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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 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.

The final evaluation grade is based on 110/110 (possibly cum laude/with honours).



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.


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.


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


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.



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:


Check deadlines on the table below.




First deadline:

Thesis Title Module delivery


Second deadline:

Online application for admission to final examination

Third deadline:

possession of requisites*



Thesis upload



Online supervisor approval

July 12, 2018

I session

January 12, 2018

From April 13, 2018 to May 15, 2018


June 21, 2018

July ​2,  201​8

July 6, 2018

October 25, 2018

II session

April 26, 2018

From August 3, 2018 to September 17, 2018

October ​4, 201​8

October ​15, ​2018

October 19, 2018

December 13, 2018

II session (bis)

June 13, 2018

From August 3, 201​8 to September 17, 2018

November ​22, 2018

November 30, 2018

December ​6, 2018

March 21,   2019

III session

September 21, 2018

From December 14, 201​8 to January 15, 2019

February 28,   2019

March ​11, 2019

March ​15, 2019


 * 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. 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.

The day of thesis defence graduating students must deliver a copy of the thesis to the S.Co.Re Final Dissertation Committee and, if required, a copy to the Supervisor and to the Co-Supervisor.

The copy delivered to the S.Co.Re Final Dissertation Committee can be printed duplex, with glue binding and title-page in thin cardboard of soft colour.

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.