Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 30 September 2004: Examinations and Boards

Examinations and Boards

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of divisional boards, the following changes in regulations made by divisional and faculty boards will come into effect on 15 October.

1 Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board and Board of the Faculty of Management

(a) Honour School of Materials, Economics, and Management

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

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 338, after l. 33 insert:

`Candidates embarking on the Honour School in or before October 2004 will take all papers in the sixth term after passing the First Public Examination. Candidates embarking on the Honour School in or after October 2005 will take paper Ec1 in the third term after passing the First Public Examination and the remaining papers in the sixth term after passing the First Public Examination.'

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(b) Pass School of Materials, Economics and Management

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

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 340, after l. 40 insert:

`Candidates embarking on the Pass School in or before October 2004 will take all papers in the sixth term after passing the First Public Examination. Candidates embarking on the Pass School in or after October 2005 will take paper Ec1 in the third term after passing the First Public Examination and the remaining papers in the sixth term after passing the First Public Examination.'

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2 Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board and Board of the Faculty of Philosophy

(a) Honour School of Mathematics and Philosophy

(i) With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in Part B in 2005 and Part C in 2006)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 29, after l. 14, as amended by Gazette, 27 June 2003, delete: `Mathematics and Philosophy (for those taking Option (i))'.

2 Ibid., after l. 16, insert:

`Master of Mathematics and Philosophy      Mathematics and Philosophy                      
                                              (four-year course)'.

3 Ibid., p. 293, delete ll. 22–31, as amended by Gazette, 27 June 2003, and substitute: `4. (a) In order to proceed to Part C, a candidate must achieve Honours standard in Part A and Part B together. A list of candidates satisfying this requirement shall be published by the Examiners.

(b) A candidate who obtains only a Pass or fails to satisfy the Examiners in Part C may enter again for Part C on at most one subsequent occasion.

(c) A candidate who is adjudged worthy of Honours on both Part A and Part B together and either does not enter Part C, or does enter Part C and is not adjudged worthy of Honours in Part C, may supplicate for the Honours degree of B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy with the classification obtained in Part A and Part B together.

(d) A candidate who is adjudged worthy of Honours on both Parts A and B together, and on Part C may supplicate for the degree of Master of Mathematics and Philosophy if he or she has fulfilled all the conditions in the General Regulations for Admission to Degrees Awarded on Passing the Second Public Examination.'

4 Ibid., delete from p. 294, l. 27 to p. 295, l. 5 and substitute: `3. In PART C each candidate shall offer a total of three units chosen in any combination from the lists for Mathematics and for Philosophy. Units in Mathematics are taken from the schedule of units and half units at level M (see `Schedule' below). No unit or half unit in Mathematics, and no subject in Philosophy, may be offered in both Part B and Part C. A unit in Philosophy consists of one of the subjects 101, 103–18, 120 as specified in the Regulations for Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy, or the Rise of Modern Logic as specified in the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Philosophy, or a Thesis as specified below. Each unit in Philosophy other than a Thesis shall be examined by a three hour written paper together with an essay of at most 5,000 words. Candidates should avoid any substantial repetition of material between examination scripts and examination essays. Topics for essays shall be prescribed by the Philosophy examiners in Final Honour Schools in the previous year and shall be published in the Handbook for Mathematics and Philosophy at the beginning of Michaelmas Term in the academic year in which the examination is to be taken. Candidates may apply for approval of essay topics not on the prescribed list by writing to the Chairman of the Board, c/o the Administrator, Philosophy Centre, 10 Merton Street, giving the title he or she proposes, together with an explanation of the subject and enclosing a letter from their tutor attesting to the suitability of this topic for the candidate. Any such application must be received no later than Friday of the fourth week of the Hilary Term preceding the Part C examination for which the essay is to be submitted. Any such application shall be accepted or rejected by the Board within two weeks of its being received.

