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Information on writing a dissertation

Choosing the subject and the rules on preparing the dissertation for the final examination.

Choosing and proposing a subject

To graduate, you must propose a dissertation subject to a teacher within your Degree Programme, who will assess the validity of your proposal in relation to your study plan.  You will have to prove to be able to put together and summarize a bibliography on the subject and re-elaborate it based on the required editorial rules.

Editorial rules

The drafting of the thesis must be standard.

Pages: 32-35 lines, each one containing 65-70 letters (Accepted Fonts: Times, Courier o Helvetica)

- Figures and boards in UNI format (A4, A3);

- Boards folder adequately measured (A3 – correct thickness).

Final grade

The Board expresses its assessment with a grade out of one hundred and ten. The exam is deemed to be passed with a minimum grade of 66/110 and a maximum grade of 110/110.

Any honours (‘lodi’) obtained in past examinations will not add to the final score: the ‘Summa cum laude’ merit awarded to the final grade of 110/110 – to be agreed between the Supervisor and the Co-Supervisor – may only be granted at the request of one of the commissioners and must be unanimously approved by all members of the commission.

See the information on how to calculate the average score based on your study programme

For further information on the matriculation of the previous years, see the website page.

The Final Examination Board, having taken into consideration the dissertation discussion and your curriculum, will decide the final grade, which will be proclaimed after the discussion (or published on the last day of the Graduation Session on Studenti Online).