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Examination in Geographical Research for the M.Phil. Degree (one-year course)

On the recommendation of the Faculty Board of Earth Sciences and Geography, the subject Geographical Research has been approved by the General Board and the Board of Graduate Studies, with effect from 1 October 2001, as a subject for further study and training in research for the M.Phil. Degree (one-year course). Special regulations for the examination in this subject have been approved as follows:

Geographical Research

1. The scheme of examination for the one-year course of study in Geographical Research for the degree of Master of Philosophy shall consist of:

(a) two essays, each of not more than 4,000 words in length, on subjects of Geographical Research chosen by the candidate, subject to the approval of the Head of the Department of Geography, from a list announced by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Geography;
(b) one essay of not more than 4,000 words and one workbook of assessment of materials on research methods on topics announced by the Degree Committee;
(c) a thesis of not more than 20,000 words in length, including footnotes, but excluding tables, appendices and bibliography, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee.

2. The examination may include, at the discretion of the Examiners, an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 18 July 2001
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