BRITISH uni students are cheating their way to Phds by paying experts up to £6,000 to write their dissertations, it’s emerged.
Companies known as “essay mills” are flogging their services for between £2,559 and £6, 173, according to a MailOnline investigation.
Brit students are cheating their way to PhDs, it’s claimed[/caption]
Three firms, King’s Academic Help, PhD Dissertation and British Dissertation Editors, said they would sell PhD dissertations – and charge more for better grades.
A salesman for King’s Academic Help told the news site: “We will write the complete dissertation from scratch. Once you will receive the work, all you will have to do is write your name on it and submit it to your mentor.
“My writer will be working on your dissertation according to your level of education, as well as the standard of work that you are looking for from us. So it’s impossible that your instructor will find out that someone else has written your work.”
We will write the complete dissertation from scratch. Once you will receive the work, all you will have to do is write your name on it and submit it to your mentor
King’s Academic Help
The consultant claimed the firm has 70-75 staff at its Mayfair office, but the address was found to be a virtual mail service, MailOnline reported.
More than 12,000 British students are expected to pay for the essay service a year, he added.
Around 50 of its PhD clients are from Oxford and Cambridge, he said, although the universities reportedly denied this.
A female consultant for British Dissertation Editors said a dissertation costed from £2,800 to £3,982, depending on whether customers want a 2:2, 2:1 or First – even though these grades are not awarded for PhDs.
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Staff working for PhD Dissertation claimed the company handles more than 100 orders a day, of which 15 to 20 are postgraduate dissertations.
A consultant told MailOnline they could deliver an 80,000-word thesis on the subject of John Morton and the construction of a new royalty in C15th England within four months, costing £6,173.
Last year, 46 university vice chancellors wrote to the education secretary, Damian Hinds, calling for cheating websites to be banned, as they are in New Zealand and some parts of the United States.
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