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Bachelor's Degree in Global Communication Management

Official title

Pre-enrollment open

GCM
  • Modality
    In-person
  • Languages
    English
  • Duration
    4 academic years
  • Credits
    240
  • Date
    1st year students: September 9 / 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students: September 12
  • Shifts
    Morning
  • Planning

    8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Places
    60
  • Location

    Blanquerna-URL - Plaça Joan Coromines. 08001 Barcelona

  • Faculty

    School of Communication and International Relations

Who is it for?

The Global Communication Management degree is tailored to students who seek to thrive in an international academic environment, with all courses conducted in English. This program is designed for those eager to explore and understand global trends and challenges while aspiring to become adept professionals in the dynamic field of communication and management. Our program offers a personalized learning environment that encourages a broad perspective, allowing students to explore diverse interests. Here, you'll have the opportunity to delve into subjects related to international relations, communication, and business management, making it ideal for individuals with multifaceted interests seeking to excel in an ever-changing international market.

Great scope for professional growth

Global communication

Global Communication is at the heart of our program. Students delve into the intricacies of global communication through a range of subjects encompassing communication theories and geopolitics. In seminars, students gain hands-on experience by engaging in communication projects, made possible by our state-of-the-art TV and radio studios. Additionally, the mandate to learn a third foreign language underscores the international scope of this degree and immersive experience in the field of global communication.

International relations

Our program, offered by the School of Communication and International Relations, uniquely combines communication and international relations disciplines. This approach equips students with versatile skills and knowledge, preparing them to excel as professionals with a multidisciplinary skill set, including a strong foundation in public relations.

Business and marketing

The program integrates business and marketing seamlessly into its curriculum. Students explore subjects like statistics, digital storytelling, and marketing fundamentals and gain through mandatory internships within our extensive Blanquerna network invaluable real-world experience. Moreover, our program regularly hosts guest professors and speakers from the business and marketing sectors to enrich students' learning.

Discover your future career opportunities and advantages of studying Global Communication Management at Blanquerna-URL:

  • High employability: Graduating from our program boasts an impressive 89% certainty of employment rate, ensuring a promising career path
  • Versatile Career Prospects: Upon completion of this program, you will be well-equipped to excel in various professional domains, including:
    • Corporate Communications: Thrive in the communication departments of both national and international companies, business consultancies, and communication agencies
    • Management and Administration: Develop the skills needed to succeed in management and administration departments
    • Marketing Expertise: Master the intricacies of the marketing field, preparing you for roles in marketing, public relations, and the dynamic events sector
  • Quality Instruction in English: Classes are exclusively conducted in English
  • Active faculty: professionals of recognized prestige
  • Diverse learning environment with students from around the world
  • Extensive professional network and internship opportunities
  • ERASMUS partnerships with 58 universities worldwide
  • Multidisciplinary education covering communication, international relations, and business management
  • High-quality humanistic learning and practice-oriented teaching methodology
  • Small-sized seminars for personalized and enhanced learning experiences

Discover an enriching academic experience at Blanquerna-URL

Where our Global Communication Management program delivers comprehensive training across three crucial knowledge domains: Communication, Management, and International Relations.

In today's interconnected global landscape, cultivating expertise in global communication and gaining professional skills is paramount. Our curriculum places a strong emphasis on corporate communication, public relations, business and marketing, emerging technologies, humanities, and social sciences. Additionally, students have the unique opportunity to become proficient in one of the world's most globally relevant languages: Chinese, French, Spanish, or Arabic.

Throughout your educational journey, you'll immerse yourself in a learning environment where every course is conducted in English. Prepare to elevate your skills and embark on a future filled with limitless possibilities.

GCM

Key data

89%

employment rate (School overall, AQU data)

1.500

agreements with companies

58

international university agreements

100%

taught in English

A unique methodology based on personalized learning

At Blanquerna-URL, our unique approach blends traditional lectures with interactive seminars, forming the cornerstone of our commitment to personalized, high-quality education. In these seminars, students not only acquire academic and professional competencies but also have the opportunity for personal growth, enhancing both their soft and hard skills.

