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Bachelor's Degree in International Relations

Official title

Pre-enrollment open

Grau en Relacions Internacionals
  • Modality
    In-person
  • Languages
    English
  • Duration
    4 academic years
  • Credits
    240
  • Shifts
    Morning
  • Schedule

    8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Date
    1st year students: September 9th / 2nd, 3rd and 4th students: September 12th
  • Places
    80
  • Location

    Blanquerna-URL - Plaça Joan Coromines. 08001 Barcelona

  • Faculty

    School of Communication and International Relations

Who is it for

The Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations promotes the bachelor's degree in International Relations to respond to the growing demand for professionals specializing in international affairs in the public sector, the private sector, multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, foundations, think tanks and the communication sector.

We train professionals and researchers in international relations in order to work in the foreign political, economic, cultural and communication sectors of governments, multilateral organizations, multinational corporations and business internationalization projects, in addition to in development cooperation organizations.

Great areas to grow professionally

The bachelor's degree in International Relations prepares students with the knowledge and professional skills to undertake and manage projects in the area of international relations.

International affairs

Multilateral organizations

Non-governmental organizations

Foundations

Think tanks

Communication sector

If you choose Blanquerna's degree in International Relations, you choose…

A guaranteed future career.

  • International approach.
  • First accredited bachelor's degree in International Relations in Catalonia.
  • Practice-oriented teaching methodology.
  • Working professors: renowned professionals.
  • Expansive network of businesses and internships. We train professionals and specialists
  • Innovative facilities and state-of-the-art equipment for students.
  • Humanistic learning: rigorous and high-quality (two years in common with the bachelor's degrees in communication).
  • Seminars: proximity and tutoring of the student.
Seminari Biblioteca FCRI

Specializations

International politics

Specialization in aspects related to European policies, international civil service, consultancy, social and humanitarian action, culture and the environment.

International economics

Specialization in aspects related to the international private sector and development cooperation.

Communication

Geared towards public affairs, international corporate communication, marketing and market consulting and international events.

Excellence data

89%

of occupational integration

1.500

agreements with companies

58

international university agreements

100%

taught in English

A unique methodology based on personalized learning

The Blanquerna methodology is based on seminars, a core element in achieving personalized and qualitative learning and holistic training that includes not only academic and professional competencies but also personal and human skills.

Master classes

With a focus on subjects with a theoretical component, master classes are taught by professionals and experts in a particular field, who offer guidance and support to their tutees in their particular disciplines, and build an ongoing academic and personal development relationship.

Seminars

Seminar tutors work 6 hours a week with a maximum of 12 students. This establishes a relationship of trust between tutor and tutee and allows the monitoring of each tutees' progress. These sessions also help students to see the connections between what they are studying and their future professional careers.

Internships

We have agreements with leading multinational companies in the country, as well as private companies, and internal and external communication, business, marketing and public relations departments. The School has an agreement with more than 1,200 companies.

Studies abroad

Studying abroad is a life-changing experience. We offer you the opportunity to take part in various exchange programs and internships abroad, as well as to participate in a variety of international cooperation programs.

FPCEE Entrada

Study for a double major

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

Notícies

estudiants internacionals

Foreign students

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

Seminari incubadora FCRI

Curriculum

The Curriculum for the bachelor's degree in International Relations 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 the different languages you will want to learn (Arabic, Chinese or French), the area-specialization seminars, and the various electives courses according to the professional profile you want to specialize in. You can see it in detail below:

Summary

FirstSecondThirdFourthFifthTotal
Core curriculum 50 18 6 74
Compulsory 24 55 65 33 24 201
Optional 6 18 3 27
Internships 12 12
Final degree project 20 20
Total 74 73 71 63 53 334

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
First semester
Essentials of Economics 6Core curriculum
Political Philosophy 6Core curriculum
Contemporary World History 6Core curriculum
Seminar I: Communication Skills and International current events 8Core curriculum
Language I, 1. This choice of subject area will be maintained throughout the entire course of studies
Language I: English for I.R. 1
Language I. Spanish for I.R. 1
Second semester
Sociology 6Core curriculum
International Law 6Core curriculum
Political Science 6Core curriculum
Seminar II: The Actors of International Relations 8Compulsory
Language I, 2. This choice of subject area will be maintained throughout the entire course of studies
Language II: English for I.R. 2
Language II. Spanish for I.R. 2