Each essay shall be the candidate's own work, though it should show knowledge of relevant literature in the subject and may include passages of quotation or paraphrase so long as these passages are clearly indicated as such and the source properly attributed. The candidate may discuss a first draft of the essay with his or her tutor for that subject. The amount of assistance the tutor may give shall be limited to what can be provided in one of the candidate's tutorials for their study of that subject. For each essay the candidate shall sign a statement to the effect that that essay is his or her own work and the tutor shall also sign a statement confirming that, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, this is so. These statements shall be placed in a sealed envelope bearing the candidate's examination number and the name of the subject for which the essay has been written, and presented with two copies of each essay. Each copy of an essay shall be identified only by the candidate's examination number and bear the name of the Philosophy subject for which the essay is being submitted and must be submitted not later than noon on Friday of the week before the Trinity Full Term of the examination to the Examination Schools, Oxford, addressed to the Chairman of the Examiners for Part C of the Final Honour School of Mathematics and Philosophy.

PHILOSOPHY THESIS

1. Subject

The subject of every thesis should fall within the scope of philosophy. The subject may but need not overlap any subject on which the candidate offers papers. Candidates should avoid substantial repetition in examination scripts or examination essays of material from their theses. Every candidate shall submit through his or her college for approval by the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy the title he or she proposes, together with an explanation of the subject in about 100 words; and a letter of approval from his or her tutor, not earlier than the first day of Trinity Full Term of the year before that in which he or she is to be examined and not later than Friday of the third week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding his or her examination. Applications for approval of subject should be directed to the Chairman of the Board, c/o The Administrator, Philosophy Centre, 10 Merton St. The Board shall decide as soon as possible whether or not to approve the title and shall advise the candidate immediately. No decision shall be deferred beyond the end of the fourth week of Michaelmas Full Term. If a candidate wishes to change the title of his or her thesis after a title has already been approved by the Board, he or she may apply for such permission to be granted by the Board: applications should be directed to the Chairman of the Board (if the application is made before the first day of Hilary Full Term preceding the examination). If later than the first day of Hilary Full Term preceding the examination application for change of title should be made to the chairman of examiners for Part C of the Final Honour School of Mathematics and Philosophy.

2. Authorship and origin

Every thesis shall be the candidate's own work. A candidate's tutor may, however, discuss with the candidate the field of study, the sources available, and the method of presentation; the tutor may also read and comment on drafts. The amount of assistance the tutor may give is equivalent to the teaching of a normal paper. Every candidate shall sign a certificate to the effect that the thesis is his or her own work and the tutor shall countersign the certificate confirming, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, that this is so. This certificate shall be placed in a sealed envelope bearing the candidate's examination number presented together with the thesis. No thesis shall be accepted which has already been submitted for a degree of this or any other university, and the certificate shall also state that the thesis has not been so submitted. No thesis shall, however, be ineligible because it has been or is being submitted for any prize of this university.

3. Length and format

No thesis shall exceed 20,000 words, the limit to include all notes and appendices, but not including the bibliography; no person or body shall have authority to permit any excess. The word count should be indicated on the front of the thesis. There shall be a select bibliography or a list of sources. All theses must be typed in double spacing on one side of quarto or A4 paper, with any notes and references at the foot of each page. Two copies of the thesis shall be submitted to the examiners.

4. Submission of thesis

Every candidate shall submit two copies of their thesis, identified by the candidate's examination number only, not later than noon on Friday of the week before the Trinity Full Term of the examination to the Examination Schools, Oxford, addressed to the Chairman of the Examiners for Part C of the Final Honour School of Mathematics and Philosophy.'

(b) Honour School of Physics and Philosophy

(i) With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in Part B in 2005 and Part C in 2006)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 29, before l. 18 insert:

`[For candidates embarking on the Honour School in 2002:'.

2 Ibid., after l. 20 insert:

`[For candidates embarking on the Honour School in or after October 2003:

`Master of Physics and Philosophy        Physics and Philosophy 
                                              (four-year course)].

3 Ibid., before p. 463, insert:

`SPECIAL REGULATIONS FOR THE HONOUR SCHOOL OF PHYSICS AND PHILOSOPHY

[For candidates embarking on the Honour School in or after October 2003:

A

In the following `the Physics Course Handbook' refers to the Physics Undergraduate Handbook, published annually at the start of Michaelmas Term by the Sub-faculty of Physics. The Physics and Philosophy Course Handbook is published annually at the start of Michaelmas Term by the faculty of Philosophy.

