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    This is a really random one but, does anyone know if its possible to extend an undergraduate disseration for Masters?
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    It would depend on the uni's rules but in theory there's no reason why you couldn't, as long as the work you submit is at a PG level and everything was correctly referenced. If you're at uni ask your supervisor - they might have a preference.
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    You may also have to show that the work is new and not just previous work rewritten.
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    (Original post by tracyhab)
    This is a really random one but, does anyone know if its possible to extend an undergraduate disseration for Masters?
    You cannot be marked for the same piece of work twice. Your supervisor may be able to advise on how you can expand on your undergrad diss, but at my uni, any data or analysis from your undergrad work could only be included in the (unmarked) appendices.
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    I wouldn't recommend it. You're going to be using a different structure for a masters dissertation and you are likely to find yourself with an editing job that is far more tedious than doing a new topic. Especially seeing that you will have to be super careful not to repeat content from your undergraduate dissertation.

    Also, a master dissertation needs to demonstrate skills and content that is quite a way beyond undergraduate so if may count against you because the person supervising/marking your work may question why you were so set on sticking with a topic you covered at undergraduate having encountered so much new materials on the taught modules of the masters degree.
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    (Original post by Klix88)
    You cannot be marked for the same piece of work twice.
    If someone does a history Masters dissertation for an MA in history, can that same dissertation and mark be APL'd for the Masters dissertation section of say, a Social Science degree?
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    (Original post by beautifulbigmacs)
    If someone does a history Masters dissertation for an MA in history, can that same dissertation and mark be APL'd for the Masters dissertation section of say, a Social Science degree?
    APL?

    Generally, Masters marks and coursework aren't intended to be transferrable. Qualifications organised in a modular way, such as OU courses, might permit it.
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    (Original post by beautifulbigmacs)
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    Thanks. It would be entirely a matter of uni policy. However if the original Masters had been completed (which would be likely, as the dissertation/diss marking are the last things that usually happen in a taught Masters) then it's highly unlikely that APL could be applied even if your uni allows it. You can't use the same piece of academic work, twice.

    A supervisor might be able to advise on how to perform new research in the same area, which is relevant to the second Masters. But that does rather defeat the object of a diss, which is to practice postgrad-level research skills.
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    Thanks for the advice, think you are right and a new subject is needed.
    I just wish i had picked this subject for masters as i find it so interesting and could have gone more in depth, plus im going to a new uni and one of the lectures is big in this subject area.
 
 
 
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