Local Development and Society

Degree programme
2-year Master’s
Course title (Classe)
LM - 87 (Servizio sociale e politiche sociali) e LM - 88 (Sociologia e ricerca sociale)

Unrestricted numbers.  For degree programme LM-87, students should hold an undergraduate degree in Social Work. For degree programme LM-88, students should hold an undergraduate degree[VC1] .

 [VC1]In Sociology????


Giurisprudenza e Scienze politiche, economiche e sociali


Student Services Office

Corso T. Borsalino, 42 - Alessandria

Teaching locations

Alessandria, via Cavour 84

Course Director

Key features

  • Interdisciplinary content: for a broad, non-sectorial approach
  • Transversal skills: digital organisation, data analysis and presentation, etc
  • Classroom and laboratory-based lessons for practical application and acquisition of soft skills required in the workplace
  • Scientific workshops and seminars, open to students
  • Remote attendance option for students who cannot participate in person
  • Opportunity to study abroad (with Erasmus and Free-Mover programmes)
  • Agreement with the MASL and MACOSS Master programmes, which recognise these course credits.


 If you are a Social Worker and wish to develop your professional career, Social Work LM-87 is the right course for you.

If you hope to take up a career in social work (whether in a public authority or private structure), or already work in the field and wish to develop your career, Social Work LM-88 suits your needs.


Erasmus partner institutions

  • Bulgaria: "National and World Economics" (Sofia). 
  • Czech Republic: Hradec, Masaryk (Brno). 
  • Finland: Tampere. 
  • France: Savoie (Chambéry), Sud-Toulon-Var (Tolone), Sophia-Antipolis (Nice), Rouen, Rennes I, Reims-Champagne-Ardenne (Reims), Catholique de Lyon, Paris Nanterres (Paris). 
  • Germany: Trier.
  •  Lithuania: Kaunas. 
  • Malta: Malta (Msida). 
  • Poland: “Karol Adamiecki Economiczny” (Katowice), “Jagellllonsky” (Cracovia), "Lazarki School of commerce and law" (Warsaw). 
  • Portugal: Castelo Branco, Lisbon, Porto.
  • United Kingdom: Winchester. 
  • Romania: “1 Decembrie 1918” (Alba Iulia). 
  • Spain: Alicante, "Miguel Hernandez" (Elche), Jaen, Murcia, La Laguna (Tenerife), "Rovira i Virgili" (Tarragona).

Career and employment options

Public Administration, Social-Healthcare Services, local health authorities, co-operatives, and non-profit organisations as well as private companies, are the main employment sectors. More specifically, you can pursue a career as:

  • expert in social policies or manager of local services
  • expert in social co-operatives and non-profit organisations
  • social policy and planning manager for public authority
  • manager in public administrations or private companies, or in the digital field
  • expert in social integration
  • expert in administration of migrant phenomena
  • analyst in research departments