B2.6 Degree without Honours

  • i. Registration

    Any student wishing to be a candidate for a degree without honours must register for the award before or during the semester in which he or she expects to complete the Subject and Programme requirements. The degree without Honours is not available to students intending to complete an Honours degree.  It is only available as a final award.  For the purposes of this award credits earned during year abroad in Languages do not count towards the requirements specified in 6 (iii) below.

    ii. Subject Requirements

    To obtain a degree without honours a student must have fulfilled the specific requirements for his or her Subject(s).

    iii. Compulsory Element of an Honours Degree

    To obtain a degree without Honours a student must gain at least four acceptable module credits from those designated as Level 6 Honours modules.

    iv. Programme Requirements

    To obtain a BA, BSc, BEng or LLB degree without honours a student must, within eight years, pass at least twenty module credits including at least eight level 4 module credits and at least twelve acceptable module credits for a double Subject, or for two single Subjects.  Not more than two level 4 acceptable module credits may be included in the twelve acceptable module credits required.

    For students on two single subjects registered for a joint award at least five acceptable module credits must be passed in each subject.  For those registered for Major/Minor awards at least eight acceptable module credits must be passed in the major Subject and at least three acceptable module credits must be passed in the minor Subject.

    (Where subjects require the satisfactory completion of a placement year the above time is extended by one year.)

    Except that:
    In the Subjects of Nursing and Midwifery, students must additionally demonstrate in the 12 months preceding completion, the ability to meet the requirements of the programme specific professional practice module.

    v. A degree without honours award carries 300 credits at level 4 and above including at least 120 at level 4 and 180 at level 5 or above

    Except that:

    1. The 4 year degrees in Languages carry 420 credits at level 4 and above including at least 120 at level 4 and 300 at level 5 or above.
    2. The 4 year BSc in Adult and Mental Health Nursing and BSc in Children’s and Mental Health Nursing carry 450 credits at level 4 and above including at least 120 at level 4 and 330 at level 5 or above.