Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge
CHAPTER VII
pp. 555–564
DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

The provisions contained in this Chapter are Regulations of the General Board

In this section

MASTER OF STUDIES

General Regulations

Amended by Grace 3 of 5 July 2017

M.St. Degree.

1. The M.St. Degree shall be awarded for postgraduate study. A subject of such study, and the special regulations for each subject, shall be approved by the General Board on the recommendation of the Faculty Board or other body concerned, after consultation with the appropriate Degree Committee, and after submission to, and approval by, the Strategic Committee of the Institute of Continuing Education.

Application for admission.

2. Applications for admission to a course of study leading to the M.St. Degree shall be sent to the Director of Continuing Education. The Director shall communicate each application for admission to the Secretary of the Degree Committee concerned with the applicant’s proposed course, having first ascertained that appropriate accommodation, if required, is available in a laboratory or elsewhere. The Degree Committee shall consider the application and shall communicate their opinion thereon to the Director. If the Degree Committee decline the application it shall fail, and the Director shall so inform the applicant. If the Degree Committee agree to recommend approval of the application, their recommendation shall be considered by the Strategic Committee of the Institute, who shall decide upon the application. Before declining an application recommended by a Degree Committee for approval the Strategic Committee shall give a representative appointed by the Degree Committee an opportunity of explaining the Committee’s reasons for their recommendation.

3. Any person may be approved for admission to a course leading to the M.St. Degree who has satisfied the Strategic Committee of the Institute, and the relevant Degree Committee that by reason of previous study he or she is qualified to engage in postgraduate work for the degree. The Strategic Committee shall determine the conditions, if any, of each applicant’s admission and shall assign to him or her a date of commencement of candidature. The Director of Continuing Education shall maintain a register of persons who have been approved as candidates for the M.St. Degree; when an applicant has been approved for admission, his or her name shall be entered on the Register. No student shall be a candidate for the M.St. Degree on more than one occasion.

Approved course.

4. A candidate for the M.St. Degree shall pursue an approved course of postgraduate study over a period of two years, save that the Strategic Committee of the Institute of Continuing Education, on the recommendation of the Degree Committee concerned, shall have the power to extend the period of study in exceptional circumstances.

Intermission.

5. After considering a recommendation by the Degree Committee concerned, the Strategic Committee may allow a candidate for the degree on account of illness or other sufficient cause to intermit his or her course of study for such period as they may think fit.

Supervisors.

6. For each course unit the Degree Committee concerned shall appoint a Supervisor for every student. Each Supervisor shall send to the Director of Continuing Education, at such intervals as may be specified by the Strategic Committee, a written report on the work of each student who is studying for the M.St. Degree under his or her direction; such reports shall be communicated to the Degree Committee concerned, to the Board of Graduate Studies, and to the student’s Tutor.

Prizes or Scholarships.

7. A student who is registered as a candidate for the M.St. Degree shall not be admitted as a candidate for any University Studentship, Scholarship, Exhibition, Prize, Medal, or other such award, which is open only to undergraduates. For the purpose of any regulation which governs the standing of candidates for any other emolument, a candidate for the M.St. Degree who is not a graduate of the University shall be deemed to have kept by residence the nine terms next preceding the first term of his or her candidature for the M.St. Degree.

Fees.

8. While following a course of study leading to an examination for the M.St. Degree, a student shall pay the appropriate University Composition Fee for each year of such study.

Examination.

9. The examination for the M.St. Degree shall include

  1. (a)the submission of a thesis, of such length as shall be prescribed in the appropriate special regulations for the subject as appended to these regulations;
  2. and
  3. (b)either (i) written examination papers or (ii) the submission of essays, project reports, or other exercises, or (iii) any combination of these, as prescribed in the special regulations.

The special regulations for the subject may make provision for the Degree Committee to award a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate to candidates who do not complete the full requirements for the Degree.

