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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
  • 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
    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 scope for professional growth

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.

Summer Program 2019 Facultat de Comunicació i Relacions Internacionals

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.
  • Professors working in the sector: 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: close contact and tutoring of the student.

La URL es posiciona com la 1a universitat d’Espanya en Periodisme i Comunicació, segons el Ranking CYD

En el rànquing d’àmbits de coneixement, que avalua les universitats públiques i privades, la URL es posiciona com la 1a universitat d’Espanya en Periodisme i Comunicació, i la 3a universitat catalana en l’àmbit de Ciències Polítiques (grau en Relacions Internacionals). Aquests dos àmbits els imparteix la Facultat de Comunicació i Relacions Internacionals Blanquerna-URL. A més, la Universitat Ramon Llull destaca per 3r any consecutiu en la dimensió d’orientació internacional, amb tots els indicadors avaluats en màxim rendiment, és a dir, per sobre de la mitjana d’universitats.

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Areas

In the Bachelor's degree in International Relations, students can customize their own itinerary through optional subjects, so that they can be profiled in areas assigned in:

International politics

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

International economics

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.

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

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.

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Study for a double major

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

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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 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:

Credits

FirstSecondThirdFourthTotal
Final degree project 8 8
Core curriculum 44 18 62
Internships 12 12
Compulsory 16 42 33 28 119
Optional 27 12 39
Total 60 60 60 60 240

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 4Compulsory
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 4Compulsory
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 Analysis 8Compulsory
Language I, 3. This choice of subject area will be maintained throughout the entire course of studies 4Compulsory
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 4Compulsory
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 4Compulsory
Language V: Arabic2
Language V. French 2
Language V. Chinese 2
Option 1. Select one subject 3Optional
International Trade and Finances
Peace and Security
Option 2. Select one subject 3Optional
Democracy and Democratization Processes
Theories of Communication
Option 3. Select one subject 3Optional
Gender and International Relations
Global Society and Technology
Option 4. Select one subject 3Optional
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 4Compulsory
Language VI. Arabic 3
Language VI. French 3
Language VI. Chinese 3
Option 5. Select one subject 3Optional
Development Economics and International Development Cooperation System
Foreign Policy of Great Powers
International Relations and Big Data
Option 6. Select one subject 3Optional
Diplomacy
Marketing
Regional Economic Integration and EU Economics
Option 7. Select one subject 3Optional
Cultural Diversity
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
Option 8. Select one subject 3Optional
Migration & Demographic Trends
International Business
Option 9. Select one subject 3Optional
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
Language II, 4. This choice of subject area will be maintained throughout the entire course of studies 4Compulsory
Language VII. Arabic 4
Language VII. French 4
Language VII. Chinese 4
A Optional 10. Select one subject not previously taken 3Optional
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 3Optional
Diplomacy
Regional Economic Integration and EU Economics
Marketing
A Optional 12. Select one subject not previously taken 3Optional
International Business
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
Cultural Diversity
Migration & Demographic Trends
A Optional 13. Select one subject not previously taken 3Optional
International Business
Migration & Demographic Trends
EU Law
EU Foreign Policy

Credits

FirstSecondThirdFourthTotal
Final degree project 12 12
Core curriculum 46 24 70
Internships 8 8
Compulsory 14 36 48 34 132
Optional 12 6 18
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 4Optional
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 4Optional
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 4Optional
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 4Optional
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 the 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?

· Action Against Hunger · Aerolink Air Services S.L. · Agència Catalana de Cooperació al Desenvolupament · AMEC · Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines · Sabadell Chamber of Commerce · CAN Europe · Casa Africa · Casa Amèrica 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 (CIEMEN) · CIDOB · · UCLG United Cities and Local Governments · Consell Català del Moviment Europeu · Spanish Red Cross in Catalonia · Deloitte · Department of Foreign Affairs - Generalitat de Catalunya · Department of the Interior - Generalitat de Catalunya · Department of the Presidency - Generalitat de Catalunya · Eupportunity · Fundació Futbol Club Barcelona · GEA Barcelona European Consulting · Global Socio Economic Forum Secretariat · Gomplast · Havas Media · IEMed · European Institute of the Mediterranean · 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 - Associación Instituto Iberoamericano de Mobilidad Internacional · Thomas Cook International AG · Tornos Abogados · Tous · UNICEF - Catalonia Committee · Zicla

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

Curricular internships are those that form part of our curriculum: they are taken in parallel to seminar VII during the first semester of the fourth year. The seminar VII professor is the tutor who will supervise the evolution of the students in their internships and guide them throughout the process. In the company, students will also have a tutor appointed by the center who will supervise their learning.

Extracurricular internships are all those 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 link you will find the program of the curricular internships.

In the Degree in International Relations, students also have the opportunity to do internships abroad through different agreements with companies, organizations and institutions.

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 for the Degree in International Relations at Blanquerna includes the writing of a Final Degree Project (FDP), this being one of the compulsory subjects for students in the fourth year. In itself, the FDP represents an essential training tool for students. Its aim is to help them integrate the learning acquired throughout the degree and to deepen their knowledge of the different areas of international relations. Furthermore, it is seen as essential for its transdisciplinarity, as well as for developing a series of skills which include the following: oral and argumentation skills, critical analysis, use of information sources and documentation, communication, initiative and autonomy.

The FDP is linked to a methodological seminar, the design and content of which pursues the systemization of a set of competences and specific knowledge to be applied in the project. Each FDP will be allocated to a faculty member who shall act as supervisor. Their role is to give support to students, in order to develop the project coherently.

