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Degree Committee for the Faculty of Physics & Chemistry

 

University Regulations

The MPhil by thesis is subject to General Regulations and course-specific Special Regulations in the Statutes & Ordinances (Ordinances, Chapter VII, Section 13). Special Regulations specify word limit and format of the thesis. Word limits must be strictly observed.

Astronomy MPhil by thesis: A thesis of not more than 15,000 words in length, exclusive of tables, footnotes, bibliography, and appendices, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Physics and Chemistry.

Chemistry MPhil by thesis: A thesis of not more than 15,000 words in length, including summary/abstract, tables and footnotes, but excluding table of contents, photographs, diagrams, figure captions, list of figures/diagrams, list of abbreviations/acronyms, bibliography, appendices and acknowledgements, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Physics and Chemistry

Materials Science and Metallurgy MPhil by thesis: A thesis of not more than 15,000 words in length, exclusive of tables, footnotes, bibliography, and appendices, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Physics and Chemistry.

Physics MPhil by thesis: A thesis of not more than 15,000 words in length, exclusive of tables, footnotes, bibliography, and appendices, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Physics and Chemistry. 

 

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 Research Students

Students taking the MPhil by thesis are subject to the University's Code of Practice for Research Students. Do not look at the Code of Practice for Masters students as this is for taught/by Advanced Study courses only. 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 and those in the University responsible for their study. Students, Supervisors and Advisors 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 postgraduate students and their supervisory team will comply with the Code, irrespective of whether the advisory signatures are provided.

At the beginning of your project you might find it useful to complete the Research and Resources form with your supervisor to agree expectations relating to frequency of contact and access to facilities.

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.

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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 Board of Graduate Studies, and Degree Ceremonies:

2019-20

2020-21