To gain your degree at the end of the cycle, you will be required to pass two (written and oral) final exams, an oral exam on texts, and to defend your Licentiate thesis.
You will be admitted to the final exams only if you have passed all the exams required by the Licentiate curriculum and if you have handed in your thesis at least two months before the session in which you plan to take your end-of-cycle exams.
Exam on texts – you will have to take an exam on two significant texts of bioethics, selected from those proposed by the Faculty. Please submit the form with the titles of your selected texts to the Faculty Registrar’s Office on the dates specified in the general calendar.
Written final exam – you will have to study and improve your knowledge of a number of final-exam topics (Temi di Sintesi) proposed by the Faculty. In your written final exam, you will be required to deal with one or more of those topics, selected by the Faculty upon the exam. During the exam, you will have to prove your synthesizing and critical thinking skills.
Oral final exam – this exam will cover all the topics proposed in the list of thesis topics (Tesario di Licenza). You will be examined for fifteen minutes by a board consisting of two teachers.
Public defense of the Licentiate thesis – you will have to publicly present and defend your thesis for twenty minutes before a board consisting of three teachers: the chairperson, the thesis supervisor, and a reviewer.
The second-cycle degree is awarded to students who: