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Social Work, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (QS) Brixen, Italy
European societies are going through significant change. The growing gap between the rich and the poor, conflicts between nations and ethnic groups and demographic change are all urgent issues that require targeted solutions by qualified professionals. The Bachelor in  Social Work at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is the one for you.
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We offer a 3-year Bachelor in  Social Work at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano that explores the main societal issues of our times: migration, poverty, mental health issues, addiction, disability. You will study these issues in depth and learn the most recent methodologies to tackle them.

You will acquire scientific knowledge and the skills required to fulfill the needs of citizens more effectively and to make a real contribution in addressing the most complex socio-political issues. Speaking German and English, besides Italian - the three languages in which the modules are taught - will enable you to be more sensitive towards cultural and linguistic difference.

Career opportunities

Graduates operate in many areas of social services, in this region and elsewhere. 

They're working for:

  • public or private social services providers
  • in childcare services
  • in youth support and family care services
  • in care for people with disabilities
  • in elderly care services
  • in prevention and rehab services for addictions
  • supporting refugees and migrants
  • supporting women who have been victims of abuse.

A professional graduate qualification in social work is becoming an essential requirement in order to start and manage self-help and community projects.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
    • Partially taught in Italian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Sociology
  • Introduction to Scientific Work and Qualitative Social Research
  • Quantitative Analysis of Social Phenomena and Population Dynamics
  • Social Work Theories, Principles and Ethics
  • General Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Juvenile and Family Law
  • Social Work in historical, inter- and transnational contexts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

To gain admission to the programme you need one of the following qualifications:

  • a secondary school leaving certificate (Italian system)
  • equivalent qualification obtained abroad.
Foreign school leaving certificates are considered equivalent if obtained after 12 years of education. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1348 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1348 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1348 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1348 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Bressanone - Brixen

  • 600 - 900 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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