Sociological sciences

First cycle degree

Class: L-40 - Sociology

Duration: 3 years

Branch: Padova

Language: Italian

Open access with assessment test

Number of non-EU students resident abroad: 4

of which Chinese ("Marco Polo" Programme): 1


Brief overview of the course

Characteristics and objectives
The course offers a sound background in Sociology, with specific attention paid to the methodology used.
Students are expected to develop both the sensitivity and competence typical of sociology also by interacting with competences from other professional and disciplinary areas, and to familiarise themselves with the different techniques, both qualitative and quantitative, which are typical of the sociological analysis.
A Degree in Sociological Sciences is highly multidisciplinary aiming at preparing students critically to complete their background with knowledge and competences from other disciplines.

Occupational opportunities
This degree course develops competences to analyse databases and to manage innovation on the markets, in addition to organizational and labour dynamics. It also fosters knowledge for the production and analysis of communicative interaction in complex systems and it develops analytical and planning skills for services aimed at improving the citizens’ wealth, social integration, the promotion of human rights and recognising identities, with special attention on migration processes and the creation of intercultural social situations.
A graduate in Sociological Sciences can enter the labour market by working in: private companies, local and national public bodies, local health authorities, not-for-profit and social cooperation associations; public and communication offices; research offices and offices for the planning of social services and public policies; HR offices, training, selection and cultural mediation; market research institutes and agencies carrying out surveys; social research institutes with operational duties which are in charge of collecting and elaborating data.
The competencies gained are the basis for a possible further specialization with second-cycle sociological degrees.

Access procedures
The course offers direct access to the second-cycle interclass degree course in “Cultures, Education and Global Society”.

Course full details