1. All candidates shall be examined in Physics and in Philosophy.

2. No candidate shall be admitted to examination in this school unless he or she has either passed or been exempted from the First Public Examination.

3. (a) The examination in Physics and Philosophy shall consist of three parts: Part A, Part B and Part C.

(b) Parts A, B and C shall be taken at times not less than three, six, and nine terms, respectively, after passing or being exempted from the First Public Examination.

4. (a) In order to proceed to Part C a minimum standard of achievement in either Part A in physics or in Part B in philosophy may be required, as determined by the sub-faculty of Physics or the faculty of Philosophy from time to time. Any such requirement shall be published in the Physics and Philosophy Course Handbook not later than the beginning of the Michaelmas Full Term of the academic year preceding the year of the Part A examination. Names of those satisfying the requirement shall be published by the Examiners.

(b) A candidate who obtains only a Pass or fails to satisfy the Examiners in Part C may enter again for Part C on at most one subsequent occasion; Parts A and B shall be entered on one occasion only.

(c) A candidate who is adjudged worthy of Honours on both Part A and Part B together and either does not enter Part C or does enter Part C and is not adjudged worthy of Honours in Part C may supplicate for the Honours degree of B.A. in Physics and Philosophy with the classification obtained in Part A and Part B together.

(d) A candidate who is adjudged worthy of Honours on Parts A and B together, and on Part C, may supplicate for the degree of Master of Physics and Philosophy if he or she has fulfilled all the conditions in the General Regulations for Admission to Degrees Awarded on Passing the Second Public Examination.

5. The examination in this school shall be under the joint supervision of the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy and the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, which shall appoint a standing joint committee to make regulations concerning it, subject in all cases to clauses 1–4 above.

6. (a) The examiners for Physics shall be such of the Public Examiners in Physics in the Honour School of Physics as may be required; those for Philosophy shall be nominated by a committee of which three elected members shall be appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy.

(b) It shall be the duty of the Chairman of the Public Examiners in Physics in the Honour School of Physics to designate such of their number as may be required for Physics and Philosophy, and when this has been done and the Examiners for Philosophy have been nominated, the number of the Examiners in Physics and Philosophy shall be deemed to be complete.

B

1. For the Physics papers, the Examiners will permit the use of any hand-held calculator subject to the conditions set out under the heading `Use of calculators in examinations' in the Special Regulations concerning Examinations and further elaborated in the Physics Course Handbook, save that candidates taking part in an exchange scheme shall be subject to the provisions of the host institution in this regard.

2. In Part A, candidates will take three papers in Physics and complete practical work in Physics, as specified in the Schedule below. In Part B, candidates will take three papers in Physics as specified in the Schedule below, and will be examined in three subjects in Philosophy, one of these subjects being open to choice. In Part C, candidates will be required to offer any three Units, as specified in the Schedule below.

3. The highest honours can be obtained by excellence either in Physics or Philosophy, providing that adequate knowledge is shown in the other subject areas. An honours classification will be awarded only if performance in both Physics and Philosophy is of honours standard in Parts A and B taken together, or in Part C.

4. Candidates for Part B must give to the Registrar notice of their choice of the optional Philosophy subject not later than Friday in the eighth week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding that part of the examination. Candidates for Part C must give to the Registrar notice of their choice of written papers not later than Friday in the eighth week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding that part of the examination, or, if taking part in an exchange scheme, shall have the proposed set of papers to be taken in the host institution approved by the standing joint committee by the beginning of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding that part of the examination.

Schedule

Part A

Physics
Candidates are required to

(i) offer three written papers on Fundamental Principles of Physics, and

(ii) submit to the Examiners such evidence as they require of the successful completion of practical work normally pursued during the three terms preceding the examination. The titles of the written papers under (i) are given below. Their syllabuses shall be approved by the Sub-faculty of Physics and shall be published in the Physics Course Handbook not later than the beginning of Michaelmas Full Term for the examination three terms thence.

