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Oxford University Gazette, 18 June 2009: Examinations and Boards

Master of Science in Management Research

Elective courses for 2010

Hilary Term 2010

1. Innovation, Organisation, and Markets

2. Markets, Consumption, and Culture

3. Social Studies of Science and Technology

4. Strategy: Performance and Randomness

5. Work and Employment

Trinity Term 2010

1. Complex Systems: Strategies, Technologies, and Networks

2. Employment Relations

3. Emerging Technologies

4. Social Theories of Risk

5. The Strategic Management of Technological Innovation

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Changes in Regulations

The following changes in regulations made by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, and with the approval, where appropriate, of the Education Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of divisional boards, the following changes in regulations made the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee, divisional boards, faculty boards, and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 3 July.

1 Planning and Resource Allocation Committee

Regulations on Financial Matters

With effect from 1 September 2009

1 In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 1070, l. 2, delete '£1,315.00' and substitute '£1,399'.

2 Ibid., p. 1072, delete ll. 36–43.

3 Ibid, p. 1073, l. 1 renumber (c) as (b).

4 Ibid., p. 1074, l. 23, after '10' insert:

[Note. The provisions of this clause are under review and revised provisions may be announced in the course of 2009 or 2010.]

5 Ibid., p. 1076, ll. 9–10, delete 'by Examination Regulations, Appendix I, Regulations on Financial Matters, para. 6, cl. 14,' and substitute 'under (a) and (b) above.'

6 Ibid., p. 1076, l. 22, delete '2008–9' and substitute '2009–10'.

7 Ibid., l. 26, delete '£3,145' and substitute '£3,225'.

8 Ibid., l. 27, delete '£1,255' and substitute '£1,285'.

9 Ibid., l. 33, delete '£1,570' and substitute '£1,610'.

10 Ibid., l. 34, delete '£625' and substitute '£640, and except that those who commenced the programme of study on or after 1 September 2009 and where that programme of study leads to a qualification that is of an equivalent or lower level to one the student has already been awarded shall pay fees at the appropriate Island rate as described in (h) below unless the programme of study has been designated a strategically important and vulnerable subject or is otherwise exempt from having a higher fee charged, as determined by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee from time to time '.

11 Ibid., l. 37, delete '£1,255' and substitute '£1,285'.

12 Ibid., l. 40, delete '£1,570' and substitute '£1,610'.

13 Ibid., l. 43, delete '£2,000' and substitute '£2,050'.

14 Ibid., p. 1077, l. 7, delete '£12,810' and substitute '£13,450'.

15 Ibid., l. 15 delete '2008–9' and substitute '2009–10'.

16 Ibid., l. 19, delete '£3,300' and substitute '£3,390'.

17 Ibid., l. 20, delete '(ar)' and substitute '(bv)'.

18 Ibid., l. 20, after 'below', insert 'except that those who commenced the programme of study on or after 1 September 2009 and where that programme of study leads to a qualification that is of an equivalent or lower level to one the student has already been awarded shall pay fees at the appropriate Island rate as described in (i) ( h) above or at the rate specified in the table below whichever is the higher unless the programme of study has been designated a strategically important and vulnerable subject, is a research programme of study or is otherwise exempt from having a higher fee charged, as determined by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee from time to time'.

19 Ibid., delete from p. 1077, l. 25, to p.1083, l. 46 [but retain footnotes] and substitute:

'Table : Fees

Sub-section

Programme title

'Home' rate *

Overseas rate *

Notes

(a)

see 15(ii)(a) above

 

 

 

(b)

Bachelor of Civil Law

£8,370

£15,120

 

(c)

Magister Juris

£8,370

£15,120

 

(d)

Master of Business Administration (full-time)

£31,000

£31,000

Notwithstanding any general provisions to the contrary, 15% of this fee shall be payable by the student as a non-refundable deposit at the time of his or her acceptance of the offer by the University of admission to the course.

(e)

Master of Business Administration (part-time)

£51,000

£51,000

Part-time fee payable over two years; including college fees and accommodation. Notwithstanding any general provisions to the contrary, 15% of this fee shall be payable by the student as a non-refundable deposit at the time of his or her acceptance of the offer by the University of admission to the course.

(f)

Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (first year only)

£780

£780

This fee applies in first year of course only.

