I'm currently trying to apply for a PhD position, but am unable to meet the entry requirements. My (potential) supervisor has advised me to undertake an honours year to meet the requirements.
I completed my bachelors degree in 2010 at a completely different university and everybody I've known has done their honours year as a part of their undergraduate degree before graduation.
My degree was titled "Bachelors of Computer and Mathematical Sciences" and shortened to BCM. So I would be
Mr. LegoStormtrooper BCM
while my friends who have completed their honours would be
Mr. Other Guy BCM(Hons)
For me, I can't just add on "Hons" because it would be in a different field at a different university.
So I am very confused about this. I've heard of Bachelors, Masters, Doctorates, Graduate Certificates, but never an "Honours degree" as an independent thing.
Can any one explain how this works?