTER, Oriental Studies

Politics: DR E.J. FRAZER, New College

Sociology: DR M. BOND, Sociology

World Archaeology: DR G.R. LOCK, Archaeology Institute

World Archaeology: DR B.M. HAMBLY, St Anne's College

Qualifying Examination in European Archaeology: DR G.R. LOCK, Archaeology Institute

Qualifying Examination in History of Science, Medicine and Technology: PROFESSOR K.J. HUMPHRIES, All Souls College

Qualifying Examination in Landscape Archaeology: DR G.R. LOCK, Archaeology Institute

Qualifying Examination in Latin American Studies: MRS T.R. THORPE, Development Studies

Qualifying Examination in Oriental Studies: Modern Middle Eastern Studies: DR D. RECHTER, Oriental Studies

Qualifying Test in Comparative Social Policy: MRS T. SMITH, Social Policy and Social Work

Qualifying Test in International Relations: DR J.M. WELSH, Somerville College

Qualifying Test in Sociology: DR M. BOND, Sociology

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Master of Science

Applied Statistics (by coursework): PROFESSOR R.C. GRIFFITHS, Department of Statistics

Comparative Social Policy (by coursework): MRS T. SMITH, Social Policy and Social Work

Economic and Social History (by coursework): PROFESSOR K.J. HUMPHRIES, All Souls College

Economics for Development (by coursework): MR C. ADAM, Development Studies

English Local History (by coursework): MR C.J. DAY, Kellogg College

Environmental Geomorphology (by coursework): DR H.A. VILES, Geography Department

Forced Migration (by coursework): DR D. CHATTY, Development Studies

Latin American Studies (by coursework): MRS T.R. THORPE, Development Studies

Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography: PROFESSOR R.H. BARNES, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science: PROFESSOR T. MELHAM, Computing Laboratory

Sociology (by coursework): DR M. BOND, Sociology Department

Water Science Policy and Management: PROFESSOR D.S.G. THOMAS, Geography Department

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Master of Studies

Byzantine Studies: PROFESSOR E.M. JEFFREYS, Exeter College

Classical Archaeology: PROFESSOR R.R.R. SMITH, Ashmolean Museum

Classical Armenian Studies: DR D. RECHTER, Oriental Studies

European Archaeology: DR G.R. LOCK, Archaeology Institute

European Literature: PROFESSOR T.F. EARLE, Medieval and Modern Languages

General Linguistics and Comparative Philology: DR J.S. COLEMAN, Phonetics Laboratory

Jewish Studies: DR D. RECHTER, Oriental Studies

Jewish Studies in the Graeco-Roman Period: DR D. RECHTER, Oriental Studies

Modern History: DR J. CAPLAN, St Antony's College

Modern Middle Eastern Studies: DR D. RECHTER, Oriental Studies

Oriental Studies: DR D. RECHTER, Oriental Studies

Philosophy: PROFESSOR D. EDGINGTON, Magdalen College

Study of Religion: DR M.J. EDWARDS, Christ Church

Women's Studies: DR K.J. GLEADLE, Mansfield College

World Archaeology: DR G.R. LOCK, Archaeology Institute

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Probationer Research Student Qualifying Examinations

Development Studies: PROFESSOR S.L. LALL, Department of Economics

Economics: PROFESSOR P.D. KLEMPERER, Department of Economics

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M.SC. IN NEUROSCIENCE 2005–6

The following dates apply to the M.Sc. in Neuroscience course for the academic year 2005–6:

Qualifying examination: Wednesday, 7 December 2005.

Resit (if necessary): Friday, 6 January 2006.

Oral presentation of first dissertation: Wednesday, 5 April 2006.

Submission of first dissertation: Friday, 21 April 2006.

Poster presentations of second dissertation: Friday, 4 August 2006.

Submission of second dissertation: Friday, 18 August 2006.

Viva voce examinations: Wednesday and Thursday, 6 and 7 September 2006.

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES BOARD

Supplementary subjects in the Honour Schools of Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Materials Science, Medical Sciences, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and Physiological Sciences (formerly parts of the Honour School of Natural Science), 2005-6

The following supplementary subjects will be taught and examined during 2005-6. For details of the availability of supplementary subjects to candidates in different Honour Schools, 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. Organic and Biological Spectroscopy

Lectures: sixteen hours in MT

Problem classes: eight hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

5. Chemical Pharmacology

Lectures: 4 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 Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Physiological Sciences, only subject 1 and subject 5 are available.

