Is there a difference between thesis and dissertation in a British academic context? I saw that thesis was more used at Masters level while dissertation at PhD level but would like a confirmation.
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As FumbleFingers says, the British usage is the opposite. I would see the difference being that a dissertation is the discussion of a subject, as would be appropriate for Bachelors, and possibly Masters whereas a thesis is a proposition based on new research as required for a Doctorate.
dissertation is normally for PhD only, and a thesis is used both for Masters and PhD.