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Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism

Students on this course are students of the University of Oxford. The University takes seriously the offence of plagiarism and its policy states:

No candidate shall present for an examination any part, or the substance of any part, of another person's work, as if it were the candidate's own work. Candidates must provide a declaration with every assignment that the work submitted is their own work. In any written work passages quoted or closely paraphrased from another person's work must be identified as quotations or paraphrases, and the source of the quoted or paraphrased material must be acknowledged.

'examination' includes where the context so permits the submission and assessment of a thesis, dissertation, essay, practical work, or other coursework which is not undertaken in formal examination conditions but counts towards or constitutes the work for a degree or other academic award.

Any alleged offence of deliberate plagiarism will be reported to the Proctors. If the Proctors decide that there is a case to answer, the student will be formally charged with an offence and a university disciplinary process will follow. The outcome will depend on the severity of the case and may range from a reduction in marks to expulsion from the course. If the Proctors decide that there is no case to answer, the student will be referred back to the Department to be offered appropriate guidance and feedback on referencing and assignment writing.

Appeals

Students may appeal against Proctors' decisions, and should do this in the first instance through their college.