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Oxford University Gazette, 29 November 2007: Examinations and Boards

Changes in Regulations

With the approval, where applicable, of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by the Medical Sciences Board will come into effect on 14 December.

Medical Sciences Board

(a) M.Sc in Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance

With effect from 1 October 2009 (no new students will be admitted after 2007)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 709, delete ll. 12–13.

2 Ibid, delete from p. 794, l. 36, to p.796, l. 43.

3 Ibid., delete from p. 1015, l. 1, to p. 1016, l. 5.

4 Ibid., p. 1103, delete ll. 13–16.


(b) Special Regulations of Divisional and Faculty Boards Concerning the Status of Probationer Research Student and the Degrees of M.Litt, M.Sc by Research, and D.Phil

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 924, l. 47 (as amended by Gazette, 20 September 2007, p. 14), insert:

'8. D.PHIL IN THE MEDICAL SCIENCES DOCTORAL TRAINING CENTRE

1. General regulations

These regulations shall apply to all students registered for
D.Phil in Structural Biology: From Molecules to Cells
D.Phil in Infection, Immunology and Translational Medicine
D.Phil in The Cell in Heredity and Development
D.Phil in Genomic Medicine

within the Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre, irrespective of the division or department they are based within for their research project.

The provisions of the following regulations shall apply, except as specifically provided below: Regulations for Admission as a Probationer Research Student; Regulations for the Degree of Master of Science by Research, Regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (§1–7); General Regulations of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee governing the examination of students for the degrees of M.Sc by Research, M.Litt and D.Phil, and concerning the maintenance of the register of graduate students; and the Special Regulations of Divisional and Faculty Boards concerning the status of Probationer Research Student and the degrees of M.Litt, M.Sc by Research, and D.Phil.

For the purposes of these regulations 'Board' shall mean the Medical Sciences Divisional Board.

2. Register of Probationer Research Students

The board may grant a student suspension from the Register of those admitted to the status of Probationer Research Student or deprive a student of his or her status; and in such cases it shall at all times follow procedures determined by the Educational Policy and Standards Committee by regulation. The board may also reinstate a student to the Register, provided that the total number of terms a student has spent as a Probationer Research Student has not exceeded six terms in the case of a student on a four-year Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre programme.

3. Probationer Research Student Status

A student on a four-year Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre programme may hold the status of Probationer Research Student for a maximum of seven terms, including the term in which the student was admitted. A student should normally apply to transfer from Probationer Research Student Status in his or her sixth term after admission to the programme.

4. Confirmation of Status as a Student for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

A student on a four-year Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre programme who has been admitted to the status of Student for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy must apply to the board for confirmation of his or her status as a D.Phil Student not later than the tenth term and normally during the ninth term after admission to the programme.

5. Other requirements for students for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy following a Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre four-year D.Phil Programme

A full-time Student for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy following a four-year Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre programme may hold the status of a registered research student for a maximum of twelve terms. If such a student has been prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing his or her thesis by that time, the board shall have power to grant an extension of time for a period or periods, not exceeding six terms in all, to be determined by the board. Applications for such extension of time shall be made through the Secretary of Faculties not later than the term in which the student is due to apply for permission to supplicate.

A full-time Student for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy following a four-year Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre Programme shall cease to hold that status if: (i) he or she shall have been refused permission to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy; or (ii) the board concerned shall in accordance with the Regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Part A., §2, cl. 3, and with the provisions set down by regulation by the Educational Policy and Standards Committee and after consultation with the student's college supervisor, have deprived the student of that status; (iii) he or she shall have been transferred under the relevant provisions to another status; (iv) he or she shall have failed to complete his or her thesis within twelve terms or within such further extension of time as may have been granted by the board concerned.'