Blanquerna's master classes are a vibrant part of our program, led by guest professors who excel in international relations, management, or communication. These experts not only teach fundamental theory but also bring real-world insights from their extensive careers to the classroom. By introducing students to various professional domains, master classes inspire their interests and help them envision potential career paths, broadening their horizons and preparing them for global opportunities.

Seminars at Blanquerna are an integral part of our program, with a maximum of 12 students per seminar, ensuring personalized attention. These sessions encompass six hours a week and provide a practical dimension to the curriculum, emphasizing projects, presentations, debates, and group work. Seminar professors also serve as individual tutors, guiding students in their personal, academic, and professional development, fostering a supportive and interactive learning environment.

We offer extensive internship opportunities with agreements in place with over 1200 companies, including multinational corporations, private firms, and agencies. (Internships are a crucial component of the study program, with dedicated tutors to support and serve as points of contact during the experience.) Students have the flexibility to choose their preferred sector of interest, and the school ensures they are matched with the best-fitting internship opportunity for their desired career path.

At Blanquerna, the Erasmus program is expertly managed to provide personalized mobility opportunities. Erasmus becomes an option for students in their fourth year of study, offering a chance to experience international education. Blanquerna holds 58 international university agreements, demonstrating a commitment to ensuring that every student has the possibility to study abroad in their desired destination.

FPCEE Entrada

Study for a double major

Study for two majors simultaneously, consecutively or following a track tailored to you

News

estudiants internacionals

Students from abroad

Blanquerna is a university with an international vision. Every year, we welcome students from all over the world wishing to study a full bachelor degree at our center. You could be among them.

Academic information

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Curriculum

The Curriculum for the bachelor's degree in Global Communication Management is made up of basic, compulsory, and elective courses, internships, and a bachelor's thesis divided into 8 semesters (4 years) from September to May. Within this plan, you will be able to choose one of the various languages we offer (Arabic, Chinese or French) and the various elective courses that enable you to define your professional skills.

Credits

FirstSecondThirdFourthTotal
Final degree project 12 12
Core curriculum 38 16 6 60
Internships 12 12
Compulsory 22 44 39 45 150
Optional 3 3 6
Total 60 60 60 60 240

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
First semester
English I 4Core curriculum
Seminar I: Writing and Performance 8Compulsory
Contemporary History 6Core curriculum
Introduction to Economics 6Core curriculum
Political Philosophy 6Core curriculum
Second semester
English II 4Core curriculum
Seminar II. Writing and Performance 8Compulsory
Sociology 6Compulsory
Introduction to Law 6Core curriculum
Introduction to Political Science 6Core curriculum

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Third semester
Theory of Communication and Information 6Core curriculum
International Political Economy 6Core curriculum
Principles of Global Communication 6Compulsory
Seminar III: Global Communication Trends 8Compulsory
Second Language. This choice of subject area will be maintained throughout the entire course of studies 4Compulsory
Language III. Arabic 1
Language III. Spanish 1
Language III. French 1
Language III. Chinese 1
Fourth semester
International Trade 6Compulsory
Intercultural Communication 4Core curriculum
Teory of International Relations 6Compulsory
Seminar IV: Professional Communication Skills 8Compulsory
Digital Storytelling 3Compulsory
Fundamentals of Marketing 3Compulsory

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Fifth semester
Digital Content Management 3Compulsory
Communication Ethics 6Core curriculum
Theory and Techniques of Public Relations 3Compulsory
Seminar V: Business and Management 8Compulsory
Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences 3Compulsory
Communication Management in Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy 3Optional
Global Governance and Religions 3Optional
Second Language. This choice of subject area will be maintained throughout the entire course of studies 4Compulsory
Language IV: Arabic 2
Language IV: Spanish 2
Language IV: French 2
Language IV: Chinese 2
Sixth semester
Finances 3Compulsory
Global Project Management 3Compulsory
Seminar VI: International Project Management 8Compulsory
Internship 12Practicum
Second Language. This choice of subject area will be maintained throughout the entire course of studies 4Compulsory
Language V: Arabic 3
Language V: Spanish 3
Language V: French 3
Language V: Chinese 3

