The thesis oral examination can have one of the following outcomes:

Pass with grade A to B- with no changes or with only minor changes. Details of the required changes and deadline for submission will be specified in a written communication to the candidate and supervisor.  The supervisor will be responsible for ensuring that the submitted thesis contains the minor changes required. Candidates awarded a B- may request a voluntary resubmission after deferment in order to raise their grade. This will be granted at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies and upon payment of the voluntary deferment fee and the registration and payment for ‘Maintaining Matriculation’ status. Please note that ‘Maintaining Matriculation’ status does not confer Italian visa rights and may impact your financial aid.  The highest grade that can be awarded after resubmission is B.

Deferment with major changes with or without a second oral examination.  Details of the required changes and deadline for resubmission will be specified in a written communication to the candidate and supervisor. Details of the requirements for re-examination will be specified in the same or subsequent communication. Re-examination may require a second oral examination  or may involve a skype meeting with or without the candidate, or may be based on email communication between examiners. An oral re-examination carries an additional fee that must be paid before re-examination can take place. Students must also register and pay for ‘Maintaining Matriculation’ status during this period. Please note that ‘Maintaining Matriculation’ status does not confer Italian visa rights and may impact your financial aid. Successful re-examination after mandatory deferment will result in a grade of B or B-. Candidates who have resubmitted a thesis cannot achieve a grade above B. Theses which are graded below B- after resubmission will be deemed to have failed and students will be removed automatically from the Master’s program.