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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Bachelor in

Social Education

“I would like to study something that enables me to help others”. It is something that those working in our Advisory Service hear very often. If this is what you want, this study programme as a Social Educator is the right choice.

Course description

By attending this course, you will learn the theoretical basis and gain the practical skills required to work in the field of training people, of providing extra-curricular education and helping with social integration. You will work with children, teenagers or adults, with healthy people and those who suffer from illnesses or who have impairments. This study programme welcomes and gives value to the contributions made in different fields of study in order to train you to perform well in this profession. We have focussed on theoretical issues as well as on applied research and methodology.

The fact that the course is taught in three languages helps students develop a higher intercultural sensitivity.

Courses will definetely be starting

unibz guarantees to all freshers that courses will start as planned in Fall 2020 and that no student will be left behind. First year courses will be offered both on campus and online.

At a glance

Bachelor class: L-19
ECTS credits: 180
Duration of the course: 3 years
Courses will be taught in: Italian, German and English (trilingual)
Places available: 35 EU + 4 non-EU
Campus: Brixen-Bressanone
Tuition fees: €1,348.50 per year

Structure of the course

Fundamental disciplines such as Psychology, Sociology, Pedagogy and Anthropology will help you understand human behaviour and contextualise it from a social, economic, political and cultural point of view. You will gain specific skills through seminars centred upon research methodology, working with specific social groups, on how to activate participation and about a critical use of the media.

People

Degree Course director: Prof. Susanne Elsen (photo)
Student Representative in the Course Council: Evi Ploner

Peer tutoring

First-year students will be supported through a personalised tutoring aimed at welcoming them and guiding them in their educational path. Each student will be assigned to a peer tutor, who, for example, will assist them in organising their study activities, in choosing courses to attend or with general questions about student life at unibz.

Exchange programmes and internships

We currently offer exchange programmes with more than 30 partner universities all over the world and are part of a large network of collaboration with employers in Italy and abroad where you can undertake your internship. Experienced supervisors monitor and support students during their internship of 200 hours each in their 2nd and 3rd year.

Career opportunities

Our graduates are working as educators with children, young people, adults, the elderly, people with disadvantages and minorities. They also find jobs in organisations that provide social and health care, training, work advice, welfare or that support ex-convicts in their path to finding their place in society again. Other realms social educators can work within are the promotion of healthy lifestyles; multicultural education against racism; therapy for addictions in counselling and social services offered in various institutions.

Well prepared and ready for the job market. On the website of AlmaLaurea you can check statistical data about graduates’ satisfaction and their employability.

go to the survey (in Italian)

Nadia Vicari

KiSo project manager, Jugenddienst, Bozen-Bolzano

Dreisprachig studieren zu können spielte eine bedeutende Rolle bei meiner Studienwahl.  Das internationale Klima und die Sprachenvielfalt kennzeichnen die unibz und haben mich während meines ganzen Studiums begleitet. Dies gab mir die einzigartige Möglichkeit nicht nur meine Fremdsprachenkompetenzen zu vertiefen, sondern diese auch in meinem Fachstudium und im Alltag zu nutzen.

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Application and Admission

You can find all you need to know in order to apply and gain admission to this study programme by browsing through the information below.

Early Bird Application

Application: 02/03 - 28/04/2020 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 15 - 22/04/2020 (registration 31/03 - 07/04/2020)
Admission procedure: 11/05/2020
Publication of ranking lists: by 18/05/2020
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 28/05/2020 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: 15/07 - 27/07/2020 (by noon local time)

Late Application

Application: 20/05 - 09/07/2020 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 29/06 - 03/07/2020, if necessary, also on 04/07 or 06/07 (registration 25/05 - 19/06/2020)
Admission procedure: 20/07/2020
Publication of ranking lists: by 29/07/2020
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 06/08/2020 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: 29/07 - 06/08/2020 (by noon local time)

Preparatory courses and Freshers Days

Intensive language courses: 07 - 25/09/2020 (Monday to Friday, 8 h/day)
Freshers Days 29/09/2020

1st semester

Classes: 28/09 - 23/12/2020
Exams (extraordinary session): 14 - 23/12/2020
Holidays: 24/12/2020 - 06/01/2021
Classes: 07/01 - 16/01/2021
Exams: 18/01 - 13/02/2021

2nd semester

Classes: 22/02 - 01/04/2021
Holidays: 02/04 - 05/04/2021
Classes: 06/04 - 12/06/2021
Exams (extraordinary session): 17 - 29/05/2021
Exams: 14/06 - 10/07/2021

Autumn session

Exams: 23/08 - 25/09/2021

The Advisory Service provides support regarding your choice of study. In many cases a simple call or a short request is enough to get the relevant information (Tel. +39 0471 012100).