I start by describing the situation: a friend of mine is a master student in Italy, and is going to graduate soon. She wrote her master thesis and submitted it, and should have her final exam (the one in which the thesis is discussed) in about a month. In the meanwhile, she is sending PhD applications.
A professor that she contacted asked if he could read her master thesis. The problem is that I am not sure if she can (and should) send a master thesis to a third party before her exam.
What do you think of it? Do you think it could be a problem? The thesis is not meant to be publicly available before the final exam through the university site, but I've read the regulations and this kind of issue is not mentioned at all.
To give some context:
- There is no copyright involved. The thesis is going to be available on the university site for free, but only after she has her final exam.
- The professor knows that the person is going to graduate soon, but maybe he did not realize that he was asking for an unverified thesis.
- She works in the field of pure science, where people usually have a "sharing" attitude.
Thank you very much for your attention.