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(f) Any two Full Courses of Botany, Zoology, Geology.
(g) Any two of History, Constitutional Law and History,
Roman Law, Political Economy, Ecclesiastical His-
tory; or any one of them with any two of the follow-
ing Half-Courses, viz., General Jurisprudence, Public
International Law, International Private Law.


Regulations as to Curricula for Ordinary M.A. Degree made by the Senatus with the Approval of the University Court, February, 1914.

1. In making his selection of subjects every student shall begin by offering one or other of the following groups :

(a) Latin or Greek

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one subject from the department of Science. (c) Mathematics and Natural Philosophy


Logic or Moral Philosophy


one subject from the department of Language and Literature. (d) French and German

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one subject in the department of Science.

2. Apart from the foregoing limitations, the student may select his remaining subjects from those enumerated in Section VIII. of the Ordinance.

3. Subject to the provision of No. 4, no candidate may offer in a minimum curriculum

(a) In the department of Language and Literature, more than two * Double Courses, and these must not include more than three Languages.

(b) In the department of Science, more than two * Double Courses and these must not include more than three Sciences unless Mathematics and Natural Philosophy are both offered.

*Defined as either (1) the study of a single subject for two years, or (2) the study of two cognate subjects for two separate years or concurrently.

4. The Faculty may waive any of these Regulations in special cases, but shall report all such cases to the Senatus with a statement of the reasons for granting exemption.

Note. The foregoing Regulations apply to the curricula of all students commencing their Arts course in 1914-15 and thereafter.


(1) In their first year students should select a subject or subjects from the Departments of Language and Literature, or Science. Students proposing to take both Mathematics and Natural Philosophy should take the latter in their second year.

(2) In their second year students should select their subjects from the Departments of Mental Philosophy, or Science, or English Language and Literature. But Education must not be taken before Logic or before Moral Philosophy.

(3) Students should as a rule reserve the third year for the following subjects: Chemistry, Moral Philosophy, Political Economy, and the subjects in the Department of History and Law.

(4) In regard to Double Courses, students should follow the recommendations in the foregoing paragraphs. They are advised to begin their attendance on a Double Course in the Departments of Language and Literature and of Science in their first year, in the Departments of Mental Philosophy and of History and Law not earlier than their second year.

(5) A Student shall not be permitted to attend an Advanced Course in any subject, unless he shall have satisfied the Professor or Lecturer that he is qualified to profit by such attendance.


(1) The Degree of M. A. with Honours is conferred upon the candidate after examination in (a) his Honours Group, and (b) two subjects outside his Honours Group.

(2) The Honours Groups available to the student are as follows: Classics, Mental Philosophy, Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, English (Language and Literature), Modern Languages and Literature, History, Economic Science, Latin-French, FrenchEnglish, German-English, Greek-English, Moral PhilosophyEnglish, History-English.

(3) Every candidate must attend seven Classes, taking at least four Classes in his Honours Group. Two at least of these must be Honours Classes under separate Professors or Lecturers.

(4) In the choice of the two subjects outside the Honours Group certain restrictions are imposed (see p.



Candidates in the several Honours Groups are advised to map their course as follows:

Classics.-Greek: first year, Ordinary; second year, Ad-
vanced; third and fourth years, Honours. Latin;
first year, Graduation Class; second year and later.
Honours Class for Language, Roman History, and
Ancient Art (if lectures are provided in the sub-
Philosophy.-Ordinary Logic Class during the second year.
Ordinary Moral Philosophy Class during the third
year. In the third and fourth years, the Honours
Courses as arranged.

Mathematics and Natural Philosophy.-In the first year, the
Ordinary Class in Mathematics. In the second year,
Intermediate Honours Mathematics, and the Ordin-
ary Class in Natural Philosophy. In the third and

fourth years, the various Honours Classes as arranged. English. In the first or second years the Ordinary graduation English Class. In the third and fourth years, the Advanced and Honours Classes in Language and Literature.

Modern Languages (French and German).-The Ordinary Classes should be taken in the first year; the Advanced Classes in the second year; the Honours Classes in the third and fourth years. As regards residence abroad, the Lecturers should be consulted personally.

