Characteristics of the final test

The final examination consists of the discussion of a written thesis dealing with topics relevant to the characterizing aspects of the Degree Course. The thesis must be written by the candidate under the guidance of a faculty member of the Course. The discussion takes place in public session, in the presence of a committee, composed of faculty members of the Course.
Degree examinations are public; the proclamation - with the awarding of the grade in hundredths - takes place at the end of the evaluation work carried out by the Degree Committee.

Conduct of the final examination

In order to be admitted to the graduaition examination, the student must: have passed all the prescribed profit and knowledge examinations and have acquired the certificates and any ECTS credits laid down in the regulations; be up-to-date with the payment of fees, university contributions and incidental expenses; be registered for the graduation examination.
The final examination consists of the discussion of a paper relating to a teaching subject of the degree course, in which the student must show that he/she is able to carry out, from a multidisciplinary perspective, using the most up-to-date results of research and international scientific literature, the analysis of a problem inherent to the scope of the disciplines of the degree course.
The Degree Course Committee decides on the procedures for the assignment of the topic and the collaboration of professors/instructors and researchers in the preparation of the paper; in the preparation of the paper, the student may be assisted by an official professor/instructor or a researcher working within another degree course, provided that the discipline is one of those in which the student has taken the examination, but in that case he/she must be authorised by the Committee.
In awarding the degree mark, expressed in a mark out of 110, with honours where appropriate, on a unanimous proposal, the Commission takes into account the progress of the discussion and the candidate's curriculum vitae.
Dissertations, regardless of the number of ECTS credits in the final examination, are divided into:
CURRICULAR TOPIC: this means a dissertation that addresses a circumscribed topic and is accompanied by a critical review of the literature on the subject.
RESEARCH DISSERTATION: this is understood to be the dissertation that requires a thorough and comprehensive treatment, expressing good independent working skills and critical reflection.
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Dissertation preparation

Students in the degree course of Social Work can take advantage of the dissertation preparation course organised periodically by the Department of Law, Politics and International Studies. The aim of the course is to provide students with the indispensable methodological criteria that must govern the drafting of the dissertation (notions necessary for the retrieval and selection of materials, indications on the correct use of citations, etc.).
The course, taught by a researcher or research grant holder, takes place in February and September of each academic year, and consists of at least two meetings of two hours each.
Attendance at the Course is not compulsory.
For the a.y. 2021/2022, the dissertation preparation course will be held on the following dates:

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Guide to Searching, retrieving and using documents for the dissertation in the legal, political, social fields

AlmaLaurea questionnaire

Graduating students must complete the AlmaLaurea questionnaire: ⇒ AlmaLaurea Questionnaire for Undergraduates

The questionnaire allows students to contribute, with their own judgement, to improving the University, to orienting future students and to carrying out surveys to monitor how the professionalism of graduates fits into the world of work.

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