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Understanding honours

Honours awards and classes

Honours is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class based on your honours mark.

The specific process or calculation used to determine your honours mark will be outlined by your faculty or school. This can also be found in the resolutions in your handbook.

The University Medal

The University Medal is awarded to honours students based on outstanding academic performance over their complete student enrolment. This includes your honours award and your undergraduate studies. Your faculty determines the level of academic performance required for the award of a University Medal, using criteria approved by the Academic Board.

The University Medal is not necessarily awarded every year or from each discipline.


The awarding of University medals is outlined in Part 20 of the Coursework policy.

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Last updated: 24 April 2024

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