Examinations and Boards

  • Thursday 23 September 2010
  • No. 4927
  • Vol 141

1. Continuing Education Board

Proposal to introduce a Master of Studies in the History of Design: communication from the Continuing Education Board

To take effect 1 October 2011

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 598 after line 9 insert

'History of Design

Continuing Education'

 2 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 628 after line 19 insert:

'History of Design

1. Candidates must follow a course of instruction in the History of Design. The course will be taken on a part–time basis over a period of not fewer than two years and not more than three years within a maximum period of five years.

2. The examination will consist of the following parts:

A Mandatory Course Papers

Every candidate must submit a written assignment for each of the three mandatory course papers taught in Year 1:

I. Techniques and Materials (Object Case Study: 2,500 words)

II. Historical Methods (Methodology and Critical Sources Review: 3,000 words)

III. Research Project (Extended Essay: 5,000 words)

B Advanced Papers

Every candidate must follow two Advanced Papers courses form the options listed in the Schedule below, and submit one written assignment of no more than 5,000 words in length for each paper. Candidates will select two Advanced Papers in Year 2 of the MSt from a list of available options.

C Dissertation

Every candidate must produce a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words, including appendices but excluding bibliography and endnotes, on a topic approved by the Course Director. The dissertation must be delivered not later than noon on the last Monday in September of the second year of the course to the Chairman of Examiners for the Degree of MSt in the History of Design, c/o Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford.

3. Each candidate must attend a viva voce examination when required to do so by the examiners.

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

5. A candidate who fails a core topic or advanced paper, or whose dissertation fails to satisfy the examiners, may be permitted to retake the paper, or resubmit the dissertation, on one further occasion only, not later than one year after the initial attempt.

Schedule

Advanced Papers are available in the following areas:

  • Decoration in Modern France
  • The Arts and Crafts Tradition in Modern Britain
  • Design in the Machine Age
  • Design, Body, Environment
  • Nationhood, Empire and Conflict
  • Academic Writing and Contemporary Practice*
  • Medieval Period or Early Modern Paper Option (shared with the proposed MSt Architectural History)
  • Papers available to be shared with the existing MSc English Local History:

A.7 The social history of English architecture, 1870–1940

A.8 The English suburb, 1800–1939

A.4 English architecture 1500–1640

* This Advanced Paper will be assessed by means of two written assignments: a Documentation Project and a Critical Sources Review; each 1,500 words in length

Not all advanced papers will be available in any one year and the definitive list of advanced papers available in any one year will be circulated to candidates and their supervisors during the second week of Michaelmas Term

A Postgraduate Diploma will be available only to those registered as MSt students but who for whatever reason are not continuing to complete the full MSt. To be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in the History of Design students must successfully complete the Core papers in 2a(I–III) and the Advanced Papers in 2b.'

2. Humanities Board

(a) Special Regulations for Doctor of Philosophy in English

Subject to the approval of the Humanities Divisional Board and Education Committee, the following changes in special regulations are proposed:

With effect from 1 October 2010

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 851, after l. 12, insert:
'For students admitted to the D.Phil. in English before 1 October 2010:'.

2 Ibid., after l. 47, insert:
'For students admitted to the D.Phil. in English from 1 October 2010:
(i) Application for confirmation of D.Phil. status, with endorsements by the candidate’s society and supervisor, shall normally be presented to the English Faculty’s Graduate Office not later than Monday of third week in the eighth term after admission to the D. Phil. programme. In exceptional cases the Graduate Studies Committee may permit the candidate to postpone submission by up to one term: candidates seeking such postponement should apply to the Committee through the Director of Graduate Studies well in advance.
(ii) Application for confirmation of D.Phil. status shall be accompanied by: (1) a full outline of chapters (c.100 words per chapters), 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 approximately 1,000 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 English Faculty’s Graduate Office. The English Graduate Office will send the written work and the confidential report as well as any previous reports on transfer to the interviewer appointed by the English Graduate Studies Committee on behalf of the English Faculty Board.
(iii) The interviewer shall examine the candidate orally. If the interviewer considers it necessary, a second assessor may be appointed in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies.
(iv) The interviewer(s) shall report to the English Graduate Studies Committee in writing whether the candidate’s subject is satisfactory and whether he or she is competent to tackle it. If confirmation is not recommended the interviewer may 1) recommend reapplication after a further period of study or 2) recommend transfer to M.Litt. status.
(v) Any candidate whose first application for confirmation is refused may reapply on one (only) further occasion, normally within two terms of the first. The material required will be the same as (ii) above.'.

