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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Music with Honours (BMus(Hons))


1.   Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Music with Honours must have
  (a)   qualified for the award of the Bachelor of Music degree of the University of Waikato, or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and
  (b)   satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in Music, at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board, and
  (c)   in the case of Performance candidates, passed an audition.
2.   Candidates who have completed the Level 3 requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Music, but who have no more than 40 points left to complete that degree, may be permitted to enrol in the Bachelor of Music with Honours degree. The Bachelor of Music with Honours will not be deemed to have been completed until the bachelors degree has also been completed.
3.   Candidates must enrol and follow an approved programme of study in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for at least one year.
4.   Candidates must pass 120 points at Level 5 in Music with an emphasis on either Composition or Performance, including any compulsory papers specified in the Calendar. With the approval of the Chairperson of Music, a maximum of 30 points may be selected from another subject.
5.   If a candidate fails a paper, he or she may repeat the paper or take an alternative paper on one occasion only. A candidate who fails more than one paper will not be permitted to proceed with the degree.
6.   The degree may be awarded with First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (first division), Second Class Honours (second division), or Third Class Honours. The academic criteria for each class of honours are set out in the Faculty of Arts and Social Science Graduate Handbook. Except with the approval of the Academic Board, the award 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.
7.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations Governing Graduate Degrees apply in these regulations and include provisions for the variation or waiver of these regulations in individual cases by the Academic Board or delegated authority.

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