At the discretion of the Examiners the examination may include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls as prescribed in the appropriate special regulations. Each candidate shall submit two copies of his or her thesis accompanied by two copies of a summary in accordance with detailed arrangements approved by the Strategic Committee of the Institute. In special circumstances the Degree Committee concerned may allow a candidate to submit only one copy of the thesis.

Submission of thesis.

10. In submitting a thesis a candidate shall state, generally in a preface and specifically in notes or in a bibliography, the sources from which information has been derived, the extent to which use has been made of the work of others, and the portions of the thesis which are claimed as original.

A thesis shall not be accepted that is substantially the same as one that the candidate has submitted, or is concurrently submitting, for any other degree, diploma, or similar qualification at any university or similar institution, but they may accept a thesis which the candidate has submitted or is concurrently submitting for some other purpose. In submitting a thesis the candidate shall declare for what purpose, if any, other than for the M.St. Degree, the whole or part of it has already been or is concurrently being submitted. The thesis, apart from quotations, shall be written in English.

Examiners and Assessors.

11. The Degree Committee concerned shall appoint such number of Examiners and Assessors as they shall deem sufficient to conduct the examination. The Assessors shall undertake such duties as the Degree Committee may decide. The Secretary of the Degree Committee shall communicate to the Director of Continuing Education the name of the Senior Examiner and the names of the Examiners and Assessors.

12. Each candidate’s thesis shall be referred by the Degree Committee to two of the Examiners, each of whom shall make an independent report thereon to the Degree Committee. Where the examination includes an oral examination, the two Examiners shall both be present at the oral examination, and shall sign a joint certificate of the result of that examination. The Degree Committee in exceptional circumstances may permit the Examiners to conduct the oral examination by video-conference or other remote means. If the Examiners do not agree in their recommendations, or if for any other reason the Degree Committee need a further opinion on the merit of a candidate’s thesis, the Degree Committee may appoint additional Examiners, provided that not more than one additional Examiner shall be appointed without the leave of the Board of Graduate Studies. Each additional Examiner so appointed shall make an independent report on the thesis to the Degree Committee.

Approval for degree.

13. If the Degree Committee, at a meeting held to consider the reports of the Examiners, approve the candidate’s performance as of the requisite standard for the M.St. Degree and are of the opinion that the degree should be conferred, the Degree Committee shall communicate their resolution to the candidate, to the Strategic Committee of the Institute, and to the Secretary of the Board of Graduate Studies who shall publish a notice of the candidate’s approval for the award of the degree of Master of Studies. Distinctive marks may be attached to the names of those candidates who in the opinion of the Examiners deserve special credit.

Failure.

14. If the Degree Committee, after consideration of a candidate’s marks and the reports of the Examiners in the prescribed examination, are of the opinion that the candidate’s work is not of the requisite standard for the degree, the Degree Committee shall communicate their resolution to the candidate, to the Secretary of the Board of Graduate Studies, and to the Strategic Committee of the Institute of Continuing Education. That resolution may include award of a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate under regulation 9, if so permitted under the special regulations for the subject. After such a resolution has been passed, the student shall not be eligible to take the examination for the degree again.

Payments to Examiners.

15. The fees payable to Supervisors (Regulation 6) and to Examiners and Assessors (Regulation 11) shall be determined from time to time by the General Board on the recommendation of the Strategic Committee of the Institute of Continuing Education, who shall consult the Board of Graduate Studies before making such a recommendation.

Expenses of Examiners.

16. Payment of travelling expenses and a subsistence allowance may be claimed by Examiners in accordance with Regulation 11 of the regulations for the Ph.D., M.Sc., and M.Litt. Degrees.

Special Regulations

Advanced Subject Teaching1

The scheme of examination for the course of study in Advanced Subject Teaching for the degree of Master of Studies shall be as follows:

  1. (a)two essays, each of between 3,000 and 4,000 words in length, and one essay of between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length, each on a topic approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Education;
  2. (b)a thesis of between 15,000 and 18,000 words in length including footnotes and appendices, but excluding bibliography, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee.

