The honours degree provides the student with a broad scientific background in the theoretical aspects of the modules that are required for eventual MMedVet degree studies. However, the conferment of the honours degree is not subject to future registration for master's degree studies.
Students are required to confirm whether a module will be presented in any particular year as not all the postgraduate modules are necessarily offered every year.
This enquiry should be directed to the relevant head of department according to the syllabi information provided in the list of modules in this publication.
Also consult the General Regulations G.16 to G.29.
A candidate must have a BVSc or an equivalent degree. Entrance examinations for individual modules may be required.
In addition to the stipulations of the regulations, the head of department has the prerogative to require an entrance test prior to registration for honours degree studies. Candidates may also be required to pass an English proficiency test (TOEFL) at an acceptable level.
Other programme-specific information
(i) The selected modules are approved by the relevant head of department.
(ii) Where the honours degree precedes a master’s degree, the modules chosen for the honours degree programme must support the particular field of study for the prospective master’s degree programme. The selection of modules is therefore approved by the relevant head of the department.
Examinations and pass requirements
In order to obtain the degree a student has to successfully complete all relevant modules. A student may not register and sit for an examination more than twice in the same module.
A minimum examination mark of 50% is required in each of the modules where a semester or year mark is not required. However, where a semester or year mark is required, the latter should contribute at least 30% to the final mark. A subminimum of 40% is required in the examination and a final mark of at least 50% to pass the module. Instructions regarding requirements for semester, year or examination marks are published in the study guides, for the specific attention of students.
Pass with distinction
To obtain the degree with distinction, a minimum of 60% is required in each module, as well as a cumulative average of at least 75% for all the modules.