Bachelor of Health Sciences - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Health Sciences

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.

These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2018.
This degree was first offered in 2013.

In exceptional circumstances the Dean of Education and Health Sciences may approve a personal programme of study which does not conform to these regulations.

The structure of the qualification
To qualify for the Bachelor of Health Sciences, students must pass courses having a minimum total value of 360 points.
Of these 360 points:
135 points must be from courses listed in Schedule A to these Regulations;
at least 90 points must be from one subject major as listed in Schedule B to these Regulations;
the remaining points may be taken from additional courses in Schedule B, or from any other degree of the University;
at least 225 of the total points must be for courses above 100-level; and
at least 90 of the total points must be for courses at 300-level.
Admission to the qualification

A student must satisfy the Admission Regulations for the University to be admitted to this qualification.

The degree of Bachelor of Health Sciences may be awarded in the subject areas listed in Schedule B to the Regulations for this degree.
A student satisfying the requirements for two majors may be awarded a double major.
Any course can contribute to only one major.
Time limits

The time limit for this qualification is 6 years.

Transfers of credit, substitutions and cross-credits

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


This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University, with no additional stipulations.

Honours, Distinction and Merit

Honours, Distinction and Merit are not awarded for this qualification.

Pathways to other qualifications
A student who has completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Health Sciences may choose to continue to study and apply to the relevant Dean for admission to postgraduate study.
There is no qualification to which a student may transfer if they have not met the requirements for this degree.
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