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Final examination: modalities

To graduate, you have to sit a final examination designed to verify that you have reached the education objectives set by the Degree Programme.

 In order to get graduated the S.Co.Re students have to acquire 120 credits:

- 60 credits during the first year;

- 27 credits during the second year;

- 3 credits for the thesis project;

- 30 credits for the internship and the final dissertation.

 

Graduation ceremonies are expected to take place in:

- July (I session)

- October (II session)

- December (II session-bis)

- March (III session)

Graduating students are expected to defence their final dissertation in front of a Graduation Committee (composed by up to 5 professors belonging to the Programme) that will judge the scientific quality and the presentation skills. The thesis dissertation should be prepared under the guidance of a Supervisor (relatore) and based on the results achieved during the internship experience.

The FINAL EVALUATION GRADE is based on 110/110 (possibly cum laude/with honours).
The Graduation Committee can assign to the thesis dissertation a maximum of 8 points that will be added to the final average score achieved by the student during his/her academic career. In case of graduation within the 2° year from enrollment, 1 extra point can be added. Moreover, for each exams passed with laude, the final grade can be increased of 0,05 multiplied for the number of credits of the exam.  In order to be awarded with honours/ cum laude, students may obtain a final score of at least 113/110.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE THESIS SUBJECT

The student may choose to major in a teaching course which is part of his/her two years study plan (piano di studi). In any case, the student should first ask the availability of thesis supervision to the Professor in charge of the selected course.
The degree programme can propose thesis projects with the supervision of Unibo and/or external teachers (please check the box Attachments for available projects for the reference a.y.) 

 

SUPERVISOR (relatore)

Students can choose the Supervisor among the SCORE Programme professors by directly presenting him/her their ideas or research project and asking for his/her interest and availability. The topic for the final thesis is chosen according to the personal and academic interests of both the student and the Supervisor. Once the Supervisor has accepted the thesis project an internship period follows. During this period students will gather materials to write their thesis under the guidance of the Supervisor.

IMPORTANT:

Only full professors, associate professors, assistant professors (researchers) and contract professors holding a teaching activity within the University of Bologna can act as Supervisor.

THESIS TITLE

The thesis title, once agreed with the Supervisor, must be communicated to the Didactic Office (Ms. Carla Gironi) by means of the Thesis Title Module. This should be done at least 6 months before the date of the final dissertation.
In case of modification, this can be ameneded by submitting again the Thesis Title Module indicating the new title no later than one month before the date of the final dissertation.

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR GRADUATION

First of all, the Thesis Title Module, duly signed by the Supervisor, has to be delivered to the Didactic Office (Ms. Carla Gironi) at least 6 months before the date of the final dissertation, in order to be approved by the S.Co.Re Committee (Consiglio di Corso di Studi).

Once the Thesis Title has been approved, the student can start with the application for admission to the final examination that must be submitted on-line at the following link: https://studenti.unibo.it/sol/welcome.htm

 

Check deadlines on the table below.

S.Co.Re.

GRADUATION

SESSION

First deadline:

Thesis Title Module delivery

 

Second deadline:

Online application for admission to final examination

Third deadline:

possession of requisites*

Fourth 

deadline:

Thesis upload

Fifth 

deadline:

Online supervisor approval

July 11, 2019

I session

January 11, 2019

From April 12, 2019 to May 14, 2019

 

June 20, 2019

July ​1,  201​9

July 5, 2019

October 24, 2019

II session

April 29, 2019

From August 2, 2019 to September 16, 2019

October 3, 201​9

October ​14, ​2019

October 18, 2019

December 12, 2019

II session (bis)

June 12, 2019

From August 2, 2019 to September 16, 2019

November ​21, 2019

November 29, 2019

December ​6, 2019

March 26,   2020

III session

September 26, 2019

From December 13, 2019 to January 14, 2020

February 27,   2020

March ​12, 2020

March ​19, 2020

 

 * Possession of requisite. Within this date students should:

 a.         Have paid 32.00 Euro for two duty stamps - the payment module will be automatically generated as soon as the online application will be completed;

 b.         Have completed all exams, included the registration of the internship for preparation for the final examination. Please check on AlmaEsami that all your exams have been registered.

 c.         Have received the approval of the Supervisor. This step includes not only the approval of the title of the thesis but also the contents of the thesis that must be agreed on time with the Supervisor.

 d.         Submission of the receipt of the completed AlmaLaurea questionnaire online or request for exclusion from AlmaLaurea graduates database (by sending an e-mail to the Registrar office).

Before the thesis defence students must send by e-mail a summary of the thesis (not more than 10 pages) to each component of the Graduation Committee; as for the thesis, the front page of the summary must be the title-page.

Students will have approx. 30 minutes for their thesis defense: 20 minutes for the thesis presentation and 10 minutes for questions from the Final Dissertation Committee.
The slides to be used for the presentation should be "standard 4:3" format.