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Oxford University Gazette, 14 December 2006: Examinations and Boards

Medical Sciences Board

Election, 30 November

Election of four persons to the Medical Sciences Board from among the members of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine elected jointly by the members of the Faculty of Biochemistry, the Faculty of Clinical Medicine, the Faculty of Physiological Sciences and the Sub-faculty of Psychology

On Thursday, 30 November, the following were duly elected as members of the Medical Sciences Board, to serve until MT 2010:

PROFESSOR P.J. RATCLIFFE (MB, MA, MD Cambridge), Fellow of Magdalen, Nuffield Department of Medicine

PROFESSOR H. WATKINS, MA (B.SC., MB, BS, PH.D., MD London), Fellow of Exeter, Cardiovascular Medicine

MR S.H. KENNEDY, MA (MB, BS, MD London), Fellow of Green College, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

PROFESSOR P.M. ROTHWELL, MA (MB, CH.B., MD, PH.D. Edinburgh), frcp London, Fellow of Green College, Clinical Neurology

[The votes recorded were: for Professor P.J. Ratcliffe, 184; for Professor H. Watkins, 154; for Mr S.H. Kennedy, 137; for Professor P.M. Rothwell, 129; for Professor G.M. Goodwin, 119; for Professor K.J. Wood, 110; for Professor J. Kerr, 48]

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

Correction

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. vii, the dates of the Extended Trinity Term 2007 for Part II candidates in Chemistry should read Monday, 16 April to Saturday, 7 July.

Ibid., the dates of the Extended Hilary and Trinity Terms 2007 for Part II candidates in Materials Science should read as follows:

2007

Hilary Friday, 5 January, to Saturday, 31 March

Trinity Friday, 13 April, to Saturday, 23 June

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Changes in Regulations

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by the Continuing Education Board and the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board will come into effect on 29 December.

Continuing Education Board and Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board

(a) M.Sc. in Mathematical Finance

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 797, l. 1, delete 'six' and substitute 'seven'.

2 Ibid., l. 6, delete 'five' and substitute 'four'.

3 Ibid., delete ll. 10–24, and substitute:

'(b) submission of four assignments, one on each of the core modules in Section A of the Schedule. These assignments will be assessed formatively and will not contribute towards the final award;

(c) three assignments chosen from the advanced modules in Section B of the Schedule. Assignments should be of no more than ten pages of A4 in length (excluding tables, appendices, footnotes and bibliography);

(d) a three-hour written examination, covering material relevant to modules 1 to 4 in Section A of the Schedule;

(e) a dissertation of not more than fifty pages of A4 in length (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 clauses (b) and (c), and the dissertation under (e), shall be forwarded to the examiners c/o 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.'

4 Ibid., l. 29, delete '(b)', '(c)', and '(d)', and substitute '(c)', '(d)', and '(e)' respectively.

5 Ibid., l. 47, delete '5' and substitute '4'.

6 Ibid., delete l. 50, and substitute:

'3. Equity, FX and Interest Rate Products'.

7 Ibid., p. 798, delete ll. 1–2 and substitute:

'4. Advanced Option Pricing Theory'.


(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Finance

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 1045, l. 2, delete 'four' and substitute 'five'.

2 Ibid., l. 4, delete 'five' and substitute 'four'.

3 Ibid., l. 8, delete 'five' and substitute 'four'.

4 Ibid., delete ll. 12–20 and substitute:

'(b) submission of four assignments, one on each of the core modules in Section A of the Schedule. These assignments will be assessed formatively and will not contribute towards the final award;

(c) one assignment chosen from the advanced modules in Section B of the Schedule. The assignment should be of no more than ten pages of A4 in length (excluding tables, appendices, footnotes and bibliography);

(d) a three-hour written examination, covering material relevant to modules 1 to 4 in Section A of the Schedule;

(e) a project report of no more than twenty-five pages of A4 in length (excluding tables, appendices, footnotes and bibliography), on a topic agreed by the chairman of the Standing Committee for the Diploma in Mathematical Finance;'.

5 Ibid., l. 21, delete '(b) and '(c)' and substitute 'clauses (b) and (c), and the project report under (e),'.

6 Ibid., delete ll. 28–31 and substitute:

'6. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignment under (c), the written examination under (d), or the project report under (e) 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.'

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