(c) For candidates in Materials Science, 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).

(d) 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).

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

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

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M.Sc in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science

The Supervisory Committee has approved the following courses for 2005–6.

Section A

Schedule I

Algebraic Number Theory
Algebras
Analytic Topology
Axiomatic Set Theory
Domain theory
Gödel Incompleteness Theorems
Group Theory
Lambda Calculus and Types
Lie Algebras
Lie Groups
Model Theory

Schedule II

Modular Forms
Representation Theory of Symmetric Groups

Section B

Schedule I

Communication Theory
Complexity
Concurrency
Graph Theory
The Logic of Multi-Agent Information Flow

Schedule II

Algebraic Coding Theory
Automata, Logic and Games
Categories, Proofs and Programs
Computational Group Theory
Computational Number Theory
Computer-Aided Formal Verification
Elliptic Curves
Quantum Computer Science

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Sub-faculty of Engineering Science

Honour School of Engineering Science Part II 2006

Candidates must offer three papers from those listed below. In Lists 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 each paper will assume knowledge of material examined in the corresponding Part I paper B1, B2, B3, B4, or B5.

List 1 Mechanical Engineering

C1A Thermofluids
C1B Mechanics of Materials

List 2 Civil Engineering

C2A Structures and Fluids
C2B Geotechnics

List 3 Electrical Engineering

C3A Opto-electronics
C3B Advanced Electronics

List 4 Information Engineering

C4A Control Systems
C4B Information Engineering

List 5 Chemical Engineering

C5A Chemical Engineering
C5B Bioprocessing

List 6 (no prerequisite B-paper)

C6A Production Engineering
C6B Engineering Mathematics
C6C Biomedical Engineering

Information about content of the various papers is published in the General Scheme of Lectures for Engineering Science.

Exceptionally:

(i) Candidates taking part in an exchange scheme must offer an equivalent approved collection of course options.

(ii) Candidates undertaking a twenty-four week placement overseas must offer the equivalent of three C papers from those listed above; the combination of papers selected to be approved by the Chairman of the Sub- faculty of Engineering Science.

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Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Materials

Honour School of Engineering and Materials Part II 2006

The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Materials has approved the following subjects for examination in Part II of the Honour School of Engineering and Materials 2006. Candidates must offer three papers from those listed below.

EME1 Electronic Materials and Devices
EME2 Optoelectronics
SME1 Structural Materials I
SME2 Structural Materials II

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Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science

Final Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science Part II 2006

The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science has approved the following subjects for examination in Part II of the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science 2006. Undergraduates must offer the equivalent of three three-hour papers from those listed below.

  • C3A Optoelectronics
  • C3B Advanced Electronics
  • C4A Control Systems
  • C4B Information Engineering
  • C6B Engineering Mathematics
  • C6C Biomedical Engineering
  • Compilers* (Honour School of Computer Science)
  • Computer Graphics* (Honour School of Computer Science)
  • Databases* (Honour School of Computer Science)
  • Intelligent Systems I and II (Honour School of Computer Science)
  • Object Oriented Design* (Honour School of Computer Science)
  • Programming Languages* (Honour School of Computer Science)
  • Security* (Honour School of Computer Science)

Candidates may select one of the following three-hour papers if not already offered in Part I:

  • B3 Electronic Engineering
  • B4 Information Engineering
  • ECS4 Object Oriented Programming (Honour School of Computer Science)
  • ECS5 Concurrent Systems, Networks and Operating Systems (Honour School of Computer Science)

Each of the papers in the series C3 and C4 will assume knowledge of the material examined in the corresponding Part I paper, B3 Electrical Engineering, or B4 Information Engineering.

ECS4 Object Oriented Programming will be a prerequisite for Object Oriented Design.

Each of the above papers will be of three hours in length except those marked * which will be 1½ hours in length and equivalent to half a paper.

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Standing Committee for Engineering, Economics and Management and Related Schools

Honour School of Engineering, Economics and Management Part II 2006

Candidates will be required to take three papers from the following list of optional E and M papers and from Group C (from which the equivalent of only one paper may be offered).

Group E (Economics) papers

Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Economic Decisions within the Firm
Statistical Methods in Economics
Econometrics

Group M (Management) papers

Finance
Accounting
Marketing
Strategic Management

Group C (Engineering) papers

Candidates can select a maximum of one paper or the equivalent of one paper from the following:

C1A Thermofluids
C1B Mechanics of materials
C2A Structures and fluids
C2B Geotechnics
C3A Opto-electronics
C3B Advanced Electronics
C4A Control systems
C4B Information engineering
C5A Chemical engineering
C5B Bioprocessing
C6A Production engineering
C6B Engineering mathematics
C6C Biomedical engineering

Each of the papers in the series C1 to C5 will assume knowledge of the material examined in the corresponding Part I paper, B1, B2, B3, B4, or B5.

