Master thesis

Writing a Master thesis is mandatory for all medical students, it completes the Master programme and is a prerequisite for being admitted to the Federal exam. The Master thesis is an individual, scientific document, in which students prove their capacity to use methodological tools to analyse and investigate a topic related to clinical medicine, biomedicine, computational science or the human sciences.

For students who want to start their Master thesis, a list of more than 100 topics is available on Students can either choose from the topics list or define their thesis topic together with their thesis supervisor. Once defined all the relevant steps, students need to complete the “Master thesis agreement” and hand it in by email to the Dean’s Office ([email protected]).

For further details, please refer to:


Access the list of Master Thesis topics

To access the list of Master Thesis topics, you need an access code which may be requested by sending an email to [email protected]. Once you have the code, follow those steps:

  • go to and login with your Net-ID credentials
  • go to “Courses USI”, select “BIOMED” and click on “Master Thesis”
  • insert the access code


If you have any questions regarding your Master thesis please contact the Dean's Office ([email protected]).

Students who need support for their Master thesis - including for methodology, data analysis and regulatory affairs, particularly for clinical projects - may book a consultation through the online Desk of the Clinical Trial Unit of the Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale (CTU-EOC).