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Oxford University Gazette, 12 July 2007: Examinations and Boards

M.Sc in Computer Science 2008

In accordance with the examination regulations for the M.Sc in Computer Science (Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 755), notice is hereby given that the list of options for the examination in 2008 will be:

Schedule A

Concurrency

Formal Program Design

Functional Programming

Introduction to Specification

Object Oriented Programming I

Object Oriented Programming II

Programming Languages

Schedule B

Computational Complexity

Computer Security

Computers in Society

Databases

Intelligent Systems I

Intelligent Systems II

Lambda Calculus and Types

Object Oriented Design

System Design and Refinement

Schedule C

Automata, Logic and Games

Categories, Proofs and Processes

Computational Linguistics

Computer Aided Formal Verification

Concurrent and Distributed Programming

Domain Theory

Information Retrieval

Program Analysis

Quantum Computing

Theory of Data and Knowledge Bases

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M.Sc in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science

The following course has been approved for examination in 2007–8. This course is in addition to the list of courses published in the Gazette of 14 June, p. 1285.

Section A

Schedule II

Representation Theory of Symmetric Groups

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Changes in Regulations

With the approval, where applicable, of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 27 July.

1 Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

(a) Preliminary Examination in Physics

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 152, delete ll. 39–40 and substitute:

'6. Failure to complete practical work under cl. 2(i), without good reason, will be deemed by the Moderators as failure in the Preliminary examination and the candidate will be required to complete the outstanding practicals either by examination or by completing them alongside second year study, before entry to the Part A examination will be permitted. In these circumstances, distinction at the Preliminary examination will not be possible.'


(b) Preliminary Examination in Computer Science

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 112, l. 12, after 'CS3', insert ', CS4'.


(c) Preliminary Examination in Mathematics and Computer Science

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 127, l. 34, delete 'M1 and M2' and substitute 'M1, M2 and M3'.


(d) M.Sc in Mathematical and Computational Finance

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

In Gazette No. 4788, 16 November 2006, p. 385, cols. 1–2, delete cl. 4 and substitute:

'4. The examination will consist of the following parts:

(i) Four written examinations, each of two hours duration. The written examinations will cover the core courses in mathematical methods and numerical analysis, based on the schedule below. Two of the examinations will be based on Michaelmas Term courses and will be held in 0th Week of Hilary Term. Two of the examinations will be based on Hilary Term courses and will be held in Noughth Week of Trinity Term. The examinations will be organised within the Department.

(ii) Three options chosen from a list that will be published by the start of Michaelmas Full Term each year. Each option will be assessed by a written mini-project. Completed mini-projects must be delivered to the Chairman of Examiners, M.Sc Mathematical and Computational Finance, c/o Head of Examinations and Assessments, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on Friday of Week 9 of the term during which the course is offered (or of the term following the vacation in which the course is offered), together with a signed statement that the work offered for assessment is the candidate's own.

(iii) A dissertation of between twenty-five and forty pages on a topic approved by the examiners.

Candidates must submit a proposal for a dissertation, with the support of their supervisor, to the Chairman of Examiners, M.Sc in Mathematical and Computational Finance, c/o the Course Administrator, M.Sc in Mathematical and Computational Finance, Mathematical Institute, 24–29 St Giles', Oxford, by a date to be specified by the Examiners.

More detail on these requirements will be set out each year on the course Web site.'

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2 Social Sciences Board

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

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 476, ll. 31–34, delete '(iii) certain combinations of subjects may not be offered (see List of Subjects below); (iv) not all Economics may be offered in any particular year (see below for details). There may also be restrictions on numbers permitted to offer some Economics subjects in any particular year.' and substitute:

'(iii) one but only one may be a subject in Politics, selected from the following list: 201, 202, 214, 215, 216, 220; (iv) certain combinations of subjects may not be offered (see List of Subjects below); (v) not all Economics may be offered in any particular year (see below for details). There may also be restrictions on numbers permitted to offer some Economics subjects in any particular year.'


(b) BCL and Magister Juris

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 970, delete ll. 23–26 and substitute:

'Candidates for the BCL and M.Jur must offer four papers. A dissertation counts as one paper.'

