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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). 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.

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Office closures

The Degree Committee office will close from midday on Friday 23 December 2022 and will reopen again on Tuesday 3 January 2023.
Research degree theses should still be submitted by your submission deadline even if that falls over the holiday period.

Meetings schedule

Meetings of the Degree Committee and Degree Ceremonies:

2021-22

2022-23