The Innovation and Research for Social Work and Social Education programme from Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, emphasizes the development of research skills and competences for the innovative management of social services.
In South Tyrol, special attention has traditionally been paid to the welfare of citizens. At a time when the challenges for social services are growing faster than the resources available, innovative approaches are needed while resources must be used in an effective and sustainable way.
The aim of this programme is to educate social work professionals who can plan, implement and evaluate the participatory and innovative development of social services. The master programme is aimed at graduates of bachelor programmes as well as at experienced professionals with an interest in further studies in social work.
Structure of the course
In addition to the core areas of social work and social policy, the curriculum is enriched by courses in law, economics and administration as well as psychology, ethics, anthropology and pedagogy, which are tailored to the educational objectives of the programme. Its structure fosters the development of students’ own research projects and provides various skills needed for the innovative management of social services.
Graduates will work in management and advisory positions in public and private social services as well as in related areas of education and health care. They are particularly qualified for research-based planning, development and evaluation of innovative forms of service provision and organisation in all fields of social work.
They have professional attitudes and skills for working with vulnerable people affected by social inequalities, exclusion and discrimination, as well as skills for innovative social planning and social policy making.
- Theory and Research in Social Work
- Community Work and Participation
- Social Policy and Welfare Production
- Quantitative Methods and Social Research
- Labour Dymanics, Social Security and Administrative Action
- Psychology of Care and Personnel Development in Social Work
- Participatory Design and Evaluation of Innovative Social Interventions and Services
- Values and Ethics in Cultural and Professional Contexts
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
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Applications for the 2022 intake are open from 1 March to 28 April 2022 for both EU and non-EU citizens, and from 19 May to 8 July 2022 for EU citizens only.
DisciplinesEducation Social Work
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
To gain admission to this programme you need one of the following qualifications:A Bachelor in one of the following subject areas:
- Social Work
- an equivalent qualification gained abroad
the main teaching language in your final high school year if German, Italian or English
Entry level (to gain admission)
- 1st language: C1
- 2nd language: B2
- 3rd language: no level required
International1350 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1350 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA1350 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1350 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Bolzano - Bozen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.