2 Ibid., p. 970, delete 1. 37 and renumber subsequent clauses accordingly.

3 Ibid., delete ll. 41–2 and renumber subsequent clause accordingly.

4 Ibid., p. 971, l. 3, after 'in List II or', insert 'one subject in'.

5 Ibid., l. 48, delete 'legal' and, insert 'Legal'.

6 Ibid., p. 972, l. 36, delete 'Legal History: Legislative Reform of the Early Common Law;'.

7 Ibid., p. 973, after l. 1, insert 'European Community Environmental Law'.

8 Ibid., after l. 13, insert 'Law and Society in Medieval England'.

9 Ibid., l. 22, delete 'Comparative Law of Contract;'.

10 Ibid., delete ll. 26–31 and ll. 34–35.

11 Ibid., p. 974, l. 8, delete 'A dissertation carries a credit value of three units.'


(c) M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 757, l. 34, after 'Data Collection,', insert 'Qualitative Methods,'.

2 Ibid., p. 758, after l. 9, insert:

'Qualitative Methods shall be examined by two methods of assessment and both must be satisfactorily completed by all candidates. Firstly, each candidate will be required to complete a series of practical assignments which will be marked on a pass/fail basis. A candidate who fails one or more assignments may be required to resubmit the assignment or assignments normally within seven days. Secondly, at the end of term each candidate will be required to submit an assessed essay of 2,500 to 3,000 words, to be written between Friday of Sixth Week and Friday of Ninth Week of the term in which the course runs. A choice from three titles will be offered.'

3 Ibid., p. 759, after l. 35, insert:

'19. Race, Gender and Justice 20. News Media, Crime and Policy 21. Qualitative Methods'.


(d) M.Sc in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Research Methods)

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, as published in Gazette, Supplement (1) to No. 4778, 27 July 2006, p. 1370, column 1, cl. 3, l. 7, delete 'research', and on ll. 13–16, delete 'in paragraph six of the Special Regulations of the Board of the Faculty of Law for candidates admitted after Michaelmas Term 1997'.

2 Ibid., column 2, delete cl. 7. (iv) and substitute:

'(iv) Core course in qualitative methods: There are two methods of assessment for this course and both must be satisfactorily completed by all candidates. Firstly, each candidate will be required to complete a series of practical assignments which will be marked on a pass/fail basis. A candidate who fails one or more assignments may be required to resubmit the assignment or assignments normally within seven days. Secondly, at the end of term each candidate will be required to submit an assessed essay of 2,500 to 3,000 words, to be written between Friday of Sixth Week and Friday of Ninth Week of the term in which the course runs. A choice from three titles will be offered.'


(e) M.Phil in Classical Archaeology

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 565, l. 30, delete 'seventh' and insert 'eighth'.

(f) M.St in Classical Archaeology

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 675, l. 14, delete 'seventh' and insert 'eighth'.


(g) M.Phil in Development Studies

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 573, after l. 47, insert:

'(m) Migration and Development

This course will examine the relationship between processes of migration and development. It will cover key topics and debates such as: theories of migration and their links to theories of development; changing patterns of migration and their relationship to development (including rural–urban migration, unskilled/skilled/business- led migration, gender relations and migration, internal and international migration and transnationalism); social, economic and political impacts of migration on development (including social change, urbanisation, remittance flows, return migration, diaspora engagement in development, notions of citizenship, integration and political engagement); and the evolution of policy responses to migration (including relationships between policies of industrialised states and those of developing countries).

(n) Nations and Nationalism in Africa

This option will investigate the history and politics of nations and nationalism in Africa. It will review the historiography and explore country case studies. It will investigate the plurality of nationalist trajectories, the range of nationalist discourses, and the ideas, organisations and policies developed around imagined communities. Themes will include memory and commemoration; discourse and ideology; identity politics, gender and youth; state and development; economic nationalism; transnationalism; globalisation; and conflict.'


(h) M.Phil in Politics (Comparative Government, Political Theory, European Politics and Society)

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 637, ll. 24–25, delete '(c), (e)–(s), (ae), subject to the following constraints. Candidates who take (c) may also take one paper from (t)–(z), (aa).' and substitute '(c), (e)–(t), (af)–(ag).'