Fundamental Principles of Physics:

A1: Thermal Physics
A2P: Electromagnetism
A3: Quantum Physics

Part B

Physics
Candidates are required to offer

(i) two papers in Theoretical Physics, and

(ii) one paper in Physics.

The titles of the written papers under (i) and (ii) are given below. Their syllabuses shall be approved by the Sub-faculty of Physics and shall be published in the Physics Course Handbook not later than the beginning of Michaelmas Full Term for the examination three terms thence. Theoretical Physics:

BT1: Classical Mechanics \j BT2: Covariant Electromagnetism

Physics (one of)

B1: Atomic Physics, Special Relativity, and Sub-Atomic Physics
B2: Condensed Matter Physics and Photonics
B3: Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics

Philosophy
Candidates are required to take three subjects as specified in the provisions for Physics and Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy.

Part C

Candidates not on an exchange scheme shall offer a total of three units chosen in any combination from the lists for Physics and for Philosophy, or an approved collection of course options if taking part in an exchange scheme.

A unit in Physics consists of either a written paper on a Major Option, or a project report on either advanced practical work or other advanced work, as specified for Part C of the Honour School of Physics. A unit in Philosophy consists of one of the subjects 101–104, 107– 122, as specified in the Regulations for Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy, or the Rise of Modern Logic as specified in the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Philosophy, or a Thesis as specified below. No subject in Philosophy may be offered in both Part B and Part C.

Each unit in Philosophy other than a Thesis shall be examined by a three hour written paper together with an essay of at most 5,000 words. Candidates should avoid any substantial repetition of material between examination scripts and examination essays. Topics for essays shall be prescribed by the Philosophy examiners in Final Honour Schools in the previous year and shall be published in the Handbook for Physics and Philosophy at the beginning of Michaelmas Term in the academic year in which the examination is to be taken. Candidates may apply for approval of essay topics not on the prescribed list by writing to the Chairman of the Board, c/o The Administrator, Philosophy Centre, 10 Merton Street, giving the title he or she proposes, together with an explanation of the subject in about 100 words and enclosing a letter from their tutor attesting to the suitability of this topic for the candidate. Any such application must be received no later than Friday of the fourth week of the Hilary Term preceding the Part C examination for which the essay is to be submitted. Any such application shall be accepted or rejected by the Board within two weeks of its being received. Each essay shall be the candidate's own work, though it should show knowledge of relevant literature in the subject and may include passages of quotation or paraphrase so long as these passages are clearly indicated as such and the source properly attributed. The candidate may discuss a first draft of the essay with his or her tutor for that subject. The amount of assistance the tutor may give shall be limited to what can be provided in one of the candidate's tutorials for their study of that subject. For each essay the candidate shall sign a statement to the effect that that essay is his or her own work and the tutor shall also sign a statement confirming that, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, this is so. These statements shall be placed in a sealed envelope bearing the candidate's examination number and the name of the subject for which the essay has been written, and presented with two copies of each essay. Each copy of an essay shall be identified only by the candidate's examination number and bear the name of Philosophy subject for which the essay is being submitted and must be submitted not later than noon on Friday of the week before the Trinity Full Term of the examination to the Examination Schools, Oxford, addressed to the Chairman of the Examiners for Part C of the Final Honour School of Physics and Philosophy.

