Those of you who follow me on social media would have already known this, but my results just came out a few days ago, and…
Alhamdulillah, I passed my Master’s with distinction!
For those of you who are not familiar with the UK grading system
(like I was before I came to the UK), here’s a short intro:
Typically, for an undergraduate program, 40-49 is considered a third class (3rd), similar to a D-grade. 50-59 is a lower-second class (2.2, or a C). 60-69 is an upper-second class (2,1, or a B), and anything above 70+ is a first class (1st, or an A).
For my Master’s, it’s somewhat similar, except we don’t do first class, second class and so on. 70+ is considered pass with distinction, 60-69 is pass with merit, 50-59 is a pass, and anything 49 and below is a fail.
So… Graduating with a distinction, with an average of 75.67, I think I did a pretty solid job. But what surprised me most was my dissertation mark, which I actually scored an 85%. That was the best mark I’ve got throughout the last one year, and I was not expecting that (I was literally just hoping for a mere 71, the minimum I needed to get a distinction).
It was one hell of a year though, I can definitely say that. I’m collecting my thoughts on the whole Master’s experience and will either be writing it out in a blog post or a vlog (or maybe both, I don’t know), so watch out for that next month! :)