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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 Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board will come into effect on 1 July.

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

(a) Doctor of Engineering

With effect from 1 October 2005

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, after p. 961, insert:

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REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF ENGINEERING

A

(i) General Regulations

1. Any member of the University who has been admitted to the status of student for the degree of Doctor of Engineering by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board and who has satisfied the conditions prescribed by these regulations may supplicate for the degree of Doctor of Engineering.

2. Candidates shall follow a programme of study consisting of (a) coursework and (b) research, in engineering or applied science, in the context of industrial or other professional practice. Each candidate must pass a specified number of coursework modules during the programme of study, as detailed in the special regulations for the degree of Doctor of Engineering. Each candidate shall submit for examination a thesis, or portfolio of a coherent set of linked research projects.

3. A student for the degree of Doctor of Engineering shall normally pursue his or her course of study at Oxford for 12 terms.

4. A student for the degree of Doctor of Engineering may be permitted by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Divisional Board to undertake their research in a well-found research environment outside the University. Such students shall be dispensed from the residence requirements, but shall be required to attend for such instruction as the Division and department concerned shall require, as specified in the Special Regulations and Course Handbook. Before admitting a candidate on this basis, the conditions set out in the Special Regulations of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division shall be met.

5. Candidates shall be admitted initially with the status of Probationer Research Student.

6. A member of the University who has held the status of Probationer Research Student and has completed the qualifying test for entry to Doctor of Engineering status prescribed in the special regulations below may be admitted to the status of student for the degree of Doctor of Engineering.

7. A candidate should normally apply for confirmation of his or her status as a student for the degree of Doctor of Engineering no later than the tenth term after that in which he or she was initially admitted to the status of Probationer Research Student. All students for the degree of Doctor of Engineering must have their status confirmed before applying for the appointment of examiners. Candidates applying for confirmation of status must have fulfilled the requirements as specified in the special regulations for the degree of Doctor of Engineering.

8. Examiners of the thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Engineering shall bear in mind that their judgement of the substantial significance of the work should take into account what may reasonably be expected of a capable and diligent student after four years of full-time study.

9. If a candidate is not permitted to continue with Doctor of Engineering status, he or she may be permitted to transfer instead to the status of student for the degree of MSc by Research.

10. Except as specifically provided above, and as provided in special regulations for the degree of Doctor of Engineering below, the provisions of the following regulations shall apply: Regulations for Admission as a Probationer Research Student; General Regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (§§ 1–7); General Regulations of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee governing the examination of students for the degrees of MSc by Research, MLitt, and DPhil, and concerning the maintenance of the register; Special Regulations of Divisional and Faculty Boards concerning the status of probationer research student and the degrees of MLitt, MSc by Research, and DPhil: Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division; provided that, in all cases, 'Doctor of Engineering' shall be substituted for 'Doctor of Philosophy'.

B

(ii) Special Regulations for the degree of Doctor of Engineering in Engineered Metals for High Performance Applications in Aerospace and Related Technologies (ENGMET)

1. Candidates shall follow a programme of study in Engineering, Materials Science and related disciplines, consisting of (a) coursework and (b) research, and shall have an industrial or other external sponsor.

2. The University of Oxford shall appoint an academic supervisor for each student. The sponsor shall appoint both an external supervisor and a professional mentor for each student. The student shall meet with their academic supervisor normally at least four times per term, at least one of these meetings taking place in Oxford.

3. In order successfully to fulfil the coursework requirements, candidates are required to pass a specified number of coursework modules in each academic year, as detailed in the Course Handbook. The list of permitted courses is detailed in the Course Handbook, and will be updated annually. If a candidate fails any coursework module they are permitted to resit the module according to the details as stipulated in the Course Handbook.

4. Although students may hold the status of Probationer Research Student for a maximum of 6 terms, students shall normally apply to transfer from Probationer Research Student to the status of student for the degree of Doctor of Engineering by the fourth term after admission as a research student. In order successfully to transfer status candidates must fulfil the specific conditions as detailed in the Course Handbook. The academic supervisor and external supervisor shall each provide a report on the student's progress. A candidate whose first application for transfer to Doctor of Engineering status is not approved shall be permitted to make one further application, following the procedures laid down above, and shall be granted an extension of time for one term (beyond the six term maximum) if this is necessary for the purposes of making the application.