(b) Master of Philosophy in Oriental Studies (iv) Modern Middle Eastern Studies

Subject to approval on behalf of the divisional board, which is now sought, and by Education Committee, the following changes in special regulations have been made:

With effect from 1 October 2011 (for first examination in 2012)

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 559, after l. 45, insert new line:
'(14) History and anthropology in the Sahara.'

(c) Master of Studies in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology  

Subject to approval on behalf of the divisional board, which is now sought, and by Education Committee, the following changes in special regulations have been made:

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 618, ll. 7–8, delete '(excluding references and appendices)'. 
2 Ibid., l. 8, after 'M.St.', insert 'The word limit excludes the bibliography, appendices consisting of a catalogue of data, any extensive text which is specifically the object of a commentary or linguistic analysis, and any translation of that text, but includes quotations and footnotes.'.

(d) Master of Philosophy in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology

Subject to approval on behalf of the divisional board, which is now sought, and by Education Committee, the following changes in regulations have been made:

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 515, delete l. 10.
2 Ibid., l. 11, after 'regulation 5', delete 'below;'’, and substitute 'below. The word limit excludes the bibliography, appendices consisting of a catalogue of data, any extensive text which is specifically the object of a commentary or linguistic analysis, and any translation of that text, but includes quotations and footnotes;'.

(e) Special Regulations of Divisional and Faculty Boards concerning the Status of Probationer Research Student — MLitt in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 848, ll. 20–23, after '50,000', delete 'words, exclusive of bibliographical references… to exceed this limit.' and substitute 'words. The word limit excludes the bibliography, appendices consisting of a catalogue of data, any extensive text which is specifically the object of a commentary or linguistic analysis, and any translation of that text, but includes quotations and footnotes.'.

(f) Special Regulations of Divisional and Faculty Boards concerning the Status of Probationer Research Student — DPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 848, ll. 24–26, delete 'words, exclusive of bibliographical references… to exceed this limit.' and substitute 'words. The word limit excludes the bibliography, appendices consisting of a catalogue of data, any extensive text which is specifically the object of a commentary or linguistic analysis, and any translation of that text, but includes quotations and footnotes.'.

(g) Preliminary Examination in Theology

Subject to approval on behalf of the divisional board, which is now sought, and by Education Committee, the following changes in regulations have been made:

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2011)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 155, after l. 15, insert:
'(11) Sanskrit'.
2 Ibid., l. 17, delete 'and'.
3 Ibid., after '(10)', insert 'and (11)'.

3.  Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

Master of Science by Coursework — Mathematical and Computational Finance

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2011)

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 737 as amended by the University Gazette no. 4890 Vol 139 dated 30 July 2009, page 1405 col. 2 reg. 1, delete:
'(iii) One course in Financial Computing which will be assessed by practical examination arranged within the Department. The practical examination will normally be held in, or shortly after, Trinity Term. The details will be specified by the Examiners.'

and replace with:

'(iii) Two courses in Financial Computing which will be assessed by two practical examinations arranged within the Department. One practical examination will normally be held in, or shortly after, Hilary Term; one practical examination will normally be held in, or shortly after Trinity Term. The details will be specified by the Examiners.'

4. Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board and Board of the Faculty of Philosophy

To be made if the Legislative Proposal detailed in the section Congregation 12 October above is approved.

(a) Honour Moderations in Computer Science and Philosophy

With effect from 1 October 2012 (for first examination in 2013)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 57, l. 14, insert:

'Computer Science and Philosophy

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division and Faculty of Philosophy'

2 Ibid., p. 94, after l. 33 insert:

'Special Regulations for the Honour Moderations in Computer Science and Philosophy

A

1. The subjects of Honour Moderations in Computer Science and Philosophy shall be (a) Computer Science, (b) Philosophy.
2. All candidates must offer both (a) and (b).
3. The examination shall be under the joint supervision of the Divisional Board of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy, which shall appoint a joint supervisory committee to make regulations concerning it, subject always to the preceding clauses of this subsection.
4. The Moderators shall indicate on the pass list each candidate who has not passed this examination but has passed in one subject, and shall indicate in which subject the candidate has passed.

