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Oxford University Gazette, 29 September 2005: Examinations and Boards

DIVISION OF MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

M.Sc. in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science

In addition to the list previously published, the Supervisory Committee has approved the following course for 2005–6.

Section B

Schedule I

Applied Probability

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT

M.Sc. in Management Research

Advanced Special Papers 2006: corrigendum

The M.Sc. Course Director has approved the following list of courses for the M.Sc. in Management Research. Candidates for the M.Sc. in Management Research must select one paper, offered in Hilary Term from the following options:

  • Advanced Organisational Theory
  • Human Resource Management
  • Social Studies in Science and Technology

Candidates for the M.Sc. in Management Research must select one paper, offered in Trinity Term from the following options.

  • Human Resource Management 2;
  • Social Studies in Science and Technology 2;
  • Strategic Management;
  • Complex Systems: Strategies, Technologies, and Networks;
  • Operations and Project Management;
  • Accounting Epistemology;
  • Advanced Marketing;
  • Approaches to Organisational Research;
  • Business and Governance in Transitional Economies

Note: this replaces the corresponding notice published in the Gazette of 30 June (Vol. 135, p. 1253). The entry in that notice 'Organisation, Innovation and Institutions' has been replaced by 'Approaches to Organisational Research'.


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 boards, faculty boards, and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 14 October.

1 Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

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

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 352, delete ll. 27–28; p. 354, delete ll. 25–27; and in each case substitute:

'For all written papers, candidates are restricted to models of hand-held calculators as specified for the Honour School of Materials and published in the Materials Science Undergraduate Course Handbook.'

(b) Honour School of Computer Science

With effect from 1 October 2006 (for first examination in Part B in 2007, and Part C in 2008)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 203, l. 26, after '5' insert '(a)'.

2 Ibid., after l. 28 insert:

'[For candidates embarking on the Honour School in or after October 2005: (b) The Examiners shall classify the combined results of the examinations in Part A and Part B, and in respect of candidates taking the four-year course shall separately classify results in Part C.]'

(c) Honour School of Mathematics

With effect from 1 October 2006 (for first examination in Part B in 2007, and Part C in 2008)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 355, l. 27, after '5' insert '(a)'.

2 Ibid., after l. 29 insert:

'[For candidates embarking on the Honour School in or after October 2005: (b) The Examiners shall classify the combined results of the examinations in Part A and Part B, and in respect of candidates taking the four-year course shall separately classify results in Part C.]'

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(d) Honour School of Mathematics and Computer Science

With effect from 1 October 2006 (for first examination in Part B in 2007, and Part C in 2008)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, l. 29, after '5' insert '(a).

2 Ibid., after l. 31 insert:

'[For candidates embarking on the Honour School in or after October 2005: (b) The Examiners shall classify the combined results of the examinations in Part A and Part B, and in respect of candidates taking the four-year course shall separately classify results in Part C.]'

(e) Honour School of Mathematics and Statistics

With effect from 1 October 2006 (for first examination in Part B in 2007, and Part C in 2008)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 373, l. 24, after '5' insert '(a)'.

2 Ibid., after l. 26 insert:

'[For candidates embarking on the Honour School in or after October 2005: (b) The Examiners shall classify the combined results of the examinations in Part A and Part B, and in respect of candidates taking the four-year course shall separately classify results in Part C.]'

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2 Medical Sciences Board

(a) Preliminary Examination in Medicine

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 1015, l. 38, delete 'five' and substitute 'six'.

2 Ibid., l. 49, delete 'Medical Ethics and Systems of the Body (three hours)' and substitute: 'Systems of the Body (two hours)'.

3 Ibid., delete from p. 1015, l. 50 'This paper' to p. 1016, l. 3 'wide choice of questions.' and substitute:

'This paper will require candidates to write on systems of the body. Opportunity will be given to integrate material from different subject areas. Candidates will be required to write two essays from a wide choice of questions.'