At the discretion of the Examiners the examination shall include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls; such an oral examination may include questions relating to one or more of the other pieces of work submitted by the candidate under (a) and (b) above.

Applied Criminology and Police Management

1. The scheme of examination for the course of study in Applied Criminology and Police Management for the degree of Master of Studies shall consist of:

  1. (a)four essays, each of not more than 3,000 words in length, which shall be chosen by the candidate from a list of topics announced by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Law;
  2. (b)an exercise setting out a research proposal for the thesis on a topic suggested by the candidate and agreed with the Examiners; a candidate’s report on such a research exercise shall not exceed 4,000 words in length, including notes and appendices;
  3. (c)an oral presentation on the subject of the thesis, methods being used, preliminary results of data analysis, interpretations, and conclusions;
  4. (d)a thesis of not more than 18,000 words in length, including footnotes or endnotes, but excluding appendices and bibliographical references, on a subject proposed by the candidate and approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Law.

2. At the discretion of the Examiners the examination shall include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls; such an oral examination may include questions relating to one or more of the other pieces of work submitted by the candidate under 1(a) or 1(b) above.

3. The Examiners may recommend to the Degree Committee that it recommends to the Institute of Continuing Education the award of the Postgraduate Certificate to a candidate who has satisfactorily completed three of the four essays specified in 1(a), and to a candidate who has not completed, or fails to reach the required standard in, the fourth essay and the work required under 1(b) and 1(d).

Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management

1. The scheme of examination for the course of study in Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management for the degree of Master of Studies shall consist of:

  1. (a)four essays, each of not more than 3,000 words in length and each on a topic approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Law;
  2. (b)an exercise setting out a research proposal for the thesis on a topic suggested by the candidate and agreed with the Examiners; a candidate’s report on such a research exercise shall not exceed 4,000 words in length, including notes and appendices;
  3. (c)a thesis of not more than 18,000 words in length, including footnotes or endnotes, but excluding appendices and bibliographical references, on a subject proposed by the candidate and approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Law.

2. At the discretion of the Examiners the examination shall include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls; such an oral examination may include questions relating to one or more of the other pieces of work submitted by the candidate under 1(a) or 1(b) above.

3. The Examiners may recommend to the Degree Committee that it recommends to the Institute of Continuing Education the award of the Postgraduate Certificate to a candidate who has satisfactorily completed three of the four essays specified in 1(a), and to a candidate who has not completed, or fails to reach the required standard in, the fourth essay and the work required under 1(b) and 1(c).

Building History

1. The scheme of examination for the course of study in Building History for the degree of Master of Studies shall consist of:

  1. (a)two essays, each of no more than 3,500 words in length, on a topic specified by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art;
  2. (b)a field test of one hour;
  3. (c)the submission of a report of between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length on a building or building element, to include record drawings and photographs together with relevant historical maps and illustrations;
  4. (d)a research proposal of between 2,000 and 3,000 words in length;
  5. (e)the submission of a portfolio/log book and report of not more than 3,000 words on the required placement or guided research project, together with a fifteen-minute presentation on the placement or guided research project;
  6. (f)a thesis of not more than 25,000 words in length, including footnotes and appendices, but excluding bibliography, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee.

2. The examination shall include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls.

3. The Examiners may recommend to the Degree Committee that it recommends to the Strategic Committee of the Institute of Continuing Education the award of the Postgraduate Certificate to a candidate who has satisfactorily completed the requirements specified in Regulation 1(a), (b), and (c), and who does not complete, or fails to reach the required standard, in other requirements set out in Regulation 1(d), (e), and (f).

4. The Examiners may recommend to the Degree Committee that it recommends to the Strategic Committee of the Institute of Continuing Education the award of the Postgraduate Diploma to a candidate who has satisfactorily completed the requirements specified in Regulations 1(a), (b), (c), and (e), and who does not complete, or fails to reach the required standard, in other requirements set out in Regulation 1(d) and (f).