(g)

Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Strategy

£14,500

£14,500

Applies to calendar year 2010 (i.e. HT10, TT10, MT10)

(h)

Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership

£14,500

£14,500

Applies to calendar year 2010 (i.e. HT10, TT10, MT10)

(i)

Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy

£14,500

£14,500

Applies to calendar year 2010 (i.e. HT10, TT10, MT10)

(j)

Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice

£5,050

£5,050

 

(k)

M.Sc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

£5,500

 

Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below

(l)

M.Sc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management

£6,500

£13,450

 

(m)

M.Sc in Cognitive & Evolutionary Anthropology

£4,500

 

Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below

(n)

M.Sc in Comparative Social Policy

£6,500

£13,450

 

(o)

M.Sc in Economics for Development

£12,500

£16,500

 

(p)

M.Sc in Educational Studies (including Comparative and International Education, e-learning, Higher Education)

£5,500

 

Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below

(q)

M.Sc in Educational Research Methodology

£5,500

 

Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below

(r)

M.Sc in Teaching and Learning

£1,130

 

Part-time fee.  Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below

(s)

Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies

£5,500

 

Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below

(t)

M.Sc in Environmental Change and Management

£6,500

£13,450

 

(u)

M.Sc in Environmental Geomorphology

£6,500

£13,450

 

(v)

M.Sc in Evidence-based Social Intervention

£6,500

 

Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below.

(w)

M.Sc in Financial Economics

£25,000

£25,000

Notwithstanding any general provisions to the contrary, 15% of this fee shall be payable by the student as a non-refundable deposit at the time of his or her acceptance of the offer by the University of admission to the course. On commencement of the course the full fee is payable. The amount of the non-refundable deposit will be returned following confirmation of receipt of the full fee.

(x)

M.Sc in Forced Migration

£12,500

£16,500

 

(y)

M.Sc in Global Governance and Diplomacy

£12,500

£16,500

 

(z)

M.Sc in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management

£11,440

£11,440

 

(aa)

M.Sc in Major Programme Management

£20,000

£20,000

 

(ab)

M.Sc in Management Research Methodology

£13,450

£13,450

 

(ac)

M.Sc in Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (including research methods)

£4,500

 

Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below.

(ad)

M.Sc in Medical Anthropology

£4,500

 

Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below.

(ae)

M.Sc in Nature, Science and Enviromental Policy

£6,500

£13,450

 

(af)

M.Sc in Politics and International Relations Research

£6,500

£13,450

 

(ag)

M.Sc in Political Theory Research

£6,500

£13,450

 

(ah)

M.Sc in Professional Development in Education

£5,500

 

Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below.

(ai)

M.Sc in Social Anthropology (including research methods)

£4,500

 

Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below.

(aj)

M.St in Social Anthropology

£4,500

 

Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below.

(ak)

M.Sc in Social Science of the Internet

£5,500

£13,450

 

(al)

M.Sc in Sociology

£5,500

 

Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below.

(am)

M.Sc in Visual Anthropology

£4,500

 

Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below.

(an)

M.Sc in Water Science, Policy and Management

£6,500

£13,450

 

(ao)

M.Sc (Res) in Geography and the Environment

£6,500

£13,450

 

(ap)

M.Phil in Comparative Social Policy

£6,500

 

This ‘home’ fee applies to all years of course for new entrants from 2009-10; ‘home’ students continuing into their second year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified under (a) above.  Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below.

(aq)

M.Phil in Development Studies

£12,500

£16,500

These fees apply to all years of course for new entrants in or after 2007-8.

(ar)

M.Phil in Economics (first year only)

£8,000

 

This ‘home’ fee applies to first year of course in 2009-10; continuing ‘home’ students in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified under (a) above; continuing students in 2010-11 will pay fees at c. £4,500 (subject to review).  Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below.

(as)

M.Phil in Evidence-based Social Intervention

£6,500

 

This ‘home’ fee applies to all years of course for new entrants from 2009-10; ‘home’ students continuing into their second year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified under (a) above.  Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below.

(at)

M.Phil in Geography and the Environment

£6,500

£13,450

This ‘home’ fee applies to all years of the course.  This ‘overseas’ fee applies to all years of the course for new entrants from 2009-10; ‘overseas’ students continuing into their second year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified in the schedule below.