B

1. Each candidate shall offer six papers as follows:
CS1 Functional Programming, and Design and Analysis of Algorithms;
CS2 Imperative Programming;
CS3(CS&P) Discrete Mathematics;
M1(CS&P) Applied Mathematics;
P1 Introduction to Philosophy;
P2 Elements of Deductive Logic.

Papers CS1, CS2, P1 and P2 will be of three hours’ duration; paper CS3(MS&P) will be of two hours’ duration; paper M1(CS&P) will be of one and a quarter hours’ duration.
2. The syllabus for each paper will be published by the joint supervisory committee in a handbook for candidates by the beginning of the Michaelmas Full Term in the academic year of the examination, after consultation with the Faculty of Computer Science (for papers CS1, CS2, CS3(CS&P)), the Faculty of Mathematics (for paper M1(CS&P)), and the Faculty of Philosophy (for papers P1 and P2).
3. Each of papers CS1, CS2, CS3(CS&P) and M1(CS&P) will contain questions of a straightforward character.
4. The use of calculators is generally not permitted but certain kinds may be allowed for certain papers. Specifications of which papers and which types of calculators are permitted for those exceptional papers will be announced by the Examiners in the Hilary Term preceding the examination.
5. All candidates will be assessed as to their practical ability in Computer Science under the following provisions:
(a) The Director of the Computing Laboratory, or a deputy, shall make available to the Examiners evidence showing the extent to which each candidate has pursued an adequate course of practical work. 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.
(b) Candidates shall submit to the Chairman of the Moderators, Honour Moderations in Computer Science and Philosophy, c/o the Academic Administrator, Oxford University Computing Laboratory, Oxford, by noon on Monday of the fifth week of the Trinity Term in which the examination is being held, their reports of practical exercises completed during their course of study. For a report on a practical exercise to be considered by the moderators, it must have been marked by a demonstrator and must be accompanied by a statement that it is the candidate’s own work except where otherwise indicated.
(c) The moderators shall take the evidence (a) and the reports (b) into account in assessing a candidate’s performance. Candidates whose overall performance on practical work is not satisfactory may be deemed to have failed the examination.'

(b) Preliminary Examination in Computer Science and Philosophy

With effect from 1 October 2012 (for first examination in 2013)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 58, l. 9, insert:

'Computer Science and Philosophy

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division and Faculty of Philosophy'

               
2 Ibid., p. 61, l. 37, insert:

'Computer Science and Philosophy

3rd'

            
3 Ibid., p. 111, after l. 38, insert:
'Special Regulations for the Preliminary Examination in Computer Science and Philosophy

A

1. The subjects of the Preliminary Examination in Computer Science and Philosophy shall be (a) Computer Science, (b) Philosophy.
2. All candidates must offer both (a) and (b).
3. The examination shall be under the joint supervision of the Divisional Board of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy, which shall appoint a joint supervisory committee to make regulations concerning it, subject always to the preceding clauses of this subsection.

B

1. Two papers shall be set in the examination, one on each of the subjects: (a) Computer Science, (b) Philosophy. Each candidate shall take both papers, provided that no candidate may take a paper on a subject previously passed in Honour Moderations in Computer Science and Philosophy or in the Preliminary Examination in Computer Science and Philosophy.
2. All questions set shall be of a straightforward nature.
3. Paper (a) Computer Science: topics shall be as prescribed for papers CS1, CS2, CS3(CS&P) and M1 (CS&P) of the Honour Moderations in Computer Science and Philosophy.
4. Paper (b) Philosophy: topics shall be as prescribed for papers P1 and P2 of the Honour Moderations in Computer Science and Philosophy.'

(c) Honour School of Computer Science and Philosophy

With effect from 1 October 2013 (for first Part A examination in 2014, first Part B examination in 2015, and first Part C examination in 2016)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 55, l. 16, first column, insert: 'Master of Computer Science and Philosophy'
2 Ibid., p. 63, l. 28, insert:

'Computer Science and Philosophy (three-year and four-year)

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division and Faculty of Philosophy'

         
3 Ibid., p. 70, l. 6, insert:

'Master of Computer Science and Philosophy

Computer Science and Philosophy (four-year course)'

4 Ibid., p. 205, after l. 46, insert on a new page:

'SPECIAL REGULATIONS FOR THE HONOUR SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY

