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The final exam aims to test the ability of the student to work independently and to expose and discuss the results of an original work (Thesis) on a specific topic. The thesis is carried out with the supervision of a teacher (Supervisor), belonging to the teaching staff of the University of Perugia Geological Courses eventually with one or more co-Supervisors. The co-Supervisor must be expert in the topic of the thesis and not necessarily an academic staff. The student makes his dissertation at the presence of a special committee appointed by the educational structure of reference. Students with a good academic performance will have the opportunity, offered by Eni-Ecu, to attend a 3 months internship at the Eni in San Donato Milanese (Milan) to prepare their master thesis. Students will have also the opportunity for training abroad at University or other approved Agencies (also in the Erasmus exchange agreements and Erasmus Placement) to carry out the work thesis. The thesis can be written in Italian (with extended abstract in English) or in English (with extended abstract in Italian). The Committee is composed of 7 teachers, relating to the educational structure of reference and including the thesis Supervisor. After dissertation, the Committee will verify the ability of the student to work independently and to expose and discuss the results of his original work, experimental or theoretical, on a specific topic. For the evaluation and the final score the committee will take into account of the quality of the thesis and presentation and also of the whole student career timing and acquisition of credits,. At the final examination up to ten points will be awarded, that will be added to the base score resulting from the weighted average of the exams obtained during the two years of the course. If the final score is equal to or greater than 110, the Committee, only if unanimously, may give praise (110 cum laude). 

Available thesis

Here you find a list of possible available topics. For more info, you can click on each title. If interested, please contact the related tutor by email for a possible appointment.

Title Tutor
Application of the Area-depth-strain (ADS) and restoration approaches: the case of Hikurangi basin (New Zeland) M. Porreca
The structural evolution of folds-related-faults in the Orange Basin deep-water fold-and-thrust belt, offshore South Africa western margin M. Porreca
3D reconstruction of a deep-water fold-and-thrust belt: the case of NW Borneo, offshore Sabah. M. Porreca
Structural relations between the Sibillini front and the seismogenic faults of Pizzoli and Montereale (Central Italy). M. Porreca
Reconstruction of the tectonic-stratigraphic structure of the southern sector of the Norcia Basin by field work and seismic noise acquisition M. Porreca, M. Ercoli
Structural style reconstruction of the Laga basin (Central Italy) and its relations with the carbonatic sequence through seismic interpretation M. Porreca
Seismic interpretation and sequential restoration of detachment folds in the passive continental margin of East Africa (Lamu basin) M. Porreca
Structural interpretation and kinematic model (forward modeling) of fold and thrust belts of the passive continental margin of East Africa (Lamu Basin) M. Porreca
Systematic and taphonomic analysis of a Miocene dog from northern Italy M. Cherin
Interpretation of seismic reflection profiles in seismically active areas of Central Italy. M.R. Barchi
Seismic interpretation and basin analysis of the Valdelsa Basin E. Capezzuoli
Changes in sporomorph appearance and chemistry with increasing maturity: a case from Southern Tunisia A. Spina
Thermal maturity Latest Ordovician (Hirnantian) miospores from Northern Gondwana regions, and their evolutionary significance A. Spina
Stratigraphy and palinological characterization of Paleozoic-Triassic successions E. Capezzuoli
Reconstruction of Tufa sedimentary Basin of Ellera (PG) E. Capezzuoli
Tufa and Travertine of Tivoli E. Capezzuoli
Sedimentological, petrographic and depositional characterization of continental carbonates E. Capezzuoli
Laboratory GPR and FDR analysis for soil moisture estimation in sandy soils. M. Ercoli
GPR prospections aiming to detect of Quaternary seismogenic faults at the Norcia basin M. Ercoli
GPR prospections aiming to detect of Quaternary seismogenic faults at the Castelluccio di Norcia basin. M. Ercoli
Inversion of seismic noise measurements aimed for seismostratigraphy characterization of the Norcia Basin. M. Ercoli
GPR signature of Quaternary faults across the Mt. Pollino area (Calabria/Basilicata, South Italy) M. Ercoli
Attribute analysis of 2D vintage seismic reflection data across the area of Castelluccio di Norcia and Amatrice. M. Ercoli
Marine response to climate changes during the late Holocene. R. Rettori
Geochemical applications on planktonic foraminifera during the Holocene. R. Rettori
Planktonic foraminifera: an important tool in global climate changes. R. Rettori
Mathematical and geometrical approach on foraminiferal test growth. R. Rettori
Geochemical analyses and extinction patterns at Permian/Triassic and Capitanian/Wuchapingian boundaries. R. Rettori
Biostratigraphy, microfacies analysis and paleogeographic reconstructions of Paleozoic successions. R. Rettori
Sedimentary and Diagenetic Facies distribution in shallow water carbonate rocks and their role in determining reservoir properties S. Cirilli
The Early Toarcian anoxic event and source rock potential: case histories from the Central Italy S. Cirilli
Facies analysis and stratigraphic reconstruction of the Paleozoic and Early Mesozoic successions of the Northern Apennines S. Cirilli
structural setting of Campotosto lake area from surface, well and seismic reflection data G. Minelli
Argentina exploration for unconventional resources on one of the following basins (Nenquen Basin, San Jorge Basin (onshore), Austral-Magallanes Basin (onshore), Chaco Basin, Parana Basin) G. Minelli
Gravity modelling on a section from Thyrrenian sea to Sicily channel G. Minelli
Gravity modelling across Umbria-Marche-Abruzzo G. Minelli



 Practical Information:

  • Additional information about the committee and the evaluation are avilable from the MSc guidelines (in italian) (link)
  • Form for application of the Master thesis (in italian) (link)
  • Frontespiece of the Thesis (Link)
  • Short notes about how to write the master thesis (in english) (link)
  • Language: The thesis can be written in Italian (with extended abstract in English) or in English (with extended abstract in Italian).  


Calendar and important dates for the Laurea exams (link)

Laurea Application and Thesis Title
45 days before the date of the Final Exam

Delivery of the Thesis at the Student Secretary

20 days before the Final Exam

Final Exam

Tuesday 14 March 2017

Monday 10 April 2017

Friday 28 aprile 2017

Thursday 6 April 2017

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Tuesday 30 maggio 2017

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Monday 26 June 2017

Friday 14 July 2017

Friday 4 August 2017

Tuesday 29 August 2017

Monday 18 September 2017

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Monday 2 October 2017

Friday 20 October 2017

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Monday 27 November 2017

Friday 15 December 2017

Monday 8 January 2018

Monday 29 January 2018 Friday 16 February 2018

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Monday 9 April 2018 Friday 27 April 2018
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