(au)

M.Phil in International Relations

£6,500

£13,450

This ‘home’ fee applies to all years of the course for new entrants from 2009-10; ‘home’ students continuing into their second year in 2009-10 pay fees of £5,450.   This ‘overseas’ fee applies to all years of the course for new entrants from 2009-10; ‘overseas’ students continuing into their second year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified in the schedule below.

(av)

M.Phil in Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

£4,500

 

This ‘home’ fee applies to all years of course for new entrants from 2009-10; ‘home’ students continuing into their second year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified under (a) above.  Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below.

(aw)

M.Phil in Medical Anthropology

£4,500

 

This ‘home’ fee applies to all years of course for new entrants from 2009-10; ‘home’ students continuing into their second year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified under (a) above.  Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below.

(ax)

M.Phil in Migration Studies

£4,500

 

This ‘home’ fee applies to all years of course for new entrants from 2009-10; ‘home’ students continuing into their second year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified under (a) above.  Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below.

(ay)

M.Phil in Politics (including Comparative Government, European Politics and Society, Political Theory)

£6,500

£13,450

This ‘home’ fee applies to all years of course for new entrants from 2009-10; ‘home’ students continuing into their second year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified under (a) above.  This ‘overseas’ fee applies to all years of the course for new entrants from 2009-10; ‘overseas’ students continuing into their second year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified in the schedule below.

(az)

M.Phil in Social Anthropology

£4,500

 

This ‘home’ fee applies to all years of course for new entrants from 2009-10; ‘home’ students continuing into their second year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified under (a) above.  Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below.

(ba)

M.Phil in Sociology

£5,500

 

This ‘home’ fee applies to all years of course for new entrants from 2009-10; ‘home’ students continuing into their second year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified under (a) above.  Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below.

(bb)

D.Phil in Anthropology

£4,500

 

This ‘home’ fee applies to all years of course for new entrants from 2009-10; ‘home’ students continuing into their second or third year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified under (a) above.  Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below.

(bc)

D.Phil in Development Studies

£12,500

£15,500

These fees apply to the first year of the course for new entrants in 2009-10; ‘home’ students continuing into their second or third year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified under (a) above; ‘overseas’ students continuing into their second or third year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified in the schedule below. ‘Home’ students continuing into their second year in 2010-11 will pay fees at the rate specified under (a) above (subject to review); ‘overseas’ students continuing into their second year in 2010-11 will pay fees at the rate given for Category B below (subject to review).

(bd)

D.Phil in Geography and the Environment

£6,500

£13,450

This ‘home’ fee applies to all years of the course for new entrants from 2008-9; ‘home’ students continuing into their third year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified under (a) above.  This ‘overseas’ fee applies to all years of the course for new entrants from 2009-10; ‘overseas’ students continuing into their second or third year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified in the schedule below.

(be)

D.Phil in International Relations

£6,500

£13,450

This ‘home’ fee applies to all years of course for new entrants from 2009-10; ‘home’ students continuing into their second or third year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified under (a) above.  This ‘overseas’ fee applies to all years of the course for new entrants from 2009-10; ‘overseas’ students continuing into their second or third year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified in the schedule below.

(bf)

D.Phil in Politics

£6,500

£13,450

This ‘home’ fee applies to all years of course for new entrants from 2009-10; ‘home’ students continuing into their second or third year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified under (a) above.  This ‘overseas’ fee applies to all years of the course for new entrants from 2009-10; ‘overseas’ students continuing into their second or third year in 2009-10 pay fees at the rate specified in the schedule below.

(bg)

M.St in Creative Writing

£3,025

 

Part-time fee. This ‘home’ fee applies to new entrants in 2009-10.  ‘Home’ students continuing into their second year in 2009-10 pay a fee of £2,750.  Overseas fee is as specified in the schedule below.

(bh)

M.St in International Human Rights Law

£7,865

£8,195

Part-time fee, applies to calendar year 2009 (ie HT09, TT09, and MT09). These fees apply to new entrants from 2009-10.  Students (both ‘home’ and ‘overseas’) continuing into their second year in 2009-10 pay fees of £7,215.

(bi)

M.St in Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy*

£5,450

£9,000

 

(bj)

M.Sc in Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies *

£7,650

£7,650

Course only available from progression from PGDip. Fee shown here does not include fee for PGDip. Programme fee includes college fee.

(bk)

M.Sc in Bioinformatics *

Annual Programme fee: £1,570; Module fee £1,475

Annual Programme fee: £2,560; Module fee £1,475

Part-time fee, mainly charged on a per-module basis, including college fee, subject to annual review (fee usually paid over a 6 to 12 term period).

(bl)

M.Sc in Evidence-Based Healthcare *

Annual Programme fee: £1,000; Module fee £1,250

Annual Programme fee: £4,500; Module fee £1,250

Part-time fee, mainly charged on a per-module basis, including college fee, subject to annual review (fee usually paid over a 6 to 12 term period).

(bm)

M.Sc in Experimental Therapeutics*

Annual Programme fee: £1,570; Module fee £1,050

Annual Programme fee: £7,200; Module fee £1,050

Part-time fee, mainly charged on a per-module basis, including college fee, subject to annual review (fee usually paid over a 6 to 12 term period).

(bn)

M.Sc in Mathematical Finance *

£8,400

£11,400

Course only available from progression from PGDip. Fee shown here does not include fee for PGDip. Programme fee includes college fee.

(bo)

PGDip in Mathematical Finance

£14,100

£14,100

 

(bp)

M.Sc in Software Engineering *

Annual Programme fee: £1,570; Module fee £1,475

Annual Programme fee: £2,560; Module fee £1,475

Part-time fee, mainly charged on a per-module basis, including college fee, subject to annual review (fee usually paid over a 6 to 12 term period).

(bq)

M.Sc in Software and Systems Security*

Annual Programme fee: £1,570; Module fee £1,475

Annual Programme fee: £2,560; Module fee £1,475

Part-time fee, mainly charged on a per-module basis, including college fee, subject to annual review (fee usually paid over a 6 to 12 term period).

(br)

M.Sc in Mathematical and Computational Finance

£17,800

£17,800

 

(bs)

M.Sc in Clinical Embryology

£26,100

£26,100

 

(bt)

M.Sc in Pharmacology

As specified for Category C in the schedule below

As specified for Category C in the schedule below

 

(bu)

M.Sc in Global Health Science

As specified for Category A in the schedule below

As specified for Category D in the schedule below

 

(bv)

for all other members of the University, the appropriate rate specified in the schedule below, or half that rate if part-time students as aforesaid.'

20 Ibid., p. 1082 and p. 1083, footnote, delete '(ad) ' (ak)' and substitute '(bi) ' (bq)'.

21 Ibid., p. 1084, l. 2, delete '£9,605' and substitute '£10,100'.

22 Ibid., p. 1085, l. 14, after 'Degree' insert 'other than those whose fees are specified under 15(ii) above'.

23 Ibid., l. 25, delete '(b)ff'.

24 Ibid., l. 31, delete '£11,205' and substitute '£11,750'.

25 Ibid., p. 1087, l. 11, delete '(b)ff'.

26 Ibid., l. 20, delete '£12,810' and substitute '£13,450'.

27 Ibid., p. 1088, l. 1, after 'Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre,' insert 'or the Healthcare Innovation Doctoral Training Centre, or the Biomedical Science Industrial Doctorate Centre,'.

28 Ibid., l. 19, delete £23,475 and substitute '£24,500'.


2 Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

(a) Preliminary Examination in Materials Science

With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 138, delete ll. 2-50 and substitute:

'In the following, 'the Course Handbook' refers to the Materials Science 'Prelims Course Handbook', published annually at the start of Michaelmas Term by the Faculty of Materials, and also posted on the Web site at: www.materials.ox.ac.uk/te aching/ughandbooks.html.

1. The Preliminary Examination in Materials Science shall comprise four compulsory written examination papers plus compulsory Materials coursework equivalent to one written examination paper:

(a) Materials Science 1: Structure of Materials

(b) Materials Science 2: Properties of Materials

(c) Materials Science 3: Transforming Materials

(d) Mathematics for Materials and Earth Sciences

(e) Materials Coursework

The syllabuses for the written papers shall be published annually in the Course Handbook, not later than the beginning of Michaelmas Full Term for examination in the Trinity Term immediately following this.

