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FORM AND CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS

Notices by Faculty Boards, or other bodies concerned, of changes to the form and conduct of certain examinations to be held in 2003-04, by comparison with those examinations in 2003, are published below. Complete details of the form and conduct of all examinations are available from the Faculties or Departments concerned.

Economics Tripos, Part IIB, 2004

The Faculty Board of Economics and Politics give notice that, with effect from the examination to be held in 2004, the form of the examinations for the Economics Tripos for Part IIB will be changed as follows:

Paper 1. Economic principles and problems

Candidates are required to answer four questions

Paper 2. Economic principles and problems

Candidates are required to answer four questions

Paper 3. Labour

Candidates are required to answer three questions

Paper 4. Economic theory and analysis

Candidates are required to answer four questions

Paper 5. Mathematical economics

Candidates are required to answer at least three questions. Candidates will gain extra credit by answering questions marked with a star and/or more than three complete questions.

Paper 6. Banking, money, and finance

Candidates are required to answer four questions: at least one question from Section A and at least one question from Section B. Each question will carry equal weight.

Paper 7. Public economics

Candidates are required to answer four questions.

Paper 8. The economics of under-developed countries

This paper will be divided into two sections. Candidates are required to answer three questions from Section A and one question from Section B. Each question will carry equal weight.

Paper 9. Industry

Candidates are required to answer four questions: one question from Section A and three questions from Section B. Each question will carry equal weight.

Paper 10. Theory and practice of econometrics II

The assessment for this paper comprises a written examination and the submission of an account of a project undertaken by the candidate under arrangements prescribed by the Faculty Board of Economics. The project comprises 50%, and the written examination 50% of the total mark for the paper. The examination is of three hours' duration and will be divided into two sections. Candidates are required to answer three questions: two questions from Section A and one question from Section B. Statistical tables will be provided. Each question will carry equal weight.

Paper 11. Time series and financial econometrics

Candidates are required to answer all the questions in Part A and two questions in Part B. The two sections will carry equal weight.

(cont.)

Paper 14. A subject in economic history: world depression in the interwar years

Candidates are required to answer four questions.

The Faculty Board also give notice that the subject of Paper 17(d) (A Subject in Modern Politics II: Paper Pol. 7 of the Social and Political Sciences Tripos) for the examination in 2004 will be 'European integration' and not 'Western Europe'. The Faculty Board are satisfied that no candidate's preparation for the examination in 2004 will be affected by this change.

Engineering Tripos, 2004

The Faculty Board of Engineering give notice that the form of the examinations to be taken in the Easter Term 2004 for the Engineering Tripos shall be as follows:

Part Ib

Paper 8. Selected Topics

Paper 8 is divided into eight sections.
 No. of Questions
Section A: Introductory business economics Candidates are required to answer one question only.2
Sections B-H: Seven topics 
(B) Civil and structural engineering 3
(C) Mechanical engineering 3
(D) Aerothermal engineering 3
(E) Electrical engineering 3
(F) Information engineering 3
(G) Biological and medical engineering 3
(H) Manufacturing, management, and design 3

Candidates are required to answer not more than four questions. The questions should be from two sections only and not more than two questions should be answered from either section. Candidates who are offering a foreign language as an option are required to answer not more than two questions from one section only.

Paper 8 will be of two and a half hours' duration, or of one and a half hours' duration in the case of candidates who are offering a foreign language.

Part IIa

Each candidate will be required to offer modules whose total duration for written papers amounts to 15 hours. All papers of one and a half hours' duration will carry equal weight, whether assessed by written paper only or by written paper and course-work. Where a module is assessed by written paper and course-work, the course-work will carry weight equal to one quarter of a module. Papers 3A1, 3A3, and 3A5 will each be of three hours' duration and will carry weight equal to two modules. Each candidate will be required to submit course-work, in addition to any course-work assessed as part of a module, which will carry weight equal to four modules.

Standard data books will be available at all examinations. Where additional data sheets or data books were provided for a particular course, they will be made available in the relevant examinations.

In the working of all questions and in the evaluation of numerical quantities, candidates should show a sufficient number of steps to allow the Examiners to make a proper assessment of their answers.