Students shall choose between two types of FDP: research project and professional or applied project, both of them on a topic chosen by students that lies within one of the fields of study of international relations. The former may only be carried out individually. Instead, the latter may be carried out as a team (of two people at the most) or individually. Should students choose to work in a team, they should justify the relevance and appropriateness of doing so and the Degree Coordination team needs to approve it.

The project must be written in English

Students shall prepare a proposal that should include the following parts: type of the project (research/professional or applied project), title of the project, motivation of the chosen topic, and a brief summary of the topic, giving a clear account of the general and specific objectives pursued by the proposed work. Once students have submitted the proposal, the Degree Coordination team shall allocate a supervisor to each FDP, whose role is to guide and support students throughout the development of the FDP.

The development of the FDP shall be carried out according to the type of project chosen. Irrespective of the type of FDP, this phase comprises a series of evaluable activities that students must submit on the given deadlines. These are scheduled in the second semester of the fourth year, when the project is to be formally developed.

Once the students have submitted the Final Paper, they shall defend their FDP in front of a Panel of Examiners. This shall consist of 2 faculty members of the Degree, and cannot include the supervisor. One examiner shall be appointed Chair of the Panel, in charge of conducting the procedure, as well as signing the examiners’ report form. Exceptionally, the Degree Coordination team may invite an external expert in the field of study of the FDP under examination, to act as examiner, thereby replacing one of the faculty members.

The final mark for the FDP is made up of two main parts: the outcomes of the activities carried out in the development phase and that of the oral defence phase.

  • The supervisor shall evaluate and mark the four activities that make up the development phase of the FDP (70% of the overall grade).
  • The panel of examiners shall evaluate and mark both the oral defence and the Final Paper of the FDP (30% of the overall grade).
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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.

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

Director

Coordination

Faculty

Francisco Javier Albarracin Corredor

Francisco Javier Albarracin Corredor

Ana Maria Ballesteros Peiro

Ana Maria Ballesteros Peiro

Jordi Baltà Portolés

Jordi Baltà Portolés

Moussa Bourekba

Moussa Bourekba

Blanca Camps Febrer

Blanca Camps Febrer

Albert Caramés Boada

Albert Caramés Boada

Andrea Costafreda Quesada

Andrea Costafreda Quesada

Amadeo-Koichi Jensana Tanehashi

Amadeo-Koichi Jensana Tanehashi

Andrea Noferini

Andrea Noferini

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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United States

  • Emerson College
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Oklahoma University
  • University of North Florida
  • Huffington Ecumenical Institute at Loyola
  • Marymount University
  • University of Oregon, Eugene
  • American University, Washington
  • St. John’s University
  • St. Mary’s College, California
  • Wheaton College

Canada

  • Université du Québec à Montréal

Mexico

  • Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
  • Universidad Iberoamericana

Chile

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Uruguay

  • Universidad ORT Uruguay
  • Universidad Católica de Uruguay

Venezuela

  • Universidad Andrés Bello

Argentina

  • Universidad Católica de Córdoba
  • Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, UADE
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina

Colombia

  • Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
  • Universidad Pontificia Javeriana

Italy

  • Università di Bologna
  • Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione (IULM)
  • Università degli Studi di Macerata
  • Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociale Guido Carli (LUISS)
  • Università La Sapienza
  • Università di Catania
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Belgium

  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Université Catholique Louvain
  • University of Antwerp
  • Thomas More University

France

  • École Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur de Paris
  • Sciences Po Toulouse. Institut d’Etudes Politiques
  • Institut Catholique de Paris

Switzerland

  • Università della Svizzera Italiana

Portugal

  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  • Instituto de Estudos politicos-UCP
  • Escola Superior de Comunicaçâo Social
  • Universidade de Coimbra

Netherlands

  • Hanze University Groningen
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam
  • Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Turkey

  • University of Ankara
  • Izmir University of Economics

Germany

  • University of Bonn

South Korea

  • Kyonggi University

Thailand

  • Chulalongkorn University

China

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Chongqing University
  • Communication University of China
  • Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Sichuan International Studies University
  • Jinan University

Greece

  • Panteion University Social and Political Science

Lebanon

  • Université Saint-Joseph, Beirut

Egipt

  • American University in Cairo

Taiwan

  • National Chengchi University College of Communication

Australia and New Zealand

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

Japan

  • 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 Communication 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]

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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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

Descomptes per a graus de Blanquerna-URL

Descomptes Fundació Blanquerna sobre el total de crèdits què matriculi l’estudiant per curs acadèmic:

  • Pagament únic del 100% de l’import total de la matrícula: 2% de descompte.

I a més a més, l’estudiant pot gaudir també d’un d’aquests altres descomptes (no acumulables entre sí):

  • Estudiant membre de Família Nombrosa o Monoparental: 5% de descompte.
  • Estudiant amb discapacitat >33%: 5% de descompte.
  • Família Blanquerna (alumni, fill/a, germà/na o parella, d'alumni o alumne/a): 5% de descompte.

Per a l'aplicació del descompte cal acreditar-lo amb el document que correspongui. L’alumnat ha de portar el document original presencialment a Secretaria Acadèmica, juntament amb el seu document d’identificació, per a la seva validació i aplicació del descompte corresponent. Termini de presentació de la documentació acreditativa: 16 de desembre 2024.

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Gender perspective

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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