Examinations and Boards

  • Thursday 19 July 2012
  • NO. 4997
  • VOL. 142

Changes to Examination Regulations

For the complete text of each regulation listed below and a listing of all changes to regulations for this year to date, please see www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/examinationregulations.


Continuing Education Board

19-07-12 MSC in Evidence-Based Health Care (36kb)

(i)To combine the regulations governing the three awards in EBHC and the two in Health Research into one programme

(ii) to implement the Department’s policy on variable intensity part time study

(iii) to allow more flexibility to students on the Health Research awards to take relevant modules from other awards

 19-07-12 Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies (69kb)

to apply the Department's policy on variable intensity of study

Continuing Education Board and Medical Sciences Board

19-07-12 Postgraduate Programme in Evidence-Based Health Care Studies (41kb)

new programme

Humanities Board

19-07-12 DPhil in Philosophy (47kb)

change in deadline for submission of application for Confirmation of DPhil Status

19-07-12 MPhil in Oriental Studies (iv) Modern Middle Eastern Studies (249kb)

to add additional optional subjects

19-07-12 MPhil in Oriental Studies (x) Islamic Studies and History (46kb)

(i) to replace a prepared texts paper with a second optional paper

(ii) include miscellaneous corrections

19-07-12 MSt in Yiddish Studies (264kb)

(i) to amend the assessment of the compulsory subjects, from three-hour examinations to submitted essays

(ii) to increase the dissertation word limit from 8,000–10,000 words to 10,000–12,000 words

19-07-12 Bachelor of Theology (i) (294kb)

to remove rubrics concerning college-assessed work

19-07-12 Bachelor of Theology (ii) (352kb)

(i) to remove rubrics concerning college-assessed work

(ii) to ensure a  range of assessment methods in Part I

(iii) to change assessment for Papers A.3 and A.4 from one long essay to two shorter essays (2,500 words)

(iv) to introduce a list of approved essay titles for Papers A.3 and A.4

(v) to introduce the option of a long essay for Paper D.2(a)

(vi) to reduce the word limit for Part 2 long essays to 5,000 words

(vii) to allow for independent research by promoting the option of a dissertation in the third year

19-07-12 Honour School of English Language and Literature and Joint Schools (342kb)

to reflect syllabus reform

19-07-12 Honour School of Literae Humaniores (320kb)

introduction of a new paper under B IV, Greek and Roman Archaeology: Hellenistic Art and Archaeology 330–30 BC

19-07-12 Moderations in Oriental Studies (Chinese and Japanese) (243kb)

to delete the regulations relating to Moderations for these courses

19-07-12 Postgraduate Diploma in Theology (31kb)

to amend the timing of the examination and entry requirements

19-07-12 Diploma in Theological and Pastoral Studies (243kb)

to introduce 'merit' as a level of classification between pass and distinction

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

19-07-12 MEng in Engineering Science (13kb)

to enable candidates in the Honour School of Engineering Science to exit after three years with a classified honours degree

19-07-12 Final Honour School in Chemistry (55kb)

to clarify the requirements for obtaining honours at Part I, and in particular what is required of students who do not obtain honours at the first attempt

19-07-12 Final Honour School of Geology/Earth Sciences (8kb)

to clarify requirements for submitted and practical work by reference to guidance published in the Course Handbook

19-07-12 Final Honour School in Physics (10kb)

to enable a candidate for the MPhys in Physics who wishes to do so, or who fails to obtain Honours in Part C, to supplicate for the Degree of BA in Physics without any further project work

19-07-12 Preliminary Examination in Earth Sciences (8kb)

to clarify what is required to pass the Preliminary Examination

Medical Sciences Board

19-07-12 MSc in Integrated Immunology (44kb)

19-07-12 Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Immunology (42kb)

amendment of deadlines for submissions, a re-submission and resits

19-07-12 MSc in Neuroscience (34kb)

minor changes to administrative and teaching provision

19-07-12 Second Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine (35kb)

to remove the requirement for students to undertake a 'shadowing' attachment with a 'student assistantship'

19-07-12 Preliminary Examination in Medicine, Parts I and II (41kb)

(i) to make candidates solely responsible for declaring authorship of submitted work

(ii) to correct the Behavioural Sciences commentary deadline

(iii) minor changes to Paper 3: Data Interpretation in the Part II Examination

Medical Sciences Board, Faculty of Philosophy, Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, and Humanities Board

19-07-12 BA in Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics (29kb)

reference to this new course within the Financial Matters section of the Examination Regulations

Social Sciences Board

19-07-12 MLitt, MSc by Research and DPhil in Law (51kb)

to change resubmission requirements

19-07-12 MSc and MPhil in Latin American Studies (45kb)

change of deadline for draft essay/thesis titles

19-07-12 Final Honour School in Jurisprudence (54kb)

(i) to change the title 'European Community Law' has changed to 'European Union Law'

(ii) to show that the Research Skills Programme has expanded to include mooting experience

19-07-12 Bachelor of Civil Law and Magister Juris (67kb)

to reflect the courses that are running in 2012–13

19-07-12 Diploma in Legal Studies (50kb)

change of title to reflect the fact that course has expanded to include mooting experience