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 Master dissertations

update: May, 9th 2024

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.

Moreover, the theme should be “feasible”. Before proposing the theme to the professor, students have to check the existence and the availability of sufficient material and information that can be used to write the dissertation.

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

The reading and study of academic publications (articles on scientific journals, books, etc.) is strongly recommended, as the dissertation must be a scientific product. It is kindly recommended that students attend the course on bibliographic research provided by the Biblioteca del Polo delle Scienze sociali.

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 contains some suggestion on how to write Introduction, Conclusion, Bibliography, Tables, Figures, Footnotes, as well as a declaration that must be signed and included in the final Master thesis.

The final thesis will be checked with Turnitin software.



Master Design of Sustainable Tourism Systems

- How to graduate?

- How to apply and write the thesis

- Master Dissertations Design of Sustainable Tourism Systems (link)


Past dissertations Andrea Marescotti

a) Before 2007

b) 2007-2014 - 2015-2018 - 2019-2022




PROIETTO BATTURI BARBARA, "Aceto balsamico di Modena IGP and tourism"  (LM DSTS)

WATANABE MASAMI, "sake in Japan"  (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

*   Traditional food product knowledge in restaurants/shops for tourists


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