Department of Law and Political, Economic and Social Sciences
Piazza Ambrosoli, 8 Alessandria
Polo Universitario Rita Levi Montalcini, Piazzale De André
Prof. Chiara Bertone
This undergraduate degree course allows you to pursue a career as a social worker, providing you with a wide range of skills in the field. It is strongly interdisciplinary (with content in sociology, political science, social service, law, psychology, foreign language) to prepare you for:
- Resolving and preventing situations of distress/disadvantage for individuals, families, groups and communities
- Promoting and coordinating new organisations (including non-profit associations) within the integrated social welfare system
- Performing roles of organisation, planning and management of social services.
Internships totalling 450 hours and profession-based workshops allow you to put your knowledge into practice regarding the organisation of social services and relationships with users.
- An interdisciplinary and strongly practical course on tackling social problems and their intricacies
- Tutoring provided throughout the entire programme and internships
- Interactive teaching with the possibility of putting theory into practice during internships
- A lively learning environment, with cultural and social initiatives and constant learning opportunities
- Strong links with regional services, which are actively involved in the course, and lessons from expert users
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), Montpellier, Strasbourg.
- Germany: Treviri, Marburg.
- Lithuania: Kaunas.
- Malta: Malta (Msida).
- Poland: “Karol Adamiecki Economiczny” (Katowice), “Jagellllonsky” (Krakow), "Lazarki School of commerce and law" (Warsaw).
- Portugal: Castelo Branco, Lisbon, Porto.
- Romania: “1 Decembrie 1918” (Alba Iulia).
- Spain: Alicante, "Miguel Hernandez" (Elche), Jaen, Murcia, La Laguna (Tenerife), "Rovira i Virgili" (Tarragona).
- United Kingdom: Winchester.
Career and employment opportunities
After taking the State Exam, you are a qualified Social Worker
- Local Health Services (Psychiatry Services; Family Counselling clinics; addiction clinics; Hospital Social Services; Rehabilitation and functional re-education…)
- Regional Services (municipalities and consortiums; working with minors, adults…)
- Ministry of Justice
- Social cooperatives and foundations
- Industries and professional associations
The natural academic progression after a Social Work undergraduate degree is the Master’s degree in Society and Local Development, in the Social Work and Political Sciences programme (LM-87), allowing you to qualify as a Specialist Social Worker after taking the relevant State Exam.