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No 6160

Wednesday 7 October 2009

Vol cxl No 1

pp. 1–56

Regulations for Examinations

The General Board give notice that, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board or other authority concerned, the regulations for certain University examinations have been amended as follows:

Music Tripos, Parts Ia and Ib

supplementary regulations

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 382)

With effect from 1 October 2009

Part Ia

The supplementary regulations in respect of Paper 5 of Part Ia of the Tripos and Paper 2 of Part Ib of the Tripos have been amended as follows.

Paper 5. Analysis

The detail for this paper has been amended by removing the following sentence from lines 2–4:

A recording of the compositions or extracts will be played once to candidates at the beginning of the examination; candidates will be permitted to annotate their scores while listening.

Part Ib

Paper 2. Analysis

The detail for this paper has been amended by replacing the final sentence with the following:

Candidates will be required to answer two questions, one from each section.

Theological and Religious Studies Tripos

The Faculty Board of Divinity have revised the supplementary regulations as follows:


(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 428)

With effect from 1 October 2009

Paper C11. Metaphysics

This paper studies the major problems of (religious) metaphysics that have been handed down to contemporary philosophy of religion from the Enlightenment period. Taking Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason as its starting point, it first provides a close, critical examination of Kant’s own reworking of the notions of ‘God’ and ‘soul’, and of his rejection of the classical arguments for God’s existence. It then provides a systematic account of the major responses to, or evasions of, Kant’s challenge in the 20th and 21st centuries amongst those philosophers of religion who have sought either to repristinate theological metaphysics, or to give philosophical credence to God-talk by means of other, ‘post-metaphysical’, strategies of defence. Once this map of current philosophical alternatives is outlined, the lectures turn to re-examine four classic problems of theological metaphysics in the light of them: ‘natural theology’ and its current possibilities; the problem of evil; the soul and immortality; and God and time.

Second M.B. Examination (Social Context of Health and Illness)

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 473)

With effect from 1 October 2009

Regulation 9(c).

By extending the length of the examination in the Social Context of Health and Illness from one hour to ninety minutes.

Examination in Photonic Systems Development for the degree of Master of Research

On the recommendation of the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Engineering, the General Board and the Board of Graduate Studies have approved Photonic Systems Development as a subject for training in research for the M.Res. Degree as a one-year course, with effect from 1 October 2009. Special regulations for the examination in the subject have been approved as follows:

Photonic Systems Development

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

(a)at least five modules selected from a list of mandatory and optional modules published by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Engineering not later than the end of the Easter Term of the academical year preceding that in which the examination is to be held;

(b)two reports, each of not more than 12,000 words in length, including diagrams and footnotes, but excluding bibliography and appendices on projects approved by the Degree Committee.

2. In publishing the list of modules and additional modules the Degree Committee shall announce the form of examination for each module, which shall be either a written paper, or one or more pieces of course-work or other exercises, or a combination of these, and shall specify the duration of any written paper and the limit to be placed on the length of any piece of course-work or other exercise. The Degree Committee shall have the power to give notice of additional optional modules not later than the end of the Michaelmas Term of the academical year of the examination.

3. 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, and on the other work submitted by the candidate under Regulation 1.