2 Ibid., l. 27, delete '(b), (r)–(z), (aa)' and substitute '(b), (s)–(ab)'.

3 Ibid., l. 29, delete '(c), (e)–(af)' and substitute '(c), (e)–(ah)'.

4 Ibid., p. 638, l. 16, delete 'major' and substitute 'Major'.

5 Ibid., after l. 23, insert '(p) The Politics and Government of Japan', and renumber subsequent papers (p) to (ae) as (q) to (af) accordingly.

6 Ibid., ll. 27–28, delete 'Russia and China' and substitute 'Russia, China and Japan'.

7 Ibid., p. 639, ll. 33–34, delete 'Trietschke' and substitute 'Treitschke', and, delete 'S. Schmitt' and substitute 'C. Schmitt'.

8 Ibid., p. 640, after l. 24 insert:

'(ag) Comparative Political Economy

Candidates will be introduced to some of the major topics related to the comparative political economy of industrialised democracies and will be encouraged to question whether the political relationships among individuals, institutions and the economy are different in different countries. Topics will include the relationship between social coalitions and politics; the nature of corporatism; the existing diversity among advanced market economies; the influence of unions and wage bargaining institutions; the reasons why some countries have comprehensive welfare states and whether the welfare state is declining; the impact of government partisanship and electoral factors on economic policy; the political causes and effects of inequality; the political and economic importance of globalisation; and the relationship between democracy and economic growth.', and renumber paper (af) as (ah) accordingly.


(i) M.Phil in International Relations

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 606, delete ll. 11–24, and renumber subsequent section '(o)' as '(n)' accordingly.


(j) M.Sc in Latin American Studies

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 790, l. 46, delete '0' and substitute 'three'.

2 Ibid., p. 791, l. 23 after 'written examination.', insert 'Specialisation on a single country, or a combination of countries is permitted so long as the choice appears in the country lists below.'


(k) M.Phil in Latin American Studies

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 609, l. 30, after 'two different disciplines.', insert: 'Specialisation on a single country, or a combination of countries is permitted so long as the choice appears in the country lists as specified in the schedule for the M.Sc in Latin American Studies.'


(l) M.Sc in Educational Studies

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 769, delete ll. 20–49 and substitute:

'(iv) Higher Education I: Systemic, Historical and International Perspectives

Historical development of institutions and systems of higher education

The changing 'idea' of the university

British and other models of higher education

The role of the state in higher education

Issues of higher education funding

Access to and expansion of higher education

Assessment of research in higher education

Higher education and the world of work

European policies in higher education

Higher education institutions in comparative perspective

Teacher training

(v) Higher Education II: Learning, Teaching and Academic Practice

Theories of student learning in higher education

The relationship between assessment and learning

Evaluations of teaching

The emergence and role of academic disciplines

Disciplinary pedagogies in comparative perspective

Academic professionalism and staff development

Quality assurance and audit culture

The relationship between research and teaching

Management cultures in higher education

Academic freedom

Contract researchers

Globalisation and the university'.


(m) M.Sc in Global Governance and Diplomacy

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 782, l. 2, delete 'International Politics' and substitute 'Global Governance'.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 29–34 and substitute:

'(b) Global Governance: The sources, mechanisms, processes and practices of global governance at the subnational, national, supranational, international, and public and private transnational levels: at the national, sub-national and transnational levels, the focus is on globalisation; at the supranational level of governance, on literature on regional integration; at the level of international governance, on international organisations, international regimes and multilateralism. The course includes the role of various types of public and private actors—such as states, international organisations, regional blocs, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), civil social organisations (CSOs), transnational corporations (TNCs), business associations, and trans- governmental networks—across areas such as finance, trade, development, environmental protection, and human rights. It assesses the effectiveness, accountability, and legitimacy of governance arrangements.'


(n) M.Sc in Social Anthropology

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 817, delete ll. 35–39 and substitute:

'IV. Optional Paper

Candidates must choose one optional paper. Titles of available options will be made known at the beginning of each academic year. They will be divided into three lists, as follows: List A: The Social Anthropology of a selected region;

List B: Topics in Material Anthropology;

List c: Anthropology and Practical Issues.

Candidates for the degree of M.Sc in Social Anthropology must select their option from any of the three lists during Hilary Term.'