A

In the following, ‘the Course Handbook’ refers to the Computer Science and Philosophy Undergraduate Course Handbook and supplements to this published by the joint supervisory committee and also posted on the web-site at http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/teaching.
1. All candidates shall be examined in Computer Science and in Philosophy.
2. No candidate shall be admitted to the examination in this School unless he or she has either passed or been exempted from the First Public Examination.
3. The examinations in this school shall be under the joint supervision of the Divisional Board of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy, which shall appoint a joint supervisory committee to make regulations concerning it, subject in all cases to the preceding clauses of this subsection.
4. (a) The examination in Computer Science and Philosophy shall consist of three parts (A, B, C) for the four–year course, and of two parts (A, B) for the three–year course.
(b) Parts A, B and C shall be taken at times not less than three, six, and nine terms, respectively, after passing or being exempted from the First Public Examination.
5. The Examiners shall classify and publish the combined results of the examinations in Part A and Part B, and in respect of candidates taking the four–year course shall separately classify and publish results in Part C.
6. (a) Part A shall be taken on one occasion only.
(b) In order to proceed to Part C, a candidate must achieve second class Honours or higher in Parts A and B together.
(c) A candidate on the three–year course who obtains only a Pass or fails to satisfy the Examiners in Part B may retake Part B on at most one subsequent occasion; a candidate on the four–year course who obtains only a Pass or fails to satisfy the Examiners in Part C may retake Part C on at most one subsequent occasion. A candidate on the four–year course shall take Part B on one occasion only.
7. A candidate adjudged worthy of Honours on both Parts A and B together, and on Part C may supplicate for the degree of Master of Computer Science and Philosophy provided that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University.
8. A candidate in the final year of the four–year course, adjudged worthy of Honours in both Parts A and B together, but who does not enter Part C, or who fails to obtain Honours in Part C, is permitted to supplicate for the Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Philosophy with the classification obtained in Parts A and B together; provided that no such candidate may later enter or re–enter the Part C year or supplicate for the degree of Master of Computer Science and Philosophy; and provided in each case that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University.

B

1. In Part A of the examination, candidates shall be required to offer four Computer Science subjects from Schedule A(CS&P) in the Course Handbook, to include Models of Computation.
2. The examination for Part B shall consist of subjects in Computer Science and Philosophy.
The subjects in Computer Science shall be published in three schedules, B1(CS&P), B2(CS&P) and B4(CS&P), in a supplement to the Course Handbook by the beginning of the Michaelmas Full Term in the academic year of the examination concerned. Each Computer Science subject shall be examined by a written paper or by a mini–project.
The subjects in Philosophy shall be subjects 101–120, 122, 124 and 125 from the list given in Special Regulations for All Honour Schools Including Philosophy, and subject to the regulations therein. Each subject in Philosophy shall be assessed by a 3–hour written examination.
Each candidate shall offer:
(a) two, four or six Computer Science subjects, and
(b) five, four or three Philosophy subjects, respectively,
subject to the following constraints:
(i) No candidate shall offer any subject from Schedule B1(CS&P) that he or she has already offered in Part A(CS&P) of the examination;
(ii) Each candidate shall offer no more than two subjects from Schedule B1(CS&P);
(iii) Each candidate shall offer no more than two subjects from Schedule B4(CS&P);
(iv) Each candidate shall offer at least two Philosophy subjects from 101, 102, 104, 108, 119, 122, 124 and 125.
3. In Part C each candidate shall offer a total of three units chosen in any combination from the lists of taught courses for Computer Science and for Philosophy, a Computer Science project or a Philosophy thesis.
The taught subjects in Computer Science shall be published in a schedule, C(CS&P), in a supplement to the Course Handbook by the beginning of the Michaelmas Full Term in the academic year of the examination concerned. Each such subject shall be examined by a written paper or by a mini–project and shall count as a half unit.
Each taught Philosophy subject shall be one of the subjects 101– 120, 122, 124 and 125 from the list given in Special Regulations for All Honour Schools Including Philosophy, and subject to the regulations therein, or Paper 180, the Rise of Modern Logic, as specified in the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Philosophy. Each such subject shall be assessed by a 3–hour written examination together with an essay of at most 5,000 words, conforming to the rules given in the Course Handbook. Each such subject shall count as a full unit.
No candidate shall offer any taught subject that he or she has already offered in Part B of the examination.
A Computer Science project shall be as specified for the Honour School of Computer Science, and shall count as a full unit. A Philosophy thesis shall be as specified in the Regulations for Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy (subject 199) except that the thesis shall not exceed 20,000 words, and shall count as a full unit. No candidate may offer both a Computer Science project and a Philosophy thesis.
4. The use of calculators is generally not permitted but certain kinds may be allowed for certain papers. Specifications of which papers and which types of calculators are permitted for those exceptional papers will be announced by the Examiners in the Hilary Term preceding the examination.
5. All candidates will be assessed as to their practical ability in Computer Science under the following provisions:
(a) The Director of the Computing Laboratory, or a deputy, shall make available to the Examiners evidence showing the extent to which each candidate has pursued an adequate course of practical work. 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.
(b) Candidates for each part of the examination shall submit to the Chairman of the Examiners, Honour School of Computer Science and Philosophy, c/o the Academic Administrator, Oxford University Computing Laboratory, Oxford, by noon on Monday of the fifth week of the Trinity Term in which the examination is being held, their reports of practical exercises completed during their course of study. For a report on a practical exercise to be considered by the Examiners, it must have been marked by a demonstrator and must be accompanied by a statement that it is the candidate’s own work except where otherwise indicated.
(c) The Examiners shall take the evidence (a) and the report (b) into account in assessing a candidate’s performance. Candidates whose overall performance on practical work is not satisfactory may be deemed to have failed the examination or may have their overall classification reduced.'