Candidates should refer to the Faculty Board's Notice, dated September 2003, on the use of calculators in examinations.

Form of module written examination papers

  Module Title Written paper (p);
course-work (c)
Number of questions on the paper Number of questions to be attempted
3A1Fluid mechanics I (double module)p85
3A3Fluid mechanics II (double module)p85
3A5Energy and power generation (double module)p85
3B1Radio frequency electronicsp43
3B2Integrated digital electronicsp43
3B3Switch-mode electronicsp43
3B4Electric drive systemsp43
3B5Semiconductor engineeringp43
3B6Phototonic technologyp43
3C1Materials processing and designp43
3C2Materials process modelling and failure analysisp43
3C3Machine design - tribologyp43
3C4Machine design - transmissionsp43
3C5Dynamicsp53
3C6Vibrationp43
3C7Mechanics of solidsp43
3D1Soil mechanicsp43
3D2Geotechnical engineeringp43
3D3Structural materials and designp53
3D4Structural analysis and stabilityp43
3D5Environmental engineering Ip43
3D6Environmental engineering IIp43
3D7Finite element methodsp43
3E1 Business economicsp42
3E2Marketingp42
3E3Modelling riskp42
3E4Modelling choicep42
3E5Human resource managementp42
3E6Organizational behaviour and changep42
3F1Signals and systemsp43
3F2Systems and controlp43
3F3Signal and pattern processingp43
3F4Data transmissionp43
3F5Computer and network systemsp43
3F6Software engineering and designp43
3I1Data structures and algorithms (CST)pSection A:11
   Section B: 32
3M1Introduction to biosciencepSection A: 11
   Section B: 42
3M2Physiological systems p Section A: 11
   Section B: 52
4A1Nuclear power engineeringp+c43
4C4Design methodsp+c43
4C14Natural and micro-architectured materialsp43
4D1 Petroleum engineering p+c42
4D13Architectural engineeringp+c43
4E6Accounting and financep32
4E13Macroeconomicsp42
4M12Partial differential equations and variational methodsp43
4M13Complex analysis and optimizationp43

Part IIb

Each candidate will be required to offer eight modules in total and undertake a project. All modules will carry equal weight, whether assessed by written paper or by course-work, or by a combination of written paper and course-work. Where a module is assessed by written paper and course-work, the course-work will carry weight equal to one-quarter of a module. In the exceptional case of a dissertation being submitted in place of a module, the dissertation will carry weight equal to one module. The project will carry marks equal to six modules.

For modules 4C6, 4C7, 4C9, 4C12, and 4M12 only, candidates may bring into the examination room notes on the module that they have written personally by hand, and any notes authorized for use in the examination room by the module leader. This includes lecture notes issued by the module lecturers.

Candidates should refer to the Faculty Board's Notice, dated September 2003, on the use of calculators in examinations.

