a merit for my Msc / a MSc with Merit

uktous

Senior Member
cantonese
Hi,

Question:

Which sentence is correct?

Sentence1:
I have good academic achievements, including a merit for my Msc in physics and a second class honours for my BSc in physics.
Sentence2:
I have good academic achievements, including an MSc with merit in physics and a BSc with second class honours in physics.

My opinion:
Sentence 2 is wrong, because the degree result is achievement, while the degree itself is not achievement.

Thanks
 
  • uktous

    Senior Member
    cantonese
    I prefer (2).

    Why do you say that the degree itself is not an achievement. Have you not achieved it?
    I have achieved it.

    I think only the result is achievement.
    The degree itself is not achievement.

    However, I am not sure.
     

    Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    I think it's the degree plus classification that's the achievement, uktous:
    (1) the MSc with merit in physics
    (2) the BSc with second class honours in physics.

    So, like Pertinax, I prefer your second sentence:)
     

    Bevj

    Allegra Moderata (Sp/Eng, Cat)
    English (U.K.)
    I agree, the correct way of referring to your academic achievements is Degree + classification.
    So (2) is the right option.
     

    sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    I'll leave this to the BE speakers since the sentences are outside the scope of U.S. English where, for example, we use M.S. and B.S. for master's and bachelor's degrees in science.
     
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