Master of Philosophy in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation (EBSIPE)
Differences from 2014/15 to 2022/23
( See also the general notice at the commencement of these regulations. )
1. Candidates must follow for at least six terms a course of instruction in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation.
2. Qualifying Test
Every candidate must pass a qualifying test at the end of
the third term from the beginning of the coursein the two compulsory papers, either Evidence-Based Social Intervention andPolicy Evaluation and ResearchMethods and one Optional Paper from the list of optional papers specified by the Department of Social Policy and Intervention. This will be from a listpublished annually by Friday of the sixth week of Michaelmas Full Term in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention. The examiners may examine candidates viva voce. Candidates who fail the qualifying test will be allowed to retake the test before the beginning of the first week of the next academic year. The Social Policy and Intervention Graduate Studies Committee can decide that the retake shall consist of the whole test or parts thereof.
3. Final Examination
Every candidate must offer:
(i )One further optional paper. This will be from a list published annually by Friday of the sixth week of Michaelmas Full Term in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention.
(ii ) Athesis of not more than 30,000 words ,on a topic related to ,and attentive to the evidence-based social intervention andpolicy evaluation andevaluation methods , Two type written copiesof the thesis shouldbe delivered tothe Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford,by noon of Friday of the sixth week of Trinity Full Term in which the examination is to be taken. One electronic copy of thethesis must be submitted along with the physical copy to the Examination Schools. The electronic copymust be anonymous, submitted in wordformat , and identical in content and length to the physical copy of the thesis. Successful candidates may be required to deposit a copy of their thesis in the Social ScienceLibrary.
The examiners may examine any candidate viva voce.
The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination on the basis of the material submitted to them in both the qualifying test and the final examination.
Evidence-Based Social Intervention
and Policy Evaluation. As specified for the M.Sc. in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation. Research Methods. As specified for the M.Sc. in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation. These will be from a list published annually by Friday of the sixth week of Michaelmas Full Term in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention. Not every option will be offered in any one year, and applicants for admission will be advised of this. Areas from which options may be offered include: promoting
welfare of children and families; multicultural mental health interventions; substance misuse and offending; interventions in relation to HIV and AIDS; community analysis and community-based intervention; refugees and asylum seekers. Certain other options from the M.Sc. in Comparative Social Policy may also be available in any one year.