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Seventh semester
Communication Law 4Compulsory
Seminar VII: Leadership, Negotiation and Advocacy 8Compulsory
People Management 3Compulsory
Digital Marketing 4Compulsory
Programing Languages 4Compulsory
Final Degree Project I 6Final degree project
Eighth semester
International Marketing 4Compulsory
Seminar VIII: Global Communication Project and Planning 8Compulsory
International Business 3Compulsory
Data Science and Analytics 3Compulsory
Final Degree Project II 6Final degree project
Management in Corporate Communication and Public Relations 3Optional
Global Governance and Social Thought of the Church 3Optional
Second Language. This choice of subject area will be maintained throughout the entire course of studies 4Compulsory
Language VI: Arabic 4
Language VI: Spanish 4
Language VI. French 4
Language VI: Chinese 4

Internships, an experience to introduce you to the labor market

External internships at companies and institutions are a key part of the learning process. The School has agreements with upwards of 1,200 companies where students are prepared to face the working world.

  • The bachelor's degree ensures that each student will be able to do an internship within a company in positions related to their sector.
  • Each student will have a bachelor's degree advisor who will ensure they comply with the internship's objectives and make the most of the experience.
  • In addition to the compulsory or curricular internships, students will be able to do whichever voluntary internship they want from their third year onwards.
  • Our students will be able to do internships abroad, provided that health conditions permit it.

  • The student will have to demonstrate that they know how to join a professional team, where they will complete their training, providing the host organization with their skills.
  • Application, in the professional field, of the knowledge acquired by the student in the School.
  • Internships provide the student with an overview of the communication and operating dynamics of the medium, company, or institution where they are receiving work experience.
  • Start creating a network of professional contacts that can help them enter the workplace smoothly in the future.

Where can you do your internship?

Apartool · African Federation for Emergency Medicine · EADA · Expansoo · Interprofit · Just For Fun 360 · Play the game Agency · Qnary · Pauta Media · Raventós I Blanc (can Sumoi) · Sampling Innovations Europe · Sistemes de Restauració de Catalunya · The Label Edition · The Rendon Group · Value Retail Management Spain (La Roca Village) · British Chamber of Commerce · Futbol Club Barcelona · Laboratorios Ferrer Infernacional · The Label Edition · Galeria Mayoral · Acos Alliance · Mes Advocats · Bové Montero · Pierre & Vacances · UNHCR · Rabat · TOUS Aigües de Barcelona · Lima Appareil · Bocetto

There are two types of external internships: curricular and extracurricular.

Curricular internships are those that form part of our curriculum: these are compulsory internships that are taken in parallel to seminar VI during the second semester of third year and the elective ones taken during the first semester of fourth year. The seminar VI professor is the advisor who will supervise the evolution of the student in their internships and guide them throughout the process. In the fourth year elective courses, the internship coordinator will appoint a faculty member to conduct a follow-up of the student. In the company, students will also have an advisor appointed by the center who will supervise their learning.

Extracurricular internships are all others that the student can do electively outside the curriculum, although they also have an exclusively training and teaching purpose and will therefore be included in the European Diploma Supplement (EDS). In all cases, the internship must be compatible with the student's class hours. Internships may or may not be remunerated, depending on the company or institution.

In the following links you will find the program of the curricular internships.

  1. Compulsory internships.
  2. Elective internships.

Students also have the opportunity to do internships abroad through different agreements with companies via programs such as Erasmus+.

The curricular and extracurricular internships are regulated by point 17 of the school's academic regulations.

The student's advisor in the school will provide students with the criteria to follow to successfully pass the internship course and the parameters for drawing up the internship report. Here is the guide to writing the report.

This must be done by contacting the School's Internship Service.

The bachelor's degree thesis, the step prior to the labor market

The curriculum of the bachelor's degree in Global Communication Management includes a thesis, as a subject that students have to take in the fourth year of the degree. This work constitutes in itself a key instrument in the student's education, which has to allow them to integrate the learning acquired throughout the degree, to delve into the various areas of knowledge of global communication, to understand its transdisciplinarity, as well as to develop discursive and argumentative skills, analysis, use of sources of information and documentation, communication, initiative and autonomy.