Form of written papers

Number/Title/Method of Assessment
(written paper (p), course-work (c))
Number of questions on the paper Number of questions to be attempted
4A1Nuclear power engineering (p & c)43
4A3Turbomachinery I (p & c)32
4A5Internal combustion engines (p)43
4A6Flow induced sound and vibration (p)43
4A8Environmental fluid mechanics (p)43
4A9Molecular thermodynamics (p)43
4A10Flow instability (p)43
4A11Turbomachinery II (p & c)32
4B2Power electronics and applications (p)53
4B5Nanotechnology (p & c)53
4B6Solid state devices and chemical/biological sensors (p)53
4B7VLSI design, technology, and CAD (p & c)53
4B8Electronic system design (p & c)53
4B10Optoelectronic technologies (p & c)43
4B11Photonic systems (p)43
4B13Electronic sensors and instrumentation (p)53
4B14Solar-electronic power: generation and distribution (p & c)43
4B15Advanced telecommunications networks (p & c)43
4B17Photonics of molecular materials (p)53
4B18Advanced electronic devices (p)53
4C1Design against failure (p)43
4C2Designing with composites (p & c)43
4C3Electrical materials and nano materials (p)53
4C4Design methods (p & c)43
4C6Advanced linear vibration (p & c)43
4C7Random and non-linear vibration (p & c)43
4C8Applications of dynamics (p & c)43
4C9Continuum mechanics (p & c)32
4C12Wave propagation (p & c)32
4C14Natural and micro-architectured materials (p)43
4C15MEMS: design (p & c)43
4D1Petroleum engineering (p & c)42
4D5Foundation engineering (p & c)43
4D6Dynamics in civil engineering (p & c)43
4D7Concrete and masonry structures (p & c)53
4D8Pre-stressed concrete (p & c)5 (2 in Section A,
3 in Section B)
3 (1 from Section A,
2 from Section B)
4D10Structural steelwork (p & c)43
4D12Coastal and off-shore engineering (p)43
4D13Architectural engineering (p & c)43
4D14Contaminated land and waste containment (p & c)43
4E6Accounting and finance (p)32
4E13 Macroeconomics (p)42
4M6Materials and processes for microsystems (MEMS)
(p & c)
43
4M12Partial differential equations and variational methods (p)43
4M13Complex analysis and optimization (p)43
4F1Control system design (p & c)32
4F2Robust multivariable control (p & c)32
4F3Nonlinear and predictive control (p)43
4F5Digital communications (p)43
4F6Signal detection and estimation (p)43
4F7Digital filters and spectrum estimation (p)43
4F8Image processing and image coding (p)42
4F9Medical imaging and 3-D computer graphics (p)6 (2 in Section A,
2 in Section B,
2 in Section C)
3 (1 from each section)
4F10Statistical pattern processing (p)42
4F11Speech processing (p)53
4F12Computer vision and robotics (p)53

The paper for Modules 4D8, 4F9, and 4M13 will be divided into sections as follows:

4D8

Section A questions have weighting of 50%.
Section B questions have weighting of 25%.
Both sections may have any relevant topic.

4F9Section AMedical image acquisition
 Section BCurves, surfaces, and interpolation
 Section C3D graphical rendering
4M13Section AComplex analysis
 Section BOptimization

Mathematical Tripos, Part IB, 2004

The Faculty of Mathematics give notice that the form of the examination for Part IB of the Mathematical Tripos in 2004 will be changed as follows:

There will be a question on Quantum Mechanics on Paper 3.

There will be no question on Quantum Mechanics on Paper 4.

Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos, Part IA, Part IB, Second M.B. Examination, and Second Veterinary M.B. Examination, 2004

The Faculty Board of Biology give notice that the form of examinations for the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos and for the Second M.B. and Second Vet.M.B. Examinations which will be held in 2004, has changed as follows:

Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos, Part Ia

Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology

Section III will last two hours and will carry 50% of the total mark. Section III will be divided into two parts, each containing three questions. Candidates will be required to answer one question from each part, and another question chosen from either part, spending 40 minutes on each. Each question will carry an equivalent mark. Part A will require an answer in essay format and will examine the ability to integrate structure with function and to construct logical arguments. Part B will also be in essay format and will assess the ability to apply anatomical knowledge to a clinical situation or problem and/or to deduce basic clinical implications from first principles.

The format of Sections I and II will remain unchanged.

Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos, Part Ib

Biology of Disease

Sections I, II, and III will contribute marks to the Tripos in the proportions 30%, 20%, 50%.

Mechanisms of Drug Action

Section I will consist of true-false questions.

Neurobiology with Human Behaviour

Section II will be a one-hour practical examination, questions may examine core knowledge and understanding in any aspect of the course. The examination will consist of short questions designed to examine candidates' understanding of functional neuroanatomy, and their understanding of an ability to interpret neurophysiological data.

The format of Sections I and III will remain unchanged.

Neurobiology with Animal Behaviour

Section II will be a one-hour practical examination, questions may examine core knowledge and understanding in any aspect of the course. The examination will consist of short questions designed to examine candidates' understanding of functional neuroanatomy, and their understanding of an ability to interpret neurophysiological data.

The format of Sections I and III will remain unchanged.

Special Options: Developmental Biology: Concepts to Clinic

The examination for this option will consist of two essays selected from five.

