A Belfast graduate has taken his university to court after they awarded him a 2:2 degree.
Andrew Croskery, from County Down, applied for a judicial review of the grade he received from Queen's University in Belfast.
Mr Croskery claimed if he had received better supervision he would have obtained a 2:1, the High Court was told on Monday.
A lawyer for QUB said the court was not the place to resolve the matter.
Mr Croskery graduated in June with a degree in electrical engineering.
His barrister claimed he had been denied a right to appeal against his classification because he had already graduated from Queen's in the summer.
Tony McGleenan argued that the university's stance was not compliant with his client's human rights.
"It is obviously an important case for the applicant. He avers his employment prospects have been jeopardised... in this competitive job market," he said.
"It's also clearly an important case for the university." Read more