Master in Social Sciences in Italy

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Social Sciences

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

Social Sciences programs usually include courses in psychology, sociology and ethics that teach students how to channel their natural compassion into useful, effective action that helps vulnerable populations such as abuse victims, substance abusers, criminals and the disabled. Career opportunities include treatment facilities, home healthcare, non-profit organizations and government agencies.

Officially known as the Italian Republic, the country is found in southern Europe. The official language is Italian and the cultural rich capital is Rome. Many of the world's oldest universities are located in Italy, in particular the University of Bologna (founded in 1088). There are three Superior Graduate Schools with "university status", three institutes with the status of Doctoral Colleges, which function at graduate and post-graduate level.

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Master In Public Policy and Social Change (MAPS)

Collegio Carlo Alberto
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Turin

MAPS is promoted by the University of Torino and held at Collegio Carlo Alberto. It is an Advanced Master's programme, open to students with a 4-years full-time Bachelor's degree, or a Bachelor plus Master's degree in social sciences (including economics and business administration), statistics, law, humanities and the like. MAPS trains highly motivated students in the processes of social change in European societies and... [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Italy 2017. MAPS is promoted by the University of Torino and held at Collegio Carlo Alberto. It is an Advanced Master's programme, open to students with a 4-years full-time Bachelor's degree, or a Bachelor plus Master's degree in social sciences (including economics and business administration), statistics, law, humanities and the like. MAPS trains highly motivated students in the processes of social change in European societies and the public policies to meet these challenges at the national, European and global level. MAPS graduates receive an Advanced Master's Degree from the University of Torino. All courses are taught in English. MAPS aims to provide an in-depth understanding of: globalization trends and their consequences for public policy at national and European level; European governance and the politics of European policymaking welfare state challenges and developments in a global perspective; current socioeconomic and demographic change trends; the ongoing tensions between economic and social policies in Europe. MAPS graduates are able to: identify and analyze in a sophisticated way economic, social and demographic change and its consequences for European societies, the interdependencies between different policy areas and the interactions between different levels of governance; assess the outcomes of existing national and European public policies and envisage the regulatory instruments needed to meet ongoing challenges through innovative and evidence-based public policy; select and apply the most appropriate methods, frameworks and tools for social and policy analysis Why MAPS it offers deep understanding of the processes of economic and social change in European societies (including demographic and migration trends) in the context of globalization; it sharpens your capacity to analyze global and EU governance in its interchange with national systems of governance; it makes you focus on comparative and international political economy, looking at the interplay between economic, social and political processes; it provides you with thorough expertise in the institutions, actors, processes and content of policymaking in the European Union; it trains you to strong interdisciplinarity and an empirical approach it involves you in a highly profiled international research community at the Collegio, comprising a dynamic and cosmopolitan research and teaching environment it provides you with personalized tutoring throughout the whole year spent at the Collegio Scholarships A limited number of tuition waivers and scholarships are available. For students who apply for tuition waivers or scholarships application deadline is 15 May 2016. Afterwards, a rolling application will be kept open until 31 August 2016. Core courses Core Courses provide students with the empirical knowledge and interpretative skills necessary to understand and compare European institutions and governance, public and social policies, social changes, global and comparative political economy, and to build connections between democracy, welfare and capitalism. Topics in socioeconomic and demographic change This module analyzes changes within family and gender relations, demographic, migration and labour market trends, with a focus on public policies. Methods for social and policy analysis The Methods module provide students with the toolbox required to carry out policy oriented analysis, evaluation and research. Workshops Workshops address specific issues in contemporary labour markets, inequality and poverty, global and European economic and social policy, the future of welfare states in the global economy, the role of China in the new political economy, the political economy of East Asia. Master's Paper By the end of the academic year, students will be expected to write a final Master’s paper, complying to international scientific standards. Students who are interested in a more applied track, envisaging a career in the world of practice, may opt for doing an internship instead of writing a Master’s paper. This option must be clearly specified when applying to the programme. Seminars (Politics & Society) The programme is complemented by the seminar series in Politics and Society which brings at the Collegio world-class scholars and policymakers. Placement Both the Collegio and the University of Torino have a standing tradition in organizing career days, meetings with former Alumni and interviews to facilitate the direct contact between students and perspective employers. All MAPS students will benefit from such available services. Careers MAPS graduates will master the complexity of European and global social challenges. They may find employment as analysts, project officers or policymakers, in the private and public sector, in applied research, in social research institutions, public administrations, European and international institutions, NGOs. MAPS graduates are fully qualified for starting an academic career in any international academic institution. [-]

reCity - European Joint Master Course in City Regeneration

fisD consortium
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5 years December 2016 Italy Catanzaro + 1 more

the design of city regeneration, pursued with an holistic approach based on improving the beneficiaries’ competences necessary to be key actors within the advanced process of sustainable urban development and renewal, in terms of design, communication, building and management of the contemporary city. [+]

