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Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Corporate Communication

Official title

Pre-enrollment open

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

    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 9th / 2nd, 3rd and 4th students: September 12th
  • 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.

Great areas to grow professionally

The long trajectory of the School's teaching staff and its permanent contact with its career reality has allowed for constant adaptation of the knowledge imparted to the new and changing digital and mobile ecosystem. At Blanquerna-URL, we teach highly competent journalists with a solid humanistic training, which the market is calling for more and more.

Research; the studies carried out by the academic research teams of our School conclude that the world of communication needs, in addition to journalists with technological training and across various fields of knowledge:

Communication media

Corporate communication

Estudis de ràdio

Itineraries

Information media

This itinerary, which focuses on specialization in the media sector, covers the subjects of audiovisual information, radio information and photojournalism.

Audiovisual narration

In this itinerary, which focuses on audiovisual specialization, the subjects of audiovisual information, fundamentals of the script and photojournalism are studied.

Business communication

In this itinerary, oriented to the specialization in corporate communication, the subjects of fundamentals of marketing, digital marketing and theory and techniques of public relations are studied.

Excellence data

94,3%

of employment (specific data of the degree, AQU)

88,6%

graduates find work in less than a year (AQU)

88,6%

of graduates would choose Blanquerna again (AQU)

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

Notícies

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 the different specialization tracks according to the type of professional profile you want to focus on. You can see it in detail below:

Summary

FirstSecondThirdFourthFifthTotal
Core curriculum 43 18 6 67
Compulsory 17 52 45 44 31 189
Optional 6 3 15 24
Internships 12 12 24
Final degree project 12 12 24
Total 60 70 63 77 58 328

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 II. 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 I
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 II
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 Faculty 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'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 student must have an understanding of the reality of the media and of the companies or departments that manage Corporate Communication, where they will have been able to join work teams to contribute their skills to.
  • The ability to communicate in the language of the press, radio, television, new media and journalistic productions, or the material and actions of Corporate Communication, in accordance with the criteria and characteristics of the company or institution in which they carry out their activity.
  • Application of the knowledge e 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 · Agència EFE · Ajuntament de Barcelona · Ajuntament de Sant Cugat · Almirall · Antena 3 · ARA · Arquebisbat de 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 · Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona · Canal Reus TV · Cáritas Diocesana de Barcelona · Casa Àsia · Catalunya Ràdio · CIDOB · Circuit de Catalunya · Ciutadans-Partido de la Ciudadanía · Club Joventut Badalona · Clubs DIR · Col·legi d'Advocats de Barcelona · Col·legi d'Advocats de Barcelona · Col·legi de Farmacèutics de Barcelona · Concept Agency · Contraseña Produccions · Createl · Creu Roja Espanyola a Catalunya · Cugat Media · Cuotech · Deloitte · Departament d'Ensenyament. Generalitat de Catalunya · Departament de la Presidència. 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 · Federació Catalana de Basquetbol · Federació Catalana de Voluntariat Social · 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 · Institut Català de la Salut · Institut d'Estudis Catalans · 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 · Médicos Sin Fronteras España · 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 · Partit dels Socialistes de Catalunya · Partit Popular de Catalunya · PIMEC · Post United · Prat Educació · Prensa Sport · Presston Comunicación · Prime Time Sport · Promoturist · RAC1 · Ràdio Marca · Ràdio Sabadell · RBA · Real Federación Española de Deportes de Hielo · 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 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.

In the case of the bachelor's degree in Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing, this form must be completed.

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

The final 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 work can be a great piece of material to enhance the labor insertion of students.

The thesis is carried out in the 4th year and has its own seminar. The student decides the subject and the typology of their thesis. The student can decide to do a research project or design an intervention program that will be tutored throughout the course by a professor-advisor specializing in that area.

The subjects 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 or in groups. 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).
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Journalism career paths

The bachelor's degree in Journalism and Corporate Communication 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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Director

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

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Section heads and editors-in-chief

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

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Editor

The writing of previously obtained and contrasted information is essential to journalism.

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Columnist

Writing opinion pieces is part of the journalism work.

FCRI M GlobalCommunication

Correspondent

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

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Photojournalist

Photojournalism is an essential profile in order to show reality in images.

FCRI MU DireccioArt

Designer, layout designer, art director

Design, layout, infographics and data visualization are journalist's roles.

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Verifiers

Journalists also work in verification teams to combat disinformation.

FCRI M ComunicacioCorporativa

Gender editor

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 going through a peak moment.

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TV reporter / ENG

A TV reporter is a professional profile of journalism.

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TV presenter

Journalists who work in front of the camera, conducting television programs, are presenters.

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Producer

Preparing the subjects and the contact with the interviewees are tasks that are conducted by media production.

Corporate communication career path

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Director of communication

A professional who sets the institution's communication strategy.

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Press officer

Journalist in charge of media relations.

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Account managers, executives 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

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 students' disposal

All the services you need throughout university

Directora

Coordinació

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Xavier Casals Meseguer

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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]

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

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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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Tuition fee per credit
€162.54
Total first-year tuition fees for 2022-23
€9,752.4
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