Congregation

  • Thursday 25 April 2013
  • NO. 5022
  • VOL. 143

Congregation14 May

Establishment of the Degree of Master of Mathematics and Physics

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that any two members may, not later than noon on 6 May, give notice in writing to the Registrar that they intend to oppose or amend the legislative proposal below (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation below). If no such notice has been given, and unless Council has declared otherwise or the meeting has been adjourned, the legislative proposal shall be carried and the meeting may be cancelled.

Explanatory Note

The following legislative proposal establishes the new degree of Master of Mathematics and Physics. This degree is on the model of the final year of existing four-year courses that lead to master's awards, such as the Master of Computer Science (MCompSci), and the Master of Mathematics and Philosophy (MMathPhil). It differs from these in that the Master of Mathematics and Physics consists only of the Part C examination. It may be entered only by candidates registered on certain four-year courses that lead to master's awards, as specified in the Examination Regulations, who after their Part B examinations transfer, following application, to Mathematical and Theoretical Physics for their Part C examination. Initially this will be confined to candidates registered at the time of their Part B examination for the Master of Mathematics in Mathematics, the Master of Physics in Physics, and the Master of Physics and Philosophy in Physics and Philosophy.

WHEREAS it is expedient to establish the degree of Master of Mathematics and Physics, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In section 1 of Statute X, after 'Master of Mathematics and Philosophy', insert 'Master of Mathematics and Physics'.

2 In regulation 4.2 of Congregation Regulations 3 of 2002, concerning the conduct of ceremonies in Congregation and certain other ceremonies, delete existing paragraph (21) and substitute (new text underlined):

'(21) Master of Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mathematics and Philosophy, Mathematics and Physics, Physics and Philosophy, and Computer Science and Philosophy

Insignissime, etc., praesento vobis hos meos scholares in facultate Artium, ut admittantur ad gradum Magistri in Biochimia, vel Chimia, vel Scientia Computatoria, vel Scientiis Terrenis, vel Ingeniaria, vel Mathematicisa, vel Physica, vel Mathematica et Scientia Computatoria, vel Mathematica et Philosophia, vel Mathematica et Physica, vel Physica et Philosophia, vel Scientia Computatoria et Philosophia prout in schedula a Registrario scriptum est.'

3 Ibid, in regulation 4.3 delete existing paragraph (16) and substitute (new text underlined):

'(16) Master of Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mathematics and Philosophy, Mathematics and Physics, Physics and Philosophy, and Computer Science and Philosophy

Domini, ego admitto vos ad gradum Magistri in Biochimia, vel Chimia, vel Scientia Computatoria, vel Scientiis Terrenis, vel Ingeniaria, vel Mathematicisa, vel Physica, vel Mathematica et Scientia Computatoria, vel Mathematica et Philosophia, vel Mathematica et Physica, vel Physica et Philosophia, vel Scientia Computatoria et Philosophia prout in schedula a Registrario scriptum est; insuper auctoritate mea et totius Universitatis, do vobis potestatem legendi, et reliqua omnia faciendi quae ad eundem gradum spectant.'

Regulations to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In regulation 2.1 of Council Regulations 22 of 2002, concerning academic precedence and standing, after 'Master of Arts, or Master of Biochemistry or Chemistry or Computer Science or Computer Science and Philosophy or Earth Sciences or Engineering or Mathematics or Mathematics and Computer Science or Mathematics and Philosophy' insert 'Master of Mathematics and Philosophy'.

2 Ibid, after 'Bachelor of Arts, or Master of Biochemistry or Chemistry or Computer Science or Computer Science and Philosophy or Earth Sciences or Engineering or Mathematics or Mathematics and Computer Science or Mathematics and Philosophy' insert 'Master of Mathematics and Philosophy'.

Congregation6 June

Elections

Council

Committees reporting to Council

Audit and Scrutiny Committee

Curators of the University Libraries

Nominations Committee

Other Committees and University Bodies

Visitatorial Board Panel

Divisional Boards

Humanities Board

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

Faculty Boards

Board of the Faculty of Classics

Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

Board of the Faculty of History

Board of the Faculty of Law

Board of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Board of the Faculty of Music

Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

Board of the Faculty of Philosophy

Board of the Faculty of Theology and Religion

Details are in 'Elections' section below.

Congregation13 June

Elections

Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship

Details are in 'Elections' section below.

Note on procedures in Congregation

¶ Business in Congregation is conducted in accordance with Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/529-122.shtml). A printout of these regulations, or of any statute or other regulations, is available from the Council Secretariat on request. A member of Congregation seeking advice on questions relating to its procedures, other than elections, should contact Mrs F Burchett at the University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)80199; email: felicity.burchett@admin.ox.ac.uk); questions relating to elections should be directed to the Elections Officer, Ms S L S Mulvihill (telephone: (2)80463; email: elections.office@admin.ox.ac.uk).