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Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Corporate Communication

Official title

Pre-enrollment open

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  • Modality
    In-person
  • Languages
    Catalan, Spanish
  • Duration
    4 academic years
  • Credits
    240
  • Shifts
    Morning / Midday / Afternoon
  • Planning

    8 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. / 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Date
    1st year students: September 9 / 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students: September 12
  • Places
    95
  • Location

    Blanquerna-URL - Plaça Joan Coromines. 08001 Barcelona

  • Faculty

    School of Communication and International Relations

Who is it for?

Studying the bachelor's degree in Journalism and Corporate Communication at the Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations in Barcelona is a great opportunity for students who wish to gain the skills and knowledge needed to successfully integrate into the professional field of communication.

The theoretical and practical training enables the student to delve into the professional world, both in the media and in companies, administrations and other organizations, where corporate communication plays an increasingly important role.

If you choose the bachelor's degree in Journalism and Corporate Communication from Blanquerna, you choose…

  • A guaranteed future career
  • Professors working in the sector: renowned professionals.
  • Business network and internships.
  • Alumni: professional chapters for network communication.
  • International outlook.
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • 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.

Communication media

Corporate communication

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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Great scope for professional growth

Media

In this course, which focuses on specialisation in the media sector, the subjects studied are audiovisual information, radio information and photojournalism.

Audio-visual narrative

In this course, which focuses on audiovisual specialisation, the subjects studied are audiovisual information, script fundamentals and photojournalism.

Business communication

In this course, oriented towards specialisation in corporate communication, the subjects studied are marketing fundamentals, digital marketing and public relations theory and techniques.

Key data

94.3%

employment rate (specific data for bachelor's degree, according to AQU)

88.6%

of graduates find work in less than a year (AQU)

88.6%

of graduates would choose Blanquerna (AQU) again

1.500

agreements with internship companies

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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Academic information

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Curriculum

The Curriculum for the bachelor's degree in Journalism and Corporate Communication is made up of basic, compulsory, and elective courses, internships, and a bachelor's thesis divided into eight semesters (four years) from September to May. Within this curriculum, you will be able to choose different specialization tracks according to the type of professional profile you want to develop. You can see it in detail below:

Credits

FirstSecondThirdFourthTotal
Final degree project 12 12
Core curriculum 43 18 6 67
Internships 12 12
Compulsory 17 42 45 27 131
Optional 3 15 18
Total 60 60 60 60 240

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
First semester
English 1 3Compulsory
Seminar I. Introduction to Communication 8Core curriculum
Language I. Catalan Language 3Core curriculum
Language II. Spanish Language 3Core curriculum
History of Contemporary Thought 6Core curriculum
General Sociology 3Core curriculum
Theory of Communication and Information 6Core curriculum
Second semester
English 2 3Compulsory
Seminar 2. Narration 8Core curriculum
Language III. Text Types 3Core curriculum
Aesthetics 4Compulsory
Sociology of Communication 3Core curriculum
Information Management 4Compulsory
Language and Techniques in Image and Sound 3Compulsory

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Fifth semester
English V 3Compulsory
Communication Law 4Compulsory
Corporate Identity and Culture 3Compulsory
Business and Structure of Communication 4Compulsory
Writing Genres and Formats 3Compulsory
Radio Genres and Formats 3Compulsory
Seminar V. Skills and Competences for Production I 8Compulsory
Audiovisual Genres and Formats 3Compulsory
Sixth semester
Development of Projects 3Compulsory
Digital Content Management 3Compulsory
Seminar VI. Skills and Competences for Production II 8Compulsory
External Internships 12Practicum
Specialization itinerary: Business Comunication
Fundamentals in Marketing 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: Media
Photojournalism 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: Audiovisual Narrative
Photojournalism 3Optional

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Seventh semester
English VI 3Compulsory
Ethics of Communication I 3Core curriculum
Seminar VII. Specialized Information 8Compulsory
Final Degree Project I 6Final degree project
Free elective courses IOptional
Religious Journalism 3
External Internships 2 6
Psychology of Communication 3
International Relations 3
Specialization itinerary: Business Comunication
Theory and Techniques in Public Relations 3Optional
Digital Marketing 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: Media
Audiovisual Information 3Optional
Radio Information 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: Audiovisual Narrative
Audiovisual Information 3Optional
Fundamentals of Script Writing 3Optional
Eighth semester
Advanced Design 4Compulsory
Reputation, Crisis Communication and CSR 4Compulsory
Ethics of Communication II 3Core curriculum
Seminar VIII. Public Relations and Press Office II 8Compulsory
Final Degree Project II 6Final degree project
Free elective courses IIOptional
Cross-Cultural Communication 3
Communication, Culture and Spirituality 3
History of Literature 3
Specialization itinerary: Business Comunication
Strategies in Public Relations 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: Media
Journalistic Investigation and Reporterism 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: Audiovisual Narrative
TV Editing 3Optional
You must choose 6 credits from the free elective courses (I and II)

