A specific aim of the Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) degree is to develop advanced theoretical and research skills and in so doing to provide a platform for an advanced professional or academic career.
Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons))
Admission to the Programme
- Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
- Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:
- have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Science majoring in the subject or subjects of study proposed with an average grade of at least B+ for the appropriate 300-level papers;
- have been admitted with the status of one who is entitled to proceed to the degree;
- have a qualification acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and produce evidence acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of ability to proceed to the degree.
Subjects of Study
The degree may be awarded in any one of the subjects listed above, or in an approved combination of the subjects (Combined Honours) listed above.
Structure of the Programme
- Every programme of study shall satisfy the reqirements for the subject concerned as set out in the subjects listed above.
- With the permission of the Heads of Departments concerned, a candidate may substitute a paper of another subject for one of the required papers.
- A student who has obtained the degree in one subject may become a candidate for the degree in any other subject.
- The research report must be submitted by 1 June or 1 November of the semester in which the degree is completed.
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).
Duration of the Programme
A candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree in one academic year of full-time study following admission to the Honours programme.
Level 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.
- Should a candidate fail to obtain Honours, the papers passed may be credited towards a Postgraduate Diploma.
- A candidate who fails to obtain Honours may not resit all or part 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.
Note: The due date for applications for enrolment in the programme is 10 December. Late applications will be considered.