Degree thesis

Guide for taking the final degree exam

The Department of Economics has prepared a synthetic handbook for taking the final degree exam, where to find information on preparing for your thesis, researching for material and writing.

Students should always comply with possible additional indications given by their supervisor.


This application aims at supporting students when selecting a supervisor for their degree thesis (for Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree), providing information on the areas of expertise of scholars in the Department of Economics, and their availability.

Final degree exam and thesis assessment

For the final degree exams of the Bachelor’s Degree in the Department of Economics, the assessement is based on an evaluation scheme with marks ranging from 0 to 6, according to the following criteria:

  • 0 to 5 points reflecting the thesis evaluation. Specifically:

    • 5 points for an exceptional thesis
    • 4 points for an excellent thesis
    • 3 points for a good thesis
    • 2 points for a fair thesis
    • 1 point for a sufficient thesis
    • 0 points for a barely acceptable thesis

  • In addition, 1 point may be given if the student has obtained an average grade equal or superior to 26/30 in previous exams or if the student has received at least one cum laude grade among previous exams.

Concerning theses for Master’s Degree programmes, please consult the following page: Characteristics and assessment of final exam.

Last update: 29/01/2020