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Annual
Seminar V: Specialisation in Audiovisual I 8Compulsory
Cinematographic direction 4Compulsory
Fundamentals of Script Writing 3Optional
Audiovisual Production 3Compulsory
Structure of the Cinema Industry 4Compulsory
Seminar VII: Audiovisual Products and Formats I 8Compulsory
Final Degree Project I 6Final degree project
Narrative of Audiovisual Genres 3Compulsory
4Compulsory
3Compulsory
Applied Script 3Compulsory
TV Editing 3Compulsory
Seminar VI: Specialisation in Audiovisual II 8Compulsory
12Practicum
Structure of the TV Industry 3Compulsory
Trends and Criticism of Contemporary Cinema 4Compulsory
Seminar VIII: Audiovisual Products and Formats II 8Compulsory
Final Degree Project II 6Final degree project
Track: Audiovisual Journalism
Track studied for (GPER): Audiovisual Journalism
Sound Captation and Techniques 3Optional
Track studied for (GPER): Audiovisual Technology
Sound Captation and Techniques 3Optional
Track studied for (GPER): Audiovisual Marketing
Sound Captation and Techniques 3Optional
Audiovisual Information 3Optional
Track: Audiovisual Marketing
Track studied for (GPER): Audiovisual Journalism
Digital Marketing 3Optional
Fundamentals in Marketing 3Optional
Track studied for (GPER): Audiovisual Technology
Digital Marketing 3Optional
Fundamentals in Marketing 3Optional
Audiences and Markets 3Optional
Track studied for (GPER): Audiovisual Marketing
Fundamentals in Marketing 3Optional
Track: Audiovisual Technology
Track studied for (GPER): Audiovisual Journalism
Photo direction 3Optional
Audiovisual Editing and Postproduction 3Optional
Sound Captation and Techniques 3Optional
Track studied for (GPER): Audiovisual Technology
Photo direction 3Optional
Audiovisual Editing and Postproduction 3Optional
Sound Captation and Techniques 3Optional
Track studied for (GPER): Audiovisual Marketing
Audiovisual Editing and Postproduction 3Optional
Sound Captation and Techniques 3Optional
Photo direction 3Optional

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Annual
Strategic Planning in Advertising and PR: the Planner 3Compulsory
Conceptualisation in Advertising and Public Relations 3Compulsory
Theory and Techniques in Public Relations 3Compulsory
Techniques in Media Planning 3Compulsory
Seminar V: Strategies in Communication I 8Compulsory
Company Management in Advertising and PR. Business Management 4Compulsory
Seminar VII: Agency-Advertiser Role I 8Compulsory
Final Degree Project I 6Final degree project
Seminar IV. Introduction to Advertising, PR and Marketing 8Compulsory
Fundamentals in Marketing 3Compulsory
Strategic and Operational Marketing 3Compulsory
Development of Projects 4Compulsory
Seminar VI: Strategies in Communication II 8Compulsory
External Internships 12Practicum
Strategy and Planning in Media 3Compulsory
International Marketing 4Compulsory
Seminar VIII: Agency-Advertiser Role II 8Compulsory
Final Degree Project II 6Final degree project
In the event that you have studied the Audiovisual Marketing track, it is not necessary to enroll in Fundamentals in Marketingy and Theory and Tecniques of P.R
Track: Advertising Strategy and Management
Track studied for (GPER): Audiovisual Journalism/Audiovisual Technology
Art Direction 3Optional
Digital Marketing 3Optional
Creativity Techniques and Production Process 3Optional
Track studied for (GPER): Audiovisual Marketing
Art Direction 3Optional
Creativity Techniques and Production Process 3Optional
Track: Public Relations Strategy and Management
Track studied for (GPER): Audiovisual Journalism, Audiovisual Technology
Strategies in Public Relations 3Optional
Digital Marketing 3Optional
Track studied for GPER: Audiovisual Marketing
Do you not have to take any subject
Track: Audiovisual Creativity
Track studied for GPER: Audiovisual Marketing, Audiovisual Technology, Audiovisual Journalism
Art Direction 3Optional
TV Editing 3Optional
Audiovisual Production 3Optional
Creativity Techniques and Production Process 3Optional
Seminar IV will be studied under the instruction of an advisor

Internships, an experience to introduce you to the labor market

The School has access to the main press, radio and television media in the country, as well as news agencies, web portals and press and communication offices of companies and institutions for student internships, where they can apply the knowledge they have acquired at university.

