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Is the grade you achieve at masters level important, or is just having a masters enough?

Looking at graduate schemes and jobs online it states on requirements - the undergraduate grade required and then just Masters - not pass, merit or distinction.
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Is the grade you achieve at masters level important, or is just having a masters enough?

Looking at graduate schemes and jobs online it states on requirements - the undergraduate grade required and then just Masters - not pass, merit or distinction.
It really depends on the employer or organisation; some are going to request the masters grade whereas others aren't.
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Is the grade you achieve at masters level important, or is just having a masters enough?

Looking at graduate schemes and jobs online it states on requirements - the undergraduate grade required and then just Masters - not pass, merit or distinction.
By and large Masters degrees are just Masters degrees. Student demand has pressed most places into giving named grades, but it's a relatively recent phenomenon and employers rarely ask. only the most competitive who require Masters level study start to take the grades into account. Not least some places don't have a merit grade.
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Is the grade you achieve at masters level important, or is just having a masters enough?

Looking at graduate schemes and jobs online it states on requirements - the undergraduate grade required and then just Masters - not pass, merit or distinction.
Hi Salll93,

I suppose it would really be up to the discretion of the employer whether they would be interested in the classification you achieve at Masters level. However, I do think that the hard work that goes into studying at Masters level is noticed too.

I don't know about other MA courses but I know the grade boundaries for mine are also different from undergraduate. Meaning it is more difficult to get that 1st class/distinction than it was for me at undergraduate. Something worth remembering if you don't quite get the grade you expected.

It may be worth noting that your classification may matter when it comes to PHD opportunities, if this is something that you are considering.

I hope this helps in some way

Ruth
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