Honour School of Modern Languages and Linguistics

[For students starting before MT 2018: This is a new course for students starting from MT18.]

     [For students starting from MT 2018:  A

  • 1. The subjects of the examination in the Honour School of Modern Languages and Linguistics shall be (a) those modern languages and literatures studied in the Honour School of Modern Languages and (b) Linguistics.

  • 2. All candidates must offer both one of the languages in (a) with its literature and (b).

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

  • 4. The examiners shall indicate in the lists issued by them the language offered by each candidate obtaining honours or satisfying the examiners under the appropriate regulation.

  • 5. The examination in this school shall be under the joint supervision of the Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, which shall appoint a standing joint  committee to make, and to submit to the two faculty boards, proposals for regulations for the examination.

  • 6. 

    • (i) The examiners in the Honour School shall be such of the Public Examiners in the Honour Schools of Modern Languages as shall be required and such examiners as shall be nominated by the Board of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics.

    • (ii) It shall be the duty of the chair of examiners in the Honour School of Modern Languages and the chair of the Board of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics to consult together and designate such examiners as shall be required for the Honour School, whereupon the number of the examiners shall be deemed to be complete.    

B

1. The Year Abroad

Candidates will be examined in accordance with the examination regulations set out below. In addition, every candidate shall be required to spend, after their matriculation, a year of residence in an appropriate country or countries, and to provide on their entry form for the examination a certificate confirming that they have done this, signed by the Head or by a tutor of their college or society. Candidates wishing to be dispensed from the requirement to undertake a year of residence abroad must apply in writing to the Chair of the Medieval and Modern Languages Board, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JF, stating their reasons for requesting dispensation and enclosing a letter of support from their college or society.

Candidates should during their year abroad undertake a programme of activity acceptable to their college or society. They will also be expected to carry out during this period such academic work as their college or Faculty may require. Candidates will agree with their College Tutor in advance of their year abroad an independent course of study to be followed during that period.

2. Modern Languages and Linguistics Papers

Candidates are required to take an oral examination in the language and eight papers, as follows:

Part I: Language

The regulations for these subjects shall be those specified in the regulations for the Honour School of Modern Languages or the special regulations for Linguistics in all Honour Schools including Linguistics.

  • 1. Honour School of Modern Languages, Paper I.

  • 2. Honour School of Modern Languages, Papers IIA and IIB.

  • 3. Honour School of Modern Languages, one paper chosen from Papers VI, VII, or VIII.

  • 4. Special regulations for Linguistics, paper A

  • 5. Special regulations for Linguistics, one of papers B1-B6

  • 6. Honour School of Modern Languages, Paper IV / Special regulations for Linguistics, E1

  • 7. Honour School of Modern Languages, Paper V / Special regulations for Linguistics, E2

  • 8. One of either:

    • i. Honour School of Modern Languages, one of papers IX, X, XI

    • ii. Special regulations for Linguistics, one of papers C, D, F or a second paper B1-B6

    • iii. A Special subject from the list provided for paper XII in the FHS of Modern Languages

Candidates may additionally offer an Extended Essay (paper XIV of the Honour School of Modern Languages) on a topic in Linguistics or the Language.]