(d) Special Regulations for Philosophy in All Honour Schools Including Philosophy

With effect from 1 October 2013 (for first Part B examination in 2015 and first Part C examination in 2016)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p.400, l. 24, after 'Mathematics and Philosophy' insert 'and Computer Science and Philosophy'.
2 Ibid., l. 39, insert new section: 
'Computer Science and Philosophy
In Part B candidates are required to take at least three subjects in Philosophy from subjects 101–120, 122, 124 and 125, and including at least two from 101, 102, 104, 108, 119, 122, 124 and 125.

In Part C each candidate shall offer a total of three units chosen in any combination from the lists for Computer Science and for Philosophy. A unit in Philosophy consists of one of the subjects 101–120, 122, 124 and 125 as specified above, or the Rise of Modern Logic as specified in the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Philosophy, or a Thesis as specified in 199 above except that the thesis shall not exceed 20,000 words. No subject in Philosophy may be offered in both Part B and Part C. Each unit in Philosophy other than a Thesis shall be examined by a three–hour written paper together with an essay of at most 5,000 words conforming to the rules given in the Course Handbook.'

(e) Financial regulations

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 1062, l.22, after 'M.Comp.Sci.' insert 'or the M.Comp.Phil.'
2 Ibid., l. 41, after 'M.Comp.Sci.' insert 'or the Degree of M.Comp.Phil.'
3 Ibid., p. 1087, l. 13, insert 'Computer Science and Philosophy'

5. Social Sciences Board

(a) DPhil in Law

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2011)

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 903, delete ll. 5–35 and substitute:

'(ii) Application for confirmation of D.Phil status shall be accompanied by (a) a statement giving the title of the thesis, and summarising each component chapter in approximately 100 words per chapter, (b) an overview of the intended thesis, of approximately 1,000 words, stating how much of the thesis is complete and how much remains to be done (with an estimate of the probable date of completion), and (c) a piece of written work, which shall normally be of 20,000–30,000 words in length and intended to form part of the thesis.

(iii) The candidate's supervisor shall provide a report on the candidate’s application upon the form provided for this purpose or in a separate communication sent directly to the Graduate Studies Administrator. The report shall comment upon the accuracy of the account and feasibility of the timetable, and upon the candidate’s progress, together with an estimate of the probable date of completion.

(iv) The documents described above under (ii) and (iii) shall be considered by two assessors, appointed by the Graduate Studies Committee, one of whom shall, wherever practicable, be one of those who acted at the time of the candidate's transfer to D.Phil status. The assessors shall interview the candidate and submit a joint written report to the Graduate Studies Committee, normally within one month of receiving the application. The report shall include a recommendation as to whether the application should be approved. The faculty may grant the application or refer it back for resubmission. Only one resubmission for confirmation may be submitted, and no such resubmission will normally be permitted after the end of the candidate's ninth term.With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2011)'

