To put this bluntly a number of our class are facing a real prospect of failing their finals myself included. By fail I mean not obtain MSc. and instead obtain a Diploma.
- What are our options if we instead obtain a Diploma in HEP Theory and not an MSc?
- Will any other programmes take a student with a diploma for a repeat?
- Is a PhD still a reality for those of us holding offers?
- How can we explain this to future employers when "no-one fails a masters degree if they put the work in"
I am unsure if the reality of the volume of work we have undertaken nor the academic credentials (on paper) of those attending and potentially failing, will strike a chord with any reader who has not been in this exact situation. Consequently, I will save our despair for the MSc. coffee room chat and keep the question on its intended topic.
- Out of those risking failure the grade average is between 70%-95% (mine is 86%)
- This includes a number of scholarship recipients with perfect undergraduate grades (GPAs)
- No resits
I emphasise that if any of the concerned did fail this would be highly unexpected and possibly a bit embarrassing for the programme due to the merit of several high calibre students in this group (I would not consider myself in this list) not to mention the time invested by all. This does not change the outcome of a fail for the student.