2. In the assessment of the Materials coursework, the Moderators shall take into consideration the requirement for a candidate to complete the coursework to a satisfactory level as defined from time to time by the Faculty of Materials and published in the Course Handbook. Materials Science Coursework shall comprise practical work and work carried out in crystallography classes, as described in the Course Handbook, and it shall be assessed under the following provisions:

(a) Candidates will be required to submit the Materials Practical Class reports to the Chair of the Moderators in the Preliminary Examination in Materials Science, c/o the Deputy Administrator (Academic) in the Department of Materials, not later than 10 a.m. on Friday of the sixth week of Trinity Full Term.

(b) The Chair of Faculty, or deputy, shall make available to the Moderators, not later than the end of the first week of Trinity Full Term, evidence showing the extent to which each candidate has completed the Crystallography coursework normally pursued during the first two terms preceding the examination.

(c) Failure of the coursework will normally constitute failure of the Preliminary Examination. Materials Coursework cannot normally be retaken. Exceptionally a candidate who has failed the coursework may be permitted jointly by the Moderators and the candidate's college to retake the entire academic year.

3. Candidates shall be deemed to have passed the examination if they have satisfied the Moderators in the five papers in clause 1 either at a single examination or at two examinations in accordance with either clause 5 or clause 6, and provided further that the same number of papers as were failed in the first sitting have been passed at the same attempt at a subsequent examination. The Moderators will be guided by the provisions of clause 2 when considering the Materials Coursework paper.

4. The Moderators may award a distinction to candidates of special merit who have satisfied them in all five papers in clause 1 in one examination.

5. Candidates who have passed the coursework paper and fail one or two written papers listed in clause 1 may offer that number of papers at one, but no more than one, subsequent examination.

6. In the case of candidates who offer all four written papers of clause 1, the Moderators shall publish the names only of those who have satisfied them in the coursework paper and in two or more written papers. Candidates whose names do not appear on the pass list but who have passed the coursework paper may enter the written part of the examination on one, but no more than one, subsequent occasion: such candidates must resit all four written papers of clause 1. In the case of candidates who, in accordance with clause 5, offer one or two written papers, the Moderators shall publish the names of only those who have satisfied them in each of the written papers offered.

7. The use of calculators in the papers listed in clause 1 is restricted to those models published annually in the Course Handbook.

8. The examination conventions for the written papers and the coursework listed in clause 1 shall be published annually in the Course Handbook and posted online at the following Web site: www.materials.ox.ac.uk/teaching/ug/ugexamconventions.html.'


(b) Special Regulations for the Honour School of Chemistry

With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 179, ll. 27–28, delete 'Supplementary Subjects, provided that no more than one Supplementary Subject may be offered in any one year.' and substitute 'Supplementary Subjects, provided that no more than three Supplementary Subjects may be offered in total.'


3 Social Sciences Board

M.Phil in Social Anthropology

With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 586, l. 20, delete 'fourth' and substitute 'third'


4 Continuing Education Board and Medical Sciences Board

Postgraduate Diploma in Experimental Therapeutics

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 1013, l. 24, delete 'How to do research on drugs (including clinical trials)' and substitute 'How to do research on therapeutic interventions: protocol preparation'.

2 Ibid., l. 25, delete 'Rational prescribing' and substitute 'Biological Therapeutics'.

3 Ibid., l. 30, delete 'Molecular approaches to gene therapy and immunotherapy' and substitute 'Rational prescribing'.


5 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

D.Phil in English Language and Literature

With effect from 1 October 2009

1 In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 858, after l. 8, insert:

'Students admitted prior to 1 OCTOBER 2009 should refer to Examination Regulations, 2008.'

2 Ibid., delete from p. 858, l. 6, to p. 859, l. 10, and substitute:

'FOR STUDENTS ADMITTED FROM 1 OCTOBER 2009:

1. Transfer to M.Litt. and D.Phil. status

(i) All research candidates are initially registered as Probationer Research Students and will be required to submit an application to transfer to M.Litt or D.Phil status no later than Friday of noughth week in the Trinity Term of their first year as a Probationer Research Student. In exceptional cases the English Graduate Studies Committee may permit the candidate to postpone submission; candidates seeking such postponement must apply to the Director of Graduate Studies well in advance, and no later than Friday of sixth week of Hilary Term.

