Honour School of History and Economics

[For students starting before MT 2018: .

A

  • 1. The examination in the Honour School of History and Economics shall consist of such subjects in History and Economics as the Board of the Faculty of History and Division of Social Sciences from time to time shall in consultation prescribe by regulation.

  • 2. No candidate shall be admitted to examination in this School unless he or she has either passed or been exempted from the First Public Examination.

  • 3. The examination in the Honour School shall be under the joint supervision of the Board of the Faculty of History and the Social Sciences Divisional Board, which shall appoint a standing joint committee to make proposals for regulations concerning the examination. Such proposals shall be submitted to the boards of the two faculties which shall make regulations concerning the examination and which, in the case of difference of opinion, shall hold a joint meeting at which the matter in dispute shall be resolved by the vote of the majority.

  • 4. The Chairs of Examiners for the Honour School of History and for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics shall consult together and designate such of their number as may be required for the examination for the Honour School of History and Economics, whereupon the number of examiners shall be deemed to be complete.

B

Each candidate shall offer:

  • 1. Macroeconomics.

    As specified for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

  • 2. Microeconomics.

    As specified for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

  • 3. Quantitative Economics.

    As specified for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

  • 4. British Economic History since 1870.

    As specified for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

  • 5. Either one period of General History or one period of The History of the British Isles.

  • 6. Either

    • (a) two Further Subjects in History;

      or

    • (b) two Further subjects in Economics;

      or

      (c) (i) one Further Subject in History and (ii) either one period of General History or one period of The History of the British Isles, except any such period offered under paper 5, above.

      (d) (i) one Further Subject in History and (ii) one Further Subject in Economics.

  • 7. A thesis from original research

    Regulation VI of the Honour School of History applies with the following modifications:

    • Cl. 1 For ‘Candidates must submit a thesis as part of the fulfilment of their final examination’ read ‘Candidates must submit a thesis—normally, but not necessarily in economic history—as part of the fulfilment of their final examination’.

      Cl. 2 For ‘Theses shall normally be written during the Hilary Term of the final year’ read ‘Theses shall normally be written during the Michaelmas and/or Hilary Term of the final year’.

      Cl. 3(b) (iii) For ‘Chair of the Examiners for the Honour School of History’ read ‘Chair of the Examiners, Honour School of History and Economics’.

      Cl. 5 For ‘Honour School of History’ read ‘Honour School of History and Economics’.

      Cl. 6 For ‘primary historical sources’ read ‘primary historical sources or economic data’; for ‘College History Tutor’ read ‘College History Tutor’ or Economics Tutor’.

      Cl. 8 For ‘Chair of Examiners, Honour School of History’ read ‘Chair of Examiners, Honour School of History and Economics’.

      Cl. 9 For ‘Candidates shall not answer in any other paper, with the exception of Disciplines of History (V), questions which fall very largely within the scope of their thesis’ read ‘Candidates shall not answer in any other paper questions which fall very largely within the scope of their thesis.’

      Cl. 10ii For ‘Chair of the FHS in History’ read ‘Chair of the FHS in History and Economics’.

  • The syllabus for sections 1-4, 6(b), and 6(c) (ii) is as specified in the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and for sections 5, 6(a), and 6(c) (i) as specified for the Honour School of History.

  • The individual detailed specifications and prescribed texts for the Further Subjects as specified for the Honour School of History will be given in the Handbook for the Honour School of History. This will be published by the History Board by Monday of Week 1 of the first Michaelmas Full Term of candidates’ work for the Honour School.

  • Depending on the availability of teaching resources, not all Further Subjects will be available to all candidates in every year. Candidates may obtain details of the choice of Further Subjects in History available for the following year by consulting the supplement to the Handbook for the Honour School of History. This will be issued by the beginning of the fourth week of the first Hilary Full Term of candidates’ work for the Honour School and will contain full specifications and prescribed texts for any Further Subjects specified for History introduced for the following year, and any amendments to the specifications and prescribed texts of existing Further Subjects approved by the History Board by its first meeting of the preceding Hilary Term.

  • Not all Economics subjects may be offered in any particular year. There may also be restrictions on numbers permitted to offer some Economics subjects in any particular year.

  • Economics subjects available to candidates in any particular year will depend on the availability of teaching resources. Details of the choices available for the following year will be announced at the Economics Department’s ‘Options Fair’ at the beginning of the fourth week of this first Hilary Term of the candidates’ work for the Honour School, and will be posted on the Department’s undergraduate WebLearn site at the same time.

  • No candidate may offer the same subject twice.

  • For all Economics papers (which shall be taken to include British Economic History since 1870 but not other papers in Economic History) candidates are permitted the use of one hand-held pocket calculator from a list of permitted calculators published annually by the Department of Economics on its Undergraduate website, which will be updated annually in the week prior to the first full week of Michaelmas Term.

  • In every case where, under the regulations for this Honour School, candidates have any choice between one or more papers or subjects, every candidate shall give notice not later than Friday in the fourth week of Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination of all the papers and subjects being so offered.

  • A second thesis, in addition to the papers listed under sections 1 to 6 may be offered in accordance with the Regulation VII. An Optional Additional Thesis of the Honour School of History, q. v. modified as follows:

    • (a) the subject shall, to the satisfaction of the examiners, fall within the scope of the Honour School of History and Economics; or

    • (b) the prizes listed in that regulation with the addition of the Webb Medley Essay Prize and the Sir John Rhys Prize;

    • (c) theses must be submitted to the Chair of the Examiners, Honour School of History and Economics, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford. In the assignment of honours, attention will be paid to the merits of any such thesis;

    • (d) not more than two theses may be offered.