Growing population, immigration, uncontrolled urbanisation, pollution, mono-functional areas abandoned, heritage threatened, urge new solutions posing monumental challenges in terms of housing, transport, energy, environment, health and social inclusion. It becomes crucial a regeneration of the city. This is the issue addressed in the world-class Master Course named reCity. A course created for a new generation of professionals who want to design and share innovative ideas supporting communities, stake-holders and political leaders towards more sustainable cities. Focus of the reCity, is the design of city regeneration, pursued with an holistic approach based on improving the beneficiaries’ competences necessary to be key actors within the advanced process of sustainable urban development and renewal, in terms of design, communication, building and management of the contemporary city. The reCity objective is to deepen university study and work experience, integrating them with interdisciplinary skills. The aim is to build the professionalism required in the labour market for successful employment in a wide range of contexts related to city regeneration projects. In the reCity, students, eligible from all over the world, work in cross-disciplinary teams, consider issues from multiple perspectives, gain insight from industry leaders, link up with networks and emerge with a portfolio of projects. Structure An excellent full-time two-year postgraduate master course. 120 ECTS over 4 semesters. An integrated, research-led & job-oriented curriculum with lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratories, workshops, working groups, mobile learning, field trips, internship and project-works. English is the official language. Students also have the opportunity to learn the local language and culture, to enhance their experience. Mobility is one of the master course’s features. In the first semester, students are based in Catanzaro (Italy); during the second semester they can choose to move to one location of a Partner of the FISD, where they stay until the third semester. In the fourth semester, they undertake an internship at enterprises/practices in Europe and come back to Italy to complete their research-based thesis. EU students may also visit a partner in a third-country. Consortium The reCity is implemented by a non-profit transnational Consortium named fisD - Integrated Higher Education of Design, founded in 2001 at Catanzaro, Italy. It is made up of leading universities, organisations, companies and non-profit institutions. The fis’D, through the Liaison Secretariat, welcomes students and offers a comprehensive service pack. Particular assistance is given for housing and integration into daily life, including special attention for equal opportunities and families. Scholarships are available for selected eligible candidates. A computer laptop (MacOS) or an iPhone / iPod is also provided to each student. Applicants should have at least a Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 180 ECTS credits in three years) in related fields. Successful graduates are awarded with a joint Master Degree. The reCity Director is Ivan Alfieri. Duration 3000 hours in 2 years, 120 ECTS. The 2014 edition begins in December 2014 and ends in September 2016. The deadline is scheduled for 28th November 2014. Institutions Coordinating Institution FISD Consortium - Integrated Higher Education of Design, Catanzaro (Italy) Partners - ISIA - Higher Institute for Artistic Industries, Urbino (Italy) - NIT - National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur (India) - ULHT - Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias Portugal Associated Partners - iMED - Mediterranean Institute of Design, Catanzaro (Italy) - REGCAL - Region of Calabria, Catanzaro (Italy) Language policy English is the official language in the reCity EJMC. It will be used to communicate with institutions, students, scholars, staff and most of all for teaching. All oral and written examinations, presentations, home-works and the final thesis will be strictly in English. Consequently, good English language skills are required. Therefore, it’s mandatory to attend a levelling course in English language organised by FISD Consortium in September 2014, and other language courses implemented during the master course, for students who are non-native speaker and who do not have certified language competences as follows: In English - IELTS certification (Academic test module) with a score greater than or equal to 7; - TOEFL certification with a score greater than or equal to 94. In other European languages, according the reCity mobility tracks - CEFR certification with a score greater than or equal to B2. In addition to the levelling course, during the academic year: - conversational groups will be instituted, conducted and moderated by a tutor, in order to motivate students to practice English; - if students require an IETLS test, they will be assisted (the cost for the test is not included in the participation costs). Moreover, to enhance their experience, FISD offers students language training at every hosting countries, starting with Italian in Catanzaro, continuing with other languages of the Consortium. These courses should deepen the knowledge of all selected students. But it should also raise the possibility to explore one of the most important parts of a culture, the language. This also will offer students the chance to gain competencies in local languages and to engage effectively with the communities they are living and working within. Funds and fees The reCity EJMC is partially funded by institutions, foundations, companies and/or individuals through donations. The remainder is funded by participation costs paid by the selected candidates. The participation costs for the 2014 edition of the reCity EJMC, are: - Category A students, € 8.000 per year; - Category B students, € 4.900, per year. Category A students are defined as students who come from a country other than an eligible applicant country (eligible applicant countries are all 28 EU Member States plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries.
 Category B students are defined as students who do not fulfil the Category A criteria mentioned above, and in details they are students who are either residents or have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of the EU Members States, Liechtenstein, Iceland or Norway. [-]