Next admission round:
- 2 years (24 months)
Start of the program:
Level of entry:
Presentation: Work, Social Citizenship and Interculturality
NOTICE: You can apply for this Degree Programme through mastersbooking.com only if you are an international student. Here follows the categories considered:
- EU citizens and EU-equated citizens
- Non-EU citizens with an Italian residency permit
- Non-EU citizens residing in Italy with an Italian qualification
- Non-EU citizens residing outside Italy
- Italian citizens with a qualification obtained abroad
Italian citizens with Italian qualifications must follow a different procedure. For more info please visit: http://www.unive.it/pag/9791/.
The Master's Degree trains specialists for social work, social services and social politics, combining training of high cultural level with training of elevated professional content.
During the programme you will develop a strong ability to analyse and interpret social phenomena, with particular attention to inequality, social discomfort and the processes of exclusion, the social ‘new rich' and the vulnerables that emerge from this, the social rights of citizens and transformation of welfare, migration and intercultural relations, the questions of gender and generalisations, and finally participation and active citizenship as elements of social innovation.
Through a series of specific workshops with professionals, you will acquire innovative methodology related to social initiatives. The 250-hour internship (in Italy or abroad) is an integral part of the training.
Thanks to the skills you will gain you will be able to apply for project design positions, as well as research, analysis and social initiatives in organizations and institutions operating in the fields of social work, interculturality, social services, social and health services, and labour policies.
The Master's Degree in “Work, Social Citizenship and Interculturality” trains specialists for social work, social services and social politics, combining training of high cultural level with training of elevated professional content. During the programme, characterised by an interdisciplinary approach and an international perspective, students develop a strong ability to analyse and interpret social phenomena, with particular attention to inequality, social discomfort and the processes of exclusion, the new social risks and emerging vulnerability, the social rights of citizens and transformation of welfare, migration and intercultural relations, the questions of gender and generalisations, and finally participation and active citizenship as elements of social innovation.
Through a series of specific workshops and professional teachings, students will acquire innovative understanding and methodology related to programming, protecting, realizing and evaluating (somewhat complex) social operations of politics and social inclusion, of the social study of individuals, communities, populations, organizations and territories. The 250-hour placement (In Italy or abroad), guided by the assistant social supervisors, is an integral part of the training.
The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.
During the whole university career, the various skills and knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral examinations.
The degree exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.
Qualifications/expertise after completing the program
Master's graduates may perform functions of planning, research, analysis and intervention in bodies, administration and institutions that operate within the field of social work and social and health services.
They may co-operate, at a national and international level, in processing and implementation of social equity policies, initiatives and measures aiming at fighting conditions of social discrimination and exclusion, on a national and international basis, in creation and development projects for the social and working inclusion and integration of immigrant populations and in planning and development of urban policies drawing on the citizens' active participation. They may start and manage programmes designed to create work and life environments that are suitable for social welfare, coexistence and solidarity. Second cycle graduates may also operate as professionals on a self-employed basis and have access to professional licensing examinations leading to registration on the Italian roll of social workers (section A) and, once the examination has been passed, they gain the qualification of social worker.
Entry qualification : Bachelor diploma (or higher)
B2 level is required.
As proof of Italian language level we accept the following international exams:
Please notice that students lacking suitable certification in Italian will have to take a preliminary Italian language test, held every academic year at the beginning of September.
The following students do not need to submit evidence of Italian language proficiency: Italian mother-tongue students, EU students (wherever resident), non-EU students who have been living in Italy for at least a year.
B2 level of English language is also required.
We accept the following international exams:
- IELTS 4.0-5.0
- TOEFL iBT 57-86
Please notice that students lacking certification in English will be required to fulfill the requirement in the first year of studies.
More information: http://www.unive.it/pag/16406/
Admission to an open access Master's Degree course does not involve a selection process. However, you are required to have an adequate personal preparation and hold specific requisites. In this case, the Teaching Committee of reference will carry out an assessment.
A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required
Admission to the programme is subjected to the evaluation of the minimum curricular requirements and personal preparation, which is checked through the pre-evaluation procedure.
For students holding qualifications gained abroad: a minimum three-year degree is required.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
You will need official translations along with verified copies of the original documents.
The official translation can be issued in the country of origin or in Italy - either by a local court of law, by court interpreters or by official translators. The entry qualification documents must also be legalised or bear the Apostille stamp certifying that the signature or seal on the document is genuine, and submitted in the original or certified copy.
You do not need to legalise the documents if:
- the qualification has been awarded by one of the signatory Countries of the European Convention of Brussels of 25 May, 1987 - Law 106/1990 (Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy);
- the qualification has been awarded by a German institution, following the Italo-German Convention on the exemption from legalization of public documents - Law 176/1973.
You must bring the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
Course cost description:
Cost of the Degree Programme :
- EU students: 2061€
- Non-EU students from OECD countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Japan, Iceland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, United States, Switzerland and Turkey): 2100€
- Non-EU students from developing countries (http://www.unive.it/): 700€
- Students from all other countries: 1200€
In addition, Ca' Foscari offers students a variety of forms of financial aid: scholarships, exemptions and reduction of fees, student loans, prizes for outstanding dissertations and other forms of concession.
Some of the student loans involve agreements with banks allowing students to pay tuition fees on favourable terms. The most deserving students are entitled to an interest-free advance repayable a year after graduation.
Students are also given the opportunity to participate in forms of student collaborations involving paid jobs within the university.