Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Music with Honours (BMus(Hons))
- The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
- Candidates for the Degree must have
- qualified for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Music of the University of Waikato or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and
- satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in Music at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board, and
- in the case of Performance candidates, passed an audition.
- In exceptional circumstances, based on academic merit and relevant experience, candidates who do not meet the requirements of section 2 of these regulations may be considered for admission subject to the completion of any qualifying papers the Academic Board may prescribe which must be completed either prior to or concurrently.
- The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree is one year.
- Candidates must enrol in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and follow an approved programme of study.
- Candidates must gain 120 points at 500 level or above.
- Candidates must complete the papers prescribed for the Degree in the Music entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers, including any compulsory papers, with an emphasis on either Composition or Performance.
- Candidates must include at least 30 points in research, as prescribed in the Music entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
- Candidates may take up to 30 points from outside the field of the Degree.
- The field of the Degree comprises the papers prescribed for the Degree in the Music entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
- If a candidate fails a paper or papers (worth not more than 30 points in total), they may repeat the paper or papers or take an alternative paper or papers with the same total points value on one occasion only. A candidate who fails a paper or papers worth more than 30 points in total will not be permitted to proceed with the Degree.
- The Degree may be awarded with
- First Class Honours, or
- Second Class Honours (first division), or
- Second Class Honours (second division), or
- Third Class Honours.
- Except with the approval of the Academic Board, the level of honours will be calculated on the basis of the grades of the first 120 points completed by the candidate while enrolled for the Degree, including any failed paper.
- The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
Requirements for the Degree
Award of Honours