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Why bother with a post grad course - waste of time? 17-10-2016
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    Hi, I am sorry if this has already been asked before. I am doing an MSc course which has got 8 modules plus a dissertation.
    Each of the 8 modules have 7.5 ECTS credits and the dissertation has 30 ECTS.
    So, my question- Does dissertation has more weight compared to the modules with 7.5 ECTS during the calculation of overall degree percentage?
    Thanks in advance!

    Your dissertations affect on your overall grade is proportional to the credit load of that module. In this case, your diss module is worth 4 other modules, in terms of weighting; i.e. 1/3 of your total degree in this case. They also usually require that you at least pass the dissertation to be awarded the degree (otherwise you may get a diploma/certificate).

    Basically, don't screw up your dissertation :P
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