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Oxford University Gazette, 21 September 2006: Examinations and Boards

Appointments Reappointments, and Conferments of Title

Humanities Division

Appointment

Corrigendum

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (NTF)

Oriental Studies

JAMES BRYANT LEWIS (BA University of the South, MA, PH.D. Hawaii), Fellow of Wolfson. In Korean History. From 1 October 2006 to 30 September 2011.

Note. This replaces the corresponding announcement in the Gazette of 27 July, Vol. 136, p. 1398, in which Dr Lewis's degrees were given incorrectly.


Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division

Appointment

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

PIOTR CHRUSCIEL (M.SC. Warsaw, PH.D. Polish Academy of Sciences), Fellow-elect of Hertford. In Mathematical Physics. From 1 January 2007 until 31 December 2011.

Conferment of title. On behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, the Vice-Chancellor has conferred the title of Professor of Mathematical Physics on Dr Chrusciel.


Medical Sciences Division

Appointments

CLINICAL LECTURER

Cardiovascular Medicine

STEFFEN ERHARD PETERSEN, D.PHIL. (MD Mainz). For six years from 22 September 2006.


Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

Orthopaedic Surgery

JOHN LOUGHLIN (B.SC. Liverpool, PH.D. Leeds). In Muscoloskeletal Sciences. From 1 September 2006 until the retirement age.

Experimental Psychology

MILES RONALD COLE HEWSTONE, D.PHIL. (B.SC. Bristol). In Social Psychology. From 1 October 2006 until the retirement age.


Social Sciences Division

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

C. BOWDLER, M.PHIL., D.PHIL. (BA Cambridge), Fellow of Oriel. In Economics. From 1 October 2006 until 30 September 2011.

S.B. HOBOLT, MA (BA London, M.PHIL., PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Lincoln. In Comparative European Politics. From 1 September 2006 until 31 August 2011.

P. MONTGOMERY, M.SC., D.PHIL., DIP.S.W. (BA Keele), Fellow of Templeton. In Evidence-based Intervention. From 1 September 2006 until 31 August 2011.

S. WREN-LEWIS (MA Cambridge, M.SC. London), Fellow of Merton. In Economics. From 1 January 2007 until 31 December 2011.
Conferment of title. On behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, the Vice-Chancellor has conferred the title of Professor of Economics on Dr Wren-Lewis.

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (CUF)

M. DEMPSEY (BA Illinois, LL.M. London, JD Michigan), Fellow of Worcester. In Law. From 1 October 2006 until 31 December 2009.

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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 boards, faculty boards, and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 6 October.

1 Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

(a) Honour Moderations in Computer Science

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 95, at the end of l. 18, insert: 'Only that work completed and marked by noon on Monday of the fifth week of the Trinity Term in which the candidate takes the examination shall be included in these records.'

2 Ibid., l. 20, delete 'School of Computer Science, Examination Schools' and substitute: 'Moderations in Computer Science, c/o the Academic Administrator, Oxford University Computing Laboratory'.


(b) Honour Moderations in Mathematics and Computer Science

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 96, at the end of l. 41, insert: 'Only that work completed and marked by noon on Monday of the fifth week of the Trinity Term in which the candidate takes the examination shall be included in these records.'

2 Ibid., ll. 42–3, delete 'School of Computer Science, Examination Schools' and substitute: 'Moderations in Mathematics and Computer Science, c/o the Academic Administrator, Oxford University Computing Laboratory'.


(c) Honour School of Computer Science

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 204, at the end of l. 11, insert: 'Only that work completed and marked by noon on Monday of the fifth week of the Trinity Term in which the candidate takes the examination shall be included in these records.'

2 Ibid., ll. 14–15, delete 'Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools' and substitute: 'Academic Administrator, Oxford University Computing Laboratory'.


(d) Honour School of Mathematics and Computer Science

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 360, at the end of l. 15, insert: 'Only that work completed and marked by noon on Monday of the fifth week of the Trinity Term in which the candidate takes the examination shall be included in these records.'

2 Ibid., ll. 18–19, delete 'Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools' and substitute: 'Academic Administrator, Oxford University Computing Laboratory'.

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2 Social Sciences Board

(a) M.Sc. in Educational Research Methodology

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 788, l. 10 to p. 790, l. 40, as amended in Gazette, 23 June 2006, Vol. 136, No. 4776, 3 (a), pp. 1283–4, delete the entire text, and substitute:

'1. Candidates must follow for three terms (or six terms part-time) a course of instruction in Educational Research Methodology as prescribed in Schedule A and will, when entering for the examination, be required to produce a certificate from a supervisor appointed for the purpose by the Academic Board of the Department for Educational Studies to this effect.

