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Sciences of Society and Social Service (Bachelor's Degree)

Ca’ Foscari University of VeniceVenice - ITALY

Field(s) of study: Social Sciences
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Bachelorsbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: -- €
Course cost: 1 844 €

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:

Available slots: 

Available spots: 105
Places available per academic year: 200

Program Language

  • Italian

Course length: 

  • 3 years (36 months)

Start of the program: 


Level of entry: 

A Level

This Bachelor's Degree Programme aims to understand social phenomena and social initiatives processes with an interdisciplinary approach. Throughout the three years you will gain legal skills (public, private and family law), knowledge of the historical evolution and the sociological dynamics of society (economic structure, market economy, labor market, inequalities, transformations of the family structure and relations, migrations, democracy, welfare state), and psychology know-how (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 with social workers as supervisors. Once graduated you will be able to design and manage social initiatives and operate within a network discovering the different actors and roles defining social workers.



The educational activities include classroom teaching, seminars and workshops.

During the whole university career, knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral exams.

As an integral part of the university education of students enrolled in Social Sciences and Social Work, a guided professional apprenticeship is included, lasting 450 hours, organized for groups of apprentices and divided into two modules, leading to a final written report and a merit evaluation.

The degree exam consists in writing a paper/thesis, that will be evaluated through methods similar to those of a written exam but without the student being present. Should the supervisor deem the oral discussion of the thesis to be necessary, he/she may require it.


Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

Bachelor's graduates are able to perform social work and intervention activities, operate on the territory on a network basis too and comply with roles and duties as defined in the social work professional profile.
Occupational fields provided for this professional profile may be: bodies, public administration, public and private organizations in which professional social work is required, non-governmental and third sector's organizations. First Cycle graduates may have access to professional licensing examinations leading to registration on the Italian roll of social workers (section B) and, once the examination has been passed, they gain the qualification of social worker.

Entry requirements

Entry qualification: High school / secondary education (or higher)
Language requirements:


B2 level is required.

As proof of Italian language level we accept the following international exams:

  • CELI
  • CILS

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.


B1 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.

Admission criteria: 

Students must have attended school for at least 12 years.
Students coming from countries where admission test to university is compulsory, must also submit a certificate attesting that they have passed it (i.e. Concurso Vestibular, Gao Kao minimum score 380, Pruebas de Selectividad, Veveosi Prosvasis, ecc.).
Admission is subjected to an entry test aiming at assessing the ability to understand, interpret and comment texts dealing with contemporary, social phenomena and problems. A certified knowledge of English language at least at B1 level is also required.
For more information, please consult the Admission Call on the website dedicated to the entry test
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
For NON-EU students residing outside Europe, the admission test will consist of participating in an interview with our Professors via Skype in order to verify the entry requirements and also the motivational and cultural skills acquired.

Course cost description: 

Cost of the Degree Programme :

  • EU students: 1844€ 
  • Non-EU students from OECD countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Japan, Iceland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, United States, Switzerland and Turkey): 1900€ 
  • Non-EU students from developing countries ( 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.