(o) M.Sc in Water Science Policy and Management

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 825, delete ll. 26–27 and substitute:

'6. Two double or 1. 5 spaced, bound, typewritten or printed copies of the dissertation must be sent, not later than noon on the first weekday of September in the year in which'.

2 Ibid., p. 826, delete ll. 8–19 and substitute:

'1. Water Science and Technology

Candidates will be expected to have knowledge and a critical understanding of the physical, chemical and biological processes and interactions across the hydrological cycle at the catchment/basin scale, and of the engineering and technological solutions to water supply and sanitation.

2. Water Governance, Policy and Society

Candidates will be expected to have knowledge and a critical understanding of the arguments and issues related to the social, political and institutional dimensions of water policy and management.

3. Water Management

Candidates will be expected to have knowledge and a critical understanding of the types of data, data- collection techniques, analytical approaches and presentation techniques across the natural, engineering and social sciences that can be used to support water management and policy decisions.'


(p) Special Regulations concerning the status of Probationer Research Student and the degrees of M.Litt, M.Sc by Research, and D.Phil: Oxford Internet Institute

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 953, after l. 40, insert:

'(c) attend and satisfactorily complete the Institute's Social Dynamics of the Internet course.'


(q) D.Phil

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 872, ll. 14–15, delete 'or of Bachelor of Civil Law'.


(r) Special regulations of divisional and faculty boards: Board of the Faculty of Law

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

1 Ibid., p. 950, l. 6 after 'programmes.' insert 'A student will in any case cease to hold PRS status if he or she does not gain admission to another status within six terms of admission as a full-time student.'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 45–49 and substitute 'Confirmation of status shall normally be made not earlier than the sixth term. It must be completed not later than three terms after the Qualifying Test. The Graduate'.

3 Ibid., p. 1097, l. 32, delete 'or the Diploma in Law,'.

4 Ibid., p. 1098, l. 16, after 'M.Phil' insert ', M.St in Legal Research,'.


(s) Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Strategy (part-time)

(i) With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2009)

In Examination Regulations, 2006, after p. 1078 insert:

'POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ADVANCED STRATEGY (PART-TIME)

GENERAL REGULATIONS

1. The Executive Committee of the Saïd Business School shall have the power to grant Postgraduate Diplomas in Advanced Strategy to candidates who have satisfied the conditions prescribed in this section and any further conditions which the committee may prescribe by regulation.

2. The examination for the Postgraduate Diploma shall be under the supervision of the Executive Committee of the Saïd Business School which shall have power, subject to the approval of the Divisional Board, to make regulations governing the examination.

3. Candidates may be admitted as students for the Postgraduate Diploma under such conditions as the committee shall prescribe, provided that before admission candidates shall have satisfied the committee that they have appropriate educational experience acceptable to the committee, have relevant professional experience, and are well equipped to enter the proposed course of study.

4. Any person who has been accepted as a candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma, and who has satisfactorily pursued the course prescribed by the committee, may be admitted to the examination.

SPECIAL REGULATIONS

1. Candidates must follow for twenty-two months a course of instruction in Advanced Strategy. Candidates must complete:

(a) three core courses, and satisfy the examiners in the assessment associated with each course. The three core courses are:

Strategy

International Business

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

(b) One elective course, and satisfy the examiners in the assessment associated with the course. Details of the core and elective courses can be found in the course handbook.

(c) The assessment for the following three core courses and one elective course will be a combination of written examinations, individual assignments, and group assignments. Three typewritten/wordprocessed copies of assignments must be submitted to the Chairman of Examiners for the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Strategy, c/o Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, not later than 12 noon on the date stipulated in the year in which the written examination is taken. The submission date will be published by the course director before the first Monday of the first term in which students commence the course.

(i) Strategy

(ii) International Business

(iii) Entrepreneurship and Innovation

(iv) one of the selected elective subjects

(d) a project report not exceeding 10,000 words on a topic agreed by the examiners. Three typewritten/wordprocessed copies of the project report must be submitted to the Chairman of Examiners for the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Strategy, c/o Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, not later than 12 noon on the date stipulated in the year in which the written examination is taken. The submission date will be published by the course director before the first Monday of the first term in which students commence the course. All material submitted for the project report shall be accompanied by a statement signed by the candidate indicating that it is the candidate's own work.

