Characteristics and assessment of final exam

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Final exam

The final exam requires you to prepare a short paper (length will depend on the number of credits earned) in agreement with a professor (supervisor) who may eventually be flanked by another professor (advisor) – appointed by the teaching coordination body – during the final stage of assessment and according to the procedures laid down for the study programme concerned.

Depending on the specific subject area concerned, the final paper may also consist of a written report of the results of an experimental research project eventually carried out with the support of internship/traineeship activities.

You will be presented with your graduation diploma on Graduation Day.

Contacts, reservations, FAQ

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Calculation of degree grade

The degree grade is calculated by adding the grade of the final exam and eventual bonuses to the weighted average marks calculated in hundred-and-tenths. Supervisors may allocate 0 to 6 points during the assessment of the final paper. The attribution of an eventual bonus is calculated automatically according to the rules laid out in the attached table.

The award of honours to the final grade is at the discretion of the supervisor.

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Graduation and Graduation Day

You will obtain your degree when your supervisor, after evaluating your final thesis, registers your final exam. The time span during which your supervisor can register your final grades is the deadline called “registration of final exam”. As soon as your supervisor registers your final exam, you will receive an automatic email through your Cà Foscari address with your graduation mark.  Starting from that moment, you have obtained your degree (you are a graduate).

Graduation day is an event that has no relevance as far as obtaining the degree is concerned (graduation); it is a way to celebrate, a ceremony during which they give you your original diploma.

MA graduation sessions: autumn session 2020/2021

Final exams (thesis defences) for the autumn session will be conducted in person, in compliance with the safety measures prescribed by ministerial decrees regarding the current health emergency.

Modes:

  • students may be accompanied by 5 guests;
  • students will receive an email from the Campus Services of the relevant Department, requiring the completion of a Google form with the names of each guest;
  • dispensation from in-person attendance may be granted for proven health reasons connected with the health emergency. Requests for dispensation must be sent to the each Department; if the request is accepted, the Office will send it to Campus Services so that the list and calendar can be updated accordingly;
  • hand gel dispensers are located at the entrance of each university building and rooms; face masks are available at reception desks upon request;
  • access to university premises must be restricted to avoid gatherings. It will not be possible for everyone to be present at the roll-call before the session: but it will be necessary to show up 15 minutes before the convocation time for the discussion of your thesis;
  • in the rooms a laptop will be available for students who need to make a presentation and for possible online connections with authorised student. The necessary equipment for sanitising the laptop itself and the desk will also be available: undergraduates are required to sanitise their hands before and after using the personal computer.

We remind you that to access the premises it is necessary to:

  • be in possession of a valid COVID-19 "Green Pass" Certificate, which you should have at hand to be shown at the entrance, together with an identity document for the related checks;
  • have a body temperature below 37.5° and no flu symptoms;
  • not be subject to quarantine or fiduciary isolation;
  • have had no contact with positive people in the last 14 days;
  • have read the University Guidelines for congresses, conferences and similar events on the page and the Covid-19 risk management protocol and spread mitigation plan in the place of work.
Contacts

For information and assistance, please contact the Campus office which is indicated on the website of your degree program > Presentation > Contacts.

Final exam

When drawing up their thesis students will require an in-depth knowledge of the methods used in their disciplinary area eventually supported by IT tools and methodologies. The final product must be original, and based on exhaustive documentation and scientific research.

The thesis defence takes place before a committee made up of university professors and experts who will jointly assess the quality of the thesis and propose a final grade.

You will be presented with your graduation diploma  when you defend your thesis (second-cycle and master’s degree programmes, and degree programmes established under the old university system);

Contacts, reservations, FAQ

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Calculation of degree grade

The degree grade is calculated by adding the grade of the final exam and eventual bonuses to the weighted average calculated in hundred-and-tenths . The committee may attribute from 1 to 8 points for its assessment of your final thesis. The attribution of an eventual bonus is calculated automatically according to the rules laid out in the attached table.

The award of honours to the final grade is at the discretion of the supervisor.

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Last update: 12/10/2021