Academic Year: 2017/2018

Level of qualification

Bachelor's Degree Programme

Ministerial Degree Code

L-39 (Social Work)


Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Malcanton Marcorà, Dorsoduro 3484/D, 30123 Venice (Italy).
For further information please contact the Humanities Campus,

Head of Studies

Prof. Francesca Campomori (Teaching Committee coordinator,
Prof. Alessandra Cecilia Jacomuzzi (credits recognition,



Access to the programme

Programmed, 115 available places.
Quotas for non-EU students residing abroad: 15 places.

Admission test: The admission test is aimed to evaluate comprehension, interpretation and comments on texts inherent in the social contemporary phenomenon and problems. Furthermore, an understanding of English language at level B1, at least, is required.

Admission requirements

In addition to a successful outcome of the admission test, a previous suitable background is required. Each curriculum needs a specific knowledge , which the student should have before enrolling the university, in order to attend the course successfully. It is even possible to verify this knowledge before enrolling.

If the result of the test is negative, the student can enroll, but he/she receives a supplementary educational debt (OFA), which means that the student must fill any gaps in his/ her background through specific activities organized by the University.

More information on OFA for this programme is available on the webpage dedicated to admission test.

Learning outcomes

This Bachelor's Degree Programme aims to equip graduates with a good grounding in human and social sciences, enriched and completed with specific knowledge and skills in the field of social work theories, methods and techniques. The objective is to provide graduates with adequate skills to read and interpret typical phenomena of nowadays society as well as expertise to analyse the socio-economic and cultural context, necessary for social intervention and social work. For this purpose, intensive apprenticeships, led by supervising social workers, are included.

Occupational profiles

Bachelor's graduates are able to perform social work and intervention activities, operate on the territory on a network basis too and comply with roles and duties as defined in the social work professional profile.
Occupational fields provided for this professional profile may be: bodies, public administration, public and private organizations in which professional social work is required, non-governmental and third sector’s organizations. First Cycle graduates may have access to professional licensing examinations leading to registration on the Italian roll of social workers (section B) and, once the examination has been passed, they gain the qualification of social worker.


Open attendance though highly recommended for professional subjects; the apprenticeship’s attendance is compulsory.

Examination assessment and graduation

The educational activities include classroom teaching, seminars and workshops.
During the whole university career, knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral exams.

As an integral part of the university education of students enrolled in Social Sciences and Social Work, a guided professional apprenticeship is included, lasting 450 hours, organized for groups of apprentices and divided into two modules, leading to a final written report and a merit evaluation.
The degree exam consists in writing a paper/thesis, that will be evaluated through methods similar to those of a written exam but without the student being present. Should the supervisor deem the oral discussion of the thesis to be necessary, he/she may require it.

Access to further studies

Professional Master’s Programmes (1st level) and Master's Degree Programmes