(ii) Candidates must write to the English Graduate Office by Friday of the eighth week of their first year as a Probationer Research Student, giving notice of their intention to apply for transfer to D.Phil status, and providing the title of their proposed thesis.

(iii) Candidates must submit the following materials: (1) The transfer of status application form, endorsed by the candidate's society and supervisor. (2) Two copies of a detailed outline (not exceeding 1,000 words) of the proposed subject and the manner in which it will be treated, including a provisional list of chapters and their proposed coverage. (3) Two copies of a piece of written work on the topic of their proposed thesis (of about 10,000 words).

(iv) A confidential report from the supervisor should be sent by the supervisor directly to the English Graduate Office. The Graduate Office shall send the outline, written work and the confidential report to two assessors appointed by the Director of Graduate Studies. The Director of Graduate Studies shall not appoint the candidate's supervisor as an assessor.

(v) The assessors shall then examine the candidate orally and report to the Graduate Studies Committee in writing whether the candidate's subject is satisfactory for the degree in question and whether he or she is competent to undertake it. If they think this is not the case, they may recommend resubmission after a set period of probation; such resubmission will constitute the second attempt at Transfer of Status provided for in the General Regulations for the degree. If the assessors disagree, the Graduate Studies Committee shall decide what should be done.

(vi) Candidates holding the status of M.Litt student may apply for transfer to D.Phil status at any time, with the statutory limit of nine terms. Their Transfer of Status application will be considered according to the procedure laid down for confirmation of D.Phil Status (see below). The assessor appointed by the Director of Graduate Studies shall follow that procedure, except that the assessor will be asked to state explicitly whether in addition to this procedure a subsequent formal confirmation of D.Phil status would be desirable, or not.'

3 Ibid., p. 859, l. 11 and l. 48, and p. 860, l. 14: renumber (replacing 5, 6 and 7 with 2, 3 and 4).


6 Board of the Faculty of History

(a) M.St in History of Art and Visual Culture

With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 635, ll. 23–24, delete 'An introduction to historiography and methods of art history', and substitute 'Theory and Methods in the History of Art'.


(b) M.St in Medieval History

With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 650, ll. 35–36, delete 'two pieces of... chosen option paper.', and substitute 'an extended essay (of between 8,000 and 10,000 words) based on an aspect of the chosen option paper.'


(c) Special Regulations: Board of the Faculty of History

With effect from 1 October 2009

1 In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 862, l. 43, delete 'taught course', and substitute 'taught programme'.

2 Ibid., p. 863, delete ll. 7–9, and substitute:

'Research students are admitted as Probationer D.Phil students, and are required to undertake the following work in their probationary period:'.

3 Ibid., l. 12, delete 'course', and substitute 'first year'.

4 Ibid., ll. 17–18, delete '(or, in the case of... the appropriate date)'.

5 Ibid., ll. 27–28, delete '(up to... Research'.

6 Ibid., ll. 29–30, delete '(except in... Research'.

7 Ibid., ll. 36–37, delete 'or of the... Research'.

8 Ibid., delete ll. 39–43.

9 Ibid., l. 44, delete 'course', and substitute 'programme'.

10 Ibid., delete ll. 45–50, and substitute:

'Students who are currently entered as candidates for the examination in the M.St in Medieval History, M.St or M.Phil in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, M.St in Medieval Studies, M.St or M.Phil in Modern British and European History, M.St in Global and Imperial History, M.St in US History, M.Sc in English Local History, M.Sc or M.Phil in Economic and Social History, M.Sc or M.Phil in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, or another relevant Master's programme may apply for admission to the'.

11 Ibid., p. 864, l. 8, delete '(i)'.

12 Ibid., delete ll. 26–28.

13 Ibid., p. 865, after l. 25 insert:

'(ii) For students admitted from 1 October 2009: Application for confirmation of D.Phil status shall be accompanied by: (1) a full outline of chapters (1–2 pages), summarising the scope of individual chapters and their state of completion, including a timetable for completion of the work which remains to be done before submission of the thesis; (2) a draft abstract of the thesis as a whole, of between 1,000 and 2,000 words; (3) a sample chapter, of between 6,000 and 10,000 words; (4) a confidential report from the supervisor which should be sent direct to the Faculty's Graduate Office. The Graduate Office will send the written work and the con?dential report to the interviewer appointed by the Faculty Board.'