2. Candidates may be examined viva voce on one or more of the written examination, assignments, and the project report.

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

4. Candidates who fail an examination may be re-examined on not more than one occasion which normally shall be within one year of their initial failure.'


(t) Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy (part-time)

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 1077, l. 37 and l. 38, and p. 1078, l. 2, delete 'dissertation' and substitute 'project report'.


(u) Postgraduate Certificate in Education

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, delete from p. 1020, l29 to p. 1022, l. 15 and substitute:

1. 'The Departmental Board of the Department of Education shall have power to grant Postgraduate Certificates in Education to candidates who have satisfied the relevant conditions prescribed in this section.

2. The examination for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education shall be under the supervision of the Departmental Board which shall have the power to make regulations concerning the examination and arrange lectures and courses of instruction for the Certificate. 3. (a) All applicants for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education must have obtained on entry to the course a grade C or above in GCSE English Language and in GCSE Mathematics, or their equivalent.

(b) Applicants must be graduates. Candidates for admission should normally have at least a good upper second class degree in a subject appropriate for the curriculum area to which they are applying.

4. After admission as a certificate student, a candidate must have kept statutory residence and pursued a course of study in Oxford for at least three terms before taking the examination.

5. A student reading for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, who is not a graduate of the University, may wear the same gown as that worn by Students for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

SPECIAL REGULATIONS

1. Course

(a) The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars and classes in the theory and practice of education, together with a serial placement and two extended periods of practical experience in schools or other educational settings.

(b) The subjects of the course of study are as follows:

curriculum studies related to the professional knowledge, understanding and skills required for teaching a specific subject across the 11–18 age range: the place of the subject in the school curriculum; the establishment and maintenance of a purposeful learning environment; lesson planning, teaching, and evaluation; formative and summative assessment; the promotion of young people's health and well-being; professional team work and collaboration In each of the seven subjects offered (English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Religious Education and Science) an integrated programme requires students to set theoretical and research-based understandings alongside classroom observation and teaching experience, subjecting both the educational theory and the practice to rigorous critical evaluation.

A Professional Development Programme presented through an integrated programme taught within the University and across the partnership schools, concerned with issues of policy and professional practice which transcend individual subjects. This programme is structured around a number of core themes which include: the changing nature of education and the role of schools; the developing school curriculum (secondary phase) and assessment; the Every Child Matter agenda; adolescence; learners and learning; inclusion and issues of social justice; teacher professionalism and collaborative working. It also includes training in research methods appropriate to the conduct of small scale practitioner research studies.

School Experience. The course includes 120 days' experience in a school or other educational setting nominated for this purpose by the Department of Education.

2. Examination

Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) a dissertation of 7,000 to 10,000 words (including footnotes/endnotes but excluding appendices, references or bibliography) on an educational issue that extends beyond the teaching of a specific subject. This dissertation encompasses both a literature review and a school-based investigation.

Two typewritten/word-processed copies of the dissertation must be delivered to the PGCE Examiners, c/o the PGCE Course Administrator, Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY at such dates and times as the examiners shall determine. Both copies of the dissertation should be anonymous except for the candidate number.

(b) two curriculum assignments of 4,000–5,000 words each (including footnotes/endnotes but excluding appendices, references or bibliography), related to the theory and practice of teaching and learning within the candidate's own subject discipline.

Two typewritten/word-processed copies of each assignment must be delivered to the PGCE Examiners, c/o the PGCE Course Administrator, Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY at such dates and times as the examiners shall determine. Both copies of each assignment should be anonymous except for the candidate number.

(c) an assessment of the candidate's professional attributes, knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to the Standards for Qualified Teacher Status as determined by the Training and Development Agency for Schools. This assessment is carried out by persons representing both the University and its partnership schools who are appointed for this purpose by the Departmental Board of the Department of Education.

Details of submission deadlines for the assignments set out under (a) and (b) above and of the deadlines for the assessment of candidate's professional attributes, knowledge, understanding and skills as set out in (c) above shall be published annually in the PGCE course handbook distributed to candidates at the start of the course.

