Oxford Masters GradingWatch
I got a 62 overall (I think - its definitely that give or take one mark). Personally I am very disappointed in it. However, I need clarity on what it actually means.
Everywhere else in the UK, a 60+ at Masters level is a Merit. At Oxford, however, it is simply called a pass. Below 60 at Oxford is a fail, but it is a Pass in most other universities, as far as I am aware.
When I am applying for jobs and such, I don't know whether to put 'Pass' or 'Merit' down as my grade. Is the Oxford Pass equivalent to a Merit elsewhere? And if so, does that warrant me writing 'Merit'? Or must I write 'Pass' because that is the way it has been graded officially by the awarding institution? Can I write 'Pass' and then specify that it is equivalent to a Merit even though it says 'Pass'?
Finally, is this actually a good grade? Is it worth it? I am pretty disappointed in myself because I worked so hard. Should I be proud of myself or not?
I am just a bit confused is all. If anyone can shed some light on this, I'd be very grateful.