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Educational aims

The 2nd cycle Degree Course in Social Work and Social Policies aims at educating professionals capable of reading the territory, understanding its issues and carrying out managerial activities in the relevant administrations, to tackle the various social situations, proposing adequate solutions to the complexity of social issues. In view of this objective, the course provides an interdisciplinary approach, based upon a close link between professional subjects and sociological, economic and legal subjects in their various articulations. A particular attention is paid not only to core sociological subjects, but also to other scientific areas for their importance in the understanding of social processes and in an adequate construction of targeted social policies, and namely: Business Organisation, for competences related to public economics, local authorities, management accounting and coordination and organisation of interventions in the region, coordination and management of cooperation and nonprofit organisations; Private Law and Administrative Law , with respect to some specific themes of the course, focusing on citizenship rights, immigrants’ rights, juvenile rights and on the social effects of laws regulating public and private employment. The course also includes practice activities and a dissertation aiming at a more adequate development of the interdisciplinary approach already built with mandatory courses.

work perspectives

- Specialists in Public administration management - Specialists in education and training for disabled people; - Experts of education and training; - Vocational guidance counsellors.

Characteristics of the final exam

The 2nd cycle degree course in Social Work and Social Policies requires, for the mandatory final examination, an original dissertation which might be also, but not necessarily, related to the practice period. The dissertation should demonstrate the capability of using the available knowledge of descriptive data and of relevant literature, their correct critical processing, the capability of drawing mature and appropriate conclusions and of pointing out operational indications with respect to the analysis of empirical cases.