Bachelor of Arts with Honours - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2018 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website). Find key terms in the Glossary of terms.

These regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Regulations for the University.

1.
Version

These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2018.

2.
Variations

In exceptional circumstances the Dean of Arts (Academic) may approve a personal programme of study which does not conform to these regulations.

3.
The structure of the qualification
To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts with Honours:
(a)
a student must pass courses which:
i.
have a total minimum value of 120 points, and
ii.
conform to the requirements for a single subject as specified in the Schedule to these Regulations.
(b)
Unless otherwise specified in the Schedule to these Regulations, a student may replace up to 60 points in courses prescribed in the schedule with courses for another subject at an equivalent level, with the approval of the Heads of Departments concerned and the Dean of Arts (Academic).
4.
Admission to the qualification
To be admitted to the Bachelor of Arts with Honours a student must have:
(a)
either
i.
qualified for a Bachelor's degree, and either
a.
satisfied the prerequisites for the subject as specified in the Schedule to these Regulations, or
b.
completed a qualifying course prescribed by the Head of Department and approved by the Dean of Arts (Academic) of a standard equivalent to the prerequisite courses; or
c.
provided evidence to the satisfaction of the Dean and Head of Department, of relevant professional practice or other work experience; or
ii.
been admitted with Academic Equivalent Standing as entitled to enrol for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours; and
(b)
been approved as a student for the degree in that subject by the Dean of Arts (Academic).
5.
Subjects

The subjects for this qualification are as listed in the Schedule to these Regulations.

6.
Time limits

The time limit for this qualification is 24 months.

7.
Transfers of credit, substitutions and cross-credits

This qualification adheres to the General Conditions for Credit and Transfer Regulations, with no additional stipulations.

8.
Progression
This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University with the following stipulations:
(a)
A student who fails up to 30 points for the BA (Hons) degree, may, with the permission of the Dean of Arts (Academic), repeat that course or courses, or substitute another course or courses of equal weight.
(b)
A student who fails more than 30 points will be withdrawn from the qualification.
9.
Honours, Distinction and Merit

This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University and may be awarded with honours.

10.
Pathways to other qualifications
(a)
A student who has completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts with Honours and who wishes to transfer to the Master of Arts, may apply to the Dean of Arts (Academic) to have the BA(Hons) courses credited to Part 1 of the Master of Arts.
(b)
A student who does not meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts with Honours, or who wishes to transfer to the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts or the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts may apply to the Dean of Arts (Academic) for admission, provided they meet the requirements for entry to that qualification.
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