Postgraduate Dissertation Tips - Advice on Successful Research for Masters Students. by Mark Bennett. Dissertations in different subject-areas will differ quite a bit in terms of the kinds of research practices they involve and the manner in which their findings need to be presented.
As a guide, most MSc dissertations are between 30 and 50 A4 pages, double spaced, with normal font size and margins. Longer dissertations are not necessarily better, and the marks obtained depend much more on the quality of the content (especially the mathematics) than on the number of words. It is essential that the dissertation is well.