Honour School of Philosophy and Modern Languages

A

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

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

  • 3. 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.

  • 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 Philosophy and of Medieval and Modern European Languages and Literature, which shall appoint a standing joint committee to make regulations concerning it, subject always to the preceding clauses of this subsection.

  • 6. The examiners for Philosophy shall be nominated by a committee of which the three elected members shall be appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy. It shall be the duty of the chair of the examiners for the Honour School of Modern Languages to designate such of their number as may be required for Modern Languages in the Honour School of Philosophy and Modern Languages, and when this has been done and the examiners for Philosophy have been nominated, the number of examiners in Philosophy and Modern Languages shall be deemed to be complete.

B

Candidates will be examined in accordance with the examination regulations set out below.

They will also be required to spend, after their matriculation, an academic year of approved residence in an appropriate country or appropriate countries, and to provide on their entry form for the examination a certificate that they have done this, signed by the Head or by a tutor of their 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 society.

Candidates will be expected to carry out during this year abroad such work as their society may require. It is strongly recommended that candidates should apply through the Central Bureau for Educational Visits and Exchanges for an Assistantship, where these are available, and should accept one if offered. Candidates who are not able to obtain an Assistantship should during their year abroad follow a course or courses in an institution or institutions approved by their society, or should spend their time in such other circumstances as are acceptable to their society. Candidates will agree with their College Tutor in advance of their year abroad an independent course of study to be followed during that period.

A candidate shall offer in his or her language and literature papers one modern language and its literature only, except in a Special Subject or an alternative to a Special Subject (Honour School of Modern Languages, paper XII).

No candidate will be examined viva voce unless the examiners elect to do so and have been given leave by the Proctors to take into account illness or other urgent and reasonable cause that may have affected the candidate's performance in any part of the examination.

[For students starting before MT 2018: Oral Examination: as specified for the Honour School of Modern Languages.

In the assignment of honours, in the case of a candidate who offers four Philosophy subjects, Philosophy shall count for the same as the Modern Language and, in the case of a candidate who offers three or five Philosophy subjects, it shall count for correspondingly less or more, provided in each case that the highest honours can be obtained by marked excellence in either Philosophy or the Modern Language subject to an adequate standard being shown in the other branch.]

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

[For students starting before MT 2018: Candidates must take eight subjects in all. They must take three subjects in Philosophy of which one shall be either 101, 115, or 116 and they must take three subjects in Modern Languages of which two must be 1. and 2. prescribed in part I of Modern Languages. Candidates take either one subject in part II of Modern Languages and five subjects in all in Philosophy or two subjects in part II of Modern Languages and four subjects in all in Philosophy or three subjects in part II of Modern Languages and three subjects in all in Philosophy.]

[For students starting from MT 2018: Candidates must take ten subjects in all. They must take three subjects in Philosophy of which one shall be either 101, 115, or 116 and they must take four subjects in Modern Languages as prescribed in Part I below. Candidates take either one subject in Part II of Modern Languages and five subjects in all in Philosophy or two subjects in Part II of Modern Languages and four subjects in all in Philosophy or three subjects in Part II of Modern Languages and three subjects in all in Philosophy.]

Candidates offering a paper from the Honour School of Modern Languages and a paper in Philosophy, both of which involve the study of the same author or authors, may not make the same text or texts the principal subject of an answer in both the papers.

Philosophy

Subjects as specified in Regulations for Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy.

Modern Languages

[For students starting before MT 2018: There are nine subjects in Modern Languages, specified below. They are divided between Part I and Part II. The language papers (a) and (b) in 1 in Part I constitute one subject. Subject 9 (an extended essay) may not be offered as an additional optional subject.

PART I

  • 1. Three papers as follows:

  • (a) Honour School of Modern Languages Paper I.

  • (b) Honour School of Modern Languages, Papers IIA and IIB.

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

PART II

  • 3. Honour School of Modern Languages Paper IV.

  • 4. Honour School of Modern Languages Paper V.

  • 5. Honour School of Modern Languages Paper IX.

  • 6. Honour School of Modern Languages Paper X.

  • 7. Honour School of Modern Languages Paper XI.

  • 8. Honour School of Modern Languages Paper XII.

  • 9. An extended essay as specified for the Honour School of Modern Languages. They may not offer an extended essay as well as subject 199 in Philosophy.

Candidates who are offering one subject only from Part II may not offer Subject 9 as that subject.]

[For students starting from MT 2018: The subjects in Modern Languages, specified below, are divided between Part I and Part II.

PART I

  • 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. Oral examination.

PART II

  • 5. Honour School of Modern Languages, Paper IV.

  • 6. Honour School of Modern Languages, Paper V.

  • 7. Honour School of Modern Languages, Paper IX.

  • 8. Honour School of Modern Languages, Paper X.

  • 9. Honour School of Modern Languages, Paper XI.

  • 10. Honour School of Modern Languages, Paper XII.

  • 11. An extended essay as specified for the Honour School of Modern Languages. They may not offer an extended essay as well as subject 199 in Philosophy.

    Subject 11 may not be offered as an additional optional subject. Candidates who are offering one subject only from Part II may not offer Subject 11 as that subject. ]