    • (e) Cl.10 For ‘The Final Honour School Examiners will arrive at a formal degree result for candidates who submit an Optional Additional Thesis by taking the highest seven marks of 50 or above, out of the eight papers submitted, except that the Optional Additional Thesis may not substitute for any paper awarded a mark below 50’ read ‘The Final Honour School Examiners will arrive at a formal degree result for candidates who submit an Optional Additional Thesis by taking the highest eight marks of 50 or above, out of the nine papers submitted, except that the Optional Additional Thesis may not substitute for any paper awarded a mark below 50’.]

    [For students starting from MT 2018: .

A

  • 1. The examination in the Honour School of History and Economics shall consist of such subjects in History and Economics as the Board of the Faculty of History and Division of Social Sciences from time to time shall in consultation prescribe by regulation.

  • 2. No candidate shall be admitted to examination in this School unless he or she has either passed or been exempted from the First Public Examination.

  • 3. The examination in the Honour School shall be under the joint supervision of the Board of the Faculty of History and the Social Sciences Divisional Board, which shall appoint a standing joint committee to make proposals for regulations concerning the examination. Such proposals shall be submitted to the two Boards which shall make regulations concerning the examination and which, in the case of difference of opinion, shall hold a joint meeting at which the matter in dispute shall be resolved by the vote of the majority.

  • 4. The Chairs of Examiners for the Honour School of History and for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics shall consult together and designate such of their number as may be required for the examination for the Honour School of History and Economics, whereupon the number of examiners shall be deemed to be complete.

  • 5. The lists of specific papers available in this School from the Honour School of History and in Economics in the Honour School of Politics, Philosophy and Economics will be published by the relevant Boards at the dates defined in the regulations for those schools.

B

Each candidate shall offer:

  • B1.  Macroeconomics

  • As specified for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

  • B2.  Microeconomics

  • As specified for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

  • B3. Quantitative Economics

  • As specified for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

  • B4. British Economic History since 1870

  • As specified for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

  • B5. An Outline or Theme paper in either European & World History or The History of the British Isles as specified for the Honour School of History.  No candidate may offer a paper in the History of the British Isles or European & World History similar to one offered when passing the Preliminary Examination. Illegal combinations will be specified by the Board.

  • B6., B7. Any one of the following combinations, (a), (b), (c), or (d):

    • (a) two Further Subjects in History;

      (b) two Further Subjects in Economics;

      (c) (i) one Further Subject in History and

      (ii) an Outline or Theme paper, subject to the rule on overlap with the Preliminary Examination under B5 above, in

      either European & World History, except any such period offered under B5 above,

      or The History of the British Isles, if the paper offered under B5 above is in European & World History;

      (d) (i) one Further Subject in History and (ii) one Further Subject in Economics.

  • For all Economics papers (which shall be taken to include British Economic History since 1870 but not other papers in Economic History) candidates are permitted the use of one hand-held pocket calculator from a list of permitted calculators published annually by the Department of Economics on its Undergraduate website, which will be updated annually in the week prior to Week 1 of Michaelmas Term.

  • B8. A Thesis from Original Research

    Regulation B6 of the Honour School of History shall apply with the following modifications:

    • Sub-clause 1 For ‘Candidates must submit a thesis as part of the fulfilment of their final examination’ read ‘Candidates must submit a thesis—normally, but not necessarily in economic history—as part of the fulfilment of their final examination’.

      Sub-clause 2 For ‘Theses shall normally be written during the Hilary Term of the final year’ read ‘Theses shall normally be written during the Michaelmas and/or Hilary Term of the final year’.

      Sub-clause 3(b) (iii) For ‘Chair of the Examiners for the Honour School of History’ read ‘Chair of the Examiners, Honour School of History and Economics’.

      Sub-clause 5 For ‘Honour School of History’ read ‘Honour School of History and Economics’.

      Sub-clause 6 For ‘primary historical sources’ read ‘primary historical sources or economic data’; for ‘College History Tutor’ read ‘College History Tutor or Economics Tutor’.

      Sub-clause 8 For ‘Chair of Examiners, Honour School of History’ read ‘Chair of Examiners, Honour School of History and Economics’.

      Sub-clause 9 For ‘Candidates shall not answer in any other paper, with the exception of Disciplines of History (regulation B5), questions which fall very largely within the scope of their thesis’ read ‘Candidates shall not answer in any other paper questions which fall very largely within the scope of their thesis.’

      Sub-clause 10 section ii For ‘Chair of the FHS in History’ read ‘Chair of the FHS in History and Economics’.

  • B9.   An Optional Additional Thesis

    A second thesis, in addition to the papers listed under sections B1 to B8 may be offered in accordance with Regulation B7 An Optional Additional Thesis of the Honour School of History, q. v. modified as follows:

    • (a) the subject shall, to the satisfaction of the examiners, fall within the scope of the Honour School of History and Economics;

      (b) theses must be submitted to the Chair of the Examiners, Honour School of History and Economics, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford. In the assignment of honours, attention will be paid to the merits of any such thesis;

      (c) not more than two theses may be offered.

      (d) Sub-clause 10 For ‘The Final Honour School Examiners will arrive at a formal degree result for candidates who submit an Optional Additional Thesis by inclusion of the 7 highest marks awarded for the 8 papers submitted, except that the mark awarded for the Optional Additional Thesis may not substitute for a mark lower than 50.’ read ‘The Final Honour School Examiners will arrive at a formal degree result for candidates who submit an Optional Additional Thesis by inclusion of the 8 highest marks awarded for the 9 papers submitted, except that the mark awarded for the Optional Additional Thesis may not substitute for a mark lower than 50’.]