The final examination consists of an original thesis written by the student under the guidance of a Thesis Supervisor, based on the experience gained during the traineeship.
The thesis must be written and discussed exclusively in English for the LM Marine Biology.
The undergraduate student will be required to sign a “Confidentiality Undertaking”, according to a model approved by the Academic Senate, regarding confidential information, knowledge and materials, i.e. not publicly accessible, that will be made available to develop the thesis.
The undergraduate student must complete the on-line Graduation Application (via the Uniweb system), which involves the student entering the title of the thesis and its subsequent approval by the lecturer by computer only.
The complete online graduation application procedure can be found by following the path: www.unipd.it - “Studentesse e Studenti” (Students) - “Gestione carriera studenti” (Student career management) - “Laurearsi” (Graduation) - “Domanda di laurea” (Graduation Application).
Students are also required to check the deadlines for submitting their final dissertation to the Biology Department’s Academic Office for the period in which they intend to graduate, as indicated in the graduation notices for each period.
The final graduation mark is determined by the Master’s Degree Committee by adding up:
a. the weighted average grades of the examinations of the compulsory educational activities and free-choice activities, weighted for the relevant ECTS credits and related to 110ths;
b. the grade increment, also expressed in 110ths.
The maximum grade increment is 12 points, distributed as follows:
0 to + 4 points awarded by the Thesis Supervisor;
0 to + 4 points awarded by the Co-Examiner;
0 to + 4 points awarded by the Master’s Degree Committee (STARTING FROM THE DEGREE SESSION OF JULY 2022 - until March 2022 the points awarded by the committee may be a maximum of 3)
If the Thesis Supervisor deems it appropriate, they shall inform the Master’s Degree Committee, as soon as it has been set up, of their intention to propose the student for honours. The honours proposal must be unanimously accepted by the Master’s Degree Committee.
The Master’s Degree Committee may award honours to students who achieve a weighted average grade of 102 and a sum of marks equal to or greater than 111.
The University offers the opportunity to enter the curriculum vitae into the database of AlmaLaurea and the University of Padua.
Last update: February, 1 2023