Examinations and Boards

  • Thursday 22 March 2012
  • NO. 4984
  • 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

22-03-12 MSt in Literature and Arts (18kb)

a) removes the pass mark

b) other minor changes

Humanities Board

22-03-12 DPhil in Philosophy (16kb)

change in deadline for submission of Transfer of Status for PRS students

22-03-12 MPhil in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (16kb)

makes explicit reference to the possibility of substituting a further language paper for a Special Subject where academically desirable

22-03-12 MPhil in Modern British and European History (47kb)

22-03-12 MSt in Modern British and European History (15kb)

extension of the word limit of the Option essay to allow for appropriate in-depth treatment of the chosen topic

22-03-12 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Islamic Studies and History) (15kb)

a) amends one paper offered for this degree

b) removes reference to the examination timetable

22-03-12 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Medieval Arabic Thought) (16kb)

removes this subject from the MPhil in Oriental Studies

22-03-12 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Modern Chinese Studies) (16kb)

clarifies and corrects regulations

22-03-12 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Modern Middle Eastern Studies) (14kb)

brings the title of the Oriental Studies paper into line with the title of the paper owned by Development Studies

22-03-12 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Modern South Asian Studies) (19kb)

moves the Qualifying Examination from the end of the second term to the end of the third term of the first year

22-03-12 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Tibetan and Himalayan Studies) (15kb)

increases the maximum length of the thesis to bring it into line with other MPhil options in Oriental Studies

22-03-12 MPhil and MSt in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology (25kb)

clarification of means of assessment

22-03-12 MPhil and MSt in Slavonic Studies (18kb)

removes certain optional subjects from the MPhil course in Russian and East European Studies, and adds them as options under the MSt in Slavonic Studies

22-03-12 MPhil and MSt in Theology (Christian Doctrine) (15kb)

extends the limit of the period of study defined as Patristic Theology

22-03-12 MSt in Ancient Philosophy (i) (17kb)

reduction in thesis word limit and increase in essay word limit

22-03-12 MSt in Ancient Philosophy (ii) (15kb)

removes the Greek language requirement

22-03-12 MSt in English Language (56kb)

introduction of new course

22-03-12 MSt in Modern South Asian Studies (299kb)

introduction of new course

22-03-12 MSt in Music (14kb)

removal of requirement for annotated bibliography

22-03-12 MSt in Philosophy of Physics (i) (15kb)

change of word limit for essays

22-03-12 MSt in Philosophy of Physics (ii) (16kb)

clarification of help allowed with written assessments

22-03-12 MSt in Theology (Christian Ethics) (14kb)

change in approval of essay titles to match practice in operation in other strands of the degree

22-03-12 Honour Moderations and Preliminary Examination in Music (28kb)

a) removal of regulations for Honour Moderations in Music

b) amendments to number and choice of papers for Preliminary Examination in Music

c) changes in examination of reading at the keyboard and in composition

22-03-12 Special Regulations of the Board of the Faculty of History (14kb)

removal of a now obsolete clause for students initially admitted before October 2009

Medical Sciences Board

22-03-12 MSc in Psychological Research (19kb)

a) removes the requirement for candidates to achieve at least 30% in order to be allowed to resubmit

b) updates module titles

22-03-12 Honour School of Cell and Systems Biology (25kb)

22-03-12 Honour School of Neuroscience (25kb)

a) restructures options in Part I to create constituent units within options

b) amends the penalty for unsatisfactory practical work

Medical Sciences, Philosophy Faculty and Humanities Boards

22-03-12 Honour School of Psychology and Philosophy (18kb)

removes the Honour School of Psychology and Philosophy, which will be subsumed by the regulations for the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics

Medical Sciences, Philosophy Faculty, Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics Faculty and Humanities Boards

22-03-12 Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics (i) (30kb)

introduces a new degree, commencing with the Preliminary Examination in Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics

22-03-12 Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics (ii) (75kb)

introduces the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics, including special regulations for Honour Schools involving Linguistics

Social Sciences Board

22-03-12 MPhil in Russian and East European Studies (48kb)

22-03-12 MSc in Russian and East European Studies (48kb)

amendments to the titles of two core modules