2. The examination shall be in two parts as follows:

Part I: (i) Paper 1, which will be examined by two coursework assignments, as prescribed in cl. 3 below;

(ii) Paper 2, for which there will be one written examination, as prescribed in cl. 3 below;

(iii) A third paper, which involves the completion of a portfolio of work, which reports qualitative and quantitative data analysis, as described in cl. 4 below.

Part II: A dissertation, as prescribed in cll. 5 and 6 below.

Candidates may also be required to attend an oral examination.

Candidates shall be deemed to have passed the examination if they have satisfied the examiners in both Part I and Part II provided that candidates must pass Part I before submitting a dissertation for Part II. At the close of the examination in Part I the examiners shall publish a list of candidates who have satisfied them in that part of the examination.

3. The Foundations of Educational Research paper shall be examined by means of two assessed essays of no less than 2,500 and no more than 3,000 words each (inclusive of footnotes but excluding bibliography and appendices).

Foundations of Educational Research Assignment 1: Candidates will select a title from a list of three titles as determined by the Board of Examiners to be posted on the designated notice board at the Department of Educational Studies by noon on the Friday of Week 6 of Michaelmas Term. Candidates shall be required to submit two word-processed copies of the essay to the M.Sc. Examiners, c/o Department of Educational Studies, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY, not later than three weeks of this date by noon on the Friday of Week 9 of Michaelmas Term.

Foundations of Educational Research Assignment 2: Candidates will select a title from a list of three titles as determined by the Board of Examiners to be posted on the designated notice-board at the Department of Educational Studies by noon on the Friday of Week 6 of Hilary Term. Candidates shall be required to submit two word-processed copies of each essay to the M.Sc. Examiners, c/o Department of Educational Studies, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY not later than three weeks of this date by noon on the Friday of Week 9 of Hilary Term.

The written examination for Paper 2, Strategies for Educational Research, is set out in schedule B.

4. Candidates will be required to submit a portfolio of work demonstrating qualitative and quantitative data analysis. One typewritten/word-processed copy of the portfolio must be delivered to the M.Sc. Examiners, c/o Department of Educational Studies, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY, not later than noon of Friday of Eighth Week of Hilary term in the year in which the examination is completed.

5. Candidates will be required to submit a dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words (including footnotes/endnotes but excluding appendices and references or bibliography), the title to be selected in consultation with the supervisor, relevant to the subject of the course, and approved by the Academic Board not later than the first day of Trinity Term in the year in which they complete the written examination.

6. Three typewritten/word-processed copies of the dissertation must be delivered to the M.Sc. Examiners, c/o Department of Educational Studies, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY, not later than noon 30 September in the year in which the written examination is completed. One copy should be hard bound and two soft bound, which should be anonymous except for the candidate number. The hard bound copy of the dissertation of each candidate who passes the examination shall be retained by the department for deposit in the departmental library.

7. The oral examination may be on any or all of the elements specified in clause 2 above.

Schedule A

(i) Foundations of Educational Research

This will consist of a taught course of lectures with associated seminars and workshops, providing an introduction to educational and social research approaches and methods. The course will cover a) an introduction to the nature, key concepts and issues and terminology of educational research, b) the conceptualisation and design of educational research, including philosophical and ethical issues, framing of research questions, and theoretical underpinnings and c) an introduction to the collection, analysis and use of data using a range of quantitative and qualitative approaches, and emphasising the synergy between quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

(ii) Strategies for Educational Research

This will consist of a taught course of lectures with associated seminars and workshops, which build on the Foundations of Educational Research course and which develop competence in the major methods of data collection and analysis in educational and social research, including measurement, experimental and quasi-experimental research, surveys, interviews, observation methods, action research, ethnographic and case study approaches, evaluation methods, the use of documents and large datasets and secondary data analysis.

(iii) Advanced quantitative and qualitative data analysis

This will consist of a taught course and associated workshops which cover major techniques of quantitative and qualitative data analysis. These include: descriptive and inferential statistics, the use of computers for analysis of quantitative data, statistical modelling and factor analysis, the use of computers for management of qualitative data, discourse analysis, grounded theory and other approaches to analysis and interpretation of qualitative data.

(iv) Internship experience

All students will be attached to a research project within the department or in another research centre for a period of two weeks. This will normally be the first two weeks of Hilary Term. During this period students will take part in a range of routine research activities assigned to them by their research internship supervisor.

