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Typically dissertations are blind double marked. So that each marker judges the work independently and only then discusses with a colleague, the definitive mark to be awarded. Third, they disagree so dramatically about the quality of the work and its mark that it must go to a third marker.
Generally, this means for a pass, no marks under 40, a merit, none below 50, and for a distinction, none below 60. If your course involves a dissertation, this will also impact your masters degree grade often, to achieve a certain classification, you are required to achieve that mark as minimum on your dissertation.
PhD employment statistics Data suggests that PhD students are very employable, with the majority finding work or going on to further training (such as a ‘Postdoc’) after graduation. It gives the employment outcomes of PhD graduates in the UK, 3.5 years after graduation.
While graduate students don’t really stick by a strict semester/trimester/quarter/summer/etc. schedule, it more or less dictates when you can take vacation. I never took more than a day or two off during Spring Break, and my summers were strictly time to get more work done (or to teach a summer class).
What is the background of study in a dissertation?
What needs to be included in the introduction of a dissertation?