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BAScienze del servizio sociale / Social work

University of Siena
Italy, Siena
Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences Italy, Siena, Palazzo San Niccolò - via Roma, 56 - 53100
Tuition fee

The tuition fee is calculated according to the country of origin and ranges from a minimum of € 756 to a maximum of € 2406 (per year). You can calculate the amount to be paid per year at this link.

Application fee €30 per programme

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This course aims at the training of a capable professional, according to the international definition elaborated by the International Association of Schools of Social Work and by the International Federation of Social Workers, to promote social change, the solution of problems in human relations and capacity and the freedom of people to develop their own well-being; the one in Siena is also the first degree course in Social Work Sciences established in Italy in 1956 and boasts a long tradition both in terms of teaching quality and the results of research carried out by its teachers.

Programme structure

The three-year degree course in Social Work is taught in Italian.

Class MIUR: L-39 Class of degrees in social work
Duration: 3 years
Credits: 180

Career opportunities

The Degree Course in Social Work is aimed at training graduates for the social worker professionalism. The social worker works closely with people or families in serious situations of social hardship and / or vulnerability, also carrying out preventive activities. The categories that usually benefit from this professionalism are minors, the elderly, drug addicts, the disabled and immigrants.

Before passing a State exam, the three-year graduate in Social Work can enroll in the professional category B, and therefore exercise the profession of social worker. The registration to the Register also includes the performance of a professional activity.

Social workers can work both in the public and private sectors with activities that can range from the functions of social worker to more organizational and coordination tasks. In particular it is possible to find employment in ministries, hospitals, local health centers, private clinics, family houses, prisons, reception centers, children’s courts, addiction centers, as well as in research activities (ie universities and research institutes).

Typical areas of work are hospitals and public health local units, municipalities and their consortia, the external penal execution office and the social service office for minors of the Ministry of Justice and all the bodies and institutions that use the professionalism of ‘Social worker; moreover, social workers are increasingly required by the non-profit sector (for example in social cooperatives) in the management of health and care homes, day care centers, family houses, etc.

Apply now! First intake - Academic year 2020/21
Application deadline
Jan 15, 2020 23:59
Europe/Rome time
Studies commence
Sep 28, 2020
Apply now! Second intake - Academic year 2020/21
Application start
Feb 1, 2020
Application deadline
Apr 28, 2020 23:59
Europe/Rome time
Studies commence
Sep 28, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States