PHILOSOPHY THESIS

a. Subject
The subject of every thesis should fall within the scope of philosophy. The subject may but need not overlap any subject on which the candidate offers papers. Candidates should avoid substantial repetition in examination scripts or examination essays of material from their theses. Every candidate shall submit through his or her college for approval by the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy the title he or she proposes, together with an explanation of the subject in about 100 words; and a letter of approval from his or her tutor, not earlier than the first day of Trinity Full Term of the year before that in which he or she is to be examined and not later than Friday of the third week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding his or her examination. Applications for approval of subject should be directed to the Chairman of the Board, c/o The Administrator, Philosophy Centre, 10 Merton St. The Board shall decide as soon as possible whether or not to approve the title and shall advise the candidate immediately. No decision shall be deferred beyond the end of the fourth week of Michaelmas Full Term. If a candidate wishes to change the title of his or her thesis after a title has already been approved by the Board, he or she may apply for such permission to be granted by the Board: applications should be directed to the Chairman of the Board (if the application is made before the first day of Hilary Full Term preceding the examination). If later than the first day of Hilary Full Term preceding the examination application for change of title should be made to the chairman of examiners for Part C of the Final Honour School of Physics and Philosophy.
b. Authorship and origin
Every thesis shall be the candidate's own work. A candidate's tutor may, however, discuss with the candidate the field of study, the sources available, and the method of presentation; the tutor may also read and comment on drafts. The amount of assistance the tutor may give is equivalent to the teaching of a normal paper. Every candidate shall sign a certificate to the effect that the thesis is his or her own work and the tutor shall countersign the certificate confirming, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, that this is so. This certificate shall be placed in a sealed envelope bearing the candidate's examination number presented together with the thesis. No thesis shall be accepted which has already been submitted for a degree of this or any other university, and the certificate shall also state that the thesis has not been so submitted. No thesis shall, however, be ineligible because it has been or is being submitted for any prize of this university.
c. Length and format
No thesis shall exceed 20,000 words, the limit to include all notes and appendices, but not including the bibliography; no person or body shall have authority to permit any excess. The word count should be indicated on the front of the thesis. There shall be a select bibliography or a list of sources. All theses must be typed in double spacing on one side of quarto or A4 paper, with any notes and references at the foot of each page. Two copies of the thesis shall be submitted to the examiners.
d. Submission of thesis
Every candidate shall submit two copies of their thesis, identified by the candidate's examination number only, not later than noon on Friday of the week before the Trinity Full Term of the examination to the Examination Schools, Oxford, addressed to the Chairman of the Examiners for Part C of the Final Honour School of Physics and Philosophy.

EXCHANGE SCHEME

Each individual candidate taking part in a full year exchange at a host institution approved by the University will provide a collated set of coursework to the standing joint committee. Each individual candidate will ensure that the host institution forwards a full transcript of the courses taken certified by the host institution. Each individual candidate will ensure that the host institution retains the examination papers and scripts for the approved courses undertaken and that these are submitted under seal, together with the collated coursework and transcript of courses taken, to the Chairman of Examiners, Honour School of Physics and Philosophy, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford by noon on Friday of the sixth week of Trinity term.]'

(ii) With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 463, delete ll. 4–6 and substitute: `[For candidates embarking on the Honour School in October 2002:'.

(iii) With effect from 1 October 2005

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 29, delete ll. 18–20.

2 Ibid., delete from p. 463, l. 1 to p. 466, l. 16.

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(c) Pass School of Physics and Philosophy

(i) With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in Part A in 2005 and Part B in 2006)

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 466, after l. 16, insert: `[For candidates embarking on the Honour School or Pass School in or after 1 October 2003:

PASS SCHOOL OF PHYSICS AND PHILOSOPHY

The examination consists of Part A and Part B.

A candidate may be admitted to Part A of the examination no earlier than the sixth term from matriculation and to Part B of the examination no earlier than the ninth term after matriculation.

In Part A, a candidate must offer two papers on the Fundamental Principles of Physics from those specified for Part A of the Honour School of Physics and Philosophy.

In Part B, a candidate must offer two subjects in Philosophy, which are 102 (Knowledge and Reality) and 120 (Intermediate Philosophy of Physics) as specified in the provisions for Physics and Philosophy in the Regulations for Philosophy in all Honour Schools involving Philosophy.]

[For candidates embarking on the Honour School in 2002:'.

(ii) With effect from 1 October 2005

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 466, delete ll. 17–37.

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(d) Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy

(i) With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in Part A in 2005 and Part B in 2006)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 430, delete lines 25–29 and substitute:

`In PART C each candidate shall offer a total of three units chosen in any combination from the lists for Mathematics and for Philosophy. A unit in Philosophy consists of one of the subjects 101, 103–18, 120 as specified in the Regulations for Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy, or the Rise of Modern Logic as specified in the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Philosophy, or a Thesis as specified in the Special Regulations for the Honour School of Mathematics and Philosophy. No subject in Philosophy may be offered in both Part B and Part C. Each unit in Philosophy other than a Thesis shall be examined by a three hour written paper together with an essay of at most 5,000 words. See Special Regulations for the Honour School of Mathematics and Philosophy for regulations concerning the examination essays.'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 40–43.