Clinical Medicine

1. The scheme of examination for the course of study in Clinical Medicine for the degree of Master of Studies shall consist of:

  1. (a)three core modules, clinical research, clinical education, and clinical leadership, which will be examined by assignments of 3,000 words, or assignments deemed their equivalent by the Degree Committee for the Faculties of Clinical Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, except where other methods of assessment are published in individual module descriptions;
  2. and
  3. (b)coursework and self-directed learning as announced by the Degree Committee not later than the end of the Easter Term preceding the examination;

and

  1. (c)three essays which shall be examined by assignments of 2,000 words, or assignments deemed their equivalent by the Degree Committee on set topics falling within a field approved by the Degree Committee;

and

  1. (d)a thesis, of not more than 10,000 words in length, or an assignment deemed its equivalent by the Degree Committee, including footnotes and appendices but excluding bibliography, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee.

2. Each candidate shall pursue the examination in one of the themes approved from time to time by the General Board on the recommendation of the Degree Committee and specified in the Schedule to these regulations.

3. At the discretion of the Examiners the examination shall include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls; such an oral may include questions relating to one or more of the other pieces of work submitted by the candidate under Regulation 1.

4. The Examiners may recommend to the Degree Committee that it recommends to the Strategic Committee of the Institute of Continuing Education the award of the Postgraduate Certificate to a candidate who has satisfactorily completed the three core modules specified in Regulation 1(a) but has not completed, or fails to reach the required standard in, the work required under Regulation 1(b), 1(c), and 1(d).

SCHEDULE

        Intensive Care Medicine

Construction Engineering

The scheme of examination for the course of study in Construction Engineering for the degree of Master of Studies shall consist of:

  1. (a)a case study, of no more than 5,000 words in length, on a topic approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Engineering;
  2. (b)two essays, each of no more than 3,000 words in length, on a topic approved by the Degree Committee;
  3. (c)a thesis of not more than 15,000 words in length, including footnotes and appendices, but excluding bibliography, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee. The assessment of the thesis will include an oral presentation of the project work on which the thesis was based.

At the discretion of the Examiners the examination may include an oral examination on any or all of the components of the examination specified under (a) to (c) above, and on the general field of knowledge within which they fall.

Creative Writing

1. The scheme of examination for the course of study in Creative Writing for the degree of Master of Studies shall consist of:

  1. (a)four essays or compositions, up to 3,000 words each, on a topic to be approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of English;
  2. (b)a thesis in the form of a portfolio of creative and critical writing on a subject and form approved by the Degree Committee, comprising a 3,000-word critical essay (including footnotes and appendices), and 12,000 to 15,000 words of creative prose. If the portfolio is comprised of poetry, an equivalent quantity of poems will be submitted, subject to consultation with the dissertation supervisor, plus a critical essay of 3,000 words, including footnotes and appendices.

2. At the discretion of the Examiners the examination may include an oral examination; such an oral examination may include questions relating to one or more of the other pieces of work submitted by the candidate under (a) and (b) above.

3. The Examiners may recommend to the Degree Committee that it recommends to the Strategic Committee of the Institute of Continuing Education the award of the Postgraduate Certificate to a candidate who has satisfactorily completed the requirements specified in Regulation 1(a) and who does not complete, or fails to reach the required standard, in the requirements set out under Regulation 1(b).

Entrepreneurship7

Notice (Reporter, 2016–17, p. 580)

1. The scheme of examination for the course of study in Entrepreneurship for the degree of Master of Studies shall consist of:

  1. (a)four core courses, of which two will be examined by essays each of no more than 4,000 words in length, and two will be examined by essays each of no more than 2,000 words in length, and each on a topic approved by the Degree Committee;
  1. (b)six modules selected from a list of modules, to be published by the Degree Committee not later than the end of the Michaelmas Term next preceding the examination, as follows:
  1. (i)one module from a selected pathway and five other modules from the open list, one of which may be Financial Literacy; if a candidate is required to take the module Financial Literacy the Department may allow the candidate to substitute one of the five modules.
  1. (ii)one module from a selected pathway and six other modules from the open list, one of which may be Financial Literacy; the Department may waive the requirement for another module; if a candidate is required to take the module Financial Literacy, the Department may allow the candidate to substitute one of the five modules.

