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No 6535

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Vol cxlix No 17

pp. 355–384

Notices by the General Board

Degree of Master of Studies with Degree Apprenticeship status

With immediate effect

The General Board, with the concurrence of the Faculty Board of Law and the Strategic Committee of the Institute of Continuing Education, has approved the introduction of a new strand of the degree of Master of Studies for recognition as a Degree Apprenticeship, in accordance with a scheme established by the Institute for Apprenticeships ( The Board has accordingly approved amendments to the General Regulations for the degree of Master of Studies (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 553) to set out the additional requirements of the M.St. Degree (Degree Apprenticeship). It has also authorised the first subject for examination under the new status (see p. 360).

Regulation 9.

By inserting the following new paragraph at the end of Regulation 9:

The examination for the M.St Degree (Degree Apprenticeship) shall be as prescribed for the examination for the M.St. Degree above and shall also include Level 2 of the Regulated Qualifications Framework in English and Mathematics for candidates who do not have these or equivalent qualifications on admission. On successful completion of the examination requirements, a candidate for a Degree Apprenticeship shall be admitted to the M.St. Degree and shall be permitted to progress to the examination of professional competencies against the relevant Institute for Apprenticeships standard (End-Point Assessment). The nominated End-Point Assessment Organisation shall be selected by the candidate’s employer from the Register of End-Point Assessment Organisations certified by the Institute for Apprenticeships.