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Third semester
Theories of International Relations 6Compulsory
The European Union 6Compulsory
International Political Structure 6Compulsory
Seminar III: Conflict Anlysis 8Compulsory
Language I, 3. This choice of subject area will be maintained throughout the entire course of studies
Language III: English for I.R. 3
Language III: Spanish for I.R. 3
Fourth semester
Seminar IV: Geopolitics 8Compulsory
Global Political Economy 6Core curriculum
Foreign Policy 6Core curriculum
Research Techniques and Statistics 6Core curriculum
Language II, 1. This choice of subject area will be maintained throughout the entire course of studies
Language IV: Arabic 1
Language IV. French 1
Language IV. Chinese 1

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Fifth semester
Human Rights and Ethics 6Compulsory
Seminar V: Regional Studies I 8Compulsory
Language II, 2. This choice of subject area will be maintained throughout the entire course of studies
Language V: Arabic2
Language V. French 2
Language V. Chinese 2
Option 1. Select one subject
International Trade and Finance
Peace and Security
Option 2. Select one subject
Democracy and Democratization Processes
Theories of Communication
Option 3. Select one subject
Gender and International Relations
Global Society and Technology
Option 4. Select one subject
Communication Management in Public Affairs
Global Governance and Religions
Sixth semester
Seminar VI: Regional Studies II 8Compulsory
Applied Methodology for Projects 3Compulsory
Language II, 3. This choice of subject area will be maintained throughout the entire course of studies
Language VI. Arabic 3
Language VI. French 3
Language VI. Chinese 3
Option 5. Select one subject
Development Economics and International Development Cooperation System
Foreign Policy of Great Powers
International Relations and Big Data
Option 6. Select one subject
Diplomacy
Regional Economic Integration and EU Economics
Marketing
Option 7. Select one subject
Cultural Diversity
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
Option 8. Select one subject
Migration & Demographic Trends
International Business
Option 9. Select one subject
EU Law
EU Foreign Policy

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Seventh semester
Lobby and Advocacy 3Compulsory
Project Management & International Tenders 3Compulsory
Negotiation & Leadership 3Compulsory
Global Intelligence 3Compulsory
Seminar VII: Internship Follow-Up 4Compulsory
Professional Internships 12Practicum
Eighth semester
Seminar VIII: Academic Project Development 8Compulsory
Final Degree Project 8Final degree project
TeLanguage II, 4. This choice of subject area will be maintained throughout the entire course of studiesned throughout the entire course of studies
Language VII. Arabic 4
Language VII. French 4
Language VII. Chinese 4
A Optional 10. Select one subject not previously taken
Development Economics and International Development Cooperation System
Foreign Policy of Great Powers
International Relations and Big Data
A Optional 11. Select one subject not previously taken
Diplomacy
Regional Economic Integration and EU Economics
Marketing
A Optional 12. Select one subject not previously taken
Cultural Diversity
Migration & Demographic Trends
International Business
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
A Optional 13. Select one subject not previously taken
EU Law
Migration & Demographic Trends
International Business
EU Foreign Policy

Summary

FirstSecondThirdFourthTotal
Core curriculum 46 24 70
Compulsory 14 36 48 34 132
Optional 12 6 18
Internships 8 8
Final degree project 12 12
Total 60 60 60 60 240

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
First semester
Language I: English for I.R. 1 4Compulsory
Political Philosophy 6Core curriculum
Fundamentals of History 6Core curriculum
Introduction to Economics 6Core curriculum
Seminar I: Methodology & Linguistic Expression 8Core curriculum
Second semester
Language II: English for I.R. 2 4Compulsory
Contemporary History 6Core curriculum
Introduction to Law 6Core curriculum
Seminar II: International Current Events 8Core curriculum
Introduction to Political Science 6Compulsory

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Third semester
Language III: English for I.R. 3 4Compulsory
International Public Law 6Core curriculum
International Political Economy 6Core curriculum
History of I.R. 6Core curriculum
Seminar III: Introduction to I.R. 8Compulsory
Fourth semester
Language IV
Language IV: Arabic 1
Language IV. French 1
International Commerce 6Core curriculum
International Political Structure 6Compulsory
Seminar IV: Conflict Analysis 8Compulsory
Theory of I.R. 6Compulsory

