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 56 CFU.

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.

Summary and thesis online submission

Summary

Online delivery of final paper / dissertation summary must be submitted within the deadlines.

Thesis

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).
  • 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.
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 - single round) - a.a. 2023/2024
  • Final exams: from 15 to 19-07-2024
  • Online application for graduation: from 20-05-2024 to 18-06-2024
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 18-06-2024
  • Deadline for taking exams: 21-06-2024
  • Internship closing deadline: within 21-06-2024
  • Online thesis submission: within 01-07-2024
  • 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 - ordinary round) - a.y. 2023/2024
  • Final exams: from 21 to 25-10-2024
  • Online application for graduation: from 26-08-2024 to 24-09-2024
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 24-09-2024
  • Deadline for taking exams: 27-09-2024
  • Internship closing deadline: within 27-09-2024
  • Online thesis submission: within 07-10-2024
  • 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 - extraordinary round) - a.y. 2023/2024
  • Final exams: from 16 to 19-12-2024
  • Online application for graduation: from 21-10-2024 to 19-11-2024
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 19-11-2024
  • Deadline for taking exams: 22-11-2024
  • Internship closing deadline: within 22-11-2024
  • Online thesis submission: within 02-12-2024
  • 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 - first round) - a.a. 2022/2023
  • Final exams: from 11 to 15 March 2024
  • Online application for graduation: from 11 January to 8 February 2024
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: 8 February 2024
  • End-of-internship document delivery: within 8 February 2024
  • Deadline for completing exams: 20 February 2024
  • Academic record must not be submitted
  • Online thesis submission: within 27 February 2024
  • 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.