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Degree Committee for the Faculty of Earth Sciences & Geography

 

University Regulations

The MPhil by thesis is subject to General Regulations and course-specific Special Regulations in the Statutes & Ordinances (Ordinances, Chapter VII, Section 13). Special Regulations specify word limit and format of the thesis. Word limits must be strictly observed.

Earth Sciences MPhil by thesis: The scheme of examination for the one-year course of study in Earth Sciences for the degree of Master of Philosophy shall consist of a thesis, of not more than 15,000 words in length, exclusive of tables, footnotes, bibliography, and appendices, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Geography. The examination shall include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls. The thesis shall provide evidence to satisfy the Examiners that the candidate can design and carry out investigations, assess and interpret the results obtained, and place the work in the wider perspective of the subject. The student may be required to attend appropriate courses as directed.

Geography MPhil by thesis: The scheme of examination for the one-year course of study for the degree of Master of Philosophy shall consist of a thesis, of not more than 25,000 words in length, excluding footnotes, tables, diagrams, appendices, and bibliography, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Geography. The examination shall include an oral examination on the thesis, and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls. The thesis shall provide evidence to satisfy the Examiners that the candidate can design and carry out investigations, assess and interpret results obtained, and place the work in the wider perspective of the subject.

 

Terms of study and residence

Full time students must complete at least three terms of study AND keep three terms of residence (find more information here).

 

Code of Practice for Research Students

Students taking the MPhil by thesis are subject to the University's Code of Practice for Research Students. Do not look at the Code of Practice for Masters students as this is for taught/by Advanced Study courses only. All candidates must make themselves aware of the content of the Code of Practice and of the University's rules on Good practice in research and the avoidance of plagiarism.

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Office closures

The DC 'remote' Office will be closed from 2pm on Wednesday 23 December 2020 for the Christmas Holiday. We reopen at 9am on Monday 4 January 2021.

Research degree theses should still be submitted by your submission deadline even if that falls over the Christmas holiday period.

Meeting dates

Meetings of the Degree Committee and Degree Ceremonies:

2020-21

2021-22