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Oxford University Gazette, 10 May 2007: Examinations and Boards

Appointments and Reappointments

Medical Sciences Division

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

Paediatrics

PHILIP JEREMY RENSHAW GOULDER, MB B.CHIR Camb, D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Brasenose College. In Infection and Immunity. From as soon as may be arranged.

Clinical Medicine

RICHARD JOHN CORNALL, BA Camb, BM B.CH D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Corpus Christi College. In Renal Medicine. From as soon as may be arranged.

CLINICAL TUTOR

Psychiatry

JONATHAN RAYMOND PRICE, BM B.CH D.PHIL Oxf. From 1 June 2007.


Reappointment

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

JAN SCHNUPP, B.SC Lond, D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of St Peter's. In Neurophysiology. From 1 October 2007 until the retirement age.

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Changes in Regulations

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

1 Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board and Humanities Board

(a) Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy

(i) With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 468, delete ll. 8–10 and substitute:

'In Part B candidates are required to take at least three subjects in Philosophy from subjects 101–18, 120–2 or 199 Thesis, of which two must be subjects 102 and 122.'

(ii) With effect from 1 October 2008 (for first examination in 2009)

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 468, as amended by clause (i) above, delete ll. 8–10 and substitute:

'In Part B candidates are required to take at least three subjects in Philosophy from subjects 101–18, 120–2 or 199 Thesis, of which two must be subjects 122 and either of 101 or 102.'


(b) Honour School of Materials Science

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2008)

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 335, l. 50 and p. 336, l. 1, delete 'Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford' and substitute 'the Deputy Administrator (Academic) in the Department of Materials (or their deputy as nominated in the Course handbook)'.


(c) Honour School of Materials, Economics and Management

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2008)

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 341, ll. 1–2, delete 'Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford' and substitute 'the Deputy Administrator (Academic) in the Department of Materials (or their deputy as nominated in the Course handbook)'.

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2 Social Sciences Board

Honour School of Archaeology and Anthropology

(i) With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2008)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 163, l. 27, delete 'Ecology and landscape' and substitute 'Landscape, ecology and human evolution'.

2 Ibid., ll. 41–2, delete '(the political organisation and world view of shifting agriculturalists)'.

3 Ibid., p. 164, l. 22, delete 'Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe' and substitute 'Europe in transition: the emergence and development of early farming societies'.

(ii) With effect from 1 October 2008 (for first examination in 2009)

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 164, after 1.35 insert '(w) Themes in European Mesolithic Studies'.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Music

(a) M.Phil in Music

With effect from 1 October 2008 (for first examination in 2009)

In Examination Regulations, 2006, delete from p. 619, l. 18 to p. 620, l. 22, and substitute:

'Music

(See also the general notice at the commencement of these regulations.)

The regulations made by the Board of the Faculty of Music are as follows:

Each candidate will be required:

1. To follow for at least six terms a course of study in music. Candidates will, when they enter for the examination, be required to produce from their society a certificate to that effect.

2. To have satisfied the examiners in a Qualifying Examination identical to that for the degree of Master of Studies in Music, and governed by the regulations for that degree, in the Trinity Full Term of the academic year in which their name is entered on the Register of graduate students. Candidates whose work in the Qualifying Examination is judged by the examiners to be of the standard required for the degree of Master of Studies in Music but not of the standard required to proceed to the second year of the M.Phil in Music may supplicate for the degree of Master of Studies in Music. Candidates whose work in the Qualifying Examination is not judged by the examiners to be of the standard required for the degree of Master of Studies may retake the examination on one occasion only. Only candidates who reach the required standard to proceed to the second year at the first attempt may do so.

3. To take a two-part examination of equally weighted components, as follows:

(a) either a dissertation of not more than 30,000 words in musicology or ethnomusicology; or a substantial editorial exercise (edition), with prefatory matter, of comparable length.

