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    Usually with masters 1 year, you carry on work on dissertation over the summer months. So that where the extra semester is. As normal academic year is September to June.

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    (Original post by Jason kelly)
    Hey guys! Im doing my masters degree here in the midlands. I moved here for 1 year as it was a 1 year course, but my friend who studies another masters course in my uni is in a 1 year course too but apparantly he has an extra semester to work on his dissertation, so it ends up being more than 1 year. I dont get it, doesnt 1 year mean everything is done in 1 year? Im worried mine might be longer but they just didnt tell me. Im worried as I only moved here for 1 year and need to go back home after 1 year qualified and help my family with financial issues. i need to get me degree over with and i didnt agree for anthing longer than 12 months. :/ Please get back to me anybody. Thanks!
    Check your course start/end dates online or confirm with your course leader.

    A taught Masters is usually one calendar year, September to September (other start months can apply). Two terms/semesters of teaching, with the final one-third of the course for the diss. Could your friend have misunderstood? He may be talking about one academic year (September to June) with another term (July to September) to do the diss.
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