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Info 2023/2024

Degree type
Bachelor degree course
Duration and credits
Free access
Teaching mode
Taxes and fees
From 0 to 3000 euros per year. Find out if you are entitled to scholarships and exemptions
International partnerships
Student exchange
Head of programme
To learn more about the Course visit the dedicated section
Degree programme table a.y. 2023/2024
Degree programme plan 2023/2024
Degree regulations 2023/2024

The course in brief


The degree course is aimed at training the social worker as a professional figure capable of working with competence and responsibility in the social services of the state, local authorities, the third sector, and public and private organizations. It aims to provide students with the cultural and scientific methods and content required by the professional area of social service.

Learning by doing

The course provides for the conduct of curricular professional internship activities and organizes seminar cycles aimed at enriching the student's education.

Professional outlets

The educational qualification is a prerequisite for entering the State Examination for registration in the Registry of Social Workers and for practicing in a variety of settings: public administration and the private sector.


The social worker

The social worker is a professional figure capable of working with competence and responsibility in the social services of the state, local authorities, the third sector, public and private organizations.

The course provides the cultural and scientific methods and content required to work in the social area. In particular, it aims to provide the skills necessary to

  • prevent and resolve problematic situations and distress of individuals, groups and communities in the context of the organized system of social resources
  • promote and coordinate new resources, including volunteer resources, in order to plan and implement integrated interventions between various areas
  • perform tasks of management, organization and planning of social services and contribute to the dissemination and management of information on services, users' rights, accompaniment of individuals in difficulty.
  • .

The teaching organization provides for the integration of the different disciplines dealing with problematic situations and social distress: sociological, ethical-philosophical, legal-economic, psychological and medical. Moreover, from the first year of the course, it combines theoretical moments with intensive internship activities.


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Dear Students, welcome to the graduate program in Social Work. Our community - students, faculty, tutors and all staff - is strongly committed to blending teaching with research and fostering your experience in the field of social services. The wide-ranging, multidisciplinary teaching offerings are accompanied by seminars, conferences, and study days, in which you can actively participate and which can enrich your preparation and expertise, allowing you to live and study in a friendly atmosphere, share our enthusiasm for knowledge, and enter the world of work, carrying out a profession to which the Italian legal system assigns functions of increasing importance in the social field.

Course Coordinator

Where we are

Lectures are held in the classrooms of the University Palace, Via Balbi 5, and at the educational hub of the former Albergo dei Poveri, Piazzale Emanuele Brignole 2, Genoa.

Department of Law
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova

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