4 Ibid., p. 1016, after l. 7, insert:

'3. Paper 4: Ethics and Health Psychology (two hours) This paper will be in two parts: Part A will require candidates to write on Ethics; and Part B will require candidates to write on Health Psychology.'

5 Ibid., l. 8, delete '3. Paper 4:' and substitute '4. Paper 5:'.

6 Ibid., l. 16, delete '4' and substitute '5'.

7 Ibid., l. 23, delete '5' and substitute '6'.

8 Ibid., ll. 35–6, delete 'Paper 3 and Paper 4', and substitute 'Papers 3, 4 and 5'.

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 1017, l. 13, delete 'and Health Psychology'.

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(b) Second Examination for the Degree of BM

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

In Examination Decrees, 2004, p. 980, after l. 22, insert a new paragraph 19, and renumber subsequent paragraphs accordingly:

'19. The examiners may award a distinction for outstanding performance over the three years. Criteria for distinctions will be determined by the Medical Sciences Board.'

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3 Social Sciences Board

(a) M.Phil. in Economics

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 595, delete ll. 16–20, 22–4, and 26–31.

2 Ibid., after l. 31 insert:

'Details of the content of the three compulsory papers will be published in the Course Booklet distributed to students at the beginning of Michaelmas Term each year.'

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(b) M.Phil. in Development Studies

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, delete from p. 591, l. 42 to p. 592, l. 5, and substitute:

'International legal and normative framework in relation to refugees and displaced persons. International and domestic application of individual and group rights to displaced persons and refugees. Activities and involvement of the relevant international organs, governments, and intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations relevant to forced migration. Concepts of intervention and their justifications. Evolution of humanitarian responses to forced migration. Organisational structure of assistance. Ethical issues raised by efforts to assist, control, prevent, and deter movements of forced migrants.

(ii) Causes and consequences of forced migration

Theories of the causes of forced migration and humanitarian crises. Historical dimensions and social dynamics of forced migration. Social and cultural constructions of place and space. Impact of forced migration on gender relations and age structures. Coercion and conflict. Implications of forced migrants for conceptualising the modern state and the international order. Security and stability of states. Environmental and development-induced displacement. Poverty and vulnerability. Impact of forced migrants on host populations and governments. Agency, coping mechanisms and survival strategies of affected populations. Nationalism, ethnicity and group identity. Consequences of resettlement programmes for livelihood and economic autonomy. Repatriation and local-level social reconstruction.'

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4 Continuing Education Board and Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

M.Sc. in Bioinformatics

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 772, cl. 3, delete 'at least nine and at most twelve terms' and substitute 'at least six and at most twelve terms'.

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5 Board of the Faculty of History

(a) Preliminary Examination in History of Art

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 123, l. 22, delete 'of'.

2 Ibid., l. 29, delete 'four' and substitute 'five'.

3 Ibid., l. 42, after 'it' insert 'is'.

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(b) Preliminary Examination in Modern History and Politics

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 134, l. 24, delete 'Introduction to Political Institutions' and substitute 'Introduction to Politics: Analysis of Democratic Institutions'.

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(c) Preliminary Examination in Modern History and Modern Languages

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 133, ll. 30 and 31 delete 'Moderators' and substitute 'Examiners'.

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(d) Honour School of Ancient and Modern History

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 160, l. 50 to p. 161, l. 1, delete 'Chairman of the Board of the Faculty of Classics' and substitute 'Chairman of Examiners, Honour School of Ancient and Modern History'.

2 Ibid., p. 161, ll. 8–9, delete 'Chairman of the Board of the Faculty of Classics' and substitute 'Chairman of Examiners, Honour School of Ancient and Modern History'.

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(e) Honour School of Modern History and Modern Languages

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 401, l. 24, after 'Hilary Term preceding the examination', insert 'Any changes in title for such candidates should be submitted to the convenor of the joint school by the second week of Hilary Term of the final year. Notification of whether approval is forthcoming will be given no later than fourth week of Hilary Term of the final year.'

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