The academic qualification that hopefully makes worthwhile the spending of the best part of your early adulthood staring at words, diagrams and numbers on computer screens and in books, being unable to keep your own income, living off pot noodles, spending several hours a day on dirty buses, regurgitating author's opinions and sometimes regurgitating after a night of heavy drinking as a result of an attempt to forget about all of the above for a night.
Healthy, content human being: Hey, do you want to-
Uni student: Can't.
Healthy, content human being: Why not?
Uni student: Need an 8.4 GPA on my degree to do my master's.