Department of
Education, Psychology and Communication

Master's degree program in
Planning, Administration and Management of Social Policies and Services

a.y. 2020/21

Programme Description

The Master's Degree program in Planning, Administration and Management of Social Policies and Services runs over a two-year period and involves the acquisition of 120 credits, through eleven exams, training activities chosen by the student, two curricular internships, and the final degree examination.

The course curriculum, which involves a significant integration of theory and practice, allows students to acquire skills in relation to the planning, organization and evaluation of socio-welfare interventions and social policies, to develop coordination and management skills, through the in-depth study of disciplines related to different fields: that of the sociological and social services, the legal, the ethical-economic and, finally, the psycho-pedagogical fields. The related internship activity is carried out within public administrations (local social service offices, health authorities, local government offices, etc), private and Third Sector organizations (operating in the fields of personal services, care, therapy, education, and/or social inclusion ). It aims to foster the development of skills related to the cultural objectives of the Course, in view of the management of complex organizational issues and dynamics, in order to connect the planning of interventions and the range of services to be offered.

Admission to the course, which is limited to 100 students in the first year, is subject to the possession of certain requirements (for these, please refer to the relevant page on the University website) and to the verification of the applicant's personal preparation according to the procedures established annually by the University.

In order to promote the acquisition of in-depth knowledge regarding the planning of social policies, the management, organization and directing of complex services, the Course provides, in addition to curricular training activities aimed at acquiring specific skills, such as curricular internships, other integrated activities: workshops to reflect on and share one's internship experiences; programs aimed at the investigation and comparative analysis of good practices and territorial systems for personal services in countries other than Italy, including an International Forum on the Study of Social Policies in Southern Italy, for the comparison of good practices and territorial service systems in Italy and Germany.

Graduates of the Master's degree course are admitted to the State examination for the qualification to practice as a licensed specialist Social Worker, the passing of which allows enrollment in the Italian Albo degli Assistenti Sociali, Register of licensed Social Workers (Section A), established by the Ordine degli Assistenti Sociali (Order of licensed social workers).

Degree Programme

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