  • 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 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 students must have an understanding of the reality of the media and of the companies or departments that manage Corporate Communication and International Relations, where they will have been able to join work teams to which they will contribute their skills.
  • The ability to communicate to the media in the language of journalism and to undertake the actions of corporate communication according to the criteria and characteristics of the company or institution in which they conduct their activity.
  • Application of the knowledge acquired in the degree and those of the current semester.
  • Demonstrate that they know how to join a professional work team, where they will complete their training while providing their skills to the company or institution that welcomes them.

Where can you do your internship?

20 Minutos · 433 Digital &Social Media · 433 Digital&Media Social Agency · Abacus · ABC · Agència Catalana de Notícies · Agencia EFE · Barcelona City Council · Sant Cugat City Council Almirall · Antena 3 · ARA · Archbishopric of Barcelona · Associació de Mestres Rosa Sensat · Avellaneda · Badalona Comunicació · Bambú · Banc de Sabadell · Banc de Sang i Teixits · Barça TV · Barcelona Activa · Beatriz Furest · Bemypartner · Betevé · Bodas.net (WEDDING PLANNER S.L.) · Bombers de la Generalitat · Both · BPMO Edigrup · Brand Comunicación · Cadena COPE · Cadena SER · Barcelona Chamber of Commerce · Canal Reus TV · Cáritas Diocesana de Barcelona · Casa Àsia · Catalunya Ràdio · CIDOB · Circuit de Catalunya · Ciutadans-Citizens' Party · Club Joventut Badalona · Clubs DIR · Barcelona Bar Association · Barcelona Bar Association · Barcelona College of Pharmacists · Concept Agency · Contraseña Produccions · Createl · Spanish Red Cross in Catalonia · Cugat Media · Cuotech · Deloitte · Education Department. Generalitat de Catalunya · Department of the Presidency. Generalitat de Catalunya · Deustche Bank · Diari de Sabadell · Diari de Terrassa · DIGITAL MEDIA CONSULTING SL · DKV Seguros · Dorna Sports · EDICIONES ADG SL (Novias España, Novias de Pasarela...) · Editorial Planeta · El 9 Nou · El Món · El Mundo · El Nacional.cat · El Núvol · El País · El Periódico · El PuntAvui · El Temps · El Terrat · Enderrock · Equipo Singular · Esade · Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) · Euroleague · Europa FM · Europa Press · Expansión · Catalan Basketball Federation · Catalan Social Volunteering Federation · Fem Produccions · Festival de Sitges · Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca · Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera · Fundació DAMM · Fundació Privada Casa Amèrica Catalunya · Futbol Club Barcelona · Gas Natural · Giny Comunicació · Global Editors Network · Gremi Hotels de Barcelona · Grup Flaix · Havas Media · Hill and Knowlton España · Hospital Arnau de Vilanova de Lleida · Hospital de Bellvitge · Hospital Sant Joan de Déu · Hospital Vall d'Hebrón · IB3 · Institut Català de la Retina · Catalan Institute of Health · Institute for Catalan Studies · InterMèdia Grup de Comunicació · Interprofit · IT Comunicación · Justícia i Pau · L'Esportiu · La Fábrica de la Tele · La Grada · La Hora · La Razón · La Salle · La Sexta · La Vanguardia · Lavínia · Lecturas · Lleida Televisió · Mahala Comunicació i Relacions Públiques · Marco Agency · Mataró Audiovisual · McCann Erickson · Mediapro · Doctors Without Borders Spain · Menshealth · Mercat de les Flors · Minoria Absoluta · Modaes.es · Mundo Deportivo · Nació Digital · National Geographic España · Natura Selection · Nuclio Venture Builder · OAK Stories · Ogilvy Public Relations · Onda Cero · Palco 23 · Parafina Comunicació · Parlament de Catalunya · Socialist Party of Catalonia · Partit Popular de Catalunya · PIMEC · Post United · Prat Educació · Prensa Sport · Presston Comunicación · Prime Time Sport · Promoturist · RAC1 · Ràdio Marca · Ràdio Sabadell · RBA · Royal Spanish Ice Sports Federation · RNE · RPM-MKTG · RTV Vilafranca · SEDIGAS · Serielizado · Set Portes · Sphera Sports · Sport · TANTIMER 21 · Teatre Gaudí · Telecinco · The Mood Project · Time Out · Tinkle · Totmedia · Totmedia Comunicació · TV Girona · TV3 · TVE · Vilaweb · Visiona TV · Vitamine Communications · Wallapop · Xarxa Audiovisual Local · XXL Comunicación · Zoopa