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Fifth semester
Language V
Language V: Arabic2
Language V. French 2
International Organizations 6Compulsory
Seminar V: Regional Studies I (Middle East & North Africa / Asia) 8Compulsory
Research Techniques in I.R. 6Compulsory
Specialization itinerary: International Communication
Corporate Communication (I). Principles of Marketing and Communication 3Optional
Theory of Communication 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: International Economy & Development
Development Economics 3Optional
International Finance 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: Foreign Policy & EU
Democracy and Democratization Processes 3Optional
Peace and Security Studies 3Optional
Sixth semester
Language VI
Language VI. Arabic 3
Language VI. French 3
Foreign Policy 6Compulsory
Seminar VI: Regional Studies II (Latin America and Caribbean or Sub-Saharan Africa) 8Compulsory
The E.U. System 6Compulsory
Specialization itinerary: International Communication
Corporate Communication (II): International Marketing 3Optional
International Public Relations and Corporate Communication 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: International Economy & Development
Political Economy of International Business 3Optional
International Development Cooperation System 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: Foreign Policy & EU
Cultural Diversity and International Development 3Optional
Diplomacy and Diplomatic Relations 3Optional

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Seventh semester
Practicum 8Practicum
Seminar VII: Internship Follow-up 4Compulsory
Human Rights 6Compulsory
Geopolitics 3Compulsory
Global Governance 3Compulsory
Negotiation, Advocacy and Lobbying 6Compulsory
Eighth semester
Language VII
Language VII. Arabic 4
Language VII. French 4
Final Degree Project 12Final degree project
Seminar VIII: Development of Projects 8Compulsory
Specialization itinerary: International Communication
Transnational Communication Management 3Optional
Internet and Global Society 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: International Economy & Development
International Economic Integration and EU Economics 3Optional
Internet and Global Society 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: Foreign Policy & EU
Internet and Global Society 3Optional
EU Foreign Policy 3Optional

Internships, an experience to introduce you to the labor market

External internships at companies and institutions are a key part of our learning process. They are the student's initial direct contact with the professional world where they will be able to apply the knowledge gained at university. The School has agreements with upwards of 500 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.

  • The core goal of the internship program is to guarantee the development of curricular internships in a public or private, national or international institution in the area of international relations.
  • The internship period will enable students to apply the training received in order to the correctly undertake the profession in the international relations sector and to acquire a global understanding of the professional activity in this area, the different professional profiles and the dynamics of work in various industries of international relations.
  • They have to provide the student with an overview of international relations and of the dynamics of how the entities connected to this professional sector work, including a governmental entity, a non-governmental organization, an international organization, a think tank, a consultancy or a company.
  • Start creating a network of professional contacts that can help them enter the workplace smoothly in the future.

Where can you do your internship?

Acción contra el Hambre · Aerolink Air Services S.L. · Agència Catalana de Cooperació al Desenvolupament · AMEC · Cámara de Comercio de España en Filipinas · Cambra de Comerç de Sabadell · CAN Europe · Casa Africa · Casa América Catalunya · Casa Asia · Center for Cooperation in the Mediterranean · Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau · Centre Internacional Escarré per les Minories Ètniques i Nacionals · Cidob · CLGU Ciutats i governs locals units · Consell Català del Moviment Europeu · Creu Roja Espanyola a Catalunya · Deloitte · Departament d’Afers Exteriors - Generalitat de Catalunya · Departament d’Interior - Generalitat de Catalunya · Departament de Presidència - Generalitat de Catalunya · Eupportunity · Fundació Futbol Club Barcelona · GEA Barcelona European Consulting · Global Socio Economic Forum Secretariat · Gomplast · Havas Media · IEMed · Institut Europeu de la Mediterrània · Instrategies · International Policy Sector Action Plan · ISGlobal · Justicia i Pau · Kreab Iberia · Media Planning Group · Metropolis · Mola Mola Surf S.A. · MSA The Safety Company · Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development · ORU FOGAR · Otaduy · Oxfam Intermón · Parlament de Catalunya · PEN International · PIMEC · Ramon Clemente S.A. · SPAMEX - Asociación Instituto Iberoamericano de movilidad internacional · Thomas Cook International AG · Tornos Abogados · Tous · UNICEF - Comitè Catalunya · Zicla

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 electives, the internship coordinator will appoint a faculty member to monitor 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 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 an internship report.