(v) Current issues in educational research

This seminar based course will examine current issues in educational research.

Schedule B

(i) Strategies for Educational Research.'


(b) M.Sc. in Educational Studies

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 791, delete ll. 2–5, and substitute:

'Part I. Candidates in the subjects Comparative and International Education, Higher Education and e-learning will undertake a combination of written assignments and examination.'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 13–16, and substitute:

'4. Candidates in the subject Comparative and International Education will be required to offer papers (i) and (ii) as set out in the Schedule below, and to complete the coursework assessment for Foundations of Educational Research as specified for the M.Sc. in Educational Research Methodology. Candidates in the subject Higher Education will be required to offer papers (iii) and (iv) as set out in the Schedule below and to complete the coursework assessment for Foundations of Educational Research as specified for the M.Sc. in Educational Research Methodology.'

3 Ibid., l. 17, after 'to complete' delete 'three' and substitute 'six'.

4 Ibid., 2005, p. 791, l. 19 to p. 792, l. 3, as amended in The Gazette of 23 June 2006, Vol. 136, No. 4776, 3 (b), pp. 1284–5, delete the entire text, and substitute:

'E-Learning Papers 1 and 2 (see Schedule below) shall be examined by a total of four assessed essays (i. e. two essays per paper) of no less than 2500 and no more than 3000 words each (inclusive of footnotes but excluding bibliography and appendices).

E-Learning Assignment 1. A title relating to Paper 1 of the E-Learning Schedule as determined by the Board of Examiners will be posted on the designated notice-board at the Department of Educational Studies by noon on the Friday of Week 3 of Michaelmas Term. Candidates shall be required to submit two word-processed copies of the essay to the M.Sc. Examiners, c/o Department of Educational Studies, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY not later than three weeks of this date by noon on the Friday of Week 6 of Michaelmas Term.

E-Learning Assignment 2. A title relating to Paper 1 of the E-Learning Schedule as determined by the Board of Examiners will be posted on the designated notice-board at the Department of Educational Studies by noon on the Friday of Week 8 of Michaelmas Term. Candidates shall be required to submit two word-processed copies of the essay to the M.Sc. Examiners, c/o Department of Educational Studies, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY by noon on the Friday of Week 3 of Hilary Term.

E-Learning Assignments 3 and 4. Two title relating to Paper 2 of the E-Learning Schedule as determined by the Board of Examiners will be posted on the designated notice-board at the Department of Educational Studies by noon on the Friday of Week 8 of Hilary Term. Candidates shall be required to submit two word-processed copies of the essay to the M.Sc. Examiners, c/o Department of Educational Studies, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY by noon on the Friday of Week 3 of Trinity Term.'

5 Ibid., p. 792, ll. 22–3, as amended in The Gazette of 23 June 2006, Vol. 136, No. 4776, 3 (b), p. 1285, delete:

'(i) Foundations of Educational Research

As specified in Schedule A (i) for the M.Sc. in Educational Research Methodology.'

6 Ibid., l. 24 delete '(ii)' and substitute '(i)', and renumber subsequent sections accordingly.


(c) M.Sc. in Management Research

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005 (as amended in Gazette, 4 May 2006, Vol. 136, No. 4769, p. 1003, 2, and Gazette, 11 May 2006, Vol. 136, No. 4770, p. 1040, 8 (a)), delete from p. 813, l. 39 to p. 815, l. 9 and the associated text published in the Gazette as detailed above, and substitute:

'1. Candidates must follow for three terms a course of instruction in Management Research and will, when entering for the examination, be required to produce a certificate from a supervisor for the M.Sc. in Management Research appointed for the purpose to this effect.

2. The course will consist of two parts and candidates must satisfy the examiners in the assessment (assignment/examination/practical work) associated with each component in Part One and Part Two. Modes of assessment and submission dates will be published by the M.Sc. Director and distributed to all candidates in the first week of the term in which the assessment takes place.

(a) Part One

(i) Research Methodology, as prescribed in the Schedule. This course has three components—Management Research Methods, Statistical Research Methods, and one of two possible Advanced Research Methodology papers (Qualitative or Quantitative).

(ii) Management and Organisational Theory (core course in Management Research) as prescribed in the Schedule.

(b) Part Two

(i) Two elective courses. Two required specialist elective courses, one elective to be taken and assessed in Hilary Term, and one elective to be taken and assessed in Trinity term chosen from the list of subjects and rubrics approved by the M.Sc. Director and published in the Gazette not later than the end of the Trinity term of the academic year preceding the year of the examination.

