Committee for the consideration of applications for the degrees of D.Sc. and M.Sc.

Scope and Content

This was the main committee for postgraduate degrees in science until the post-war period. The D.Sc. was a postgraduate degree awarded on the basis of publication; it did not involve a thesis or dissertation. By the 1950s, the Ph.D. had become the dominant research degree (until the late 1960s, this degree was administered by the General Board of Faculties), and it gradually superseded the D.Sc. The M.Sc. was the standard masters degree in science subjects from the 1880s. The minutes include information on submissions and award of degrees.

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