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No 6535

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Vol cxlix No 17

pp. 355–384

Regulations for Examinations

Applied Criminology and Police Management for the degree of Master of Studies (Degree Apprenticeship)

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 Applied Criminology and Police Management as a subject for the degree of Master of Studies (Degree Apprenticeship) with immediate effect. The existing scheme of examination in the subject has been adapted so that it can be recognised as a Degree Apprenticeship (see p. 359). Special Regulations for the examination in the subject have been approved as follows and the existing regulations for the scheme of examination in this subject have been rescinded (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 556).

Applied Criminology and Police Management (Degree Apprenticeship)

1. The scheme of examination for the course of study in Applied Criminology and Police Management for the degree of Master of Studies (Degree Apprenticeship) shall assess the candidate’s work and professional competencies and shall consist of:

(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 determined by the Institute of Criminology and approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Law;

(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;

(c)an oral presentation on the subject of the thesis, methods being used, preliminary results of data analysis, interpretations and conclusions;

(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 Regulation 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 Regulation 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 Regulation 1(b) and 1(d).

4. 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 Institute for Apprenticeships standard (End-Point Assessment) for the Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship (SLMDA). 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.