(ii) Literature Review. A paper not exceeding 5,000 words in length (including endnotes, appendices, tables, but excluding references), which describes appropriate literature in the candidate's proposed field of study for the dissertation, must be submitted to the Chairman of Examiners for the M.Sc. in Management Research, c/o Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford, by noon on the Friday of Week 8 of Hilary Term in the calendar year in which the examination is taken..

(iii) Dissertation. Candidates are required to submit a dissertation in an agreed field of management research. The dissertation should demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, implement and present a research project. Two typewritten copies of the dissertation, not exceeding 15,000 words in length (including endnotes, appendices, tables, but excluding references),, must be submitted to the Examination Schools and addressed to the Chairman of Examiners for the M.Sc. in Management Research, c/o Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford, by noon on the first Monday of August in the calendar year in which the examination is taken.

3. Candidates who fail to satisfy the Examiners in any one of the Part One Research Methodology components, or the Management and Organisational Theory core course assessment may retake/resubmit the failed assessment only once, by Week 10 of Trinity Term in the year in which the examination is taken. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in Part Two, in either one of the two required electives my resit or resubmit the failed elective only once, by Week 0 of Hilary term in the following year. Candidates who fail to satisfy the Examiners in Part Two in the dissertation may resubmit it on one, but no more than one, subsequent occasion, which shall be by Week 0 of Hilary Term in the following year.

4. The Examiners may choose to examine any candidate or group viva voce.

5. The Examiners may award a distinction for excellence for the overall examination of the course.

Schedule

(a) Research Methodology

The three components address and discuss the nature of research in management studies and its relation to other social sciences, epistemology, strategies for literature review, research design, qualitative methods, interviewing, questionnaire design and ethnography, data sources and data collection, statistical methods, statistical and econometric modelling, analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data and the presentation of research results.

(b) Management and Organisational Theory

The course aims to demonstrate and introduce the wide range of social science perspectives which can be brought to bear in the study of management and organizations. It will explore a range of epistemological and ontological interpretations of management in organizations, especially emphasising recent developments in theory. It will do so by treating a series of key substantive issues and topics—or example, trust and accountability; rationality; language and discourse, technology—from each of two broadly contrasting theoretical commitments. The first commitment comprises those perspectives and frameworks that focus on structure and institutionalised arrangements. A second comprises those approaches that emphasise action and process.

By the end of the course students should be equipped to identify and evaluate the relative merits of a diversity of theoretical perspectives. A second and complementary purpose of the course is to provide sufficient understanding of key concepts within management and organisation theory to enable the student to make informed decisions on optional areas of study offered in subsequent terms.'

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

(a) M.Sc. in Bioinformatics

(i) With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 772, delete l. 26 and substitute:

'For those candidates who enrolled on the M.Sc. in October 2005'.

(ii) With effect from October 2006 (for first examination in 2009)

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 774, after l. 13, insert:

'For candidates who enrolled on the M.Sc. in October 2006 and subsequently, and available to candidates who enrolled on the M.Sc. in October 2005'.

1. The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences 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 Bioinformatics. Applications for exemption from this requirement will be considered, in exceptional circumstances only, by the Standing Committee. To be exempt from this requirement, applicants must demonstrate that they have undertaken equivalent study, or have appropriate work experience to an equivalent standard.

3. Every candidate must follow for at least nine and at most twelve terms a part-time course of instruction in the theory and practice of Bioinformatics, which shall normally take place over a period of no longer than six years.

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

(a) attendance at twelve modules chosen from those in the Schedule for the M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, comprising a programme of study approved by the Programme Director;

(b) submission of ten written assignments based on the courses chosen in 4 (a) above and 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 written assignments set out in clause 4 (b) above 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. The dissertation set out in clause 4 (b) above shall be forwarded to the examiners c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates.

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 Bioinformatics may on admission to the M.Sc. be exempted from the requirement to submit, for the examination for this degree, four written assignments under 4 (b) above. Any such candidate may be allowed to count not more than three terms completed in the study of the Postgraduate Certificate in Bioinformatics 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 Bioinformatics if successfully completed, will subsume a candidate's previously completed Postgraduate Certificate.

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

9. Any candidate who has been exempt, under clause 2 above, from completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Bioinformatics, must follow for at least six and at most twelve terms a part-time course of instruction in the theory and practice of Bioinformatics. Such candidates may on admission be exempted from the requirement to submit, for the examination for this degree, four written assignments under 4 (b) above.