3 Ibid., p. 426, after l. 46 insert:

`[For candidates embarking on the Honour School in or after October 2003:

`121. Advanced Philosophy of Physics]

[For candidates embarking on the Honour School in 2002:'.

4 Ibid., p. 431, delete ll. 40–42 and substitute: `[For candidates embarking on the Honour School in or after October 2003:

Physics and Philosophy

Part B: candidates are required to take subject 102, subject 120, and one further subject selected from the list of subjects 101–22 above, except that neither subject 105 nor subject 106 may be taken. In this school, candidates must answer at least one question from the section on Philosophy of Science in subject 102.

Part C: those candidates offering one or more further Philosophy subjects must choose them from the subjects 101–4, 107–22 above, or Rise of Modern Logic as specified in the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Philosophy, or a Thesis as specified in 199 above, save that the thesis shall not exceed 20,000 words.]

[For candidates embarking on the Honour School in 2002:'.

5 Ibid., p. 432, before l. 5 insert:

[For candidates embarking on the Honour School in or after October 2003:

Each subject in Philosophy other than a Thesis shall be examined by a three-hour written paper together with an essay of at most 5,000 words. See Special Regulations for the Honour School of Physics and Philosophy for regulations concerning the examination essays.]

(ii) With effect from 1 October 2005

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 426, delete l. 47.

2 Ibid., p. 427, delete ll. 12–15.

3 Ibid., p. 431, delete ll. 43–52.

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3 Medical Sciences Board

(a) M.Sc. in Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, delete from l. 26 on p. 759 to l. 49 on p. 760 and substitute:

`Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance

1.The Medical Sciences Board shall elect for the supervision of the course an organizing committee which shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction. 2.Every candidate must follow for at least six terms a course of instruction in the Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance. The course of instruction shall consist of the modules set out in the schedule and the examiners shall require confirmation from the Course Director of satisfactory attendance by each candidate.

3. In the first year of the course, candidates must take the five Level I modules listed in the schedule. Candidates shall be examined in all of the following ways:

(i) One examination paper shall be set for each of the modules which candidates elect to take.

(ii) In addition, in the case of four of the five first year modules, each candidate shall be required to submit to the examiners two copies of a typewritten or printed essay of not more than 3,000 words on a topic selected from a list published by the organizing committee by the beginning of the term in which the essay must be submitted. Deadlines for submission and resubmission shall be notified to candidates at the same time.

(iii) In the case of one module, specified by the organizing committee, candidates must undertake a research project in Performance Science. This will involve identifying an athlete or a team, to observe, and then reporting to what extent science, training, performance and recovery have been made cohesive and have been applied toward the integration of physical, mental and emotional components of elite athletic activity. Candidates must submit a project report of not more than 3,000 words, and each candidate shall be expected to give a public oral presentation on his or her project, on a date to be determined by the organizing committee.

(iv) Candidates must satisfy the examiners in each of the forms of assessment for each of the modules that they take.

4. In the second year of the course, candidates must take the four Level II modules set out in the Schedule Candidates shall be examined in all of the following ways:

(i) One examination paper shall be set for each of the modules, other than the Project Module, which candidates elect to take.

(ii) In addition, in the modules other than the Project module, each candidate shall be required to submit to the examiners two copies of a typewritten or printed essay of not more than 3,000 words on a topic selected from a list published by the organizing committee by the beginning of the term in which the essay must be submitted. Deadlines for submission shall be notified to candidates at the same time.

(iii) Candidates must offer and satisfy the examiners in each of the forms of assessment for each of the modules that they take.

