Information for students of the LL.M.

The final exam consists of the writing and public discussion of a master’s dissertation (tesi di Laurea magistrale) in English.

The dissertation (15 000 to 20 000 words, approximately 50 pages), elaborates on a topic covered by the programme and may be developed in connection with the work done during the internship. The dissertation is an original piece of academic work written by the candidate under the supervision of a Professor of the Programme (Supervisor/Relatore).

Students having obtained the credits for taught courses, the compulsory internship, and the agreement of their supervisor can be admitted to the discussion of their final exam (21 ECTS).

Students having completed meritorious extracurricular activities (such as additional internships, participation in Summer Schools or moots, student assistant positions), and who are not eligible for both automatic extra points, may request to be awarded an optional extra point towards their final grade.

After the master’s public defence, a final grade, expressed on a scale of 110, is assigned by the Graduation Board. It takes into account the student’s academic performance (weighted average grades of exams), extra points (automatic or optional), and the assessment of the final exam (including the dissertation and the discussion).

Further Information

Within the deadline for submitting the graduation application, graduating students can send any documentation to the Graduation Commission for the award of the two additional points provided to the Didactic Secretariat of the Faculty of Law (Via Festa del Perdono 3). by the new Regulation. You do not need to submit anything if the documents or information are already in the Student Secretariat's possession (such as: weighted average, year of enrolment, periods of study abroad).

General and Faculty information
Graduation sessions

To be awarded a bachelor's or master's degree students may sit the final exam on set dates distributed in three sessions and four rounds minimum each year:

  • first session: from May to July
  • second session: from September to December
  • third session: from February to April

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


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.y. 2023/2024
  • Final exams: from 8 to 19 July 2024
  • Online application for graduation: from 29 April to 24 May 2024
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 25 May 2024
  • Deadline for completing exams: 21 June 2024
  • Online thesis submission: within 21 June 2024
Autumn session (second session - first round) - a.y. 2023/2024
  • Final exams: from 7 to 31 October 2024
  • Online application for graduation: from 15 July to 6 September 2024
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 7 September 2024
  • Deadline for completing exams: within 13 September 2024
  • Online thesis submission: within 20 September 2024
Autumn session (second session - second round) - a.y. 2023/2024
  • Final exams: from 17 to 28 February 2025
  • Online application for graduation: from 18 November to 20 December 2024
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 21 December 2024
  • Deadline for completing exams: 22 January 2025
  • Online thesis submission: within 22 January 2025
Winter session (third session - single round) - a.y. 2023/2024
  • Final exams: from 24 March to 16 April 2025
  • Online application for graduation: from 7 to 31 January 2025
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 1 February 2025
  • Deadline for completing exams: within 28 February 2025
  • Online thesis submission: within 21 February 2025