Second M.B. Examination

Medical Sociology

The examination will last one hour, and will examine material covered by the lecture course and the accompanying computer assisted learning package. Candidates will be required to answer two essay questions from a choice of four. Each question will carry equal marks.

Specimen questions will be made available.

Biology of Disease

Sections I and II will determine performance in the Second M.B. Examination and will contribute in the proportions 60%, 40%.

Mechanisms of Drug Action

Sections I and II will determine performance in the Second M.B. Examination and will contribute in the proportions 75%, 25%.

The contributions of the three Sections, Section I, II, and III, to the Tripos mark will remain unchanged at 30%, 20%, and 50%.

Second Veterinary M.B. Examination

Biology of Disease

Sections I and II will determine performance in the Second Vet.M.B. Examination and will contribute in the proportions 60%, 40%.

Mechanisms of Drug Action

Sections I and II will determine performance in the Second Vet.M.B. Examination and will contribute in the proportions 75%, 25%.

The contributions of the three Sections, Section I, II, and III, to the Tripos mark will remain unchanged at 30%, 20%, and 50%.

Natural Sciences Tripos, 2004

The Committee of Management for the Natural Sciences Tripos give notice that, with effect from the examination to be held in 2004, the form and the conduct of the examinations for the Natural Sciences Tripos will be changed as follows:

Part Ib

Advanced Physics

The examination will consist of the submission of practical work and two written papers, each of three hours' duration.

Paper 1 is to be taken by all candidates. Paper 2A is to be taken by candidates not offering NST Part IB Mathematics. Paper 2B is to be taken by candidates offering NST Part IB Mathematics.

Paper 1 will be divided into four sections. Section A, as a whole, has the same weight as each question in Sections B, C, and D. Section A will contain six short questions on electromagnetism and classical dynamics, of which candidates must attempt five; Section B will contain four questions on electromagnetism, of which candidates must attempt two; Section C will contain two essay or brief notes questions on electromagnetism, of which candidates must attempt one; Section D will contain two questions on classical dynamics, of which candidates must attempt one.

Paper 2A will be divided into three sections. All questions have the same weight. Section A will contain two questions on statistical physics, of which candidates must attempt one; Section B will contain two essay or brief notes questions on statistical physics, of which candidates must attempt one; Section C will contain five questions on mathematics and theoretical physics, of which candidates must attempt three.

Paper 2B will be divided into three sections. All questions have the same weight. Section A will contain two questions on statistical physics, of which candidates must attempt one; Section B will contain two essay or brief notes questions on statistical physics, of which candidates must attempt one; Section C will contain five questions on theoretical physics, of which candidates must attempt three.

Ecology

The examination will consist of two papers. Paper 1 will contain questions relating to the five lecture blocks on ecology of change in freshwaters, ecology of change in the atmosphere, ecology of change in terrestrial systems; marine ecosystems; and predators and prey. Paper 2 will contain questions relating to the five lecture blocks on breeding systems; ecological genetics; ecological dynamics; biodiversity; and humans and ecology.

Each paper will be divided into five sections (A-E) each containing questions on one lecture block. Students will be required to answer four questions on each paper, each from a different section.

The format of the questions on each lecture block will remain unchanged.

History and Philosophy of Science

Papers 1 and 2 will each be divided into two sections. Candidates will be required to answer questions from both sections of each exam paper. The first, Section A, will consist of two general questions that range over the subject, of which candidates will be required to answer one. The second, Section B, will consist of more specific questions; candidates will be required to answer three questions chosen from a possible nine. Each question will carry the same weight.

Physics

The examination will consist of the submission of practical work and two written papers, each of three hours' duration.

Paper 1 will be divided into four sections. Section A, as a whole, has the same weight as each question in Sections B, C, and D. Section A will contain six short questions on oscillations, waves and optics, and classical thermodynamics, of which candidates must attempt five; Section B will contain two questions on oscillations, and waves and optics, of which candidates must attempt one; Section C will contain two questions on classical thermodynamics, of which candidates must attempt one; Section D will contain three essay or brief notes questions on oscillations, waves and optics, and one on classical thermodynamics, of which candidates must attempt two.

Paper 2 will be divided into four sections. Section A, as a whole, has the same weight as each question in Sections B, C, and D. Section A will contain six short questions on quantum physics and experimental methods, of which candidates must attempt five; Section B will contain four questions on quantum physics, of which candidates must attempt two; Section C will contain two essay or brief notes questions on quantum physics, of which candidates must attempt one; Section D will contain two questions, one of essay or brief notes style, on experimental methods, of which candidates must attempt one.

Physiology

The first written paper will carry 25% of the total marks, and will last two hours. This paper will cover material which may be taken from any area of the lecture course and will include a number of data handling questions. The questions in this paper will require candidates to choose the best answer from several alternatives or to show calculations and solutions to numerical problems. Candidates should answer all questions.

The second written paper will last three hours and carry 60% of the total mark.

The practical examination will carry 15% of the total mark.

Plant and Microbial Sciences

In order to be eligible to receive a mark for the practical examination, students must hand in seven practical write-ups (three from each of the Michaelmas and Lent Terms and one from the Easter Term) that are of an acceptable standard. The assessment of the practicals will not contribute to the final mark, although failure to pass seven practical write-ups will be penalized as follows:

6 practicals, eligible to receive 80% of the marks for the practical examination;

5 practicals, eligible to receive 60% of the marks for the practical examination;

4 practicals, eligible to receive 40% of the marks for the practical examination;

3 practicals or fewer, not eligible to receive any marks for the practical examination.

If, due to extenuating circumstances, a student has been unable to submit practical write-ups for assessment, the Examiners will take account of a Tutor's letter in determining the proportion of the practical examination marks to be awarded to the student.

Part II

Chemistry

The examination will consist of the submission of practical work and four written papers. Each paper will be of three hours' duration.

All candidates will offer Paper 2. Candidates who have previously offered NST Part IB Chemistry A and NST Part IB Chemistry B shall also offer Paper 1A and Paper 4A; candidates who have previously offered only one out of NST Part IB Chemistry A and NST Part IB Chemistry B may also offer either Paper 1A and Paper 4A or Paper 1B and Paper 4B. In addition, candidates for NST Part II Chemistry (Option A) must offer Paper 3A and candidates for NST Part II Chemistry (Option B) must offer Paper 3B.

Paper 1A will contain questions relating to the Level 1 courses A1-A4. There will be four sections, one relating to each of the courses A1-A4; each section will contain two questions. Candidates must answer four questions in total and no more than one question from each section.

Paper 1B will contain questions relating to the Level 1 courses A1-A6. Sections A, B, C, and D will relate to courses A1, A2, A3, and A4, respectively; each of these sections will contain two questions. Sections E and F will relate to courses A5 and A6, respectively; each of these sections will contain three questions. Candidates must answer four questions in total: either two from Section E and two from Sections A-D, or two from Section F and two from Sections A-D. Candidates may answer no more than one question from any one of the Sections A-D.

Paper 2 will contain questions relating to the Level 2 courses. There will be eight sections, one relating to each of the courses B1-B8; each section will contain two questions. Candidates must answer four questions from at least three different sections.

Paper 3A will contain questions relating to the Level 3 courses. There will be a number of sections, one relating to each of the courses C1-C9 and other courses offered; each section will contain two questions. Candidates must answer four questions from at least three different sections.

Paper 3B will contain questions relating to the Level 3 courses. There will be nine sections, one relating to each of the courses C1-C9; each section will contain two questions. Candidates must answer four questions from at least three different sections.

Paper 4A is a short answer paper and will consist of two sections; candidates are advised to devote an equal amount of time to each section. Section 1 will contain eighteen compulsory questions, which will cover the material from the Level 1 courses A1-A4. Section 2 will consist of seventeen questions, which will cover material from the Level 2 and Level 3 courses, of which candidates will be required to answer six.

