Graduating

Thesis internship

Students can undertake the thesis internship at the University or other public or private institutions or companies. During the second year, students will be required to attend an interdisciplinary laboratory covering theoretical and practical biotechnology skills.

Students wishing to undertake the thesis internship at an external research institution, must first identify an academic tutor belonging to the faculty of Pharmacy, who will ensure that students achieve the required learning objectives. Then you can submit your application with your thesis project attached to the Academic Board for approval. This also applies to thesis internships at other universities.

Internships at external research institutions and companies are governed by agreements with COSP. 

Applications for thesis internship starting from the second semester of the 1st year of the programme, provided students have earned at least 30 academic credits (CFU).

To begin thesis internship, students must have earned:

  • at least 64 CFU, if enrolled in the Biotechnology in Drug Research and Development curriculum or in the Development and Production of Biotechnological Drugs curriculum
  • at least 56 CFU, if enrolled in the Pharmacogenomics and Precision Therapeutics curriculum. 

Check the Internships section for information on how to begin and complete an internship.

Final exam

In order to be admitted to the final exam, Students must have passed all the required exams. Students will write an experimental thesis on a subject concerning one of the attendend course and the internship activities, to be agreed with the supervisor, a member of the Faculty of Pharmacy who will oversee the work.

The thesis will be related to a research project carried out in the University's or other public or private institutions' laboratories.

Students may increase the internship time by choosing the 9 elective course credits of “Experimental Laboratory of Biotechnology”. In this case, upon completion of the internship the supervisor will communicate the grade to the President of the Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Professor Maurizio Crestani. Furthermore, the student must sign up to the exam session of “Experimental Laboratory of Biotechnology” in order for the grade to be registered.

Online thesis submission

To be admitted to the final exam, students must do the following:

  • upload a digital copy of the thesis in PDF/A format by accessing - from UNIMIA -> SIFA Online Services -> Administrative services -> graduation application -> Thesis upload. You cannot apply for graduation without uploading the thesis within the deadline.
  • Create a PDF/A file of your thesis starting from a Word or LibreOffice document (follow instructions on the video tutorial).
  • Deliver one paper copy of your thesis following the instruction of your course programme.
General and Faculty information
Graduation sessions

There are three graduation sessions per year, for both Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes:

    Summer session
    Autumn session
    Winter session.

In the Deadlines and calendars section you will find the dates for each session and all the steps required to take the final exam.

Students who graduate by the third session of the academic year need not pay the first instalment for the next academic year.

 

Graduation requirements

To graduate students must:

  • Be current with tuition and fees until the last year of enrolment
  • Pass all the exams required by your last approved study plan, within the deadlines
  • Agree on the thesis title with your supervisor before applying for graduation
  • Apply for graduation and pay the graduation fee
  • Fill in the upcoming graduate survey
  • Comply with programme-specific formalities and deadlines for each session

The graduation application must be submitted online by the deadline set for your session. Do not hand it in to the Student Registrar.

Payment

The payment of the € 116.00 graduation fee (including the € 16.00 stamp duty) may be made through Pago PA:

  • when submitting the online application, or
  • after submitting the graduation application, through the payment service 

Upcoming graduate survey
Upcoming graduates are required to fill in the survey within the term set for each session.
You can access the survey only after submitting the graduation application.
Failure to fill in the survey by the deadline will result in exclusion from the graduation session.

Deadlines, procedures and graduation calendars
Deadlines, calendars and procedures are different depending on the degree programme.

Each application is valid for a single exam session.

Students who forfeit an exam must promptly notify the Registrar through the Informastudenti Service. Students must submit another application through the online procedure, indicating the newly chosen exam session.

Once paid, the graduation fee is valid for the new session also. Postponements are not allowed.

