Research areas and topics available for thesis

You must contact the professors of the research area you are interested in to choose the topic of thesis.

Characteristics and procedures of the final examination

  • The student must have acquired at least 180 ECTS credits to commence thesis-related activities.
  • The student must contact the Professor/Instructor directly and give him/her the duly completed and signed 'Thesis Entry Form'. The form must be completed in duplicate, one for the teaching staff member and one for the student.
  • Experimental thesis work carried out at other universities or at external, public or private, Italian or foreign institutions necessarily requires:
    a) the authorization of the Course Council (CCdS) to be requested via email from its President [download the Authorization Form],
    b) the agreement between the external bodies and UNIPR (if not already in place), and the subsequent drafting of a training project.
    For such fulfilments, the student must follow the instructions available on this web page: through which, in the "Allegati" (Attachments) section, he will also have access to the forms, including the template of the training project.
  • In the case of theses to be carried out abroad, the student may take steps to access resources linked to International Mobility Projects and contact the Department's International Mobility Commission.
  • Please note that the 27 ECTS credits that can be acquired with the experimental thesis cannot be integrated with the ECTS credits of the optional activities.

Online Application for graduation Procedure

In order to be admitted to take the degree examination, the student must, within one month from the date of graduation, carry out the online application for graduation procedure, during which he/she must compulsorily include Form A50-F (authorisation to submit the dissertation for Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology students) among the attachments.

Form A50-F must be downloaded by the student and sent by e-mail to the supervisor, who will fill it in, digitally sign it (via the U-sign system) and e-mail it back to the student, who can then attach it to his or her online degree application.

The graduating student must also, by the deadlines indicated:

  • Complete all examinations, including the internship: 10 days from the date of graduation;
  • Upload the thesis/final paper in their reserved area on the Esse3 platform:
    7 days from the date of graduation.
    (The uploading of the paper replaces the delivery of the hard copy to the Student registry office)
  • On the University Portal, on the dedicated web page, student and teaching staff members guides are published that illustrate all the steps of the procedure.


N.B. A student who has already submitted all documents for graduation and paid the parchment fee but does not graduate at the scheduled session must notify the student registry office.
Afterwards, you will have to recompile the online application for the next session, and pay the virtual stamp of 16 euros again (the payment for the cost of the Diploma and its stamp remains valid, except for adjustments for any increases).


Graduating students should also take note of the document outlining the technical requirements for the thesis presentation in PowerPoint format.

The FORMAT of the thesis cover must follow this model.

Rewards for students who have held representative positions

A distinction will be awarded to undergraduates who have acted as student representatives in the University's Bodies and Organs upon their request and documented participation in at least 2/3 of the meetings.
The request must be submitted during the online application for graduation procedure by including the self-certification form A/37 among the attachments.

Institutional repository DspaceUnipr

Deposit of ma thesis on DSpace platform (OPTIONAL)

In addition to depositing the thesis in ESSE3, which is mandatory, from the May 2023 graduation session, in agreement with the supervising professor, it is also OPTIONAL for undergraduates to deposit the thesis in the institutional repository DspaceUnipr for open access online consultation.

For information on this opportunity and the procedure to follow visit this page.

Useful Contacts: Dr Maria Grazia Suriano