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Social Service, Inequalities and Social Vulnerability

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What is the objective of the course? What is it?
What does it train you for?

This course aims to train professionals capable of carrying out social territorial analysis and performing managerial roles in local government and private or tertiary sector organisations, in Italy and abroad, working in the social services or more generally in processes of social development or human and community promotion. The approach is interdisciplinary, and pays particular attention to disciplines aimed at understanding social processes and the appropriate construction of social policies revolving around local authority functioning, organisational management problems, coordination and organisation of territorial interventions coordination and management of cooperation organisations and the tertiary sector, together with international careers in non-governmental organisations in the humanitarian field, community development projects and action on migratory flows in Italy and abroad.

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What do you learn?

There is a close connection between professional social service disciplines and other fields. These include: the sociology of family relationships, development and migration, marginality and vulnerability; social policy, social cooperation and the tertiary sector; private law and administrative law (with a focus on: migrants, minors, gender, local authorities); business organisation for the management of interventions in the territory and public, cooperation and tertiary sector organisations; social psychology; political science (for the analysis of local social policies); human rights (also in relation to the management of migration flows). Course traineeships (12 ECTS) are designed to test advanced skills and tasks (social research, design, management and social service evaluation).

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What can you do with it?

This Master Degree in Social Work provides graduates with access to the State Examination for registration in section A of the Professional Register of Social Workers. Graduates find employment in public, private and tertiary sector organisations and in the liberal professions. Graduates perform the following in a working context:

  • planning, design, management (services, projects, organisations);
  • coordination of services and community development projects;
  • quality analysis and assessment (services, projects, organisations);
  • supervision of internships for students in the LM-87 class;
  • social and social work research;
  • teaching and training related to social policies and social work.