(b) MPhil in Comparative Social Policy

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2011)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 493 l. 45 delete 'third' and insert 'sixth'
2 Ibid., p. 494 l. 7 delete 'third' and insert 'sixth'
3 Ibid., p. 495 l. 4 delete 'third' and insert 'sixth'

(c) MPhil in Criminology and Criminal Justice

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2010–11)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 495, l. 22–25, delete 'or after they have been admitted. In either case, a formal application must then be made by Week 4 of Trinity Term preceding the Michaelmas term in which they wish to study for the M.Phil. The appropriate form, obtainable from the Graduate Studies Office, must be returned to that office on, at the latest, Friday of fourth week of that Trinity Term.’ and substitute ‘or the M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Research Methods) or after they have been admitted. In either case, a formal application, the form for which is obtainable from the Graduate Studies Office, must then be made by Friday of Week Four of Trinity Term preceding the Michaelmas Term in which they wish to study for the M.Phil.'.

2 Ibid., l. 32, after 'Criminal Justice' insert 'or the M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Research Methods)'.

3 Ibid., l. 39, after 'Criminal Justice' insert 'or the M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Research Methods)'.

4 Ibid., l. 42, delete 'the following elements, as' and substitute 'the elements as'.

5 Ibid., l. 46, delete 'The examiners may examine candidates viva voce.'.

6 Ibid., p. 495, l. 47 and p. 496, ll. 1–2: delete 'will be allowed to retake the test before the beginning of the first week of the next academic year. The M.Phil. Board of Examiners can decide that the retake shall consist of the whole test or parts thereof.’ and substitute ‘may be allowed to be reassessed, as specified in cl. 9 of the examination regulations for the M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice or cl. 9 of the examination regulations for the M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Research Methods)'.

7 Ibid., p. 496, ll. 9–10, delete 'Oxford by noon on the Friday of the eighth week of the Trinity Full Term' and substitute 'Oxford, by noon on Friday of Week Eight of the Trinity Term'.

8 Ibid., ll. 12–15, delete 'the options Research Design and Data Collection and Social Explanation and Data Analysis as specified for the M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Where candidates have already taken these options as part of the M.Sc.' and substitute 'Research Design and Data Collection, and Social Explanation and Data Analysis, as specified for the M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice and the M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Research Methods). Where candidates have already taken these courses as part of either M.Sc.'.

 9 Ibid., l. 17, delete 'Law' and substitute 'Criminology'.

10 Ibid., l. 19, delete 'Collection and' and substitute 'Collection, and'.

(d) MPhil in Evidence–Based Social Intervention

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2011)

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 514, l. 32, delete 'third' and substitute 'sixth'.

(e) MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2010–11)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 695, ll. 9–12 delete 'three elements: core course in Explanation and Understanding in Criminology (Michaelmas Term) and Understanding Criminal Justice (Hilary Term), options, and dissertation. The core course will run throughout the first two terms (Michaelmas and Hilary).', and substitute 'four elements: core course in Explanation and Understanding in Criminology (Michaelmas Term) and Understanding Criminal Justice (Hilary Term); the course Research Design and Data Collection (Michaelmas Term); options; and dissertation. The core course will run for six weeks throughout the first two terms (Michaelmas and Hilary). The Research Design and Data Collection course runs for six weeks in the first term (Michaelmas).'.
2 Ibid., ll. 17–18, delete 'in paragraph six of the Special Regulations of the Board of the Faculty of Law for candidates admitted after Michaelmas Term 1997'.
3 Ibid., ll. 22–23, delete 'M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice Coursebook' 'Graduate Student Handbook'.
4 Ibid., l. 25, delete 'week minus I' and substitute 'Week Minus One'.
5 Ibid., l. 29, delete 'the Monday of week minus I' and substitute 'Monday of Week Minus One'.
6 Ibid, delete from p. 695, l. 34 to p. 696, l. 31 , and substitute '(ii) Options and Research Design and Data Collection: Options other than Social Explanation and Data Analysis, and Qualitative Methods shall be examined by means of an assessed essay of no less than 3,500 and no more than 5,000 words (inclusive of footnotes, but excluding bibliography and appendices), for which time will be set aside during the last three weeks of each term. A selection of three titles (as determined by the Board of Examiners), shall be posted on the designated noticeboard at the Centre for Criminology by noon on Friday of Week Six of the relevant term. Candidates shall be required to submit two typewritten copies of each essay to the Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than three weeks after this date, by noon.