The modules will be examined by coursework as announced by the Degree Committee no later than the end of Michaelmas Term next preceding the examination.

  1. (c)a project report of not more than 15,000 words in length, including footnotes and appendices, but excluding bibliography, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee.

2. At the discretion of the Examiners the examination shall include an oral examination on the project report and on the general field of knowledge underpinning the project undertaken.

3. The Examiners may recommend to the Degree Committee that it recommends to the Faculty Board of Business and Management the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship Studies to a candidate who has satisfactorily completed the requirements specified in Regulation 1(a)–(b), and to a candidate who has not completed or fails to reach the required standard in the project report.

Genomic Medicine

Amended by Notices (Reporter, 2016–17, pp. 712 and 785)

[1. The scheme of examination for the course of study in Genomic Medicine for the degree of Master of Studies shall consist of:

either

  1. (a)(i) seven core modules, plus one further module chosen from a range of optional modules to be announced by the Degree Committee for the Faculties of Clinical Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, not later than the end of the Easter Term preceding the examination; and
  2. (ii) a research project of between 10,000 to 12,000 words, including footnotes but excluding tables, appendices, and bibliography, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculties of Clinical Medicine and Veterinary Medicine;

or

  1. (b)(i) seven core modules, plus three further modules chosen from a range of optional modules to be announced by the Degree Committee for the Faculties of Clinical Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, not later than the end of the Easter Term preceding the examination; and
  2. (ii) a literature-based research project of between 5,000 to 6,000 words, including footnotes but excluding tables, appendices, and bibliography, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculties of Clinical Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.]8

1. The scheme of examination for the course of study in Genomic Medicine for the degree of Master of Studies shall consist of:

either

  1. (a)(i) eight modules chosen from a list of core and optional modules, to be announced by the Degree Committee for the Faculties of Clinical Medicine and Veterinary Medicine not later than the end of the Easter Term preceding the examination and stipulating which modules are core and which are optional; and
  1. (ii) a research project of between 10,000 to 12,000 words, including footnotes but excluding tables, appendices, and bibliography, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculties of Clinical Medicine and Veterinary Medicine;

or

  1. (b)(i) ten modules chosen from a list of core and optional modules, to be announced by the Degree Committee for the Faculties of Clinical Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, not later than the end of the Easter Term preceding the examination and stipulating which modules are core and which are optional; and
  1. (ii) a literature-based research project of between 5,000 to 6,000 words, including footnotes but excluding tables, appendices, and bibliography, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculties of Clinical Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.〉8

2. Each module shall be examined by assignments of 2,500 to 3,500 words, or assignments deemed their equivalent by the Degree Committee, except where other methods of assessment are published in individual module descriptions.

3. The Examiners may recommend to the Degree Committee that it recommends to the Institute of Continuing Education the award of the Postgraduate Certificate to a candidate who has satisfactorily completed four core modules specified in 1(a) or 1(c), and to a candidate who has not completed, or fails to reach the required standard for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma.

4. The Examiners may recommend to the Degree Committee that it recommends to the Institute of Continuing Education the award of the Postgraduate Diploma to a candidate who has satisfactorily completed the eight modules specified in 1(a)(i), or at eight modules specified in 1(b)(i) comprising the seven core modules and one option module, and to a candidate who has not completed, or fails to reach the required standard in the research project required under 1(a)(ii) or 1(b)(ii).

