The final examination, worth 9 ECTS credits, takes the form of the presentation and discussion of a written paper, called a thesis, structured along the lines of a scientific publication, prepared independently by the student under the supervision of a supervisor and concerning a specific veterinary science topic.
The preparatory work for the thesis has been divided into three periods in order to enable the student to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to complete it gradually.
- In the 3rd year of the course, the student acquires 2 ECTS credits for activities focused on learning how to consult databases containing national and international literature on topics related to the course subjects included in the teaching curriculum; this activity is supervised by the Department's specially selected official tutors.
- In the 4th year of the course, the student acquires a further 3 ECTS credits relating to the choice of supervisor and thesis topic; the supervisor gradually introduces the student to the conscious choice of thesis topic by illustrating the basic concepts. The student thus acquires the indispensable knowledge and skills they need in order identify texts and scientific publications to use in drafting the initial chapters of their thesis.
- In the 5th year, the student is engaged in the final drafting of the thesis and its presentation on the date of the graduation session.
Students may opt for either a compilation or experimental thesis.
The Graduation Committee, after approving the paper, awards the degree grade.
The proclamation takes place at the end of the work of the Degree Committee.
Degree examinations are public.
Calendar of graduation sessions and deadlines