congratulation. 59% I think it doesenot matter when you apply the Masters degree. but i donot know any about PHD
I personally don't think universities should round up grades. I think it's misleading, unfair to other students and devalues the qualification.
I know someone who got a 2.1 with 58% and someone that got a 1st with 69%. I don't agree with it.
I doubt many academics bother to check the percentage; they are just interested in the classification.
I'm with Ian, the grade boundaries can change. Also what goes in to making up the marks for your degree can be quite complicated using weighted grade credits so what looks like a 2:2 can actually be a 2:1 or as Ian says there are times when grade boundaries are changed because of overly harsh marking hence the need for external examiner checks. Of course the external can change grades up or down.
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