1. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
There are two calls for the defense of the master¿s thesis, in June-July and September, though there is only one opportunity per year to pass the master thesis, i.e. you have to pass the master thesis in the call you choose/are eligible to present. The exact dates will be fixed by the Academic Committee with enough anticipation, but the defense will take place during the periods defined in the above mentioned master's thesis planning.
Although the defense of the thesis in the first call (June-July) is highly recommended, students may choose any of the two calls, if they are eligible to defend it in the first call.
2. WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO DEFEND THE THESIS IN THE 1st CALL (JUNE-JULY)?
Not all students are eligible to defend the master's thesis in June-July. To be eligible, you have to pass all the courses of both the 1st term and the 2nd term (including the internships, if it is the case) in the 1st call exams. According to the Graduate School's rules, students are allowed to defend their master's thesis only after having passed the rest of the courses of the study program.
Therefore, you will not be eligible to defend in June-July (and, then, you will have to defend the thesis in September) if you are in one of these two situations:
1) You have passed all the courses, but you have had to take at least one make up (second call) exam, OR
2) You are still enrolled in curricular internships (see the section 3 below) by June 15, 2015 (the deadline for the submission of the Master¿s Thesis in the first call).
3. WHAT HAPPENS IF I CHOOSE THE 2nd CALL AND I DO NOT SUBMIT THE THESIS?
According to the rules of the University, if you choose to defend or you must defend (because you are not eligible to defend the thesis in the 1st call) your master's thesis in the 2nd call and you do not submit it before the deadline (August 31, 2015), you will not be allowed to defend your master's thesis until the next academic year (2015-16) and, hence, you will not graduate until 2016. In addition, you will have to register again to the pending course (Final Master Thesis, 6 ECTS) in order to be entitled to defend your master's thesis during the next academic year.