Thesis and graduation
The Specialist Degree course in Animal Sciences usually lasts two years and is worth 120 ECTS. Twelve ECTS out of 120 are acquired with final examination (thesis).
Candidates for the Degree are required to prepare the final thesis, devoted to a particular theme in the animal science field, supervised by an academic tutor. Thesis work is mandatory for the completion of the Degree. The thesis should demonstrate the student’s analytical, literary and technical-scientific maturity. The public discussion of the thesis is aimed to evaluate students’ ability to apply knowledge and understanding and communication skills.
Thesis supervisor is usually a professor in the subject chosen for the thesis. Students may choose their supervisor/tutor among the teaching staff of Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Science or Department of Veterinary Sciences and/or professors that have a contract with the Department at the time of the request.