The final examination for Bachelor and Master students, on the one hand, will consist of a thesis defence, including a presentation of the results and answering to questions posed by the examiners and questions raised by the committee on the presentation. On the other hand, it is followed by a complex oral examination, which is a professional discussion based on the thesis topic, initiated by the examination committee giving the candidate a complex set of questions and topics. During the debate, the examination board may ask questions not strictly related to the assessment of the thesis but related to its subject and to the professional material studied, with a view to assessing the candidate's overall professional competence. However, the purpose of the examination/professional discussion is not to give a precise account of the details, but to ascertain the candidate's overall competence and testing the candidate's complex thinking. The department organising the final examination helps students to prepare for the examination by offering a range of final examination topics related to the course or its specialisation. The department may also support the candidate's preparation by providing the student with a question (or set of topics) in advance, which will serve as a starting point for the professional discussion. If this is done, the question(s)/topic(s) must be submitted in writing to the student at least 5 days before the final examination.
Therefore, the parts of final examination for Bachelor and Master students:
1. the thesis defence, which includes the presentation of the results and the answering of the question(s) posed by the assessor(s) and the the examination committee;
2. complex oral examination, which is a professional debate/discussion on the topic of the thesis, and which is intended to demonstrate the student's professional competence. The ability to apply the acquired knowledge is essential in assessing the student's performance.
The Final Examination Committee will evaluate the student's performance during the final examination by awarding a single mark, based on the assessment marks, moreover, on the student's overall performance in their presentation and on the complex professional discussion of their topic. All of the aspects mentioned above will be considered as one complex unit during the evaluation process.