The determination of any candidate's fitness to teach during the course of the Postgraduate Certificate of Education programme must be carried out in accordance with the Regulations for procedures concerning fitness to teach during the PGCE programme published annually in the PGCE course handbook and made available to students on the first day of the PGCE term.

Candidates may also be called for viva voce examination.

If it is the opinion of the examiners that any or all of the candidate's written assignments are not of the standard required for the award of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, but that all assignments are nevertheless of sufficient merit to meet the standards required for the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, then the board may recommend that the candidate should be awarded the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, provided that the candidate's professional attributes, knowledge, skills and understanding are also assessed as having met the Standards set by the Training and Development Agency for Schools.

Candidates who fail the examination may apply to the Departmental Board to be re-examined on not more than one occasion which should normally be within one year of their initial failure.

Those candidates who have failed the examination, but whose assignments meet the standards required for the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, may apply for re-examination for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education within one academic year. In such cases the Departmental Board may recommend candidates to the Training and Development Agency for Schools for the Award of Qualified Teacher Status even before their assignments have been resubmitted provided that they have satisfied the examiners in 2 (c) above.

Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in 2 (c) above shall not be granted permission to re-enter for the examination.


PROFESSIONAL GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION

GENERAL REGULATIONS

1. The Departmental Board of the Department of Education shall have power to grant Professional Graduate Certificates in Education to candidates who have satisfied the relevant conditions prescribed in this section.

2. The examination for the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education shall be under the supervision of the Departmental Board which shall have the power to make regulations concerning the examination and arrange lectures and courses of instruction for the Certificate. 3. (a) All candidates for the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education must have obtained on entry to the course a grade C or above in GCSE English Language and in GCSE Mathematics, or their equivalent.

(b) All candidates must be graduates. They should normally have at least a good upper second class degree in a subject appropriate for the curriculum area to which they are applying.

4. After admission as a certificate student, a candidate must have kept statutory residence and pursued a course of study in Oxford for at least three terms before taking the examination.

5. A student reading for the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, who is not a graduate of the University, may wear the same gown as that worn by Students for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

SPECIAL REGULATIONS

1. Course

(a) The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars and classes in the theory and practice of education, together with a serial placement and two extended periods of practical experience in schools or other educational settings.

(b) The subjects of the course of study are as follows:

curriculum studies related to the professional knowledge, understanding and skills required for teaching a specific subject across the 11–18 age range: the place of the subject in the school curriculum; the establishment and maintenance of a purposeful learning environment; lesson planning, teaching, and evaluation; formative and summative assessment; the promotion of young people's health and well-being; professional team work and collaboration In each of the seven subjects offered (English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Religious Education and Science) an integrated programme requires students to set theoretical and research-based understandings alongside classroom observation and teaching experience, subjecting both the educational theory and the practice to rigorous critical evaluation.

A Professional Development Programme presented through an integrated programme taught within the University and across the partnership schools, concerned with issues of policy and professional practice which transcend individual subjects. This programme is structured around a number of core themes which include: the changing nature of education and the role of schools; the developing school curriculum (secondary phase) and assessment; the Every Child Matter agenda; adolescence; learners and learning; inclusion and issues of social justice; teacher professionalism and collaborative working. It also includes training in research methods appropriate to the conduct of small scale practitioner research studies.

School Experience. The course includes 120 days' experience in a school or other educational setting nominated for this purpose by the Department of Education.

2. Examination

Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) a dissertation of 7,000 to 10,000 words (including footnotes/endnotes but excluding appendices, references or bibliography) on an educational issue that extends beyond the teaching of a specific subject. This dissertation encompasses both a literature review and a school-based investigation.

Two typewritten/word-processed copies of the dissertation must be delivered to the PGCE Examiners, c/o the PGCE Course Administrator, Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY at such dates and times as the examiners shall determine. Both copies of the dissertation should be anonymous except for the candidate number.

(b) two curriculum assignments of 4,000–5,000 words each (including footnotes/endnotes but excluding appendices, references or bibliography), related to the theory and practice of teaching and learning within the candidate's own subject discipline.