Social Explanation and Data Analysis, and Qualitative Methods shall be examined by an assessed essay of 2,500 to 3,000 words (inclusive of footnotes, but excluding bibliography and appendices), to be written between Friday of Week Six and Friday of Week Nine of the term in which the course runs. A choice from three titles (as determined by the Board of Examiners) will be posted on the designated noticeboard at the Centre for Criminology by noon on Friday of Week Six of Hilary Term. Candidates shall be required to submit two copies of the essay to the Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than three weeks after this date, by noon. In addition, candidates taking Social Explanation and Data Analysis and/or Qualitative Methods shall be required to complete to the satisfaction of the Course Tutor for the option a form of continuous assessment, which will be approved by the Board of Studies and the details of which will be published in the Graduate Student Handbook for the relevant year.

The course Research Design and Data Collection shall be examined through two term–time pieces of coursework. These assessments, the details of which will be determined by the Course Tutor, agreed by the Board of Studies and published in the Centre for Criminology’s Graduate Student Handbook for the relevant year, will be submitted to the Centre for Criminology’s Graduate Studies Administrator.'.

7 Ibid., p. 696, l. 38, delete 'the assessed essays' and substitute 'the five options and the Research Design and Data Collection course'.
8 Ibid., ll. 39–40, delete 'Research Design and Data Collection, and/or'.
9 Ibid., ll. 43–44, delete 'essays will be aggregated and an average mark awarded for the assessed essays as a whole' and substitute 'essays and the average mark for the two pieces of coursework for Research Design and Data Collection, will be aggregated and an average mark awarded for the assessments as a whole'.
10 Ibid., ll. 45–46, delete 'Research Design and Data Collection, and/or'
11 Ibid., l. 49, after 'assessed essay' insert 'and the average mark for the two pieces of coursework for Research Design and Data Collection,'.
12 Ibid., p. 697, l. 2 delete 'from the' and insert 'from, the'.
13 Ibid., ll. 5–9, delete '(i.e. have obtained an aggregate mark of 50 per cent or more) and (b) the dissertation may carry forward the marks gained for those part or parts of the course. Candidates may also, where relevant, carry forward their certificate of satisfactory completion of the continuous assessment element of Research Design and Data Collection, and/or' and substitute 'and Research Design and Data Collection (i.e. have obtained an aggregate mark of 50 per cent or more) and (b) the dissertation, may carry forward the marks gained for the successfully completed components. Candidates may also, where relevant, carry forward their certificate of satisfactory completion of the continuous assessment element of'.
14 Ibid., delete ll. 11–23 and substitute '(ii) Options and Research Design and Data Collection: Candidates who have failed to obtain an aggregate mark of 50 per cent for all assignments for the options and Research Design and Data Collection together, or who have withdrawn from any assessment, may resubmit assessments for which they obtained a mark of 49 per cent or less. Candidates may resubmit assessed essays in which they have obtained a mark of 49 per cent or less to the Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, according to the standard timetable for submitting essays in the following academic year. Candidates who obtained a mark of 49 per cent or less for the assessed pieces of coursework for Research Design and Data Collection may resubmit the assessment(s) by Friday of Week Nine of the same term to the Centre for Criminology’s Graduate Studies Administrator. Such candidates who have completed successfully (a) the core course examination, (b) the dissertation, and (c) any assessment for which they have received a mark of 50 per cent or more, may carry forward the marks gained for the successfully completed components. Candidates may also, where relevant, carry forward their certificate of satisfactory completion of the continuous assessment element of Social Explanation and Data Analysis, and/or Qualitative Methods.'.
15 Ibid., l. 24, delete 'Research Design and Data Collection and'.
16 Ibid., l. 27, delete 'either Research Design and Data Collection or'.
17 Ibid., l. 28, delete 'or' and substitute 'and/or'.
18 Ibid., l. 30, delete 'the Friday of Week 9' and substitute 'Friday of Week Nine'.
19 Ibid., l. 31, delete 'fail or withdraw from the' and substitute 'fail, or withdraw from, the'.
20 Ibid., l. 32, delete 'in the Trinity' and substitute 'in Trinity'.
21 Ibid., ll. 34–35, delete 'either or both of (a) the core course and (b) the options may carry forward the marks gained for those part or parts of the course.' and substitute '(a) the core course and/or (b) the options and/or (c) Research Design and Data Collection, may carry forward the marks gained for the successfully completed components.'
22 Ibid., ll. 37–38, delete 'Research Design and Data Collection, and/or'.

