A university degree with honors; -- a term used in Great Britain.
Institutions adopt one of two approaches to honours. In a three-year undergraduate course or part-time equivalent, honours is available as an additional year of full-time study or part-time equivalent to meritorious students. In a four- or five-year course, honours is awarded on the basis of superior performance in the course.
A higher qualification than a pass degree at undergraduate level, gained after more advanced or specialised study. An honours degree frequently involves an additional year of full time study or part time equivalent for meritorious students. In some courses, Honours may be awarded on the basis of superior performance in the course. For information on Honours courses