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Information on writing a dissertation

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

Writing your thesis

 

The final thesis should be written in English and should be a report of the research project work indicating the scientific results achieved during the student’s internship period. There is not a fixed lengths of pages but they generally vary from 80 to 120 pages (pictures, graphs, tables included).

 

The frontispiece should contain the further information:

 

Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna

Scuola di Scienze

Laurea Magistrale in Science for the Conservation-Restoration of Cultural Heritage

THESIS TITLE

Tesi di laurea in: TEACHING ACTIVITY OF THE SUPERVISOR

Relatore: Supervisor’s name

Presentata da: Student’s name

Correlatore(i): Co-supervisor(s) name(s)

 

ATTENTION!

IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN TO REPRODUCE THE BOLOGNA UNIVERSITY SEAL ON DEGREE DISSERTATION FRONTESPIECES

Forgers of the seal will be prosecuted at law.

(R.D. 21/6/1942, modified by Legislative Decree n°480 of 1992 implementing community directive n°10 of 1989 and further modified by legislative decree n°198 of 1996).

Editorial rules

The written thesis should be organised in chapters and sub-chapters. It is advisable to follow the following scheme:

  • Introduction 
  • Research objectives 
  • Materials and methods
  • Results and Discussion 
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography

Basic Text Formatting:

  1. Use 12-point type 
  2. Use a standard type face, such as Times New Roman, Courier New, or Arial
  3. Use a line-spacing of 1.5
  4. Use a 3 cm margin on the right side, 3 cm on the left side, and 3 cm on the top and bottom

Citation style:

It is suggested to use the IEEE Citation Style.
 However, another citation style can be used if the supervisor indicates it.