Bachelor of Arts

 

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

DH031

Bachelor of Arts

DH040

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Admission to candidature

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.

4 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Arts degree are set out in Table A and Table B of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Tables of units of study.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Arts degree, candidates must complete 144 credit points in total, comprising:
(a)
a maximum of 48 junior credit points;
(b)
a minimum of 96 senior credit points;
(c)
a major from Table A.
(3)
Candidates must also be aware of the following limits:
(a)
a maximum of 18 junior credit points from one subject area;
(b)
a maximum of 60 senior credit points from one subject area;
(c)
a maximum of 60 credit points from Table B including no more than 12 junior credit points.

5 Majors

(1)
Completion of a Table A major is a requirement of the degree. Candidates have the option of completing a second major from either Table A or Table B. Units of study counted towards one major may not count toward any other major completed.
(2)
The list of majors and the requirements for the completion of a major are specified in the resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

6 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious students who complete an additional year of full-time study, after the completion of the pass degree. Part-time study is permitted if approved by the administering department or program.
(2)
Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Arts are listed in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

7 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Arts is awarded in two grades: Pass or Honours. Honours is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(2)
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the pass degree.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2011.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2011 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.