10. 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.

11. The Standing Committee shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted from submitting up to one of the total of ten written assignments required under 4 (b) above, provided that the Standing Committee is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, or has appropriate work experience to an equivalent standard.


Schedule

Section A: Foundation Modules

Students must take the four following modules:

1. Biology, principles: basic molecular biology

2. Perl Programming for Bioinformatics

3. Statistics for Biosciences

4. The power of Bioinformatics in modern research

Section B: Specialised Modules

Students must take eight modules from the following list:

1. Algorithm design and complexity

2. High Throughput Experimental techniques

3. Database Management Systems

4. Microarray Bioinformatics

5. Molecular Evolution

6. Statistical and Population genetics

7. Statistical data mining

8. Statistical genetics

9. Structural Bioinformatics

10. Symbolic machine learning

11. Systems Biology

12. Molecular evolution and comparative genomics

13. Proteomics

14. Agent Based Computing

15. Ethics for Biosciences

16. The experimental–Bioinformatics interface—current challenges and emerging solutions

17. Project and Dissertation I

18. Project and Dissertation II

19. Any other module as defined by the course director and approved by the Standing Committee

The Standing Committee shall approve the content of at least four specialised modules to be given each year, the titles of which shall be circulated to candidates and their supervisors by the noughth week of Michaelmas Term.'


(b) M.Sc. in Software Engineering

(i) With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 842, after l. 10 insert:

'For candidates who enrolled on the Software Engineering M.Sc. programme (including postgraduate certificates and diplomas) prior to October 2006.'


(ii) With effect from October 2006 (for first examination in 2010)

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 843, after l. 39 insert:

'For candidates who enrolled on the Software Engineering M.Sc. programme (including postgraduate certificates and diplomas) in October 2006 and subsequently, and available to candidates who enrolled on the Software Engineering M.Sc. programme (including postgraduate certificates and diplomas) prior to October 2006.

1. The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board, in consultation with the Faculty of Computer Science, and the Board of Studies of the Continuing Education Board, shall elect for the supervision of the course a Standing Committee which shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2. The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes in the theory and practice of Software Engineering. The course may be taken over a period of not less than two years, and not more than four years subject to the Board of Studies being able to approve an extension of time of not more than three terms.

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

(a) attendance at twelve courses chosen from those in the Schedule for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering, comprising a programme of study approved by the Standing Committee;

(b) submission of ten written assignments based on the courses chosen in 3(a) above and a dissertation of not more than 20,000 words (including appendices and footnotes but excluding bibliography) on a subject selected by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor and approved by the Standing Committee;

(c) a viva voce examination, unless individually dispensed by the examiners.

The assignments under 3 (b) and two typewritten or printed copies of the dissertation shall be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify to candidates, supervisors and tutors. The assignments and the dissertation must be accompanied by a statement that it is the candidate's work except where otherwise indicated.

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

5. The Standing Committee shall have the discretion to permit any assignments submitted as part of the course for the Postgraduate Certificate in Software Engineering, or the Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Security, or the Postgraduate Certificate in Object Technology, or the Postgraduate Diploma in Software Engineering to be submitted for the examination for the M.Sc. No more than one calendar year of study undertaken for the Postgraduate Certificate and/or the Postgraduate Diploma may be counted towards the minimum period of study for the M.Sc.; the entire period of study undertaken for the Postgraduate Certificate and/or the Postgraduate Diploma shall be counted towards the maximum period of study for the M.Sc.

6. If any candidate who is successful in the examination for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering has previously successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma, or Certificate, or the Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Security, or the Postgraduate Certificate in Object Technology, and for that examination has incorporated the assignments submitted for the Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma into the M.Sc., then the subsequent award will subsume his or her previous award.

7. The Standing Committee shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted from submitting up to two of the total of ten written assignments required under 3 (b) above, provided that the standing committee is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, of an appropriate standard, normally at another institution of higher education.

8. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners may re-enter the examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure. No written assignment shall be submitted to the examiners on more than one occasion

Schedule

1. Advanced Concurrency Tools

2. Building Secure Systems

3. Concurrency and Distributed Systems

4. Database Design

5. Design Patterns

6. Distributed Objects

7. Extensible Markup Language

8. Functional Programming

9. Machine-Assisted Software Engineering

10. Management of Risk and Quality

11. Object orientation

12. Object-oriented Design

13. Object-oriented Programming

14. People and Security

15. Performance Modelling

16. Platforms for Security

17. Process Quality and Improvement

18. Requirements Engineering

19. Safety Critical Systems

20. Security Principles

21. Security Threat and Risk Analysis

22. Software Development Management

23. Software Engineering Mathematics

24. Software Testing

25. Specification and Design

26. Web Services

27. Project and Dissertation I

28. Project and Dissertation II

29. Any other module as defined by the course director and approved by the Standing Committee

In June and December each year a list of modules will be published in the University Gazette. Each such list, which will have been approved by the standing committee and which will be a selection from the full set above, will contain those modules which will be available during the following twelve months.'


