Examinations and Boards

  • Thursday 7 October 2010
  • No. 4929
  • Vol 141

Changes to Regulations

1. Humanities Divisional Board

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

Bachelor of Theology 

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

1. In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 466, l. 40, delete '4–5' and substitute '9–10'.

2. Ibid., l. 41, delete '11–15' and substitute '7–11'.

3. Ibid., l. 41, delete '4–5' and substitute '9–10'.

4. Ibid., l. 42, delete '11–12' and substitute '7–8'.

Changes to Regulations

2. Social Sciences Divisional Board

(a) MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government, Political Theory, European Politics and Society)

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

1. In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 573, l. 29 after '(af)−(ag)' insert ', (ai)'.

2. Ibid., l. 31 after '(s)−(ab)' insert ', (ah)'.

3. Ibid., l. 33 after '(e)−' delete '(ah)' and substitute '(ag), (ai)'.

4. In Examination Regulations, 2009, as amended in the Gazette, 22 April 2010, p. 857, column 2 (l), after 'study of legislatures.' insert:

'(ah) Kant's Political Philosophy

The course will address all aspects of Kant's political philosophy, including its relation to his moral philosophy. Specifically, it will look at his theory of the formation of the state, the nature of law and constitution, the role of social contract, his rather authoritarian view of political obligation, his conception of citizenship, his theory of property, his theory of international law and international relations, and his cosmopolitanism. There will be some discussion of the roots of Kant's political philosophy in the work of Jean−Jacques Rousseau and also of the influence of his political philosophy in the twentieth century, particularly in the work of John Rawls.

(ai) Political Economy of Inequality and Democracy

This course will introduce MPhil students to some of the major topics related to the political economy of inequality, politics, institutions and redistribution. It is organized around a framework that emphasizes the relationship between equality and efficiency, the nature of inequality, the political causes and consequences of redistribution, and the relationship between inequality and democracy. Through reading, writing of discussion papers, and seminar participation, students will develop the relevant analytical skills to understand the relationships affecting individual preferences, political and economic institutions, and policy outcomes.'.

(b) MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

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

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 679, l. 40, after 'subject' insert 'and title'.

(c) MSc in Educational Research Methodology

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

1. In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 706, delete ll. 4−8 and substitute:

'2. Every candidate will be required to complete the four elements of the course as listed in the schedule below, and candidates shall be examined in accordance with the schedule below. Candidates undertake a two week research internship.

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

1. Satisfactory attendance at the appropriate classroom-based courses;

2. Satisfactory performance in both Part 1 and Part 2.'.

2. Ibid., delete ll. 17−20 and substitute:

'phy), the title to be selected in consultation with the supervisor, on a topic relevant to the subject of the course. The subject and title selected by the candidate must be approved by the Departmental Board not later than the first day of the fifth week of Hilary Term in the year in which they complete the written examination.'.

3. Ibid., delete ll. 32−33 and substitute:

'8. Candidates shall be deemed to have passed the examination if they have satisfied the examiners in both Part 1 and Part 2. If Part 1 is failed, the candidate may retake the whole examination of Part 1 one further time on the next occasion when this is examined. If Part 2 is failed, the candidate may resubmit the dissertation one further time on the next occasion when this is examined.

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

(d) MSc in Education

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

1. In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 707 delete l. 29, and renumber subsequent paragraphs accordingly.

2. Ibid., delete l. 30 and substitute:

'2. Every candidate will be required to complete the three elements of the course and candidates shall be examined in'.

3. Ibid., after ‘below.’ delete ‘‘The dissertation will be 15,000−20,000 words long on a topic to be approved by the Departmental Board.’ and substitute:

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

1. Satisfactory attendance at the appropriate classroom−based courses;

2. Satisfactory performance in both part 1 and Part 2.'.

4. Ibid., delete ll. 44−48 and substitute:

'2. Candidates will be required to submit a dissertation of 15,000−20,000 words (including footnotes/endnotes but excluding appendices and references or bibliography), the title to be selected in consultation with the supervisor, on a topic relevant to the subject of the course. The subject and title selected by the candidate must be approved by the Departmental Board not later than the first day of the fifth week in Hilary Term in the year in which they complete the written examination.'.

5. Ibid., p. 708, delete ll. 9−12 and substitute:

'7. Candidates may also be required to attend an oral examination. The oral examination may be on the candidate’s written papers, dissertation, or both. Candidates shall be deemed to have passed the examination if they have satisfied the examiners in both Part 1 and Part 2. If Part 1 is failed, the candidate may retake the whole examination of Part 1 one further time on the next occasion when this is examined. If Part 2 is failed the candidate may resubmit the dissertation one further time on the next occasion when this is examined.

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

(e) Special regulations governing research degrees in Education

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

1. In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 894, after l. 36 insert, renumbering subsequent paragraphs accordingly:

'2. Candidates with Probationer Research Student status, unless or until they have entered upon another status, or have been otherwise dispensed from some or all of the following requirements by the Graduate Studies Committee, are required to undertake the work set out below during the first year.

A first year student shall:

i. satisfactorily complete a course of lectures, seminars and classes, as determined in the Handbook for DPhil students and supervisors and supplemented by his or her supervisor;

ii. satisfactorily complete the First Year portfolio of work completed during the first year of PRS status.'.

2. Ibid., p. 895, delete l. 1 and substitute, renumbering sections (i) to (iii) as (ii) to (iv) accordingly:

'(i) a working title for the research'.

3. Ibid., l. 25, delete 'student' and substitute 'candidate'.

4. Ibid., delete ll. 38−39.