|Study location||Italy, Venice|
|Type||Bachelor's degree, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years (180 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€1,900 per year|
|Application fee||€10 one-time
This non-refundable fee allows you to apply for admission to a maximum of three programmes of study.
High school / secondary education (or higher)
Students must have attended school for at least 12 years.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
If your documents are not in English or Italian, please upload the original documentation or a verified copy of it AS WELL AS a professional translation in English or Italian. You can obtain professional translations either in your country or in Italy, and they can be issued by professional translators, a local court of law or court interpreters.
You can apply to this programme even if you have yet to obtain a language certification, but in order to complete your enrolment you will need to provide one or take a preliminary Italian language test organised either on Skype or on campus before the academic year begins.
You are exempted from needing to provide evidence of your proficiency in Italian if:
Chinese Marco Polo students can provide language certification indicating either a B1- or a B2-level knowledge of Italian. Chinese Marco Polo students enrolling with a certified B1-level knowledge of Italian must achieve a certified B2-level knowledge of the language by the end of the first year of their studies.
If you do not satisfy this requirement at the moment of enrolment, you will be assigned an Additional Learning Requirement, or ALR, in English (Obbligo Formativo Aggiuntivo – OFA) that must be satisfied by the end of your first year of study (deadline of September 30) by passing an exam. Passing the ALR exam may be necessary in order to take other exams included in your study plan.
This is a limited-admission programme that requires you to take an entry test.
Please make sure the page is updated with the call for application relevant for the academic year in which you plan to begin your studies!
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
All non-EU students (even those holding an Italian language certification and those who passed Ca’ Foscari’s Italian test) will be assigned an Additional Learning Requirement, or ALR, in Italian (Obbligo Formativo Aggiuntivo – OFA) that must be satisfied by the end of your first year of study (deadline of September 30) by passing an exam. Passing the ALR exam may be necessary in order to take other exams included in your study plan.
This programme aims to understand social phenomena and sociological dynamics by applying an interdisciplinary approach.
Over the course of three years, you gain legal skills (public, private and family law), a knowledge of the historical evolution and social development of society (economic structure, market economy, labour market, inequality, transformations of the family structure and relations, migration, democracy, welfare state), and a background in psychology (individual and collective processes, communication in aid relationships, psychological development and its socio- cultural context, psycho-social unrest, social and occupational psychology).
This programme includes an internship supervised by professional social workers. Upon graduation, you will have the qualifications to plan and manage social initiatives.
Explore this programme’s study plan
This programme includes the following components:
- course work
- curricular internship
- final thesis
You can request to spend one or two semesters at a partner university through Ca’ Foscari’s exchange programmes.
Your curricular internship can be carried out either in Italy or abroad.
Graduates are trained to perform social work and intervention activities, operate on the territory as part of a network and comply with roles and duties as defined in the professional profile of social work. They may also sit professional licensing examinations that lead to the qualification of social worker.
Career opportunities can be found in the following fields:
- Social work
- Rehabilitation and social integration
- Welfare administration
- Education and researcher
- Public administration
We will reopen the platform on 7 December 2021 to begin accepting applications for admission in September 2022!