(iv) Candidates must submit and satisfy the examiners in a dissertation based on the Project Module. The Project can be laboratory-based, library-based or survey-based. The length of the dissertation shall be not more than 10,000 words (excluding tables, appendices, footnotes and bibliography) and each candidate shall select the subject of his or her dissertation in consultation with the Course Director. The subject of each dissertation shall also be subject to the approval of the organizing committee. No dissertation subject shall be approved without the appointment of a suitable supervisor. The dissertation shall be submitted by such date as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates by the beginning of Michaelmas Term in the second year of study. The dissertation shall be accompanied by a statement certifying that it is the candidatežs own work.

5. The required written submissions must be sent to the Chairman of Examiners, M.Sc. in Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford.

6. Each submission must be accompanied by a certificate indicating that it is the candidatežs own work.

7. The examiners shall make a recommendation, based on the performance of candidates in the first year examinations, as to whether each candidate is likely to attain the level of performance required for the successful completion of the second year of the course. Admission to the second year shall be determined by the organizing committee in the light of the examiners' recommendations, evidence of adequate arrangements made by each candidate to undertake the Project Module and an interview of each candidate by the Course Director. A candidate may appeal to the Medical Sciences Board against the decision of the organizing committee. 8.Candidates who fail to reach the required standard in any of the required submissions, including the project module and oral presentation in the first year of the course, but excluding the final dissertation, may revise and resubmit on one further occasion up to two pieces of submitted work in the first year, and one piece of submitted work in the second year, the dates for resubmission to be determined and published by the organizing committee.

9. Candidates who fail to reach the required standard in any examination paper for any module, will be permitted to enter for the examination of the relevant module(s) on no more than one further occasion, normally at the end of the long vacation following the first examination.

10. Candidates may be required by the examiners to attend a viva voce examination.

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

12. The organizing committee shall have the discretion to permit any modules examined for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance to count towards the examination requirements for the M.Sc. A period of study for the Postgraduate Diploma may be counted towards the minimum period of study required for the M.Sc.

13. Candidates who transfer from the Diploma to the MSc. at the end of the first year, having previously been examined in only four of the Level I modules, in addition to meeting the requirements of paragraph 4 above, must also take, and be examined in, the Level I module that they did not take in the first year.

14. If any candidate who is successful in the examination for the M.Sc. in Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance has previously successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma, and the standing committee has agreed that, for that examination, modules examined for the Postgraduate Diploma should count towards the examination requirements for the M.Sc., then the award of the M.Sc. will subsume the award of the Postgraduate Diploma.

SCHEDULE

Level I Modules

Structural and biomechanical basis of physical performance

Biochemical basis of physical performance

Motor control, muscle energetics and training

Cardio-respiratory, renal and endocrine adaptations to physical performance

Genes, drugs and performance

Level II Modules

Nutrition, endurance exercise and the unexplained underperformance syndrome

Psychology, sociology and gender issues in sport

Advanced biomechanics, injury and sport for the disabled

Project Module'

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(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, delete from l. 33 on p. 950 to l. 17 on p. 951 and substitute: `1. The Medical Sciences Board shall elect for the supervision of the course an organizing committee which shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2. Every candidate must follow for at least three terms a course of instruction in the Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance. The course of instruction will consist of the modules set out in the schedule of Level I modules for the MSc in Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance. The examiners shall require confirmation from the Course Director of satisfactory attendance by each candidate, including at least four of the modules set out in the schedule.

3. Candidates shall be examined in each of the ways set out in the regulations for the MSc in Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance for the first year of the course, except that they need only elect to take four of the five modules set out in the schedule. Candidates must satisfy the examiners in each of the forms of assessment for each of the modules that they take.

4. The required written submissions must be sent to the Chairman of Examiners, Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford.

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

6. Candidates who fail to reach the required standard in any of the required submissions, including the project module and oral presentation, may revise and resubmit on one further occasion up to two pieces of submitted work, the dates for resubmission to be determined and published by the organizing committee.

7. Candidates who fail to reach the required standard in any examination paper for any module, will be permitted to enter for the examination of the relevant module(s) on no more than one further occasion, normally at the end of the long vacation following the first examination.

8. Candidates may be required by the examiners to attend a viva voce examination.

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

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