The topic for the dissertation or edition must be submitted for approval to the Director of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Music, by noon on Friday of the fourth week of Michaelmas Term. Subject to the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies, a dissertation may be a development of the M.St dissertation or of a relevant portfolio essay. Two typewritten copies of the dissertation or edition must be submitted, not later than noon on the first Monday in July, to the Chairman of Examiners for the M.Phil in Music, c/o Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford. Successful candidates will be required to deposit one copy of the dissertation or edition in the Music Faculty Library; minor corrections, as required by the examiners, must be incorporated prior to deposit in the library.

(b) either a portfolio of course-work consisting of two essays in musicology or ethnomusicology, neither of which shall be less than 3,000 words, and both of which taken together shall be not more than 10,000 words. The proposed titles of the portfolio essays must be submitted for approval to the Director of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Music, by Friday of third week of Hilary Term. The portfolio of essays must be submitted, not later than noon on Friday of the seventh week of Trinity Term, to the Chairman of Examiners for the M.Phil in Music, c/o Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford;

or a portfolio of one or two well-contrasted compositions of not more than thirty minutes' duration. The portfolio of compositions must be submitted, not later than noon on Friday of the seventh week of Trinity Term, to the Chairman of Examiners for the M.Phil. in Music, c/o Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford;

or a recital of not more than sixty minutes' duration, vocal or instrumental, of at least two contrasted pieces. Two possible programmes must be submitted for approval to the Director of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Music, by Friday of third week of Hilary Term. Candidates will be informed of the examiners' choice of programme by the Friday of eighth week in the same term.

The selected component in part 3 (b) (essays/composition(s)/recital) must correspond to that pursued for the Qualifying Examination, but the subject matter of the essays, composition(s) or recital pieces must be different from those offered for examination in the first year.

4. Each candidate must attend an oral examination when required to do so by the examiners, at which any aspect of the candidate's submissions and course work might be subject to discussion.

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

6. A candidate who fails the final examination will be permitted to retake it on one further occasion only, not later than one year after the initial attempt. Such a candidate whose work has been of satisfactory standard in one or more elements examined will be required to resubmit for examination the element(s) which fell below the passmark when originally examined.'


(b) M.St in Music

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2008)

In Examination Regulations, 2006, delete from p. 707, l. 41 to p. 708, l. 29, and substitute:

'Music

Each candidate will be required:

1. To follow for at least three terms a course of study in music. Candidates will, when they enter for the examination, be required to produce from their society a certificate to that effect.

2. To take a three-part examination of equally weighted components, as follows:

(a) a three-hour written paper, on three subjects from the following list:

  • Aesthetics and Criticism of Music;
  • Historical Musicology;
  • Theory and Analysis of Music;
  • Ethnomusicology.

At least three subjects will be available in every year.

(b) a portfolio of course-work consisting of three essays, none of which shall be less than 2,500 words, and all of which taken together shall be not more than 10,000 words. Two of the essays must be in musicology; while the third must be in either musicology, or ethnomusicology, or performance studies, or composition (written essay). The portfolio of three essays must be submitted, not later than noon on Friday of the seventh week of Trinity Term, to the Chairman of Examiners for the M.St in Music, c/o Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford.

(c) either a dissertation of not more than 10,000 words with annotated bibliography in musicology or ethnomusicology, or an editorial exercise (edition), with prefatory matter, of comparable length. The topic for the dissertation or edition must be submitted for approval to the Director of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Music, by noon on Friday of the third week of Hilary Term. Two typewritten copies of the dissertation or edition must be submitted, not later than noon on the first Monday in July, to the Chairman of Examiners for the M.St in Music, c/o Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford;

or a musical composition of not more than fifteen minutes' duration;

or a recital of not more than thirty minutes' duration, vocal or instrumental, of at least two contrasted pieces. Two possible programmes must be submitted for approval to the Director of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Music, by noon on Friday of third week of Hilary Term. They will be informed of the examiners' choice of programme by the Friday of eighth week in the same term.

3. Each candidate must attend an oral examination when required to do so by the examiners, at which any aspect of the candidate's submissions and course work might be subject to discussion.

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

5. A candidate who fails the examination will be permitted to retake it on one further occasion only, not later than one year after the initial attempt. Such a candidate whose work has been of satisfactory standard in one or more elements examined will be required to resubmit for examination the element(s) which fell below the passmark when originally examined.'

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