The degree of Bachelor of Physical Education with Honours (BPhEd(Hons)) is a more prestigious degree than the normal Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd) degree, and is completed in four years. It is a research-oriented degree that culminates in the completion of a dissertation in the student's final year. Upon admission to the Honours programme students engage in an intensive workload that differs significantly from the normal BPhEd degree. The structure of the Honours course reflects the topic area of admission. In the third year courses normally require study that supports the area of research. The fourth year of the Honours programme is a prescribed year, in which students must complete a research dissertation in addition to the prescribed papers.
- Exercise and Sport Science
- Physical Activity and Health (formerly Exercise Prescription and Management)
- Professional Studies
- Sport and Leisure Studies
Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Physical Education with Honours (BPhEd(Hons))
Admission to the Programme
- Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
- To be admitted to a fourth stage Honours course, an applicant must normally have passed the first, second and third years of the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Physical Education, or approved papers worth at least 360 points, with a grade average of at least B+ in the third year papers.
- An applicant who holds the degree of Bachelor of Physical Education shall not be admitted to an Honours programme.
Structure of the Programme
- A candidate admitted to an Honours programme shall satisfy the programme requirements for one of the subjects listed above.
- The fourth stage of every Honours programme must be completed in a single year.
- The dissertation prescribed for the fourth year Honours course must be submitted no later than the Friday of the last week of teaching in the second semester of that year.
Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions
Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).
Withdrawal from the Programme
- A candidate whose results are not satisfactory may be required to withdraw from the Honours programme.
- When a candidate withdraws from an Honours programme, voluntarily or otherwise, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) may recommend that the ordinary degree of Bachelor of Physical Education be awarded or determine the papers which shall be credited towards that degree.
Standard of Award of the Degree
- The degree may be awarded with First Class Honours, with Second Class Honours (Division I), with Second Class Honours (Division II), or with Third Class Honours. The class of Honours awarded shall be determined by the examiners on the performance of the candidate in the fourth stage of the programme.
- A candidate who fails to obtain Honours may, on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences), be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Physical Education.
- A candidate who fails to obtain Honours may not resit all or part of the fourth stage of the Honours programme in a subsequent year, unless the Senate has determined that his or her performance in those examinations was seriously impaired.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.