5. Candidates shall normally apply for confirmation of status as a student for the degree of Doctor of Engineering not later than the tenth term, and normally by the ninth term, after that in which they were initially admitted as a research student. Candidates will be required to fulfil the specific conditions, as detailed in the course Handbook, before applying for confirmation of status. A candidate whose first application for confirmation of Doctor of Engineering status is not approved shall be permitted to make one further application, following the procedures laid down above, normally within one term of the original application, and shall be granted an extension of time for one term (beyond the normal maximum of ten terms) if this is necessary for the purposes of making the application.

6. If, after considering a candidate's second application for transfer of status, or a candidate's second application for confirmation of status, the responsible body considers that the student's progress does not warrant this, the responsible body may approve his or her transfer to the status of student for the Degree of Master of Science by Research.

7. In order to supplicate for the degree of Doctor of Engineering, candidates will be required to pass a specified number of coursework modules, as detailed in the Course Handbook. They will also submit for examination a thesis, or portfolio of a coherent set of linked research projects.

8. The coursework modules shall be provided under arrangements approved by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division and the Educational Policy and Standards Committee, as set out in the Course Handbook. Coursework modules offered by another institution shall be provided under arrangements approved by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division and the Educational Policy and Standards Committee and set out in a collaboration agreement with that institution. Variation of arrangements for the provision of modules will require the approval of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division and the Educational Policy and Standards Committee.'

2 Ibid., renumber Chapters 13 to 22 as Chapters 14 to 23.

3 Ibid., p. 1096 , l. 16 , delete '.' and substitute ';'.

4 Ibid., after l. 16 , insert as follows and renumber (c) as (d):

'(c) the number of composition fees payable by candidates for the Doctor of Engineering shall not exceed twelve;'.

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(b) Special Regulations of the Divisional and Faculty Boards concerning the Status of Probationer Research Students and the Degrees of MLitt, MSc by Research and DPhil

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 939, after l. 36, insert new sections 1 and 2 as follows and renumber existing sections 1–2 as 3–4:

'1. PERMISSION TO WORK IN A WELL-FOUND LABORATORY OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY

Applicants who are admitted to undertake research under the supervision of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Divisional Board may, exceptionally, be permitted by the Divisional Board to undertake their research in a well–found laboratory outside the University. Such candidates shall be dispensed from the residence requirements, but shall be required to attend the University for such instruction as the division and department concerned shall require. Before admitting a candidate on this basis, the department concerned shall be required to satisfy itself and the divisional board that appropriate arrangements are in place for approving all aspects of the student's academic work, including the following:

(i) the availability of the equipment and facilities necessary for the project in the agency concerned;

(ii) the existence of a wider collaboration between the department and the agency in which the student is based;

(iii) the subject of their doctoral studies;

(iv) satisfactory induction procedures;

(v) satisfactory health and safety arrangements;

(vi) satisfactory supervision arrangements, to include specification of a minimum number of contact hours between student and supervisor, which shall include not less than two face– to–face meetings between student and supervisor, for a total of at least 8 hours, each term;

(vii) satisfactory arrangements for monitoring the student's progress within the department;

(viii) provision for the student to attend the University for such instruction as the division and department shall require.

Dispensation from these rules shall be sought from the Head of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division through the departmental Director of Graduate Studies.

2. APPOINTMENT OF EXAMINERS

In applying for appointment of examiners, candidates should note that a supervisor is disqualified from appointment, and that the divisional board will not normally appoint as examiner individuals previously closely associated with the candidate or his or her work, representatives of any organization sponsoring the candidate's research, representatives of any organization at which a candidate dispensed from residence under the provisions of section XVII, cl. 4 above, is based, or former colleagues of the candidate. In particular, an examiner, whether internal or external, who has played a significant part in advising the candidate is inappropriate and particularly so where the collaboration has led to the publishing of joint papers by the candidate and the examiner. It is accepted that examiners will usually be acquainted with the supervisor, and sometimes the candidate, and that this in itself is not a bar to acting as an examiner. Dispensation from this rule should be sought from the Head of Division through the departmental Director of Graduate Studies.'

