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 Master dissertations

update: 22-12-2020

The steps...

1) Select your theme

The theme you select should be sufficiently clear and precise, and be related to a research question. For example, "Wine sector in the EU" is too wide, while "Tourists perception of farmers' markets in Tuscany" is sufficiently precise.

A list of general research topics is provided below on this webpage.


2) The project

Once selected the theme, and approved by the Professor, students should prepare the project / plan of the dissertation, filling the template here below which has to be delivered to the Professor for final approval:

Template for the dissertation plan

Example of thesis dissertation plan (Italian)


3) Bibliographic research

It is kindly recommended that students attend the course on bibliographic research provided by the Biblioteca del Polo delle Scienze sociali.

Download flyer (Italian) - Further information


4) Writing the dissertation

The dissertation must be written complying with the rules contained in this file, the contents of which must be read carefully:


The file also contains some suggestion on how to write Introduction, Conclusion, Bibliography, Tables, Figures, Footnotes, as well as a declaration that must be signed.




- How to graduate?



a) Old thesis  

b) Master Dissertations 2007-2014 - 2015-2019



-  BUFFAGNI ALICE  "Food tourism in Costa Rica"  (LM DSTS)

-  INNOCENTI ELENA "Vivaismo a Pistoia"  (LM DSTS)

KHODAYEKI MYRIAM, "sustainable heritage management in Agriculture" (LM DSTS)

MANCA CHIARA, "Turismo enologico in Sardegna" (LM DSTS)

MICHETTI DANIELE, "social farming" (LM DSTSevelopment )

PARASTOO YOUSEF, "to be defined"  (LM DSTS)

RHOLANDI DHAMO, "Enhancing agriculture-tourism linkages in Albania"  (LM DSTS)

TSITSOU PANAGIOTA, "Food tourism in Greece" (LM DSTS)


Examples of general topics 


Agri-food system

*  Geographical indications (PDO-PGI)

*   Direct sales, farmers' markets

*   Quality hallmarks

*   Innovative entrepreneurs in agriculture

*   Young/Elder people access to food and consumption patterns


Food tourism-related themes

*   Connecting local and/or typical food to tourists

*   Food tourism: analysis of innovative initiatives

*   Food tourists and their evolution (case-study analysis)

*   Tourists behaviour and knowledge about food tourism initiatives