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Social and Political Sciences Tripos, Parts IIA and IIB

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 399 and Reporter, p. 57)

The regulations have been further amended (i) to increase the options available in Parts IIA and IIB and (ii) to remove the requirement of a compulsory dissertation in the joint Sociology and Psychology scheme in Part IIB to bring it into line with the other schemes. In addition the option of offering essays instead of Paper Pol. 12 has been removed, and the date for the submission of essays has been amended.

With effect from 1 October 2003

Regulation 14.

By introducing an additional Paper Int. 10 entitled 'An interdisciplinary subject V' and by inserting in the last line of the regulation after 'Int 3-5, 9' the number 10.

Regulation 15(a).

By removing from line 2 Paper Pol. 12.

Regulation 15(c).

By amending the second half of the first sentence of Regulation 15(c) so as to read:

essays for all papers except Pol. 5, Pol. 7, Pol. 8, Pol. 9, Pol. 11, and Int. 1A and Int. 1B not later than the end of the first week of the Full Easter Term in which the examination is to be held; for Pol. 5, Pol. 7, Pol. 8, Pol. 9, Pol. 11 one essay not later than the end of the first week of Full Lent Term and one essay not later than the end of the first week of Full Easter Term; for Int. 1A and Int. 1B the statistical assignment shall be submitted before the division of the Lent Term, the essay or essays before the end of the Lent Term, and the report before the division of the Easter Term.

Regulation 16(c).

By amending option (c) so as to read:

(c) Soc. 1, either Soc. 2 or Pol. 3 or Pol. 4, and Int. 1B;

Regulation 17(c).

By replacing in options (i) and (ii) Papers Int. 7-9 with Papers Int. 7-10.

Regulation 18.

By amending the regulation so as to read:

18. Subject to the provisions of Regulation 11 a candidate for Part IIB who has taken option (b) in Part IIA shall offer:

(a) Psy. 3;

(b) one paper chosen from Psy. 4-6;

(c) one further paper chosen from Psy. 4-6, Pol. 1-4, Soc. 1, Soc. 2, Soc. 4, Soc. 8, Int. 2-10, and a dissertation, as prescribed in Regulation 22.

Regulation 19(b).

By replacing in options (i) and (ii) Papers Int. 2-9 with Papers Int. 2-10.

Regulation 20.

By amending the regulation so as to read:

20. Subject to the provisions of Regulation 11 a candidate for Part IIB who has taken option (d) in Part IIA shall offer:

(a) two papers chosen from Psy. 2-6 and Soc. 3-9;

(b) either (i) two further papers chosen from Psy. 2-6, Soc. 1-9, Pol. 1-4, Int. 2-10;

or (ii) one further paper chosen from Psy. 2-6, Soc. 1-9, Pol. 1-4, Int. 2-10, and a dissertation as prescribed in Regulation 22,

provided that a candidate who chooses option (i) may offer two essays in place of one of Soc. 3-6, Soc. 9, Int. 3-9, in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 15.

Regulation 21.

By removing from the final line Paper Pol. 12.

With effect from 1 October 2004

Regulations 17 and 19.

By further amending the regulations so as to read:

17. Subject to the provision of Regulation 11, a candidate for Part IIB who has taken option (a) in Part IIA shall offer:

(a) one paper chosen from Pol. 6-12, 14, 15;

(b) Pol. 13;

(c) either (i) two further papers chosen from Pol. 6-12, Int. 1B, Int. 3-5, Int. 7-10, one of which may also be chosen from Soc. 4, 5, 7, or 9;

or (ii) one further paper chosen from Pol. 6-12, Int. 3-5, Int. 7-10 and a dissertation, as prescribed in Regulation 22,

provided that a candidate who chooses option (i) and who does not include Int. 1B among the papers offered may offer two essays in place of one of Pol. 7-9, 11, Soc. 4, 5, 9, Int. 3-5, Int. 7-9, in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 15.

19. Subject to the provisions of Regulation 11 a candidate for Part IIB who has taken option (c) in Part IIA shall offer:

(a) one paper chosen from Soc. 3-9;

(b) either (i) three further papers chosen from Soc. 3-9, Pol. 1-2, Pol. 7-8, Pol. 10-11, Psy. 1, Int. 2-10;

or (ii) two further papers chosen from Soc. 3-9, Pol. 1-2, Pol. 7-8, Pol. 10-11, Psy 1, Int. 2-10, and a dissertation as prescribed in Regulation 22,

provided that a candidate who chooses option (i) may offer two essays in place of one of Soc. 3-6, Soc. 9, Pol. 7-8, Pol. 11, Int. 3-9, in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 15.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 6 August 2003
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