Undergraduate dissertation required for Master's course?

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I'm in my 3rd year studying Japanese and Spanish and I'm having to pick my final year modules. I want to apply for a masters course in Latin American Studies. I was wondering if it is beneficial to have done a dissertation relating to Latin America for my application or if having done a taught content module about Latin America would be a suitable alternative?

Any advice would be appreciated!
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(Original post by reenie.stp)
Hi,
I'm in my 3rd year studying Japanese and Spanish and I'm having to pick my final year modules. I want to apply for a masters course in Latin American Studies. I was wondering if it is beneficial to have done a dissertation relating to Latin America for my application or if having done a taught content module about Latin America would be a suitable alternative?

Any advice would be appreciated!
It depends how much of the Masters is assessed by dissertation. If it's a significant amount, then it's advantageous to be able to demonstrate you can handle large volumes of written work. But maybe you've got a couple of 8-10,000 words essays you think you can spin as useful evidence of dealing with 25,000 or whatever the Master's requires. It's pretty much the same deal as demonstrating academic knowledge - have you got enough to demonstrate the necessary skills without taking the dissertation option?
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