Once you have decided on the desired study programme, you must be aware of the rules and regulations provided in the By-Laws of the Bachelor of Arts Degree Programme that govern the conduct of the CUS. One such important regulation is the minimum number of course units/credits mandatory for a student to complete in each academic year.

 

Table 4: Minimum Course Unit Requirements (MCUR)/Minimum Credit Requirement (MCR)

 

Year of Study

MCUR

MCR

1st Year in Arts

10

30

2nd Year in Arts

10

30

3rd   Year in Arts

10

30

4th   Year in Arts

10

30

The decision on how to distribute CUs between two semesters is entirely up to each student, depending on the timetable and on the availability of the course units. However, the maximum number of CUs that a student may offer in a semester in any combination (current/repeat/incomplete) is seven.

Departmental Study Stream

In addition to the interdisciplinary study streams, departments offer students the opportunity to have a subject focus within their degree. For example, the Department of Economics offers five such study streams for its third and fourth year Special Degree students, namely Finance and Banking, Economic Theory and Applications, Trade and Industry, and Development Policy Management and Transport Economics and Commercial Shipping. The Department of English offers its Special Degree students a focus in English Language Studies or English Literature. The Department of Sociology offers a Social Work study stream for its Special Degree students. Similarly, the Department of Geography will offer a Data Management and Survey Techniques study stream for the three-year degree. Students should be aware of these programmes from the first year, in order to plan their future academic career. Please contact the relevant departments for details.