Examinations and Boards

  • Thursday 23 July 2015
  • NO. 5105
  • VOL. 145

Examinations for the Degrees of Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science

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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.


Education Committee

23-07-15 Regulations for the Conduct of University Examinations (17kb)

update for accuracy and to aid comprehension

Continuing Education Board

23-07-15 MSt in Historical Studies (18kb)

new programme

Continuing Education Board/Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

23-07-15 MSc in Nanotechnology for Medicine and Health Care (12kb)
23-07-15 PGDip in Nanotechnology for Medicine and Health Care (12kb)

new programme

23-07-15 PGCert in Nanotechnology (17kb)

(a) to bring the PGCert under the same joint arrangement as the new MSc
(b) to apply policy on Variable Intensity of Study

Humanities Board

23-07-15 Special Regulations re Probationer Research Students (DPhil/MLitt/MSc) (276kb)

(a) streamlining current regulations
(b) introduction of part-time regulations

23-07-15 MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies (100kb)

two new language papers for Urdu

23-07-15 MPhil in Music (18kb)
23-07-15 MSt in Music (20kb)
23-07-15 Honour School of Music (14kb)
23-07-15 Prelims in Music (12kb)

minor amendment to assessment arrangements

23-07-15 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Islamic Art and Archaeology) (i) (92kb)
23-07-15 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Traditional East Asia) (91kb)
23-07-15 MSt in Korean Studies (95kb)
23-07-15 MSt in Modern Jewish Studies (93kb)

amendments to administrative procedures and tidying up regulations

23-07-15 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Tibetan and Himalayan Studies) (86kb)

amendments to administrative procedures and clarification of examination requirements

23-07-15 MPhil in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature (152kb)
23-07-15 MPhil in Islamic Studies and History (92kb)
23-07-15 MPhil in Oriental Studies (101kb)
23-07-15 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Buddhist Studies) (94kb)
23-07-15 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Classical Indian Religion) (95kb)
23-07-15 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Cuneiform) (97kb)
23-07-15 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Egyptology) (104kb)
23-07-15 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Islamic Art and Archaeology) (ii) (100kb)
23-07-15 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Jewish Studies in the Graeco-Roman Period) (96kb)
23-07-15 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Modern Chinese Studies) (102kb)
23-07-15 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Modern Jewish Studies) (99kb)
23-07-15 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Modern Middle Eastern Studies) (100kb)
23-07-15 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Modern South Asian Studies) (104kb)
23-07-15 MPhil in Oriental Studies (Ottoman Turkish Studies) (94kb)
23-07-15 MSt in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature (169kb)
23-07-15 MSt in Study of Religions (100kb)
23-07-15 FHS of European and Middle Eastern Languages (85kb)
23-07-15 FHS of Medieval and Modern Languages (110kb)
23-07-15 Honour School of Modern Languages (Polish) (12kb)

corrigenda: to correct changes to date of effect published in Gazette no 5092, 26 March 2015

23-07-15 MPhil in Philosophical Theology (25kb)

removal of provision to supplicate for an MSt in place of the MPhil

23-07-15 MSt in Oriental Studies (84kb)

clarification of prescribed essay publication date

23-07-15 FHS of European and Modern Languages (Arabic and Persian) (99kb)

amendments to administrative procedures

23-07-15 Honour School of History (17kb)

correction of obsolete date range for Paper IX

23-07-15 Honour School of History and Modern Languages (97kb)

(a) correction to timing of change published in Gazette no 5068, 10 July 2014
(b) correction of erroneous reference

23-07-15 Honour School of Medieval and Modern Languages (i) (82kb)

correcting title of Paper IX

23-07-15 Honour School of Medieval and Modern Languages (ii) (92kb)

minor change in set texts for Spanish Paper XI

23-07-15 Honour School of Oriental Studies (102kb)

(a) amendments to administrative procedures and tidying up regulations  
(b) to allow one extra option
(c) to include Sanskrit as a subsidiary language

23-07-15 Honour School of Philosophy and Modern Languages (83kb)

removal of erroneous/redundant reference

23-07-15 Honour School of Theology and Religion (15kb)

correcting erroneous content description of 'Nature of Religion' paper

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

23-07-15 MSc in Biomedical Engineering (28kb)

to remove reference to discontinued programme

23-07-15 MSc in Computer Science (17kb)

to move details of deadlines from Examination Regulations to Course Handbook

23-07-15 MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science (18kb)