(c) Postgraduate Diploma in Software Engineering

(i) With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 1068, after l. 1, insert:

'For candidates who enrolled on the Software Engineering M.Sc. programme (including postgraduate certificates) prior to October 2006.'

(ii) With effect from October 2006 (for first examination in 2009)

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 1068, after l. 46 insert:

'For candidates who enrolled on the Software Engineering M.Sc. programme (including postgraduate certificates) in October 2006 and subsequently, and available to candidates who enrolled on the Software Engineering M.Sc. programme (including postgraduate certificates) prior to October 2006.

1. The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board, in consultation with the Faculty of Computer Science, and the Board of Studies of the Continuing Education Board, shall elect for the supervision of the course a Standing Committee which shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2. The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes in the theory and practice of Software Engineering. The course may be taken over a period of not less than one year, and not more than three years.

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

(a) attendance at eight courses chosen from those in the Schedule for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering, comprising a programme of study approved by the Standing Committee;

(b) submission of eight written assignments based on the courses chosen in 3(a) above. These shall be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify to candidates and tutors;

(c) a viva voce examination, unless individually dispensed by the examiners.

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

5. The Standing Committee for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering shall have the discretion to permit any candidate for the postgraduate diploma to be exempted from submitting up to two of the total of eight assignments required under 3 (b) above, provided that the Standing Committee is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, of an appropriate standard, normally at another institution of higher education.

6. The Standing Committee shall have the discretion to permit any assignments submitted as part of the course for the Postgraduate Certificate in Software Engineering, or the Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Security, or the Postgraduate Certificate in Object Technology, to be submitted for the examination for the Diploma. The corresponding period of study undertaken for the Postgraduate Certificate shall be counted towards the maximum period of study for the Diploma.

7. If any candidate who is successful in the examination for the Postgraduate Diploma in Software Engineering has previously successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Software Engineering, or the Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Security, or the Postgraduate Certificate in Object Technology, and for that examination has incorporated the assignments submitted for the Postgraduate Certificate into the Postgraduate Diploma, then the Postgraduate Diploma will subsume his or her Certificate.

8. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners may re-enter the examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure. No written assignment shall be submitted to the examiners on more than one occasion.'


(d) M.Sc. in Bioinformatics

With effect from 1 October 2006 (for first examination in 2009)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 1,114, l. 36, after 'Software Engineering' insert 'or the Degree of Master of Science in Bioinformatics'.

2 Ibid., p. 1118, delete ll. 36–9, and substitute:

'(g) for members of the University working for the degree of M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, fees of £1,350, per module, plus an annual registration fee of £1,250 for home students or £2,500 for overseas students. These fees include college fees and course materials.'

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4 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Honour School of Modern Languages

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 409, delete footnote and associated footnote references [dagger sign] on lines 18 and 21.

2 Ibid., l. 23, after French, insert 'and candidates for IIB (i) in Polish are required to offer translation into modern Polish'.

3 Ibid., p. 411, l. 38, delete 'translation from Polish (Modern)' and substitute 'translation from and into Polish (Modern)'.

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5 Board of the Faculty of History and Social Sciences Board

(a) Preliminary Examination in History and Economics

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 130, ll. 21–9, delete 'Candidates must also pursue a course in Data Analysis and Information Technology'...for Modern History and Economics.'

(b) Preliminary Examination in History and Politics

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 134, ll. 12–14, delete from 'They are' to 'Examination.'


(c) Honour School of History

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 384, l. 9, after 'at least one paper', insert 'from either Subject I or Subject II'.

2 Ibid., l. 11, after 'of the British Isles', insert ', or Periods (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi) or (vii) of General History'.

3 Ibid., p. 385, delete ll. 3–5.


(d) Honour School of Modern History

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 387, l. 17, delete 'except when offering a thesis as defined in cl. 3(a)'.

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6 Boards of the Faculties of English Language and Literature and History

Honour School of History and English

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 395, l. 35, delete 'two' and substitute 'three'.

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