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The Faculty of Science has adopted the following broad definitions of honours grades:

  • Honours H1 (80% to 100%): awarded to outstanding students with high-level performance over the whole honours course and who have shown a capacity for independent work particularly in the dissertation. Normally one would expect such students to have achieved results at a high level throughout their undergraduate courses.
  • Honours 2A (70% to 79%): awarded to students who show a high level of competence in the major components of the honours course.
  • Honours 2B (60% to 69%): awarded to students who show a competence in significant portion of the honours course but may have a substantial area of weakness.
  • Honours H3 (50% to 59%): awarded to students who demonstrate only a minimal acceptable level of achievement in the honours year.
  • Fail (less than 50%): The student has failed to demonstrate competence in the major part of the honours course.
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