Faculty of Law

Honours FAQs

 

Further Information

The Honours Committee


To be invited to undertake Honours eligible students must achieve qualifying averages set by the Board of Examiners in December each year.

Following are details of the Honours cohorts in recent years.

  1. Coursework averages required for admission
  2. Cut-offs for Honours classifications
  3. Degree with Distinction
  4. Marks awarded for Honours dissertations

Coursework averages required for admission

Coursework average for entry into the Honours program is calculated on the basis of units studied in Law only.

Year Coursework average Numbers enrolled
2014
72.0%
tbc
2013
71.0%
33
2012 73.0% 27
2011 72.0% 38
2010 71.5% 35
2009 72.0% 34
2008 72.5% 37
2007 71.0% 34
2006 72.0% 42
2005 71.0% 36

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Cut-offs for Honours classifications

Cut-offs for Honours classifications are determined by the Board of Examiners in December each year.

First Class Honours

Figures in brackets indicate the percentage of the graduating class.

Year Cut-off Students obtaining Firsts
2013
75.5%
tbc
2012
77%
19 (9.8%)
2011
77.5%
19 (9.8%)
2010 75.0% 21 (10.1%)
2009 75.0% 19 (9.6%)
2008 76.5% 21 (10.2%)
2007 76.5% 17 (8.9%)
2006 77.0% 16 (7.8%)
2005 75.5% 14 (8.0%)
2004 75.0% 15 (8.3%)
2A Honours

Figures in brackets indicate the percentage of the graduating class.

Year Cut-off Students obtaining 2A
2013 73% tbc
2012
73.5%
8 (4.1%)
2011
73.5%
20 (10.36%)
2010 73.0% 11 (5.2%)
2009 73.0% 11 (5.6%)
2008 73.0% 14 (5.8%)
2007 73.0% 12 (6.4%)
2006 74.0% 18 (8.8%)
2005 74.0% 15 (8.5%)
2004 73.0% 13 (7.2%)
2B Honours

Figures in brackets indicate the percentage of the graduating class.

Year Students obtaining 2B
2013 tbc
2012
0
2011
3 (1.55%)
2010 1 (0.5%)
2009 2 (1.0%)
2008 2 (1.0%)
2007 5 (2.6%)
2006 8 (3.9%)
2005 7 (4.0%)
2004 9 (5.0%)

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Degree with Distinction

Students who achieve a weighted average mark of 70% or more in their Law units graduate with a Distinction

Figures in brackets indicate the percentage of the graduating class.

Year Students obtaining Distinction
2013 tbc
2012
46 (23.8%)
2011
35 (18.1%)
2010 41 (19.6%)
2009 37 (18.7%)
2008 40 (19.5%)
2007 45 (24%)
2006 24 (11.7%)
2005 13 (7.4%)
2004 16 (8.9%)

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