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 final degree thesis, which the student completes during the last year of the degree, is a collective work assignment planned and carried out with the same high standards as any other professional project in the world of business communication or journalism. Through the curricular development that culminates in the bachelor's thesis, students are prepared in order to work in any media — across all kinds of formats and platforms — and in the corporate communication environment. The thesis can be a great piece of material to enhance the labor insertion of students.

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. Projects 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).
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Journalism career paths

The double bachelor's degree has a broad career path, with a highly diverse range of career opportunities both in the media and in companies and institutions.

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Media managers

They are the journalists in charge of the teams of newspapers, television channels and audio-visual production companies, radio stations and various programs.

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Section heads and editors-in-chief

The media can be divided into subject areas such as international, politics, economics, technology, culture and sports, among others, led by journalists.

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Copywriting

The writing of previously obtained and contrasted information is essential.

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Opinion pieces

Opinion pieces are part of the journalism work.

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Correspondents

Ensuring news coverage from different parts of the world is absolutely necessary.

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Photojournalism

Photojournalists play an essential role by showing reality in images.

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Design, layout and art management

Design, layout, infographics and data visualization are among the roles of the journalist.

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Verification

Journalists also work in verification teams to combat disinformation.

FCRI M ComunicacioCorporativa

Gender editing

The growing sensitivity to equality between people has brought about the creation of the figure of gender editor.

FCRI MU PeriodismeAvançat

Digital content

The media increasingly demand more and more professionals with digital talent to develop content for platforms and social networks.

Estudis de ràdio

Radio and podcast

The audio world, both radio and digital, with podcasts, is experiencing a peak.

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Television reporting / ENG

A TV reporter is a professional journalist.

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TV presenters

There are journalists working in front of the camera, conducting television programs

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Production

Preparing subjects and contact with interviewees are tasks carried out by media producers.

Corporate communication career path

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Communications management

A professional who sets the institution's communication strategy.

Estudiants Blanquerna a roda de premsa

Press officer

Journalist in charge of media relations.

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Account managers and consultants

Communication agencies hire journalists to manage the communication of the companies and institutions they work for.

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Spokesperson or spokesperson trainer

A professional specialized in speaking to the organization's target audiences.

Digilab: Media, Strategy and Regulation

Digital content

The talent for managing and developing digital content is a highly demanded profile in corporate communication.

Companies that trust our graduates

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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 student's disposal

All the services you need during your course

Chancellor

Coordination

Faculty

Sandra Balsells Cubells

Sandra Balsells Cubells

Jaume Benet Busquets

Jaume Benet Busquets

Carlos Miguel Ruiz Caballero

Carlos Miguel Ruiz Caballero

La Facultat de Comunicació i Relacions Internacionals Blanquerna-URL, conscient de la dimensió europea dels estudis que ofereix, ha presentat diversos projectes en l’àmbit de la internacionalització des del curs 1997-1998, que inclouen els programes de mobilitat d’estudiants de quart curs dels graus de Comunicació i Global Communication Management, i de tercer curs de Relacions Internacionals, i el programa d’intercanvi de professors i personal administratiu.

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Estats Units

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Canadà

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Mèxic

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Xile

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Uruguai

  • Universidad ORT Uruguay
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Veneçuela

  • Universidad Andrés Bello

Argentina

  • Universidad Católica de Córdoba
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  • Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina

Colòmbia

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Itàlia

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Bèlgica

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França

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Suïssa

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Portugal

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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

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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  • 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.

Highlights
Two bachelor's degrees in 5 years.
Increased career opportunities.
Versatile 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'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:

  • First test on Wednesday, January 18 at 5 p.m.

  • Second test on Saturday, February 18 at 10 a.m.

  • Third test on Wednesday, March 29 at 5 p.m.

  • Fourth test on Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m.

  • Fifth test on Thursday, June 29 at 10 a.m.

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.

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

Tuition fee per credit
€168.23
Total first-year tuition fees for 2023-24
€10,093.80
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