1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor in Expert In Social And Cultural Education

Degree programme

Programme type 1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8777
Degree Programme Class L-19 - Education and training
Years in which the programme is being held

1°, 2° e 3°

Type of access Restricted access
Place of teaching Rimini
Degree Programme Director Giovanna Guerzoni
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission requirements

1. Admission to the degree programme is subject to possession of a five-year secondary school diploma or suitable equivalent qualification obtained abroad, or a four-year secondary school diploma and diploma for the relative supplementary year, or where this is no longer active, students admitted will be assigned additional learning requirements.

2. Restricted access

Locally, the degree programme restricts the number of students (art. 1 L. 264/99) according to the resources available.

The number of students who may enrol and the process of selection will be published every year by a special Call for applications. It is a unique Call for both Campuses: the Campus in Bologna and the Campus in Rimini.


3. Knowledge requirement

One also needs the following:

- command of grammar and syntax in written and spoken Italian;

- the ability to grasp the central import of a spoken or written message;

- the ability to argue one's own case on a subject one knows;

- the ability to pick out the main differences between different theories regarding one and the same topic.

4. Knowledge assessment

With a view simply to testing whether the candidate possesses the knowledge needed for access, a pass-mark is set in the access test to this restricted-access degree programme.

Students who score lower than the pass-mark yet are admitted will be set an Additional Learning Requirement (known as an ‘OFA').

5. OFAs

Those scoring below the pass-mark will be set an OFA to improve their communications skills and inductive/deductive logic.

The Degree Programme will arrange a specific catch-up course; attendance is not compulsory but warmly recommended. For this OFA there will be a specific exam to pass.

The procedure for the OFA test will be decided in good time by the Degree Programme Board and published on the degree programme website.

The OFA is likewise deemed to have been fulfilled if all the first-year activities have been completed, with the exception of any elective course units.

Failure to make the OFA grade by the official deadline published on the University Portal means having to re-enrol for the year in question.

6) Ascertaining language skills

To be admitted to the programme you need to possess an A2 level of English as certified by the University Language Centre.

Students possessing the equivalent language certification may be exempted.

Those whose English is shown by the test to be lower than A2 will be marked as having an initial deficiency in language. Making good the deficiency is a prerequisite for taking further exams.

A test of B1 level English is scheduled for the first year of the Degree Programme in Social and Cultural Education and this is a pre-requisite for all third-year exams. This means that students who had a deficiency in English (lower than A2) may not sit any third-year exams until they have passed the B1 level exam scheduled for the first year.

Programme profile

Specific learning outcomes of the Programme

The degree programme in Social and Cultural Education aims to produce a specific professional profile for community work in the twofold field of social and health services and recreational, cultural and environmental education.

Social and social-health workers will develop the knowledge and practical strategies to work with the many conditions of psycho-social distress and marginality, as well as in prevention and social inclusion, teaming with other professionals.

As recreational, cultural and environmental educators, they will develop the knowledge and practical strategies to promote and run services in the community to foster local cultural growth, and raise awareness of issues concerning the natural and cultural environment and how to protect and safeguard it.

Graduates in Social and Cultural Education complete their studies with knowledge of foreign languages to level B1. Study of these may include acquisition of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and compulsory attendance of lessons, following a study programme to be specified as and when the Academic Bodies decide.

The curriculum thus includes core subjects in education science, as well as history, philosophy and law, tailored to the professional profile being produced by the programme.

Expected learning outcomes

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Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica/magistrale) and master universitario di primo livello.

Career opportunities

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