The thesis is written during the fourth academic year and has its own seminar. The student decides the topic and type of thesis. To write the thesis, the student can decide to do a research project or design an intervention program that will be tutored throughout the academic year by a professor-tutor specializing in that area.

The topics may be related to any of the areas of the profession and, where applicable, may also be linked to the center where the student is doing the internship or to the School's research groups.

The project will be conducted in groups and will be written in English. In all cases, the project must include an English summary.

The bachelor's degree thesis will last two semesters and will be supervised by a professor-advisor, both individually and in the Seminar space.

Within this space, the process carried out is shared in groups, guidelines are established, and the activity is organized. These Seminar sessions will be alternated with individualized follow-up/tutoring (in which each advisor will personally follow up on the thesis).

The evaluation process will consist of three grading systems and assessment phases:

  1. The assigned tutor will continually monitor each project throughout the course. During this period, students are required to submit progress reports. The tutor will propose a grade based on the work completed during seminars and tutorials, accounting for 70% of the overall grade.
  2. The final evaluation will involve a presentation and public defense before an evaluation committee, comprised of two professors from the relevant field, one of whom may be the assigned tutor. The grade will be determined by consensus; in the absence of consensus, each panel member will assign a grade, and the average will be calculated, accounting for 30% of the final grade.

explicacio

Global communication, connection with the world

The cross-cutting nature of our studies provides a broad knowledge base for our students which, together with internships, brings them closer to the professional world. In the changing world of communication, management and internationalization, the student's high degree of employability is a guarantee of the studies received at Blanquerna.

FCRI MU ComunicacionPolitica

Head of communication and press

FCRI MU Estrategia

International communication planning

FCRI M RelacionsInstitucionals

Head of event management and planning

FCRI MU InternationalAffairs

Head of economics and business

FCRI M TransformacioDigital

Head of digital marketing

FCRI M GlobalCommunication

Head of public relations and strategy

FCRI MU PeriodismeAvançat

Head of communication and press

FCRI M ComunicacioCorporativa

International public bodies

fcri stock

Corporate governance

fcri stock

Global project management

fcri stock

Consultancy in communication, marketing and public relations

fcri stock

Account manager

FPCEE Oficina GE

Head of knowledge and educational programs

Digilab: Media, Strategy and Regulation

Digital analyst

Professora explicant als alumnes de l'aula

Foundations and non-governmental organizations

Alumnes a la Graduació Blanquerna 2019

A direct link to your future career

Our work doesn't finish the moment you graduate. The Alumni department will support you to enable us to achieve an employment rate of 90% of students in the first year after graduation

State-of-the-art equipment at the student's disposal

All the services you need during your course

Chancellor

Coordinator

Faculty

Francisco Javier Albarracin Corredor

Francisco Javier Albarracin Corredor

Judith Calzada Duaigües

Judith Calzada Duaigües

Elisabet Cantenys Doñate

Elisabet Cantenys Doñate

Daniel Esparza Olivero

Daniel Esparza Olivero

The Blanquerna-URL School of Communication and International Relations, well aware of the European scope of the studies it offers, has presented various projects in the field of internationalization since the 1997–1998 academic year, including mobility programs for students in the fourth year of the bachelor's degrees in Communication and Global Communication Management, and third-year students of International Relations, and the exchange program for professors and administrative staff.

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Canadà

  • Université du Québec à Montréal

Mèxic

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Xile

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Uruguai

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Veneçuela

  • Universidad Andrés Bello

Argentina

  • Universidad Católica de Córdoba
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Colòmbia

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Itàlia

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Bèlgica

  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
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França

  • École Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur de Paris
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Suïssa

  • Università della Svizzera Italiana

Portugal

  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
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Països Baixos

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Turquia

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Alemanya

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Corea del Sud

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Tailàndia

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Xina

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  • Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Sichuan International Studies University
  • Jinan University

Grècia

  • Panteion University Social and Political Science

Líban

  • Université Saint-Joseph, Beirut

Egipte

  • American University in Cairo

Taiwan

  • National Chengchi University College of Communication

Austràlia i Nova Zelanda

  • Curtin University, Perth
  • Australian Catholic University
  • Auckland University of Technology

Japó

  • International University Japan

Admissions calendar

The admissions process for the 2023-2024 academic year begins on November 7, 2022. After closing, pre-enrollment will remain open in those bachelor's degrees that have places available.