This form must be completed.

The bachelor's 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 international relations, to assume its transdisciplinarity, as well as to develop discursive and argumentative skills, critical 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 work will be conducted individually. Work must be written in Catalan, Spanish, or English. In any case, the work will have to include a summary in English, Catalan, and Spanish.

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).

There will be three grading systems and assessment times:

  • The assigned advisor will follow up on each assignment throughout the academic year. During this period, the student will be required to submit progress reports. The advisor will propose a grade based on the work conducted in the seminars and tutoring (35% of the overall grade).
  • Presentation and public defense before an examination committee made up of two professors from the department, one of whom may be the advisor. The grade will be given by consensus; if there is no consensus, each member of the examination committee will award a grade and the average (25% of the grade) will be awarded.
  • Written work: will be corrected by the professor-advisor (40% of the overall grade).
Estudiants a la biblioteca de la FCRI

International relations, the best way to enter the global labor market

The degree in International Relations has a broad career path, with a very diverse range of job opportunities.

FCRI M GlobalCommunication

Specialist in international affairs

Diplomacy, policy-making and international agreements, peace and security, conflict management, human rights and international law, humanitarian aid, development policy, education policy, health policy, environmental sustainability, migration and refugees, trade and finance.

FCRI M ComunicacioCorporativa

International business consultant

Management consultant, strategy consultant, internationalization consultant, export manager.

FCRI MU InternationalAffairs

Development of international projects

Global communications director, grant writer, program coordinator, program manager, development and fundraising manager.

FCRI M RelacionsInstitucionals

International communications and public relations specialist

Corporate communications, non-profit communications specialist, lobbyist, journalist, global communicator, public and institutional relations.

FCRI M PeriodismeDades

Analyst

Intelligence specialist, political analyst, risk analyst, political consultant, policy analyst, researcher in international security and cybersecurity.

Aula a la biblioteca de la FCRI

Teaching

University professor, lifelong learning trainer.

The future of international relations

A report on best practices in International Relations bachelor's degrees based on an analysis of 800 North American university programs, published by the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs in 2017, forecast a 21% increase in jobs associated with international relations bachelor's degrees, stating that international relations students and alumni were better prepared to enter the global job market.


This curriculum in international relations responds to these challenges and, therefore, its educational content is committed to a multilingual and interdisciplinary nature, knowledge appropriate to the current challenges, and the professional competencies required by the international labor market. Of the 10 most required skills in the labor market in 2025 identified by the World Economic Forum study, international relations students develop at least 7: analytical thinking and innovation, complex problem solving, critical thinking and analysis, creativity, originality and initiative, reasoning, problem solving and ideation, active learning and learning strategies, and resilience, stress tolerance and flexibility.

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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 students' disposal

All the services you need throughout university

Director

Coordinació

Professorat

Admissions calendar

The admissions process for the 2022-2023 academic year begins on November 3, 2021, and ends on June 28, 2022. From this date, pre-enrollment will remain open in those bachelor degrees that have openings available.

Admission pathways to the School's bachelor degree studies

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

  • Successfully completed High School Diploma and University Entrance Exams. Students can access all the bachelor 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 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 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 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 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. Candidates who are nationals of a European Union country, or resident in Spain, and who come from non-European education systems that have not signed a reciprocity agreement with Spain, should contact the department of admissions/academic secretary: [email protected]

  • 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 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 degree studies through this pathway.

  • University degree (started or completed). If you are already a graduate or degree or diploma holder; or if you have passed a minimum of 30 ECTS credits, you can apply for admission to the bachelor degree underway. To prepare the admissions list, the available places, a minimum credit recognition, and a personal interview are taken into account. If a minimum of 30 ECTS credits is not recognized or the student is not admitted via credits, they will be able to access the admission test with the admission conditions of the first academic year. In the case of foreign students who have not convalidated their qualification in Spain, the rector of the university will determine whether their qualification is accepted, provided that the requirements set out in the previous section are met.

