Graduating in Philosophy

The final paper marks the completion of the study programme.

Topic and supervisor

The topic of the paper will be agreed with the student's supervisor, to be chosen among the programme faculty. There is no co-supervisor. A lecturer who does not sit on the programme faculty may be chosen as a second supervisor, in agreement with the supervisor.

Please note that the graduation application may only be submitted upon agreement with the supervisor.


The final paper will award up to 6 points toward the overall mark. The scoring criteria cover the quality of the presentation, the analysis, the methods, and the organization of the paper. The committee may award honours unanimously.


The paper may be written in a EU language studied in the programme, as agreed with the supervisor.

Guidelines and other information

Further information can be found on this page. Please refer to the downloadable final paper guidelines for instructions on how to write your final paper.


Tutors for Final Paper
Bacin Stefano (surnames A-D) 
Grespi Barbara (surnames E-O) 
Mangiameli Gaetano (surnames P-Z) 

General informations