Paper 4B is a short answer paper and will consist of three sections. Candidates must complete either Section 1 or Section 2; all candidates must complete Section 3. Candidates are advised to devote an equal amount of time to each of the two sections attempted. Section 1 will contain eighteen compulsory questions relating to the Level 1 courses A1, A2, and A6. Section 2 will contain eighteen compulsory questions relating to the Level 2 courses A3, A4, and A5. Section 3 will consist of seventeen questions containing material from Level 2 and 3 courses, of which candidates are required to answer six.

Genetics

The examination will consist of a general essay paper and five written papers of three hours each. The general essay paper will carry 5% of the marks; Papers 1-4 will each carry 15% of the marks, and Paper 5 will carry 10% of the marks.

History and Philosophy of Science

All papers will each be divided into two sections. Candidates will be required to answer questions from both sections of each exam paper. The first, Section A, will consist of three general questions that range over the subject, of which candidates will be required to answer one. The second, Section B, will consist of more specific questions; candidates will be required to answer three questions chosen from a possible nine. Each question will carry the same weight.

Physiology

Each candidate will take four written papers, each lasting three hours and carrying 19% of the total marks for the examination. Paper 7 will be compulsory, while the other three papers will be selected by the candidate from a choice of six. The optional papers will contain questions on Modules 1-6 respectively of the Part II Physiology course. Candidates will be required to attempt three questions in each of their chosen papers. The compulsory paper will require the candidates to answer wide-ranging questions drawing on material from one or more modules. Candidates will be required to attempt two questions on the compulsory paper.

Part II (General)

Special Subject Chemistry

There will be three papers, each lasting one and a half hours.

Paper 1 will remain unchanged.

Paper 2 will contain questions relating to the Level 2 courses. There will be eight sections, one relating to each of the courses B1-B8; each section will contain two questions. Candidates must answer two questions taken from different sections.

Paper 3 will contain questions relating to the Level 3 lecture courses. There will be nine sections, one relating to each of the courses C1-C9; each section will contain two questions. In addition, there will be further sections, each containing two questions, which will relate to those lecture courses designated as being available only to candidates for Part II Chemistry (Option A). Candidates must answer two questions taken from different sections.

Part III

Chemistry

The examination will consist of three written papers, each of three hours' duration, and the submission of a dissertation, the format of which is not changed.

Paper 1 will contain one question relating to each Part III lecture course; candidates will be required to answer six questions. The short questions on this paper will be designed to test the basic understanding of the subject material.

Paper 2 will be divided into as many sections as there are courses given in the Michaelmas Term; each section will contain two questions. Candidates will be required to answer four questions, taken from at least three different sections. The longer questions on this paper will be designed to test a deeper understanding of the subject material.

Paper 3 will be divided into as many sections as there are courses given in the Lent Term; each section will contain two questions. Candidates will be required to answer four questions, taken from at least three different sections. The longer questions on this paper will be designed to test a deeper understanding of the subject material.

The marks awarded to candidates for NST Part II Chemistry will account for 33% of the final mark for this examination.

Final Veterinary Examination, 2004

The Faculty Board of Clinical Veterinary Medicine give notice that, with effect from the examination to be held in 2004, the form and the conduct of the examinations for the Final Veterinary Examination will be changed as follows:

Part II

The examination is designed to test students' knowledge of the broad concepts and principles of the subjects examined in the Part I examination, and to test their ability to integrate the information they have acquired.

The examination will consist of two written papers (110 marks for each paper), with subject material in both papers drawn from the following areas:

1. Parasitic diseases

2. Biology of infectious disease

3. Basic clinical pharmacology, toxicology, and systems pathology

4. Animal health, animal breeding, and nutrition

Each written paper will last two hours and will consist of two thirty-minute essay questions and six ten-minute short answer questions. All questions must be attempted.

There will be a practical examination, and project assessment. The practical examination will last two hours, and will consist of twelve questions which will deal with integrated systems and infectious diseases (60 marks). All questions must be attempted. Fourth-year project assessments will contribute a further 20 marks.

Part III

The examination is divided into four sections:

1. Equine studies

2. Small animal studies

3. Farm animal studies

4. Veterinary public health

The written papers in each of the Sections 1, 2, and 3 will last three hours and will contain two parts each. Part A will consist of two compulsory questions of thirty minutes (30 marks) each; Part B will consist of twelve compulsory questions of ten minutes (10 marks) each.