Historic Environment2

1. The scheme of examination for the course of study in Historic Environment for the degree of Master of Studies shall consist of:

  1. (a)four essays, each of no more than 4,000 words in length, and each on a topic approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Science;
  2. (b)a thesis of not more than 15,000 words in length, including footnotes and appendices, but excluding bibliography, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee.

2. At the discretion of the Examiners the examination shall include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls.

History3

1. The scheme of examination for the course of study in History for the degree of Master of Studies shall be as follows:

  1. (a)four essays, each of up to 4,000 words in length on a topic approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of History;
  2. (b)a thesis of between 16,000 and 20,000 words in length including footnotes and appendices, but excluding bibliography, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee.

2. At the discretion of the Examiners the examination shall include an oral examination in the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls.

3. The Examiners may recommend that the Degree Committee recommend to the Strategic Committee of the Institute of Continuing Education award of a Postgraduate Diploma to candidates who have satisfactorily completed requirements specified in 1(a), and to candidates who have not completed, or fail to reach the standard, in the thesis

Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment4

Amended by Notice (Reporter, 2016–17, p. 343)

The scheme of examination for the course of study in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment for the degree of Master of Studies shall be as follows:

1. For the purpose of the general regulations for the degree, the Degree Committee concerned with this examination shall be the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art.

[2. The examination shall consist of:

  1. (a)a thesis, of not more than 15,000 words in length, including footnotes and appendices but excluding bibliography, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee;
  2. (b)a case study, of not more than 5,000 words in length, of a project approved by the Degree Committee concerning design for the built environment;
  3. (c)two essays, each of not more than 3,000 words in length, on topics approved by the Degree Committee;
  4. (d)studio design work as approved by the Degree Committee.]6

2. The examination shall consist of:

  1. (a)a thesis, of not more than 15,000 words in length, including footnotes, excluding bibliography and appendices, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee;
  1. (b)a case study, of not more than 4,000 words in length;
  1. (c)an essay of not more than 3,000 words in length;
  1. (d)a group project of not more than 7,000 words in length;
  1. (e)studio design work.〉6

3. At the discretion of the Examiners the examination shall include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls.

4. The Examiners may recommend to the Degree Committee that it recommends to the Institute of Continuing Education the award of the Postgraduate Diploma to a candidate who has satisfactorily completed the requirements specified in Regulation 2(b)–(d), and to a candidate who has not completed, or fails to reach the required standard in, the thesis.

International Relations

Amended by Notice (Reporter, 2016–17, p. 677)

1. The scheme of examination for the course of study in International Relations for the degree of Master of Studies shall consist of:

  1. (a)a thesis of not more than 25,000 words in length, including tables, footnotes, and appendices, but excluding bibliography, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Science;
  2. and
  3. (b)an examination paper written under examination conditions of three hours’ duration on a compulsory core course;

and

  1. (c)compulsory attendance at a course of study on each of six topics from a list of no fewer than eight and no more than fifteen fields to be set by the Degree Committee. Candidates will be assessed on three of their six topics and the form of examination shall be determined by the Degree Committee on the recommendation of the Course Directors in advance of the course. Provided that candidates for each field shall be examined in the same way, the form of examination for any field may be:
  2. (i)two essays not exceeding 2,000 words in length and on set topics falling within a field designated by the Degree Committee;
  3. (ii)one essay not exceeding 4,000 words in length and on set topics falling within a field designated by the Degree Committee.

2. The arrangements for announcing the set topics for essays shall be made by the Degree Committee.

3. The examination may include, at the discretion of the Examiners, an oral examination on the thesis, or on the general field of knowledge within which this falls, or both.

4. The Examiners may recommend to the Degree Committee that it recommends to the Institute of Continuing Education the award of the Postgraduate Diploma to a candidate who has satisfactorily completed the requirements specified in Regulations 1(b) and 1(c), and to a candidate who has not completed, or fails to reach the required standard in, the thesis.

