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Final Examination – Thesis Defence

In order to acquire the Hungarian diploma the student is required to complete the final examination. The final examination consists of the preparation and arrangement of the thesis, viva voce and written examinations stipulated in the qualification requirements.


Defence procedure

  1. Students get informed about the exact schedule of the defence two weeks before the defence. The schedule will be sent out through Neptun to those who registered themselves to the defence during the given period in Neptun.
  2. On the defence the students get two questions from the committee in connection with the topic of their theses. After that the students get some time to prepare while others are defending.
  3. Furthermore the students have to prepare a ppt slide show about their thesis. It should not be longer than10 minutes.
  4. The defence is about 20 – 25 minutes long per student: 10 minutes presentation + 10-15 minutes defence.
  5. If the thesis is confident then only the supervisor, the committee and the student can be present at the defence.
  6. After the defence the students get back both copies of their thesis.
  7. The result of the defence and the diploma is calculated according to the enclosed regulation.
  8. The announcement of the results will be in the afternoon, in the room of the defence. Then the students receive a certificate of finishing their studies successfully which is needed for the application to the MSc programme. (If somebody is unable to participate at the announcement, she/he can take over the certificate later at the Study Department).
  9. Defence registration guide.


Calculation of the Grade of the Defence

The result of the defence and the diploma is calculated according to the calculation scheme below:

Grade of the Defence = [(Referee1+Referee2+Defence): 3; rounded up to two decimals]


Qualification of the Certificate

Weighted grand average of all results + grand average of the thesis (2 grades from referees and the grade of the defence): 2 = qualification.


UP Faculty of Business and Economics Certificate

After successfully completing the final examination, a Certificate (Degree) in Business Administration or in Tourism and Catering is issued by the UPFBE. The qualification of the Certificate (Degree) in Business Administration or in Tourism and Catering is determined as the weighted average mark of all credited courses, the thesis and the final examination.

The qualification of the Certificate (Degree) is based on the average mark as follows:

  • 5.00-4.98 > Distinction
  • 4.51-4.99 > Excellent
  • 4.00-4.50 > Good
  • 3.00-3.99 > Fair
  • 2.00-2.99 > Satisfactory


Middlesex University Certificate

If you paid the registration fee at the beginning of your studies your will also receive the Middlesex University certificate.  It will include the words “in collaboration with the University of Pécs”. The Assessment Board determines the classification of your Middlesex certificate (degree) according to the following scheme:

  • 4.51-5.00 > First Class Honours
  • 4.00-4.50 > Second Upper Class Honours
  • 3.51-3.99 > Second Lower Class Honours
  • 2.00-3.50 > Third Class Honours


The following results are taken into account in determining your MDX degree qualification:

Average of 5th and 6th semester + the 4 best grades from 3rd and 4th semester = grand average = qualification.


Your certificate will be sent to UPFBE by Middlesex University within 4 months of the date the qualification is awarded (usually the Assessment Board date). Once it has arrived it can be taken over in the Study Department or later at the Graduation Ceremony together with your UPFBE degree.


Useful documents

Request for late thesis/dissertation submission 

Useful information about the dissertation and its defence