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Oxford University Gazette, 26 April 2007: Examinations and Boards

DIVISIONAL BOARD BY-ELECTION 30 November

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

Vacancy: one elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Zoology (new post)

Until: MT 2010

No nominations having been received before the advertised closing date for this vacancy, the following candidate has been nominated by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors to hold office for the period stated:

P.W.H. HOLLAND, MA Oxf, PH.D Lond, D.SC R'dg, Fellow of Merton

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Appointments and Reappointments

Social Sciences Division

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

D. WÓJCIK, M.ECON M.GEOG Cracow, M.SC. Stockholm, D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of St Peter's College. In Human Geography. From 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2012.

A.M. BOGAARD, BA Bryn Mawr, M.SC PH.D Sheff, Fellow of St Cross College. In Neolithic and Bronze Age Archaeology. From 1 May 2007 to 30 April 2012.

B.S. JAVORCIK, BA Rochester, PH.D Yale, Student of Christ Church. In Economics. From 1 October 2007 to 30 September 2012.
Conferment of title. On behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, the Vive-Chancellor has conferred the title of Reader in Economics on Dr Javorcik.

V. PROWSE, BA M.PHIL D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Somerville College. In Economics. From 1 October 2007 to 30 September 2012.

S. PERCY, BA Queen's, Kingston, M.PHIL D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Merton College. In International Relations. From 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2012.

B. LANGE, BA PH.D Warw, Fellow of Wolfson College. In Law and Regulation. From 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2012.

J. FRIEDRICHS, DR.PHIL Munich, Fellow of St Cross College. In Politics. From 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2012.


Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

S.D. FISHER, MA D.PHIL Oxf, M.SC S'ton, Fellow of Trinity College. In Political Sociology. From 1 October 2007 until the retiring age.

V.T. ELLIS, BA MA Warw, MA Washington State, PH.D Lond, PGCE Camb, Fellow of St Cross College. In Educational Studies (English). From 1 September 2007 until the retiring age.

D.P. TSOMOCOS, BA MA M.PHIL PH.D Yale, Fellow of St Edmund Hall. In Management Studies (Finance). Hall. From 1 September 2007 until the retiring 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 11 May.

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

(a) Honour School of Biological Sciences

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 167, after l. 38 insert:

'(c) Candidates awarded a pass in a Supplementary Subject examination may not retake the same Supplementary Subject examination.' and reletter existing clause 3 '(c)' as '(d)'.

2 Ibid., p. 168, delete ll. 5–7.

(b) Honour School of Chemistry

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

In Examination Regulations, p. 174, delete ll. 37–39 and substitute:

'(v) Where a Language Supplementary Subject is available, entry of candidates for examination in Language Supplementary Subjects shall require the approval of the Chairman of the Chemistry Academic Board and the Director of the Language Centre or their deputies. Approval shall not be given to candidates who have, at the start of the course, already acquired demonstrable skills exceeding the target learning outcomes in the chosen language.'

(c) Honour School of Materials Science

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 334, delete ll. 18–24 and substitute:

'(a) As an alternative to offering Engineering and Society coursework, candidates may either offer themselves for examination in a Supplementary Subject or complete an approved, assessed course of instruction in a foreign language, as permitted under clause 3. (c) of the regulations for Materials Science Part I. A candidate who wishes to offer a Supplementary Subject must have the proposal approved by the Chairman of the Faculty of Materials or deputy. Where an approved course of instruction in a foreign language is available (including a Supplementary Subject in a foreign language), entry of candidates for such examinations shall require the approval of the Chairman of the Faculty of Materials and the Director of the Language Centre or their deputies. Approval shall not be given to candidates who have, at the start of the course, already acquired demonstrable skills exceeding the target learning outcomes in the chosen language.'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 32–34.

3 Ibid., delete l. 35.

4 Ibid., l. 36, delete '(MATERIALS SCIENCE)'.

5 Ibid., p. 336, after l. 19 insert:

'As an alternative to offering Engineering and Society coursework, candidates may either offer themselves for examination in a Supplementary Subject or complete an approved, assessed course of instruction in a foreign language.'

6 Ibid., delete ll. 38–43.

7 Ibid., l. 44, before 'Candidates' insert '4.'

(d) M.Sc by Coursework in Applied Statistics

(i) With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 747, ll. 6–7, delete 'and published in the University Gazette before the end of the Trinity Term in the academic year before which the written examination is to be taken.' and substitute 'and published in the Course Handbook by the beginning of Michaelmas Term of the academic year in which the written examination is to be taken.'

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 746, delete ll. 41–3.

2 Ibid., ll. 48–50, delete 'the candidate shall be given the option of resitting the M.Sc. examination under Ch. VI, Sect. VII, 4, cl. 5, or of being issued with a diploma in the form prescribed in Ch. VI, Sect. II, Schedule E.' and substitute 'the candidate shall be given the option of retaking the M.Sc examination on one further occasion, not later than one year after the initial attempt, or of being issued with a diploma. In the event of a candidate's work not being of sufficient merit to qualify for the award of the M.Sc, the examiners will specify which of the components of the course may or must be redone.'

(e) Diploma in Applied Statistics

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 1013, ll. 8–9, delete 'and published in the University Gazette before the end of the Trinity Term in the academic year before which the written examination is to be taken.' and substitute 'and published in the Course Handbook by the beginning of Michaelmas Term of the academic year in which the written examination is to be taken.

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2 Social Sciences Board

M.Sc in Management Research

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, delete from p. 792, l. 15 to p. 793, l. 38 and substitute:

'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) Introduction to Research Methods, as prescribed in the Schedule. This course has three components—Management Research Methods, and Statistical Research Methods (both of which are assessed in Part One), and Advanced Research Methods (assessed in Part Two).

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

(b) Part Two

(i) Advanced Research Methods. One of two possible Advanced Research Methods courses (Qualitative or Quantitative).

(ii) 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.

(iii) 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 Head of Examinations and Assessments, Examination 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.

(iv) 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 Head of Examinations and Assessments, Examination 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 On 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 the Advanced Research Methods course or 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 organisations. It will explore a range of epistemological and ontological interpretations of management in organisations, especially emphasising recent developments in theory. It will do so by treating a series of key substantive issues and topics—for 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 Board of the Faculty of Music

Honour Moderations and Preliminary Examination in Music

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 99, l. 30, delete 'answer four questions' and substitute 'answer three questions'.

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4 Board of the Faculty of Theology

M.St in Theology

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 720, as amended by Gazette, 27 July 2006, Supplement (1) to No. 4778, Vol. 136, p. 1387, delete section 4 and substitute:

'4. Proposals for titles of essays and dissertations must be submitted to the Graduate Studies Office not later than Monday of fifth week in Hilary Term. Candidates are advised to allow time for communication with the Examiners to take place before permission is granted. All proposals should be accompanied by a brief indication of how the subject will be treated and a brief account of the primary and secondary sources to be used. Titles for the various pieces of work should not substantially overlap with each other, though they may cover ground included in the scope of examination as detailed below. The titles should all fall within one of the seven subject areas listed below, and, in the case of Christian Doctrine and Ecclesiastical History, within the same section.'

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