Deadlines and calendars
Summer session (first session - extraordinary round) - a. y. 2021/2022
  • Degree exam period: from 10 to 14 June 2022
  • Online graduation application: from 11 April to 2 May 2022
  • Mandatory upcoming-graduate survey: to be filled in by 2 May 2022
  • Internship closing deadline: from 11 April to 2 May 2022
  • Deadline for taking exams: 24 May 2022
  • Exam transcripts not to be handed in
  • Online thesis submission: by 27 May 2022
  • Students must deliver a copy of their final work to their supervisor and co-supervisor. On the day of the final exam, students must deliver a copy of their final work to the Committee. If the session is held remotely, send the final work in pdf format to the Chairman of the Commission.
Summer session (first session - single exam date) - a. y. 2021/2022
  • Degree exam period: from 18 July to 22 July 2022
  • Online graduation application: from 18 May to 22 June 2022. Students of the single-cycle master's degree programme in Pharmacy graduating with a semi-experimental thesis have to select the option "compilativa" (i.e. non-research work) during the graduation application procedure. The supervisors will inform the examining board that the student wrote a semi-experimental thesis, and the final score will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Mandatory upcoming-graduate survey: to be filled in by 22 June 2022
  • Internship closing deadline: from 18 May to 22 June 2022
  • Deadline for taking exams: 30 June 2022
    • Exam transcripts not to be handed in
  • Online thesis submission: by 4 July 2022
  • Send 1 copy of your thesis to the Supervisor and Co-supervisor. By 14 July 2022, send 1 .pdf copy of your thesis to the President of the exam board.
Autumn session (second session - ordinary round) - a.y. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 17 to 21 October 2022
  • Online application for graduation: from 22 August 2022 to 20 September 2022
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 20 September 2022
  • End-of-internship document delivery: dal 22 August 2022 to 20 September 2022
  • Deadline for completing exams: 30 September 2022
  • Academic record must not be submitted
  • Online thesis submission: within 03 October 2022
  • Students must deliver a copy of their final work to their supervisor and co-supervisor. On the day of the final exam, students must deliver a copy of their final work to the Committee. If the session is held remotely, send the final work in pdf format to the Chairman of the Commission.
Autumn session (second session - extra-ordinary round) - a.y. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 12 to 16 December 2022
  • Online application for graduation: from 17 October to 14 November 2022
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 14 November 2022
  • End-of-internship document delivery: from 17 October to 14 November 2022
  • Deadline for completing exams: within 22 November 2022
    • Academic record must not be submitted
  • Online thesis submission: within 29 November 2022
  • Students must deliver a copy of their final work to their supervisor and co-supervisor. On the day of the final exam, students must deliver a copy of their final work to the Committee. If the session is held remotely, send the final work in pdf format to the Chairman of the Commission.
Winter session (third session - single round) - a.y. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 13 to 17 March 2023
  • Online application for graduation: from 16 January 2023 to 13 February 2023
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: 13 February 2022
  • End-of-internship document delivery: from 16 January 2023 to 13 February 2023
  • Deadline for completing exams: 22 February 2023
    • Academic record must not be submitted
  • Online thesis submission: within 27 February 2023
  • Students must deliver a copy of their final work to their supervisor and co-supervisor. On the day of the final exam, students must deliver a copy of their final work to the Committee. If the session is held remotely, send the final work in pdf format to the Chairman of the Commission.

The extraordinary session is reserved for students with no more than two exams pending at the time of the graduation application.

The degree programmes will set extraordinary exam sessions in May 2022, only students who have submitted their graduation application for the extraordinary graduation session academic year 2020/2021 will be able to access.

Extension of third session a.y. 20/21 - Resolution of 15/03/22, Law n. 11 of 18/02/2022
  • Final exams: from 7 to 9 June 2022
  • Online application for graduation: from 21 March 2022 to 8 April 2022. Students of the single-cycle master's degree programme in Pharmacy graduating with a semi-experimental thesis have to select the option "compilativa" (i.e. non-research work) during the graduation application procedure. The supervisors will inform the examining board that the student wrote a semi-experimental thesis, and the final score will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: 8 April 2022
  • Deadline for submitting the internship completion form: from 21 March to 8 April 2022
  • Deadline for completing exams: 24 May 2022
    • Academic record must not be submitted
  • Online thesis submission: 24 May 2022
  • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver 1 signed copy of their final work to the Committee. If the session is held remotely, send the final work in pdf format to the Chairman of the Commission.