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I am doing a MA in sociology and i know to attain a masters you must get 180 credits 60 of these from your dissertation. The remaining (120) credits from 6 assignments.

So how are you meant to do that in terms of semesters? Any ideas
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You would choose whichever modules you wish to do.
Generally there are some core and some optional to make it up to your 180 credits.

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgra...sociology.aspx
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Thank you gabi but i wanted to know approx word counts and how often submission is expected as it is 3 assignments per semester
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Mine is 30 or 15 credit modules, essays would be 7000 words or 3500.

Or if exams 4500/3000.

But every masters varies! My module guide tells he all modules and the assessment format for each one.

Dissertation usually semester 3.
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Thank you gabi but i wanted to know approx word counts and how often submission is expected as it is 3 assignments per semester
You will need to ask that of the modules themselves.
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You will need to ask that of the modules themselves.
In most cases the minimum word count for a masters paper will be 3000 words.
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In most cases the minimum word count for a masters paper will be 3000 words.
Why are you telling me that?
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I am doing a MA in sociology and i know to attain a masters you must get 180 credits 60 of these from your dissertation. The remaining (120) credits from 6 assignments.

So how are you meant to do that in terms of semesters? Any ideas
The 120 credits do not necessarily equal 6 assessments. For some of my MA modules I had 3 assessments for one module alone, with each assessment being worth a different % of my module grade.

Typically you'd do 3 modules per semester, as that's how most universities like you to distribute it for feasibility purposes.
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Why are you telling me that?
Because it's the fact from my past experience. What's in your mind?
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I am doing a MA in sociology and i know to attain a masters you must get 180 credits 60 of these from your dissertation. The remaining (120) credits from 6 assignments.

So how are you meant to do that in terms of semesters? Any ideas
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Because it's the fact from my past experience. What's in your mind?
Because I’m not the one asking the question.
I was wondering why you were informing me of your experience of “minimum word counts” - which fyi has not been the minimum I’ve experienced but I guess that’s by the by.
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Because I’m not the one asking the question.
I was wondering why you were informing me of your experience of “minimum word counts” - which fyi has not been the minimum I’ve experienced but I guess that’s by the by.
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This user posted their phone number, which I then removed for their privacy under TSR rules.
Ah okay, the app doesn’t show anything so I was confused.
Thanks for clearing that up.
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