Master's Degree exam

The Master's Degree exam consists in the discussion, in public session, of an experimental thesis furnishing an original contribution on the topics of the Degree Course. The thesis will be prepared under the guidance of a supervisor, teacher of the Degree Course, chosen by the student and assigned by the Degree Course Council. A co-supervisor, from the same or another university or from other scientific institutions or private subjects, may be assigned to support research into specific aspects. The experimental activity contributes to the training of the student, by consolidating and completing the knowledge acquired during the degree course, and by developing the student's capability concerning analysis and evaluation of scientific data, as well as the skills in practices related to the study of phenomena of geophysical interest.

During the discussion of the thesis, the student will have to demonstrate to have well assimilated the knowledge acquired during the course of the studies, to have matured a satisfactory vision of synthesis of the arguments, and to be able to use such competences and abilities to cover a professional role of high level on the topics of the Degree Course.

The Commission for degree exams, composed of 7 members, determines a merit score, up to a maximum of eleven points, which - in accordance with the University Regulations - takes into account both the quality of the thesis work and the entire training course in terms of expected results and objectives achieved.