The written paper in Section 4 will last two hours and will contain two parts. Part A will consist of two compulsory questions of 30 minutes (30 marks) each; Part B will consist of six compulsory questions of 10 minutes (10 marks) each.

Mathematical Tripos, Part III, 2004: Notice

Further to the notice published in the 19 November edition of the Reporter, the Examiners announce that the essay title 'Well-quasi-orders and better-quasi-orders' should be replaced by the title 'Left-distributive algebras'.

Examination in Development Studies for the M.Phil. Degree, 2004: Amendments

The Development Studies Committee give notice that the following subjects for examination have been added to the list of Group 2 (optional) subjects for the examination in Development Studies for the M.Phil. Degree (one-year course) in 2004, published on 29 May 2003 (Reporter, 2002-03, pp. 975-6):

Subject 15Methodology of economics (S660 from the examination in Economics)
Subject 26 Microeconomics (S100 from the examination in Economics)
Subject 27 Econometrics (S300 from the examination in Economics)

In the examination to be held in 2004 these subjects will be examined as follows:

Subject 15Two 5,000-word essays
Subject 26 One three-hour written paper plus one two-hour written mid-course paper (not compulsory but can count for 25 percent of the total mark)
Subject 27 One three-hour written paper and a project (including a computer-based exercise) plus one two-hour written mid-course paper (not compulsory but can count for 25 percent of the total mark).

The Committee also give notice that Subject 16, National planning and economic policy (B05 and B06 from the examination in Land Economy Option B), and Subject 23, Issues in public policy and regeneration (PGR02 and PGR06 from the examination in Land Economy Option B), will be available as half-subjects, as follows:

Subject 16(i)National planning and economic policy I (B05 from the examination in Land Economy Option B)
Subject 16(ii)National planning and economy II (B06 from the examination in Land Economy Option B)
Subject 23(i)Issues in public policy and regeneration I (PGR02 from the examination in Land Economy Option B)
Subject 23(ii)Issues in public policy and regeneration II (PGR06 from the examination in Land Economy Option B)

In the examination to be held in 2004 the form of examination for Subject 16(i) and Subject 16(ii) will be as follows:

Subject 16(i) will be examined by means of one two-hour written paper.
Subject 16(ii) will be examined by means of one two-hour written paper.

In the examination to be held in 2004 the form of examination for Subject 23(i) and Subject 23(ii) will be as follows:

Subject 23(i)will be examined by means of one two-hour written paper.

Subject 23(ii) will be examined by means of one two-hour written paper.

The Committee are satisfied that no candidate's preparation for the examination is adversely affected by these changes.

Examination in Finance for the M.Phil. Degree, 2003-04: Notice

The Degree Committee for the Judge Institute of Management Studies give notice that in the academical year 2003-04 the subjects for examination in Finance for the M.Phil. Degree will be as listed below. The method of examination is shown for each subject.

Group 1 (compulsory subjects)

(1) Either
S300Econometrics (three-hour written examination and a project)
or
S301Quantitative methods in economics and finance (three-hour written examination and a project)
(2) MP2Principles of finance (three-hour written examination)

One of the following shall be taken as a Group 1 subject. The remaining subjects may be selected as Group 2 (optional papers).

S403 Theory of finance (three-hour written examination)
MP14 Topics in financial economics (assessed by course-work)
MP3 Financial reporting and capital markets (assessed by course-work)

Group 2 (optional papers)

S402Microeconomics for finance (two-hour examination)
MF1Introduction to financial reporting (assessed by course-work)
MP13Globalization and the impact of global big business (assessed by course-work)
MP15Institutions of the modern corporation (assessed by course-work)
TP5Distribution networks (assessed by course-work)
TP6Risk management and real options (assessed by course-work)
MP5Environment and sustainability (assessed by course-work)
MP7Topics in operations management (assessed by course-work)
MP8Topics in marketing and strategy (assessed by course-work)
MP4Markets, firms, and the organization of industry (assessed by course-work)


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