Academic Year: 2023/2024

Level of qualification

Bachelor's Degree Programme

Ministerial Degree Code

L-39 (Social Work)

Announcements Regulations

The teaching regulations of the study course depend on the following organisational aspects: educational goals, access methods, study plan, exams, final exam, job opportunities, etc. Throughout their university career, students must refer to the teaching regulations enforced from their matriculation.


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. Barbara Da Roit (Teaching Committee coordinator,



Access to the programme

Programmed, 115 available positions.
Quota reserved to non-EU students residing outside Italy: 15 seats.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to this Master's Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements.

A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required.

Details about the assessment procedures are available in the webpage dedicated to admission test.

Admission with international qualification

Applicants with international qualification must have obtained a secondary school diploma after having completed at least 12 years of schooling. The preliminary evaluation of the qualification is mandatory. Procedures and deadlines are available on the dedicated online platform.
Further details in the webpage dedicated to Degree-seeking students.

Course overview

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.
Attendance is compulsory for the internship.

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, they may require it.

Access to further studies

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

Last update: 14/07/2023