cod. 1007158

Academic year 2020/21
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Prova finale per settore senza discipline (PROFIN_S)
Per la prova finale
Type of training activity
Language/Final test
0 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The final exam (3 CFU) and dissertation is an oral exam aimed at verifying the knowledge and understanding gained by the students during their education and training, including their skills in problem-solving, interdisciplinary reasoning, and in recording and interpreting the phenomena they observe based on the knowledge they have acquired.


To have access to the final exam, the student should have passed all the other exams present in the study programme.

Course unit content


Full programme

A prerequisite for the final examination is that the students must have obtained all the credits needed for the degree except those associated with the final exam, i.e. 117 credits.
If this criterion is fulfilled, one month before the final exam, the students must submit the application form for the final examination containing the title of the thesis and the name of the supervisors.
The thesis must contain the results of the internship activities and, on request to the Teaching Board, can also be submitted in English.
At least 10 days before the exam, the students must deposit a CD containing the thesis as a pdf file with the Science Student Office and as a pdf file via e-mail to the departmental Student Secretary Office. The front cover of the CD case must report the thesis title and the names, with signatures, of the candidate and of the supervisors.
Approximately one week before the final examination, the student must present his/her work in a seminar before the teaching board. This seminar will constitute a test to verify the knowledge and understanding acquired during their education and training, including their skills in problem-solving, interdisciplinary reasoning and in recording and interpret the phenomena they observe with the knowledge they possess.
The final examination is in fact a ceremony in which the students present their internship work in the presence of a general public and they will be awarded with the Master’s degree title and a grade, mainly based on the overall performance in the exams and in the final seminar.



Teaching methods


Assessment methods and criteria

The exact procedures to carry out the final exam and the evaluation process are described, in details, in the
REGULATION for the FINAL EXAM OF MASTER DEGREE. The final exam (3 CFU) consists in the preparation of a written dissertation and its discussion in front of the Graduation Committee.
It is allowed to present the work in English.

Other information

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