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).

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.

More information

Upcoming graduates may submit any documents to the degree board for the awarding of two additional points, as provided for by the new Regulations. The documents must be sent to the student office of the Faculty of Law (Via Festa del Perdono 3) by the graduation application deadline.

You do not need to submit any documents or information that are already held by the student office (e.g.: weighted average, year of enrolment, study abroad).

Deadlines and calendars
Summer session (first session - single round) - a.y. 2020/2021
  • Final exams: from 12-07-2021 to 30-07-2021 
  • Online application for graduation: from 15-04-2021 to 28-05-2021
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 29-05-2021
  • Deadline for completing exams: 28-06-2021
  • Online thesis submission: within 28-06-2021
Autumn session (second session - first round) - a.y. 2020/2021
  • Final exams: from 04-10-2021 to 29-10-2021
  • Online application for graduation: from 12-07-2021 to 03-09-2021
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 04-09-2021
  • Deadline for completing exams: 17-09-2021
  • Online thesis submission: within 17-09-2021
Autumn session (second session - second round) - a.y. 2020/2021
  • Final exams: from 09-02-2022 to 23-02-2022
  • Online application for graduation: from 15-11-2021 to 22-12-2021
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 23-12-2021
  • Deadline for completing exams: 14-01-2022
  • Online thesis submission: within 14-01-2022
Winter session (third session - single round) - a.y. 2020/2021
  • Final exams: from 21 March to 13-04-2022
  • Online application for graduation: from 7 to 31-01-2022
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 1-02-2022
  • Deadline for completing exams: 25-02-2021
  • Exams booklet delivery (when holding it): within 28-02-2022
  • Online thesis submission: within 04-03-2022
  • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver a paper copy of their final work to the Committee.

The extraordinary session is reserved for students who are off track in 2020/21 (or in their last year in 2019/20), with no more than two exams pending at the time of the graduation application.

Only students complying with their study plan, as last approved, will be admitted to the final exam.

The degree programmes will set extraordinary exam sessions in May 2021, only students who have submitted their graduation application for the extraordinary graduation session academic year 2019/2020 will be able to access.

Extraordinary session 2019/2020 (Academic Senate resolution of 16 March 2021)
  • Final exams: starting 7 June 2021, according to the number of candidates
  • Online application for graduation: from 22-03-2021 to 09-04-2021
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: by 09-04-2021
  • Exams session (only for candidates): from 3-05-2021 to 17-05-2021
  • Online thesis submission (only for Master's and Single-cycle programmes): from 1 April to 24 May 2021