You will mainly be awarded an MSc for doing a standalone masters — if you do one built into your undergraduate course, you may instead find it known as an M. Chem, M. Phys or similar. This article will focus on the MSc degree classification system, so if your course is one of these alternative abbreviations, the information will differ.
Dissertation vs Thesis: Differences and Similarities
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The sun is shining but many students won't see the daylight. Because it's that time of year again — dissertation time. Luckily for me, my D-Day dissertation hand-in day has already been and gone. But I remember it well. The 10,word spiral-bound paper squatted on my desk in various forms of completion was my Allied forces; the history department in-tray was my Normandy.
A Note About Masters and Doctoral Comprehensive Exams
A thesis , or dissertation [note 1] abbreviated diss. This is the typical arrangement in American English. In other contexts, such as within most institutions of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland , the reverse is true. The required complexity or quality of research of a thesis or dissertation can vary by country, university, or program, and the required minimum study period may thus vary significantly in duration. The word "dissertation" can at times be used to describe a treatise without relation to obtaining an academic degree.
Under M. Plan I, the student is required to present a project or show which represents the capstone event. The M.