The final exam is a written dissertation which the candidate needs to elaborate and discuss following the regulations and under the supervision of a professor belonging to their specific course. The Commission will test the candidate’s ability to apply their knowledge in the creation of a research linked to their course, to use specific instruments and to discuss scientific matters independently and effectively. The thesis will include an abstract written in a EU language (English, French, Spanish and German).
The graduation Commission, which is determined at Department level and composed of a supervisor and a co-examiner for each graduating student, having ascertained the presence of the minimum legal number of members, will collegially assign a maximum score of seven points. The Commission can also opt in favour of a cum laude. The graduation Commision can also welcome Professors from different faculties, adjunct professors, researchers and postgraduates (laurea magistrale). However, the majority of the Commision has to be composed of professors and researchers. The thesis presentation is public and involves the active participation of the candidate.