Admission pathways to the School's bachelor's degree studies

There are a number of different pathways for students to access a bachelor's degree at the School:

  • Successfully completed High School Diploma and University Entrance Exams. Students can access all the bachelor's degrees at the School from any of the High School Diploma options.

  • ​Foreign baccalaureate degree or high school diploma with the UNED credential. Students from education systems within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), or those with whom the Spanish State has an agreement, and international baccalaureate degree holders, must apply to the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) to obtain the credential certifying that they meet the requirements to access university studies within the state education system. They do not have to sit the University Entrance Exams; however, without the credential they will not be able to enroll in our bachelor's degrees. The education systems that can be accessed through this pathway are: Germany, Andorra, Austria, European Schools (European Baccalaureate), International Baccalaureate, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, China and Cyprus.

  • ​Convalidation of foreign Baccalaureate. Students from education systems outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that do not have an agreement with the Spanish State will be able to access our bachelor's degrees by presenting the convalidation of their Baccalaureate degree by the Ministry of Education of the Spanish State or the duly authorized Autonomous Communities, as is the case of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Proof of application for convalidation will be sufficient for students to enroll and begin taking a bachelor's degree course, however full enrollment is conditional on convalidation being confirmed. Bear in mind that convalidating studies can take more than three months to complete, so this process should be done in parallel with the admissions process to our bachelor's degrees. If the convalidation resolution is not obtained in the terms requested by the interested party, the results of any exams taken, or the enrollment made as a result thereof, are rendered null and void.

  • Mature student access for over 25s. All persons who are 25 years of age or older before October 1st of the calendar year in which the admission test is held may apply.

  • Access to the University by experience accreditation. Persons with professional and work experience pertinent to these studies but who do not hold an academic qualification that allows them to apply to the university through other pathways, and who are 40 years of age or older on October 1st of the academic year in which the course commences, can access bachelor's degree studies.

  • Mature student access for over 45s. Persons over 45 years of age who do not hold an academic qualification that allows them to apply to the university through other pathways, and who cannot prove professional or work experience, can access bachelor's degree studies through this pathway.
  • University studies begun but not completed. Students who have begun their university studies and wish to change their degree or their university may access a new degree via this option. At least 30 ECTS credits must be recognized for the new degree to be taken.
  • Completed university studies. If the student has previously completed any university degree, they can access all the degrees offered at the School.

Stages of the admission process

The admission process for bachelor's degree studies at the School is carried out in 4 stages:

  1. Pre-enrollment
  2. Admission test
  3. Admission resolution
  4. Enrollment

Pre-enrollment

Pre-enrollment entitles you to take part in the admission process and can be done virtually or in person.

Online pre-enrollment can be accessed from the pre-enrollment button on each bachelor's degree web page, or directly from here. You need to:

  1. Sign up on the unique registration system and create a username (if not previously obtained) and follow the instructions to completion.
  2. Make a payment of €100 (non-refundable fee for pre-enrollment rights and processing) can be made by credit or debit card, through a secure and confidential BBVA process.
  3. Upload the documentation, through the document repository, before the end date of the pre-enrollment process:
  • ID card (both sides)
  • Certificate of university admission test (PAU, CFGS...) if available at the time of pre-enrollment.

Note: For courses with more than one timetable option, admission is granted by order of conditional enrollment and persons completing enrollment in July, if a timetable choice is still available, must bear in mind that enrollment will be carried out by order of pre-enrollment.