(d) Honour School of History

With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2011)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 273, after l.49 insert:

'10. As an alternative route to fulfilling the requirement for the compulsory thesis, or to submitting an optional one, a candidate may prepare an edition of a short historical text with appropriate textual apparatus, historical annotation and introduction. This exercise, which is different in kind from the writing of a normal dissertation, is governed by the following additional regulations: i. The original work selected for editing may be a narrative, literary, or archival text of any kind, and may be of any period and in any language. It must be susceptible to historical analysis and commentary, and of a kind that requires the application of editorial and historical skills and techniques, including linguistic and palaeographical skills where appropriate. ii. The choice of text must be approved by the submission to the Chair of the FHS in History, with the support of a supervisor, of a 250-word outline of the text and its context, and specifying its length. This submission must be made by Friday of noughth week of the Michaelmas Term of the candidate's final year, but candidates are advised to seek permission well before this. The Chair must consult appropriate colleagues before approving the project: he or she will need to be satisfied that it provides scope for displaying appropriate levels of knowledge and expertise. iii. The length of the chosen text will depend upon the linguistic and technical challenges which it poses, and the scope it offers for historical analysis and commentary; the advice of the supervisor will be essential. A complex text in a difficult language may only run to a few thousand words. The absolute maxima are 15,000 words for a non-English text, and 30,000 for one in English; but these are not norms or targets. An extract from a longer text is permissible, so long as the selection is rationally justified, and the extract can stand on its own for purposes of historical commentary.

iv. A text in a language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation.

v. The examiners must be provided with a facsimile of no less than 30 per cent of the text in its primary manuscript or printed form. Where there are several versions, the most important should be chosen.

vi. A textual introduction should state how many versions (whether manuscript or printed) there are to the text, how they relate to each other, and what editorial principles have been employed.

vii. A textual apparatus should list variant readings, emendations and textual problems in accordance with normal editorial practice.

viii. Historical notes to the text should comment as appropriate on people, places, events and other references, and should draw out points of wider historical interest.

ix. A historical introduction should discuss the immediate context of the work, including its author or the record-creating system that produced it, and should explain its wider historical context and significance.

x. The textual and historical introductions and the historical notes should not exceed 8,000 words (for an English text) or 6,000 (for a translated one).

xi. The dissertation should be arranged and bound in the following order: historical introduction; textual introduction; text, with textual notes (keyed to the text in the sequence a, b, c etc) at the foot of the page; historical notes (keyed to the text in the sequence 1, 2, 3 etc) on separate pages; sample facsimile.'

2 Ibid., p. 273, l.19, following 'appendices)', insert ', except in the case that a candidate is submitting a thesis as a critical edition of a text, in which case the regulations on word length in Vi 10, sections iii and x, below, apply.'

3 Ibid., l.37, following 'in length,', insert 'except in the case that a candidate is submitting a thesis as a critical edition of a text, in which case the regulations on word length in Vi 10, sections iii and x, below, apply,'

4. Ibid., p. 274, l.36, insert '9. Candidates may submit an optional additional thesis in the form of an edition of a short historical text with accompanying scholarly apparatus, in which case the requirements detailed in regulation Vi 10, above, apply.'

5. Ibid., l.19, following 'bibliographies)', insert ', except in the case that a candidate is submitting a thesis as a critical edition of a text, in which case the regulations on word length in regulation Vi 10, sections iii and x, above, apply.'

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7 Board of the Faculty of Law

Special Regulations: Research Degrees

With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2008, p.908, l.2, l.6, and l.12 after 'M.Phil in Law' insert 'or M.Phil in Criminology and Criminal Justice'.

2 Ibid., l. 15, l.19, and l.38 after 'Officer' insert '(or, for students registered for the D.Phil in Criminology, to the Graduate Studies Administrator within the Centre for Criminology)'.

3 Ibid., p. 909, l. 16, l.18, and l.33 after 'Officer' insert '(or, for students registered for the D.Phil in Criminology, to the Graduate Studies Administrator at the Centre for Criminology)'.

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