2 Ibid., p. 943, delete ll. 4–30 and renumber cl. 5 as cl. 4.

3 Ibid., p. 944, delete ll. 20–8.

4 Ibid., after l. 28 insert new section 5 as follows:

'5. D.PHIL. IN THE DOCTORAL TRAINING CENTRE AT THE LIFE SCIENCES INTERFACE

1. General regulations

The provisions of the following regulations shall apply, except as specifically provided below: Regulations for Admission as a Probationer Research Student; Regulations for the Degree of Master of Science by Research, Regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (§§ 1–7); General Regulations of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee governing the examination of students for the degrees of M.Sc. by Research, M.Litt. and D.Phil., and concerning the maintenance of the register of graduate students; and the Special Regulations of Divisional and Faculty Boards concerning the status of Probationer Research Student and the degrees of M.Litt., M.Sc. by Research, and D.Phil.: Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division.

2. Register of Probationer Research Students

The board may grant a student suspension from the Register of those admitted to the status of Probationer Research Student or deprive a student of his or her status; and in such cases it shall at all times follow procedures determined by the Educational Policy and Standards Committee by regulation. The board may also reinstate a student to the Register, provided that the total number of terms a student has spent as a Probationer Research Student has not exceeded eight terms in the case of a student on the Life Sciences Interface Doctoral Training Centre Programme.

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3. Probationer Research Student Status

A student on the four-year Life Sciences Interface Doctoral Training Centre Programme may hold the status of Probationer Research Student for up to nine terms, including the term in which the student was admitted.

A Probationer Research Student on the Life Sciences Interface Doctoral Training Centre Programme shall normally apply for admission to D.Phil. status after a minimum of six terms and no longer than nine terms.

A Probationer Research Student on the Life Sciences Interface Doctoral Training Centre Programme shall cease to hold such status if:

(i) he or she shall not have gained admission to another status within nine terms of admission as a full-time student to the status of Probationer Research Student;

(ii) the board shall, in accordance with provisions set down in Ch. VI, Sect. XXXII, §2, cl. 7, and after consultation with the student's college and supervisor, have deprived the student of such status.

4. Confirmation of Status as a Student for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

A candidate on the Life Sciences Interface Doctoral Training Centre Programme who has been admitted to the status of Student for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy must apply to the board for confirmation of his or her status as a D.Phil. Student not later than the twelfth term or normally earlier than the ninth term after that in which he or she was initially admitted to the status of a Probationer Research Student or to the status of a student for another higher degree of the University.'

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(c) Special regulations of the Divisional and Faculty Boards concerning the Status of Probationer Research Students and the Degrees of M.Litt., M.Sc. by Research, and D.Phil.

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 939, l. 47, after 'conduct the examination.' insert 'A student whose first application for transfer to M.Sc. by Research status is not approved, shall be permitted to make one further application, and shall be granted an extension of time for one term if this is necessary for the purposes of making the application.'

2 Ibid., p. 940, ll. 32–4, delete 'A student who has applied.. . may subsequently re-apply.' and substitute 'A student whose first application for transfer to D.Phil. status under Category A is not approved, shall be permitted to make one further application, 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. 941, delete ll. 46–50 and substitute 'A student whose first application for transfer from M.Sc. by Research status to D.Phil. status is not approved, shall be permitted to make one further 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., p. 942, l. 15 delete 'reapplication be made after a further period (within the statutory limit).' and substitute 'one further application may be made, normally within one term of the original application. An extension of time for one term shall be granted if this is necessary for the purposes of making the application.'

5 Ibid., delete ll. 21–4 and substitute 'If, after considering a candidate's second application for confirmation of status, the board concludes that the student's progress does not warrant this, it shall approve his or her transfer to the status of Student for the Degree of Master of Science by Research.'

6 Ibid., after l. 40 insert:

'A candidate whose first application for transfer to M.Sc. by Research status is not approved, shall be permitted to make one further application, and shall be granted an extension of time for one term if this is necessary for the purposes of making the application.'

7 Ibid., after l. 47 insert:

'A candidate whose first application for transfer to D.Phil. status is not approved, shall be permitted to make one further application, and shall be granted an extension of time for one term if this is necessary for the purposes of making the application.

A candidate whose first application for transfer from M.Sc. by Research status to D.Phil. status is not approved, shall be permitted to make one further application, and shall be granted an extension of time for one term if this is necessary for the purposes of making the application.'

8 Ibid., p. 943, after l. 3 insert:

'A candidate whose first application for confirmation of D.Phil. status is not approved, shall be permitted to make one further application, 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.'

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(d) Honour School of Mathematics

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

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 342, delete ll. 30–2 and renumber cl. 6 as cl. 5.

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