Manufacturing5

The scheme of examination for the course of study in Manufacturing for the degree of Master of Studies shall consist of:

  1. (a)coursework, as prescribed by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Engineering;
  2. (b)three case studies, each of not more than 5,000 words in length and each on a project approved by the Degree Committee;
  3. (c)a thesis, of not more than 15,000 words in length, including footnotes and appendices but excluding bibliography, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee.

At the discretion of the Examiners the examination shall include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls.

Real Estate

1. The scheme of examination for the course of study in Real Estate for the degree of Master of Studies shall consist of:

  1. (a)a thesis, of not more than 12,000 words in length, including footnotes and appendices but excluding bibliography, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee for the Department of Land Economy;
  2. (b)three case studies, each of not more than 2,500 words in length, and each on a subject approved by the Degree Committee;
  3. (c)three essays, each of not more than 3,000 words in length, on topics approved by the Degree Committee.

2. At the discretion of the Examiners the examination shall include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls.

3. The Examiners may recommend to the Degree Committee that it recommends to the Institute of Continuing Education the award of the Postgraduate Diploma to a candidate who has satisfactorily completed the requirements specified in Regulation 1(b) and 1(c) and who does not complete, or fails to reach, the required standard in the thesis specified under Regulation 1(a).

Social Innovation

1. The scheme of examination for the course of study in Social Innovation for the degree of Master of Studies shall consist of:

  1. (a)two essays, each of no more than 5,000 words in length, and each on a topic approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Business and Management;
  2. (b)an essay (a case study or business plan) of no more than 5,000 words in length on a topic approved by the Degree Committee;
  3. (c)a research proposal and critical bibliography of no more than 4,000 words, on a topic approved by the Degree Committee;
  4. (d)a thesis of not more than 15,000 words in length, including footnotes and appendices, but excluding bibliography, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee.

2. At the discretion of the Examiners the examination shall include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls, and on other work submitted by the candidate under Regulation 1.

3. The Examiners may recommend to the Degree Committee that it recommends the award of the Postgraduate Diploma to a candidate who has satisfactorily completed the requirements specified in Regulation 1(a)–(b), and to a candidate who has not completed, or fails to reach the required standard in, the thesis.

Sustainability Leadership

The scheme of examination for the course of study in Sustainability Leadership for the degree of Master of Studies shall be as follows:

1. For the purpose of the general regulations for the degree, the Degree Committee concerned with the examination shall be the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Business and Management.

2. The examination shall consist of:

  1. (a)two essays (an analysis paper and a strategy paper), each of no more than 3,000 words in length, and each on a topic approved by the Degree Committee;
  2. (b)an essay (a group project) of no more than 7,000 words in length on a topic approved by the Degree Committee;
  3. (c)a thesis of not more than 15,000 words in length, including footnotes and appendices, but excluding bibliography, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee. The assessment of the thesis will include an oral presentation of the project work on which the thesis is based.

3. At the discretion of the Examiners the examination shall include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls.

4. The Examiners may recommend to the Degree Committee that it recommends to the Institute of Sustainability Leadership’s Management Board the award of the Postgraduate Certificate to a candidate who has satisfactorily completed the requirements specified in Regulation 2(a) and (b), and who has not completed, or fails to reach the required standard in, the thesis.

Footnotes

  1. 1. Admission to this course is conducted biennially. The next cohort will be admitted in October 2017.a
  2. 2. This course is suspended until further notice.a
  3. 3. Admission to this course is conducted biennially. The next cohort will be admitted in October 2018.a
  4. 4. This course is suspended until 1 October 2018 (Notice, Reporter, 6453, 2016–17, p. 343).a
  5. 5. This course is suspended until further notice.a
  6. 6. The regulation in angular brackets will replace the regulation in square brackets with effect from 1 October 2018.a b
  7. 7. This course will be available with effect from 1 October 2018.b
  8. 8. The regulation in angular brackets will replace the regulation in square brackets with effect from 1 October 2018.c d