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The 60 points master’s dissertation will be around 20,000 words and expected to follow the Level 9 CUAP guidelines for a master’s dissertation. It is part of a 180 point MCom, which will be available from 2017, subject to CUAP approval.
The 120 points masters thesis is usually around 35,000-40,000 words including an abstract of about 350 words. It generally follows a BCom (Hons) as part of a 120 point Master of Commerce (MCom).
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The following two examples have been annotated with academic comments. This is to help you understand why they achieved a good 2:1 mark but also, more importantly, how the marks could have been improved.
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A strong dissertation could be the springboard for a doctoral study, and it will be an important indicator of your aptitude for research. If you’re not thinking of further postgraduate study, this in-depth exploration of your chosen subject could be a great topic of conversation at job interviews and help you to follow a specialist pathway in your career.
A dissertation is a great opportunity to bring all the knowledge you’ve been developing together with your skills of analysis and critical thinking.