Master of Philosophy in Social Anthropology
Differences from 2016/17 to 2022/23
( See also the general notice at the commencement of these regulations. )
Social Sciences Divisional Board shall elect for the supervision of the course a Standing Committee, namely the Teaching Committee of the School of Anthropology , which shall have power to arrange lectures and other instruction The examination shall consist of the following: 1. Qualifying Examination Every candidatewill be required to satisfy the examiners in an examination for which, if he or she passes at the appropriate level, he or she will be allowed to proceed to the second year of the M.Phil. Candidates mustfollow a course of instruction in Social Anthropology for at least threeterms , and will, when entering for the examinations, be required to produce a certificate from their supervisor to this effect
year in which the candidate's name is first entered on the Register of M.Phil. students or, with the approval of the divisional board, in a subsequent year.
Each candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in papers
I- IV on the syllabus described in the Schedule for the M.Sc. in Social Anthropology ,
governed by regulation 4 for that degree. 2. Final Examination This shall be taken in the Trinity Term of the academic year following that in which the candidate's name is first entered on the Register of M. Phil. Students or, with the approval of the Teaching Committee, in a subsequent year. Each
candidate shall be required:
- (i) to
present himself or herself for written examination in oneof the optional areas or topics available for that year, other than that taken by the candidate in the M.Phil.Qualifying Examination the previous year;
tosubmit to the Chair of Examiners not later than noon on Tuesday of the fifth week of Trinity Terman essay of 5,000 words (two copies)in the field of generalSocial Anthropology, on a topic to be selected from a list set by the examiners at the beginning of the third week of Trinity Term ;
- (i) to
to submit a thesis in accordance with the regulations below; (iv) to present himself or herself for oral examination if required by the examiners. 3. Thesis 15 Each candidate shall be required tosubmit a thesis of not more than 30,000 words (excluding references and appendices) on a subject approved by the supervisor. He or she shall send to the Teaching Committee of the School of Anthropology, with the written approval of his or her supervisor, and on a form provided for that purpose, a preliminary title of the thesis, together with a paragraph describing its scope, by noon on the Tuesday of the fifth week of the Trinity Term of the first year of the course. A further form, identical in its provisions, and confirming or amending the earlier submission as necessary, shall be submitted to the above Committee by noon on the Monday of the second week of the Michaelmas Term in the academic year following that in which his or her name was entered on the Register of M.Phil. Students. The thesis (three copies) must be typewritten and delivered to the Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on Tuesday of the second week of the Trinity Term in the academic year in which the Final Examination is taken. The dissertation shall be provided withan abstract of up to 250 words, to
placed immediately afterthe title The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination. If it is the opinion of the examiners that the work which has been required of a candidate is not of sufficient merit to qualify him or her for the Degree of M.Phil. the candidate shall be given the option of resitting the M.Phil. examination under the appropriate regulation. 4. Resits In order to pass the degree, a student must pass all its assessed components. Where one or more components are failed, the student will be given the opportunity to re-sit or re-submit them once, as the case may be. Any subsequent award of the degree on successful completion of all the assessed components may be delayed by up to three terms, i.e. until the Examination Board next meets.