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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 xxx/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.


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.


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.
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. In case of more relevant modifications, such as subject and/or supervisor, the updated Thesis Title Module should be submitted as soon as the modification has been agreed and in any case no later than two 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 and the Thesis Project registered, the student can start with the application for admission to the final examination that must be submitted on-line at the following link:

Please note that the Thesis Title entered in the online graduation application must be the same as the one reported on the Thesis Title Module and approved by the Board.


Check deadlines on the table below.




Thesis Title Module delivery


Online application for admission to final examination

Late online application (with extra-fee of 100€)

Possession of requisites*

Thesis upload

Online supervisor approval

March 25,   2021

III session

September 25, 2020

From December 15, 2020 to January 15, 2021

From January 16 to February 18, 2021

March 3,   2021

March ​15, 2021

March ​19, 2021

July 15, 2021

I session

January 22, 2021

From April 2 to May 17, 2021


From May 18 to June 6, 2021

June 24, 2021

July 5,  2021

July 7, 2021

October 21, 2021

II session

April 23, 2021

From August 3 to

September 15, 2021

  not possible

September 30, 2021

October ​11, ​2021

October 15, 2021

December 16, 2021

II session (bis)

June 18, 2021

From August 3 to

September 15, 2021

From September 16 to

November 11, 2021

November ​25, 2021

December 6, 2021

December ​10, 2021

March 24,   2022

III session

September 24, 2021

From December 15, 2021 to January 17, 2022

From January 18 to February 17, 2022

March 3,   2022

March ​14, 2022

March ​18, 2022


 * 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 and the Thesis Project. Please check on AlmaEsami that all your exams have been registered.

 c.         Have received the pre-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. 20 minutes for their thesis defense: 15 minutes for the thesis presentation and 5 minutes for questions from the Final Dissertation Committee.