Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in British and European Studies

  • 1. The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, and classes in the culture and civilisation of Britain and Europe, with accompanying study of English language and academic literacy, to be followed over a period of one year.

  • 2. The subjects of the course shall be:

    • (a) British and European Studies

    • (b) English language and academic literacy

  • Candidates are expected to study twelve units under (a) and must choose six on which to be assessed. Candidates who demonstrate to the satisfaction of the course director that they have a command of the English language at least equivalent to the higher level required for admission to postgraduate study at Oxford may substitute a unit of study and examination relating to an aspect or aspects of the culture and civilisation of Britain and/or Europe for the study of English Language and academic literacy.

  • 3. Each candidate must satisfy the examiners in:

    • (a) A portfolio of exercises of not more 10,000 words in total, based on the contents of the English language and academic literacy unit. Candidates who do not follow the English language and academic literacy unit must submit three assignments, each of not more than 3,000 words, based on the units taken relating to the culture and civilisation of Britain and/or Europe.

    • (b) Six assignments, each of a maximum of 2,000 words, based on the material covered in six of the units studied under 2(a). Only one assignment may be submitted for each unit. With permission of the course director one assigment may take the form of an oral presentation;

    • (c) An extended tutorial essay of not more than 5,000 words normally on a topic related to one of the theoretical units studied under (b) above.

  • Candidates offering the culture and civilisation of Britain and/or Europe assignments under (a) should not offer material for assignments under (b) or (c) that substantially reworks that submitted for those assignments.

    Assignments under (a), (b) or (c) will be submitted to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates. Written work will be submitted via the approved online submission system. Presentations will be delivered at such times and locations as are provided in the course handbook.

  • 4. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies.

  • 5. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any part or parts of the examination may be permitted to re-submit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.