Period of candidature
The MNHS Honours programs are normally completed as a one year (two semesters) full time program requiring the completion of a total of 48 credit points. For example, the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) and the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) can only be taken full time, part time is not permitted. Enrolment can commence in semester 1 in all courses or in semester 2 for some courses (please check with your School/Department).
In exceptional circumstances (acute illness, loss or bereavement, hardship or trauma or circumstances beyond their control), students may be granted intermission during their Honours program. The maximum period of intermission for full time candidates is six months and part time twelve months, providing it is within the maximum period of candidature and intermission available for the course. For embedded honours, intermission can be one year and is aligned with intermission from the associated bachelor degree. The maximum period of candidature for the MNHS Honours Programs is two years, including any approved intermission. For an embedded 4 year honours program the maximum period of candidature is 10 years (including any approved intermission). Students may only exceed the maximum period of candidature in exceptional and unforeseen circumstances, with the permission of the Deputy Dean (Education) and upon the recommendation of both the School Honours Coordinator and the relevant Head of School/Department. Upon termination of the enrolment in the Honours Program and prior to completion of all requirements, the school/department must return marks and grades for all assessable units in which the student was enrolled at that time.