(a) to give explicit instructions on which courses can be taken from Schedule II
(b) to remove requirement to submit certificate with dissertation

23-07-15 Honour Schools of CompSci/CompSci & Philosophy/Maths & CompSci (17kb)

to move a practical work deadline due to submission date falling on a bank holiday

23-07-15 Honour School of Mathematical and Theoretical Physics (15kb)

amendment of incorrect clause reference

23-07-15 Prelims in CompSci/CompSci & Philosophy/Maths & CompSci (26kb)

to change internal deadline for submitting practicals

23-07-15 Software Engineering Programme (23kb)

(a) to reinstate PGCert and PGDip as entry points
(b) removal of obsolete regulations and renumbering

Medical Sciences Board

23-07-15 MSc in Endovascular Neurosurgery (Interventional Neuroradiology) (26kb)

(a) update for accuracy and to increase clarity
(b) to clarify arrangements for setting deadline for submission of dissertation and logbook

23-07-15 MSc in Neuroscience (22kb)

(a) to change one optional module into a compulsory module (Journal Club) and to change requirement for candidates to be examined on five optional modules to four optional modules and one compulsory module (Journal Club)
(b) update for accuracy

23-07-15 MSc in Psychological Research (34kb)

(a) update for accuracy
(b) to make submission instructions clearer and require electronic submission
(c) to remove Mini Project
(d) to change word limit of MatLab report to bring in line with other submissions and to introduce presentation and viva voce assessment for this module
(e) to move course requirements previously included in Examination Conventions into Examination Regulations

23-07-15 MSc in Radiation Biology (27kb)

(a) update for accuracy and clarity
(b) to clarify timing of resits for each component and amend 3,000-word assignment submission deadline
(c) to remove redundant (due to the introduced changes) clause

Social Sciences Board

23-07-15 DPhil in Management Studies (18kb)

clarification of requirements for PRS course and Transfer of Status

23-07-15 MBA and EMBA (48kb)

splitting of regulations for full-time and part-time MBA

23-07-15 MPP (45kb)

(a) text revisions
(b) change of module title
(c) change to resit arrangements

23-07-15 MPhil in Comparative Social Policy (45kb)
23-07-15 MPhil in Evidence-based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation (27kb)
23-07-15 MSc in Comparative Social Policy (17kb)
23-07-15 MSc in Evidence-based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation (27kb)

to require electronic submission of thesis

23-07-15 MPhil in Criminology and Criminal Justice (27kb)

(a) removal of references to discontinued programme
(b) replacement of methods course with choice of two methods modules

23-07-15 MPhil in Latin American Studies (45kb)

(a) introduction of summative assessment for Research Methods
(b) to remove redundant reference

23-07-15 MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (30kb)

(a) revisions to text
(b) changes to submission requirements
(c) changes to resit arrangements

23-07-15 MSc in Contemporary India (14kb)

change to dissertation title deadline

23-07-15 MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice (42kb)

removal of methods option paper

23-07-15 MSc in Education (46kb)

(a) revisions to text
(b) changes to resit arrangements

23-07-15 MSc in Social Anthropology (18kb)

minor revisions to text

23-07-15 MSc in Social Science of the Internet (22kb)

addition of regulations for part-time version of programme

23-07-15 MSc in Taxation (20kb)

new programme

23-07-15 MSc in Teaching English Language in University Settings (17kb)
23-07-15 PGDip in Teaching English Language in University Settings (14kb)

(a) to change admissions route
(b) to improve clarity and parity between TELUS and ALSLA

23-07-15 BA in Economics and Management (16kb)

(a) introduction of Economics special subject papers
(b) minor revisions to text

23-07-15 BA in Jurisprudence (72kb)

(a) addition of new option paper
(b) to split regulations for Course 1 and Course 2

23-07-15 BA in PPE (16kb)

(a) rubric change
(b) introduction of Economics special subject papers

23-07-15 PGDip in Financial Strategy (16kb)

(a) module title change
(b) introduction of new module

23-07-15 PGDip in Organised Leadership (16kb)

module title change