History. In the second year the Ordinary History Class should be taken. Constitutional History should be taken in the third, and General European History in the fourth year. In the History-English Group the student must attend the Ordinary Class not later than in the second year; otherwise the curriculum cannot be completed in four Academic years. Economic Science.-(a) If Moral Philosophy is taken as the Supplementary Honours subject, the last two years should be devoted exclusively to the subjects of Political Economy and Moral Philosophy, Ordinary and Honours. (b) If History is taken as the Supplementary Honours subject, the Ordinary History Class should, as a rule, be taken in the second year,

the Ordinary Political Economy Class in the third
year, and the Honours Class in Political Economy
and the Class of Constitutional Law and History in
the fourth year.
Political Science must be included

in both curricula.
Latin-French.-First Year.-Latin and French Gradua-
tion Classes and one extra subject. Second Year.-
Latin Honours, Gallo-Latin Philology, and French
Advanced Classes. Third Year.-Latin and French
Honours Classes, Gallo-Latin History, and the second
extra subject Fourth Year. Latin and French
Honours Classes. As regards residence in France,
the French Lecturer should be consulted personally.
Greek-English. In the first or second year the Ordinary
Graduation Classes in Greek and English. In the
third and fourth years the Advanced and Honours
Classes in Greek and English as required.
German-English.-In the first or second year the Ordinary
Graduation Classes in English (Literature and Lan-
guage) and German. In the third and fourth years,

the Advanced and Honours Classes in German and English as required.


All the Examinations required for Honours in any group must be completed within five years of the student's first Matriculation after having passed the Preliminary Examination.

A student who has obtained Honours in one group may present himself for Honours in a second group, provided all the Examinations in both groups are completed within six years from the date of his first Matriculation after passing the Preliminary Examination.


UNIVERSITY COURT ORDINANCE NO. XXIV.—ABERDEEN. NO. 2. At Aberdeen the seventeenth day of March, Nineteen hundred and eight years.

Whereas by Section 21 of the Universities (Scotland) Act, 1889, it is enacted that after the expiration of the powers of the Commissioners under the said Act the University Court of each University shall have power to make such Ordinances as they think fit with the approval of His Majesty in Council, inter alia (Sub-section 2), "altering or revoking any of the Ordinances affecting such University which have been or may be framed and

passed under the Universities (Scotland) Act, 1858, or this Act, and making new Ordinances: "

And whereas the powers conferred on the said Commissioners have expired:

And whereas it is expedient that the University of Aberdeen should substitute the following Regulations for Degrees in Arts in lieu of the Regulations contained in Ordinances of the said Commissioners No. 11 (General No. 6) and Nos. 44, 148, 160 and 168 (General Nos. 16, 33, 39 and 41 respectively) supplementary to said Ordinance No. 11 and in a part hereinafter mentioned of Ordinance No. 18 (General No. 9) of the said Commissioners, and in Ordinance of the University Courts of the Scottish Universities, General No. 1:

And whereas parts of certain Ordinances for Degrees in Science, for Higher Degrees in Arts and Science, for Degrees in Law, and for Bursaries, make references directly or indirectly to the foregoing Ordinances for Degrees in Arts, and it is expedient that these references should be made to apply to the provisions of this Ordinance as hereinafter set forth:

Therefore the University Court of the University of Aberdeen hereby statutes and ordains with regard to the University of Aberdeen as follows ::


I. The Academical year shall commence on the first day of October. It shall include at least twenty-five teaching weeks, and shall be divided into three periods. The days on which classes shall open and close in each period shall be determined by the Senatus with the approval of the University Court. For the purpose of reckoning duration of study in any subject an Academical year shall be constituted by attendance on at least one course of study in each of the three periods aforesaid, but it shall be in the power of the Senatus, with the approval of the University Court, to accept attendance on at least one course of study in each of two of the periods aforesaid, as completing an Academical year.

II. The Curriculum for the Degree of Master of Arts (M.A.) shall extend over not less than three Academical years.


III. (1) Before entering on the Curriculum (subject to the proviso contained in Section IV. Sub-section 1) each student shall pass a Preliminary Examination in the following subjects :1. English.

2. Latin or Greek.

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