In-person pre-enrollment can be done on-site at the School, by visiting the Student Information and Orientation Service (SIOE) and submitting the following:

  1. Provide the following documentation:
  2. Photocopy of ID card (both sides), passport or NIE residence card.
  3. Photocopy of the certificate of university admission test (PAU, CFGS...) if available at the time of pre-enrollment.
  4. Make a payment of €100 (non-refundable fee for pre-enrollment rights and processing) in cash or by credit/debit card, through a secure and confidential BBVA process.

Admission test

The Blanquerna School of Health Sciences has its own admission tests suitable for the degrees offered and these are held once pre-enrollment is completed. Applicants who pass the admission tests will be able to access enrollment, which remains conditional upon passing the University Entrance Exams (PAU) or completing their higher education training course. The test will be in-person. It will only be taken online if the prospective student resides abroad or in another autonomous community of Spain.

The planned schedule of admission tests is:

  • Admission test Saturday, February 17 at 10.00 am.
  • Admission test Wednesday, April 10 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Admission test Saturday, May 4 at 10.00 am.
  • Admission test Wednesday, May 29 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Admission test Friday, June 28 at 10.00 am.

After this date, in the event that there are places available in any bachelor's degree course, new admission tests will be scheduled. The date of this test is assigned upon pre-enrollment and is recorded on the corresponding pre-enrollment receipt, which students can always consult in their document repository. Students who reside outside Catalonia and Andorra and have proven difficulties in taking the test in person on the assigned day may change the date or request to do so online.

The admission test for bachelor's degrees in Communication comprises:

  • Text comprehension exercise.
  • Writing test. Spelling mistakes and expression will be assessed.
  • English proficiency test (not decisive for access, solely to assign a teaching level once the degree has begun).

The admission test for the bachelor's degree in International Relations, the bachelor's degree in Global Communication Management and the double bachelor's degree in Journalism and International Relations comprises:

  • International current and basic knowledge test.
  • Subject writing in English.
  • Grammar test.
  • An oral interview regarding the candidate's experiences, academic interests and general knowledge.

All this joint information determines whether or not the candidate is admitted to the degree. The student must demonstrate an overall English level of B2 in order to be admitted to the degree in International Relations (or the double degree in Journalism) and the degree in Global Communication Management.

For bachelor's degrees in Communication, it comprises:

  • An interview (which will be recorded with the candidate's explicit consent) and a comprehension and writing exercise.

At the start of the academic year, admitted students will have to take an English level test for the degrees in Communication, which will be in-person and will serve to assign the group of the compulsory subject.

For the bachelor's degree in International Relations, the bachelor's degree in Global Communication Management and the double bachelor's degree in Journalism and International Relations, the test comprises:

  • The candidate is given an interview with a language teacher by video conference. The interview is recorded (with the candidate's explicit consent) to be reviewed later by another member of the department or by the degree coordination team, where applicable.

The interview comprises three sections:

  • In the first section, the candidate has the opportunity to provide information about themselves, such as their academic interests, knowledge of languages, activities and future goals.
  • The second section enables the interviewer to gain an understanding of the candidate's level of English and thus ensure that they have the necessary skills to conduct all the activities and tasks that comprise a university degree that is taught entirely in English.
  • The last section examines the candidate's knowledge of current affairs and internationally important events, and the reasons for studying the degree.

All this information determines whether or not the candidate is admitted to the degree. The student must demonstrate an overall English level of B2 in order to be admitted to the degree in International Relations (or the double degree in Journalism). Subsequently, students admitted through the online test who enroll in the degree will be invited to Barcelona to complete the written part of the entrance test and to finish assigning them the corresponding level of English for the first semester. The grades for the compulsory English subjects from which a student is exempt are also derived from the entrance test. Together with the written part of the English test, they also take the current affairs test to assess their knowledge of internationally important events.

Admission resolution

A few days after taking the admission test, students will be informed, via email, of the admission resolution (suitable or not suitable). In the case of being deemed suitable for admission, in the same email students will be invited to enroll during the next enrollment call according to the places available, and instructions on when and how to enroll will be provided.
The criterion used to call admitted students for enrollment in the two enrollment periods (conditional and final) is by order of pre-enrollment. It is important to bear in mind one timetable option may fill up during the (conditional) enrollment period. Admission will be confirmed as final if the student delivers the necessary documentation with their university admission test, entrance exam or CFGS, and completes final enrollment.