  • Double and second degrees in Communication. The Faculty offers students enrolling in one of the three Communication bachelor's degrees the possibility of obtaining two degrees in 5 years, either by taking two degrees simultaneously (double major) or consecutively (second degree).

  • Double major. At the outset, the student enrolls in one of our three bachelor's degrees in Communication: Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing; Journalism and Corporate Communication or Audio-visual Communication. In the 1st year and the first semester of the 2nd year, all the subjects are common between the three bachelor's degrees. At the end of the first semester of 2nd year, the student must decide whether they want to study another bachelor's degree at the same time, and we will extend their enrollment with subjects from the other degree. From the third to the fifth years, the student will be enrolled and will take the subjects of the two bachelor's degrees. Common subjects in both degrees are taken only once and are recognized in the other degree.
    • Recognition
    • Approximately 150 ECTS credits (according to the degree).
    • All 1st and part of 2nd are recognized.
    • Recognition of some 3rd and 4th subjects.
    • Simultaneity
    • 1st academic year: common core subjects are taken.
    • 2nd academic year: the rest of the common core subjects and some of the subjects of the degree are studied in the second semester.
    • 3rd, 4th and 5th years: the compulsory subjects for each degree are taken between morning and afternoon.
    • Compulsory 3rd year degree (mornings).
    • Students must complete a final thesis for each degree.
    • Compulsory internships for each degree (however, recognition may be requested once the year has begun).
    • Tuition discount
    • Recognition of credits between degrees is free.
    • Requirements
    • Have passed all 60 credits of 1st year and 30 of the first semester of 2nd year or have obtained an average grade equal to or higher than 6.75.
    • Available places are limited.

Highlights
Two bachelor's degrees in 5 years.
Increased career opportunities.
Multipurpose communicator profile: journalism-advertising, journalism-audio-visual, advertising-audio-visual.
Possibility to take more internships.
Intensive morning and afternoon for three years.

  • Second degree (5th year): At the outset, the student enrolls in and fully completes one of our three bachelor's degrees in Communication: Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing; Journalism and Corporate Communication or Audio-visual Communication. Upon graduating, they can take another of these bachelor's degrees in just one more academic year.
    • Recognition
    • Approximately 150 ECTS credits (according to the degree).
    • All 1st and part of 2nd are recognized.
    • Recognition of some 3rd and 4th subjects.
    • Pending taking
    • Training supplement: introduction and history of the bachelor's degree (intensive before the beginning of the year).
    • Compulsory 3rd year degree (mornings).
    • Some compulsory 4th year (afternoons).
    • Bachelor's degree thesis.
    • Compulsory internships for each degree (however, recognition may be requested once the year has begun).
    • Tuition discount
    • Student who enroll in a second degree will have a 30% discount and will pay a maximum of 60 ECTS
    • Recognition of credits between degrees is free.
    • Requirements
    • Have obtained the bachelor's degree in Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing; Journalism and Corporate Communication or Audio-visual Communication at our School.

Highlights
Two bachelor's degrees in 5 years.
Increased career opportunities.
Multipurpose communicator profile: journalism-advertising, journalism-audio-visual, advertising-audio-visual.
Possibility to take more internships.
Intensive morning and afternoon.

Stages of the admission process

The admission process for bachelor degree studies at the School is developed 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 degree webpage, 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 (morning or afternoon), 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 PAU exam 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:

  • Wednesday, January 19 (afternoon)
  • Saturday, February 19 (morning)
  • Wednesday, March 30 (afternoon)
  • Saturday, May 28 (morning)
  • Tuesday, June 28 (morning)

After this date, in the event that there are openings available in any bachelor 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 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 themself, 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 travel 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 admitted, in the same email they will be invited to enroll during the next enrollment call based on openings available and instructions on who 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 openings 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 openings remain vacant, 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.
    In the event of not obtaining the admission pathway, the fee paid will be refunded.
  2. Final enrollment
    Enrollment is confirmed as final when the student has completed the admission pathway.
    Upon enrollment, students are eligible to secure the openings 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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]

Contact us

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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Studies are paid in installments and without any interest. At the time of registration, 50% of the total cost of the enrolled credits is paid*; the remaining 50% is split into nine monthly installments (from October to June) by direct debit.

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€180.29
Tuition fee per credit
€10,817.4
Total first-year tuition fees for 2022-23
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