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2011)

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 698, after l. 11 insert 'Youth Justice'.

 (f) MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Research Methods)

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2010–11)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 698, ll. 24–26, delete 'two options; and a dissertation. The core courses will run throughout the first two terms (Michaelmas and Hilary). Options will run for six weeks in Trinity term. Candidates will be required to choose' and substitute 'three options; and a dissertation. The core courses will run for six weeks throughout the first two terms (Michaelmas and Hilary). Options will run for six weeks in Michaelmas Term and Trinity Term. Candidates will be required to choose one option for the first term and'.
2 Ibid., ll. 33–34, delete 'M.Sc. In Criminology and Criminal Justice (Research Methods) Coursebook' and insert 'Graduate Student Handbook'.
3 Ibid., ll. 36–37, delete 'week minus I' and substitute 'Week Minus One'.
4 Ibid., l. 40, delete 'week minus I' and substitute 'Week Minus One'.
5 Ibid., delete from p. 698, l. 46 to p. 699, l. 8 and substitute '(ii) Core courses in Research Design and Data Collection, Social Explanation and Data Analysis, and Qualitative Methods: The Research Design and Data Collection course shall be examined through two term-time pieces of coursework. These assessments, the details of which will be determined by the Course Tutor, agreed by the Board of Studies and published in the Graduate Student Handbook for the relevant year, will be submitted to the Centre’s Graduate Studies Administrator. Social Explanation and Data Analysis, and Qualitative Methods will each be examined by one written assignment of 2,500–3,000 words to be submitted by noon on Friday of Week Nine of Hilary Term. In addition, candidates taking Social Explanation and Data Analysis and/or Qualitative Methods, shall be required to complete to the satisfaction of the Course Tutor for the course a form of continuous assessment, which will be approved by the Board of Studies and the details of which will be published in the Graduate Student Handbook for the relevant year.'
6 Ibid., p. 699, ll. 9–11, delete 'closed-book class test to be held in the 0th week of Hilary term, and a take–home data analysis test.' and substitute 'a closed-book class test to be held in Week Nought of Hilary term, and three assessed pieces of coursework during Michaelmas Term. The course shall be assessed on a pass/fail basis.'.
7 Ibid., ll. 1517, delete 'weeks of Trinity Term. A selection of three titles (as determined by the Board of Examiners), shall be posted on the designated noticeboard at the Centre for Criminology by noon on the' and substitute 'weeks of term. A selection of three titles (as determined by the Board of Examiners) shall be posted on the designated noticeboard at the Centre for Criminology by noon on'.
8 Ibid., ll. 2425, delete 'coursework assignments detailed in (ii) to' and substitute 'essay detailed in (ii) and (iv) above and the dissertation detailed in'.
9 Ibid., l. 26, delete 'Oxford on' and substitute 'Oxford, on'.
10 Ibid., ll. 2930, delete 'Core Courses, the Research Methods courses, the options, and the' and substitute 'Core Courses; the Research Methods courses; the options; and the'.
11 Ibid., l. 34, delete 'from the' and substitute 'from, the'.
12 Ibid., l. 39, delete 'course' and substitute 'courses'.
13 Ibid., delete ll. 42–45 and substitute 'received a mark of 49 per cent or less. Candidates who obtained a mark of 49 per cent or less for the assessed pieces of coursework for Research Design and Data Collection may resubmit the assessment(s) by Friday of Week Nine of the same term to the Centre for Criminology’s Graduate Studies Administrator. Candidates who obtained a mark of 49 per cent or less for the assessed assignments for Social Explanation and Data Analysis and/or Qualitative Methods may resubmit the assessment(s) to the Examinations Schools, High Street, Oxford, according to the standard timetable for submitting essays in the following academic year. Candidates who have not obtained an overall pass mark for the assessments for Statistical Methods for Social Scientists may resit assessments at the first available opportunity provided by the'.
14 Ibid., p. 700, l. 2, delete 'in Trinity Term'.
15 Ibid, l. 5, delete 'Oxford according' and substitute 'Oxford, according'.
16 Ibid, l. 9, delete 'fail or withdraw from the' and substitute 'fail, or withdraw from, the'.

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2011)

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 700, after l. 35 insert 'Youth Justice'.