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Oxford University Gazette, 11 June 2009: Examinations and Boards

Appointments and Reappointments

Social Sciences Division

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

P. KIRCHER, MS Karlsruhe, MBA Wisconsin, PH.D Bonn, Fellow of Corpus Christi College. In Economics. From 1 August 2009 to 31 August 2014.

DEREK MCCORMACK, M.SC Virginia Tech, PH.D Brist, Fellow of Mansfield College. In Human Geography. From 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2014.

MUNGO WILSON, BA Oxf, M.SC Lond, PH.D Harvard, DIP LAW College of Law, Fellow of Oriel College. In Financial Economics. From 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2014.

C. JEFFREY, MA PH.D Camb, Fellow of St John's College. In Human Geography. From 1 October 2009 to 30 September 2014.

P. BERAMENDI, LIC Santiago de Compostela, MA Institut Juan March Madrid, D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of University College. In Quantitative Political Science. From 1 August 2009 to 31 July 2014.

TITULAR UNIVERSITY LECTURER (CUF)

C. MITCHELL, BA Oxf, LL.M PH.D Lond, DIP LAW City, Fellow of Jesus College. In Law. From 1 October 2009 to 30 September 2014.


Reappointments

J. THANASSOULIS, MA M.PHIL D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Christ Church. In Economics. From 1 October 2009 until the retiring age.

L. BENDALL, BA Lond, MA Oxf, PH.D Camb, Fellow of Keble College. In Aegean Prehistory. From 1 October 2009 until the retiring age.

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Supplementary Subjects in Some Final Honour Schools

Supplementary subjects in the Honour Schools of Chemistry, Materials Science, Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Physiological Sciences, and Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 2009–10

The following supplementary subjects will be taught and examined during 2009–10. Details of the availability of supplementary subjects to candidates in different Honour Schools are given in the notes below.

1. Aromatic and Heterocyclic Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Lectures: sixteen hours in MT; sixteen hours in HT

Examined: end of HT


2. History and Philosophy of Science

Lectures: eight hours in MT; eight hours in HT

Examined: end of HT


3. Quantum Chemistry

Lectures: sixteen hours in MT; sixteen hours in HT

Examined: end of HT


4. Modern Languages

Lectures: thirty-two hours in TT

Examined: end of TT


5. Chemical Pharmacology

Lectures: four hours in MT; twelve hours in HT

Examined: end of HT


Notes:

(a) For candidates in Chemistry, all of the above Supplementary Subjects are available.

(b) For candidates in Materials Science, only subjects 2 and 3 are available.

(c) For candidates in Biological Sciences, only subjects 2, 3, and 5 are available.

(d) For candidates in Medical Sciences and Physiological Sciences, only subjects 2, 3, and 5 are available.

(e) For candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, only subjects 1, 2, 3, and 5 are available.

(f) Chemistry and Physics will share Language Courses in 2009–10. Details on the languages available can be found at www.chem.ox.ac.uk/teaching/sslanguages.html.

(g) The list of approved Supplementary Subjects for Medical Sciences can be found at www.mstc.ox.ac.uk/fhshome/ fhsoptions/suppsubj.

( h) Details of all Supplementary Subjects can be found at www.chem.ox.ac.uk/teaching/SSG uide.html.

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Changes in Regulations

With the approval, where appropriate, of the Education 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 26 June.

1 Continuing Education Board

(a) M.Sc in Sustainable Urban Development

To take effect 1 October 2010

1 In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 681. after l. 19 insert 'sustainable Urban DevelopmentContinuing Education'.

2 Ibid., p. 776. after l. 32 insert:

'MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELEOPMENT

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.

Every candidate must follow for at least six terms a part-time course of instruction in the theory and practice of Sustainable Urban Development, which shall normally take place over a period of two years and no more than four years.

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

(a) active participation, to the satisfaction of the Programme Director, in all eight modules in Schedule below;

(b) four formatively-assessed written assignments normally related to modules 1, 3, 6 and 8 of the Schedule each of not more than 3,000 words in length;

(c) four summatively-assessed written assignments normally related to modules 2, 4, 5 and 7 of the Schedule each of not more than 5,000 words in length;

(d) a dissertation of between 12,000 and 15,000 words (excluding tables, appendices, footnotes and bibliography, on a subject selected by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor and approved by the Programme Director.

The assessed work set out in clause 3 (c) shall be forwarded to the examiners c/o Registry, Department for 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 clauses 3 (d) shall be forwarded to the examiners c/o 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.

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

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

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 that they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.

The Programme Director shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted, in exceptional circumstances, from submitting an assignment, provided that the Programme Director is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, or have appropriate work experience to an equivalent standard.

Schedule

Module 1: Concepts of the City and Environmental Change

Module 2: Climate Change and Urban Ecology

Module 3: Placemaking

Module 4: Financing Sustainability

Module 5: Transportation and Sustainability

Module 6: Urbanism and the Design Process

Module 7: Project and Programme Management in the Urban Environment

Module 8: Urbanisation and Urbanism in Developing Countries

Any other module as defined by the Programme Director and approved by the Programme Committee'.


(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Urban Development

To take effect 1 October 2010

In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 1019, after l. 51 insert:

'POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT (exit award only)

1. 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. Every candidate must follow for at least six terms a part-time course of instruction in the theory and practice of Sustainable Urban Development, which shall normally take place over a period of two years and no more than four years.

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

(a) active participation, to the satisfaction of the Programme Director, in all eight modules in Schedule below;

(b) four formatively-assessed written assignments normally related to modules 1, 3, 6 and 8 of the Schedule each of not more than 3,000 words in length;

(c) four summatively-assessed written assignments normally related to modules 2, 4, 5 and 7 of the Schedule each of not more than 5,000 words in length;

4. The assessed work set out in clause 3(c) shall be forwarded to the examiners c/o Registry, Department for 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 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 Postgraduate Diploma.

7. 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 that they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.

8. The Programme Director shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted, in exceptional circumstances, from submitting an assignment, provided that the Programme Director is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, or have appropriate work experience to an equivalent standard.

Schedule

Module 1: Concepts of the City and Environmental Change

Module 2: Climate Change and Urban Ecology

Module 3: Placemaking

Module 4: Financing Sustainability

Module 5: Transportation and Sustainability

Module 6: Urbanism and the Design Process

Module 7: Project and Programme Management in the Urban Environment

Module 8: Urbanisation and Urbanism in Developing Countries

Any other module as defined by the Programme Director and approved by the Programme Committee'.


2 Continuing Education Board and Medical Sciences Board

M.Sc in Experimental Therapeutics

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 724, l. 46, delete 'How to do research on drugs (including clinical trials)' and substitute 'How to do research on therapeutic interventions: protocol preparation'.

2 Ibid., p. 725, l. 1, delete 'Rational prescribing' and substitute 'Biological Therapeutics'.

3 Ibid., l. 6, delete 'Molecular approaches to gene therapy and immunotherapy' and substitute 'Rational prescribing'.

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