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Oxford University Gazette, 8 December 2005: Examinations and Boards


BY-ELECTIONS TO DIVISIONAL BOARDS

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

On Thursday, 1 December, the following was duly elected as a member of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, to hold office until MT 2009:

A person elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Statistics (post no. 21)

PROFESSOR S.L. LAURITZEN, MA (M.SC., D.PHIL., D.SC. Copenhagen), Fellow of Jesus


Social Sciences Board

On Thursday, 1 December, the following were duly elected as members of the Social Sciences Board, to hold office for the periods stated:

(i) A person elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Law (post no. 4), until MT 2008

R.M. BAGSHAW, BCL, MA, Fellow of Magdalen

(iii) A person elected by and from among the members of the academic staff holding established posts in the Department of Politics and International Relations (post no. 12), until MT 2009

M.PHILP, MA, M.PHIL., D.PHIL. (BA Bradford, M.SC. Leeds)

(iv) A person elected by and from among the members of the academic staff holding established posts in the Oxford Internet Institute (post no. 17), until MT 2009

PROFESSOR W.H. DUTTON (BA Missouri, MA, PH.D. SUNY at Buffalo), Fellow of Balliol

Note: as no nominations were received for post no. 8, a person elected by and from among the members of the academic staff holding established posts in the Department of Economics, the vacancy lapses to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors.

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Final Honour School of Modern Languages and Associated Joint Schools

Paper XII (2077). With immediate effect (for examination in 2006). Special Subjects. Yiddish linguistics. Candidates will be expected to show knowledge of the methods and findings of Yiddish linguistic research with respect to any three of the following five topics: (i) origins and history of Yiddish; (ii) interrelationships with German dialects and standard German; (iii) the Semitic component in Yiddish; (iv) Yiddish dialectology; (v) Yiddish sociolinguistics. Required readings for each of these topics will be in Yiddish, English, and German. Method of assessment: A.

Paper XII (2149). For examination in 2007. Note changes to the title which now reads: 'The structure and history of any of the following languages: Bulgarian/Macedonian, Czech, Polish, Serbian/Croation, Sloval, Slovene, Sorbian, Ukrainian'.

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

The following changes in fee regulations made by Council, and with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards will come into effect on 23 December.

1 Council of the University

University fees for Home/EU undergraduates and for those reading for the BCL, the M.Juris, the PGCE, the B.Th. and the Diploma in Theology in 2006–7: changes in fee regulations

Explanatory note

At its meeting on 25 January 2005, Congregation approved a new fee regulation governing fees for undergraduate students for 2006–7 (see Supplement (2) to Gazette no. 4717, Wednesday, 15 December 2004). This followed passage of the Higher Education Act 2004, allowing universities in England and Wales to charge home/EU undergraduates higher or variable fees for approved degree courses. Congregation agreed that the University should charge the maximum permitted fee to home/EU undergraduates for all years of all relevant courses for 2006–7 onwards, namely £3,000 in the first instance. Congregation approved this level of fee in the context of the establishment of the new Oxford Opportunity Bursary Scheme, details of which were also set out in the Gazette supplement referred to above.

Fees for a number of other related courses are also currently charged at the standard undergraduate rate. These courses are: the Bachelor in Civil Law (BCL), the Magister Juris (M.Juris), the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), and the Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) and the Diploma in Theology.

In the case of the first three qualifications, Council has now agreed, after detailed consultation, that the standard fee payable for these courses should also be increased to £3,000 from 2006–7.

In the case of the two qualifications in Theology, there has been extensive consultation involving the Humanities Divisional Board, the Board of the Faculty of Theology, and the Permanent Private Halls and colleges which admit students to read for these degrees. The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee has recommended to Council that given the particular arrangements for teaching these courses, and the views of the societies involved and of the Theology Board and the Humanities Division, it would not yet be appropriate to increase the fee to the full £3,000. For 2006–7, therefore, Council has agreed that the fee for the B.Th. and the Diploma in Theology should be increased to £1,500, or half the standard fee. These arrangements will be reviewed for 2007–8.

Legislation to give effect to the £3,000 fee for the degrees in Law and the PGCE is already covered by the general legislation approved by Congregation in January this year, but legislation to give effect to the new £1,500 fee for the B.Th. and the Diploma in Theology is given below.

With effect from 1 September 2006

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 1112, l. 15, delete '(iii) for the degree of B.Th.;', and renumber (iv)–(xi) (ll. 16–25) accordingly.

2 Ibid., p. 1119, l. 19, insert 'for members of the University working for the degree of B.Th. or the Diploma in Theology, £1,500;'.

3 Ibid., renumber cl. (n) as cl. (o).


2 Humanities Board and Social Sciences Board

(a) Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 508, after l. 30 insert:

'318. Finance As specified in Paper 3, Finance, in the Honour School of Economics and Management.'

(b) Honour School of Modern History and Economics

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

As for (a) above.


3 Continuing Education Board

Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in British Studies

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 1086, l. 39, delete ', which will in total be not more than 10,000 words'.

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