Enrollment

Persons admitted for enrollment can choose between two options, depending on whether or not they already have an admission pathway:

  1. Conditional enrollment
    Possibility to enroll in the degree, before having passed the PAU or the CFGS.
    Enrollment will be conditional on the presentation of the corresponding admission pathway.
    This option secures the place and allows the student to choose their timetable, in the case of courses with morning and afternoon options, while places are available.
    In the event that the student does not secure the admission pathway, the enrollment fee is refunded, and they lose their place and timetable selection. If places remain available, applicants can stay on the waiting list until September and their enrollment fee will be held, but they will no longer have a preferential timetable choice.
    If a student does not obtain the admission pathway, the fee paid will be refunded.
  2. Definitive enrollment
    Enrollment is definitive if the student already meets the requirements for admission.
    Upon enrollment, students may secure the places and timetable options available.

Note: The criterion used to call admitted students for enrollment in the two enrollment periods (conditional and final) is by order of pre-enrollment. It is important to bear in mind one timetable option may fill up during the (conditional) enrollment period. Admission will be confirmed as final if the student delivers the necessary documentation with their university admission test, entrance exam or CFGS, and completes final enrollment in July.
Note: The required documentation must be uploaded through the document repository.

Studies can be paid upfront and/or in interest-free installments. If payment by installment is selected, upon enrollment the student will have two business days to pay 50% of the total cost of the enrolled credits, using their chosen form of payment; this payment will not be taken by direct debit. The remaining 50% is split into nine monthly installments, from October to June, payable by direct debit using the bank account number provided upon enrollment. Prices are updated each academic year.

Here you can find the general enrollment conditions for studies at the FCRI.

Once payment is made, the corresponding receipt of enrollment can be viewed in the student's document repository and via the student's portal.

Foreign students

For the foreign student admission process, the following considerations and requirements must be taken into account in accordance with the prevailing regulations.

Students must apply to the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) to obtain the credential certifying that they meet the requirements to access university studies within the state education system (UNED Credential). They do not have to sit the University Entrance Exams; however, without the credential they will not be able to enroll in our bachelor's degrees.
The education systems that can be accessed through this pathway are: Germany, Andorra, Austria, European Schools (European Baccalaureate), International Baccalaureate, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, China and Cyprus.

Can access our bachelor's degrees by presenting the convalidation of their Baccalaureate qualification by the Ministry of Education of the Spanish State or the duly authorized Autonomous Communities, as is the case of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Proof of application for convalidation will be sufficient for students to enroll and begin taking a bachelor's degree course, however full enrollment is conditional on convalidation being confirmed. Bear in mind that convalidating studies can take more than three months to complete, so this process should be done in parallel with the admissions process to our bachelor's degrees. If the convalidation resolution is not obtained in the terms requested by the interested party, the results of any exams taken, or the enrollment made as a result thereof, are rendered null and void. For any doubts or queries about the pre-enrollment or enrollment process, please contact the admissions department/academic secretary: [email protected]

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For any doubts or queries about the pre-enrollment or enrollment process, please contact the School's Student Information and Orientation Service: [email protected].

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Course fees are paid in installments without any interest. At the time of enrollment, 50% of the total cost of the credits for which the student is enrolled must be paid*; the remaining 50% is split into nine monthly installments (from October to June) payable by direct debit.

The tuition fee / credit of degrees is regularized each academic year for all courses.

Tuition fee

€193.12
Tuition fee per credit
€11,587.20
Total first-year tuition fees for 2024-25
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As the European Union points out, gender equality is not only a matter of social justice but also affects the results of teaching and research. Promoting gender equality in research and innovation is one of the European Commission's commitments, and it supports the explicit integration of a gender perspective in Horizon 2020 projects. However, this recommendation is often poorly understood and misapplied. Various documents are presented here with a view to contributing to a better understanding and application of the gender perspective in teaching and research.

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