The Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) degree is an academically demanding programme.
The aim of the Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) is to help students become highly skilled, versatile, independent thinkers with the research experience, information literacy, communication and interpersonal skills necessary for an advanced professional career or further academic study at the Master's or PhD level.
Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons))
Admission to the Programme
- Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
- Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:
- have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Arts, 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, or in an approved combination of subjects (Combined Honours), listed above.
Structure of the Programme
- Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for the subject concerned as 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 programme 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 full-time candidate shall normally complete the requirements for the degree within one academic year of commencing the programme;
- A part-time candidate shall normally complete the requirements for the degree within two academic years of commencing the 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 (Humanities) 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.