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Degree Committee for the Faculty of Physics & Chemistry


University Regulations

MPhil by Advanced Study - subject to General Regulations and course-specific Special Regulations in the Statutes & Ordinances (Ordinances, Chapter VII, Section 14).

Master of Research - subject to General Regulations and course-specific Special Regulations in the Statutes & Ordinances (Ordinances, Chapter VII, Section 15).


Course-specific Regulations

Handbooks for each course add detail to the University Regulations by providing descriptions of the available papers and examination rules (such as submission arrangements, deadlines, grading etc). All candidates must make themselves aware of the contents of the relevant Handbook and any other information provided on the course website or by the Course Administrator/Director.

Any examination enquiries should be directed to the Course Administrator or Director in the first instance.


Terms of study and residence

Full time students must complete at least three terms of study AND keep three terms of residence (find more information here).


Code of Practice for Masters Students

Students taking the MPhil by Advanced Study and the MRes are subject to the University's Code of Practice for Masters Students. All candidates must make themselves aware of the content of the Code of Practice and of the University's rules on Good practice in research and the avoidance of plagiarism.

The Code sets out the mutual responsibilities and expectations of postgraduate students on taught courses and those in the University responsible for their study. Students and Course Directors are asked to read and discuss the content of the Code, and sign a copy to indicate they have done so. It is recommended that students upload a copy of the completed signature page with their Michaelmas Term self-evaluation report in CamSIS. There is an expectation that students will comply with the Code, irrespective of whether the advisory signatures are provided.

The Degree Committee has delegated day-to-day responsibility for the local implementation of the Code, which will be managed and monitored by individual Departments on a best efforts basis. Departments are invited to consult the Degree Committee at any time.


Examination access arrangements

If candidates think that they may need an arrangement to help with their preparation for, or, the actual undertaking of their examinations, they should contact their College Tutor as soon as possible. Further information is available on the Cambridge Students website.

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Office closures

The DC 'remote' Office will be closed from 3pm on Friday 28 August 2020 for the August Bank Holiday. We reopen at 9am on Tuesday 1 September 2020.

Meetings schedule

Meetings of the Degree Committee and Degree Ceremonies: