The final exam consists of the defence of a thesis under the guidance of a supervisor on a topic consistent with the content of the Master’s programme. The thesis can also be about a topic and/or an experience made during the study course such as internship or Erasmus+ programme.
The Master thesis has a double educational value. On the one hand, it allows to evaluate the student’s learning outcomes via an empirical or theoretical research; on the other hand, it allows to evaluate the student’s level of autonomy in planning, writing, and discussing a scientific text.
The criteria for definition of the composition of the final exam committee, of the procedures for submitting applications and of the final score, which is expressed in hundred-tenths (possibly cum laude), are established in the Didactic Regulation of the course and in the specific Final Exam Regulation.
The supervisor must be chosen among the professors of the University of Trento teaching at the Department of Sociology and Social Reearch or, in accordance with the Dean of the Department, teaching at different Department of the University of Trento.
The final exam is in two moments:
- the Master’s thesis defense, which is the presentation and discussion of your Master's thesis in front of the Final exam Committee
- the statement of graduation, when the Final exam Committee officially assign the Master’s degree title
To carry out activities outside the UniTrento location and related to the thesis projetc or with a particular course, a specific authorization in order to grant insurance coverage is required.
Graduation sessions and deadlines for final exam application calendar
Graduation sessions, deadlines and procedures for registering for the final exam and commissions are published at page Master’s degree Sociology and social research Department.
Committee and day and time for the defense and the statement of graduation are published a few days before the date of the discussion in the news of the Department of Sociology and Social Research.
Job Guidance proposal
The Job Guidance service helps to approach the labour market in different ways:
You can apply for graduation grants:
- Premi di laurea promossi dal Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale (in Italian only)
- Grants by the University of Trento and other Bodies