Two typewritten/word-processed copies of each assignment must be delivered to the PGCE Examiners, c/o the PGCE Course Administrator, Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY at such dates and times as the examiners shall determine. Both copies of each assignment should be anonymous except for the candidate number

(c) an assessment of the candidate's professional attributes, knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to the Standards for Qualified Teacher Status as determined by the Training and Development Agency for Schools. This assessment is carried out by persons representing both the University and its partnership schools who are appointed for this purpose by the Departmental Board of the Department of Education.

Details of submission deadlines for the assignments set out under (a) and (b) above and of the deadlines for the assessment of candidate's professional attributes, knowledge, understanding and skills as set out in (c) above shall be published annually in the PGCE course handbook distributed to candidates at the start of the course.

The determination of any candidate's fitness to teach during the course of the Professional Certificate of Education programme must be carried out in accordance with the Regulations for procedures concerning fitness to teach during the PGCE programme published annually in the PGCE course handbook.

Candidates may also be called for viva voce examination.

Candidates who fail the examination may apply to the Departmental Board to be re-examined on not more than one occasion which should normally be within one year of their initial failure.

Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in 2 (c) above shall not be granted permission to re-enter for the examination.'

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3 Continuing Education Board

M.Sc in Nanotechnology

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 801, after l. 36, insert:

'MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NANOTECHNOLOGY

1. The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Divisional Board, in consultation with the Continuing Education Board, shall elect for the supervision of the course a standing committee that shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2. Applicants will normally be expected to have satisfactorily completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology. Students who have successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology, shall normally apply for admission to the Master's degree up to the twelfth term after their initial admission to the Certificate.

3. Every candidate must follow for at least seven terms a part-time course of instruction in the theory and practice of Nanotechnology, which shall normally take place over a period of two and half years and no more than 4 years.

4. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) active participation, to the satisfaction of the course director, in all parts of the three modules in Section A of the Schedule below;

(b) attendance at 4 modules chosen from those listed in Section B of the Schedule below;

(c) attendance at the advanced module;

(d) one written assignment of not more than 2,500 words in length and two written assignments of not more than 6,000 words on length, one on each of the modules specified in Section A of the Schedule below;

(e) four written assignments of not more than 5,000 words in length, one on each of the modules specified in Section B of the Schedule below;

(f) one written assignment of not more than 5,000 words, on the advanced module;

(g) a dissertation of not more than 10,000 words (excluding tables, appendices, footnotes and bibliography), on a subject selected by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor and approved by the Chairman of the Standing Committee.

The assessed work set out in clause 4 (d) to (f) shall be forwarded to the examiners c/o the Registry, Department of Continuing Education, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates. The assessed work set out in clause 4 (g) shall be forwarded to the examiners c/o the Head of Examinations and Assessments, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates. The assessed work will, in normal circumstances, be submitted through an electronic submission system.

5. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies at the discretion of the examiners.

6. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the M.Sc.

7. Any candidate who has successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology may on admission to the M.Sc be exempted from the requirement to submit, for the examination for this degree, three written assignments under 4 (d) above. Any such candidate may be allowed to count not more than three terms completed in the study of the Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology towards the minimum period of study for the M.Sc, but the actual number of terms, if greater than three, completed in the study of the Postgraduate Certificate shall be counted towards the maximum period of study for the M.Sc. The M.Sc in Nanotechnology if successfully completed, will subsume a candidate's previously completed Postgraduate Certificate.

8. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any part of the examination may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.

9. The standing committee shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted from submitting up to 1 of the total of three written assignments required under 4(d) above, provided that the standing committee is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, or have appropriate work experience to an equivalent standard.

Schedule A

Section A: Mandatory Modules

1. The Wider Context of Nanotechnology

2. The Fundamental Science of Nanotechnology

3. Fundamental Characterisation for Nanotechnology

Section B: Optional Modules

Students must take four modules from the following list:

1. Nanoparticles

2. Soft Lithography

3. Surface Modification

4. Hard Lithography

5. Thin Layers

6. Any other module as approved by the Standing Committee'.

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4 Board of the Faculty of Music

M.St in Music

Corrigendum

The date of effect of the changes to the examination regulations for the M.St in Music, published in the Gazette of 10 May (pp. 1133–4), will be 1 October 2008 (for first examination in 2009), and not, as published, 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2008).

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