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Specialization Diploma in Communication and Religion in the Digital Age

Pre-enrollment open

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  • Modality
    In-person, Online
  • Languages
  • Duration
    1 academic year
  • Credits
  • Date
    October 14, 2024
  • Shifts
    Morning and Afternoon
  • Planning

    Two monthly sessions: dichous from 4 to 8 p.m. and divendres from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (hybrid mode).

  • Places
  • 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 is offering the eighth edition of this Specialization Diploma, promoted by the Blanquerna Observatory of Communication, Religion and Culture. It combines communication, religion and the digital environment, and it does so with more than thirty professors who are specialized in this subject. The objective is to train journalists and institutional managers to become competent in the communication and public image of ecclesiastical and religious entities. The communicative possibilities offered by the digital environment to transmit the religious and institutional message are also explored. The degree also addresses the main issues that mark the communicative agenda at a global level and that are of interest to Church institutions, such as sustainability, gender, young people and crisis communication.

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Main objectives

  • To provide all those interested in the relationship between communication and religion (e.g. journalists, decision-makers in ecclesiastical and religious institutions, among others) with the knowledge and criteria to operate and make decisions in the world of communication.

  • To assimilate the techniques of institutional communication applied to religious entities.

  • To understand the functioning of journalism specializing in religion.

  • To offer instruments for crisis communication.

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Academic information

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Module 1. Communication (2 ECTS)

  1. Media, religion and culture.

  2. Communication in a digital world: multimedia concentration and virtual communities.

Module 2. The global agenda (2 ECTS)

  1. Themes of the global media agenda.

  2. Positioning religion in the discourse on sustainability or gender.

Module 3. Church and religions. Institutions and communication (2 ECTS)

  1. Catholic Church and communication. The Vatican and the management of religious information.

  2. Religious journalism. Confessional and general media.

  3. Christianity and other religions and their relationship with communication.

Module 4. Technologies and religion (4 ECTS)

  1. The terrain of traditional languages in the digital environment.

  2. Social networks and influencers.

  3. Multimedia initiatives in the international Catholic field.

  4. Crisis communication management.

Module 5. Internship (10 ECTS)

Module 6. Thesis (10 ECTS)


INTERNSHIPS at renowned institutions in the sector, such as the Holy See, Ràdio Estel, Catalunya Religió or the Blanquerna Observatory of Communication, Religion and Culture.

External internships at companies and institutions are a key part of the learning process. Through them, students have direct contact with the professional world, in which they will be able to apply the knowledge acquired at university. Internships provide the student with an overview of the communication and operating dynamics of the medium, company, or institution where they are receiving work experience. The School has agreements with upwards of 1,200 companies where students are prepared to enter the working world.

An internship environment fully adapted to your interests and your availability

Based on interviews with students, each academic year we establish new agreements for cooperation with companies and organizations directly related to the professional field of the master's degree. The internship will be customized to the characteristics of each student, taking both academic aspects and availability into account.

Objectives of the internship

  • Relate to global communication professionals in international companies and organizations.
  • Take on growing international responsibilities and maintain standards of professional excellence.
  • Apply the skills acquired during the course

Where can you do your internship?

The School 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 master's degree advisor who will ensure they comply with the internship's objectives and make the most of the experience.

The Specialization Diploma in Communication and Religion in the Digital Age makes it possible to complete internships at institutions in the sector and at the Holy See.

Career path

The Specialization Diploma in Communication and Religion in the Digital Age offers broad career prospects with a very diverse range of professional job opportunities.

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Advertising and communication agency professionals

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Communication managers and managers in religious organizations and institutions

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Journalists specializing in religion and religious branding

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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 facilities at the student's disposal

All the services you need while you are at the School



Application process

To access the master degree and/or university specialization diplomas, you must hold an official Spanish university degree, or a degree from another country in the European Higher Education Area. These studies are also open to students with a degree issued by an education system outside the European Higher Education Area, who do not need to have it approved, provided that the level of training is equivalent to that of an official Spanish degree and that, in the country of origin, the degree gives access to graduate studies. However, admission does not in any case imply the convalidation of the degree or any other type of recognition beyond allowing the student to access master and graduate studies at the University. Furthermore, these courses are open to people who do not have a degree but who, due to their professional or personal background, are considered qualified to take them. In these cases, the degree they will obtain will be a university extension.


Students will pre-enroll online (by accessing Pre-enrollment | Blanquerna or the pre-enrollment option for each course). You can also pre-enroll in person at the School. During the process, the candidate must submit the required documentation:

  • ID card, passport or NIE residence card.
  • CV

There is no charge for this procedure. When the pre-enrollment process has been completed, you will obtain a receipt with pre-enrollment details and a pre-enrollment code (CIB).​


When pre-enrollment has been completed, the candidate will be offered a date for an interview with the director and/or coordinator of the master degree, who will assess their suitability and resolve any doubts they may have about the course for which they are enrolling. For the selection of candidates the following will be taken into account:

  • Academic transcript
  • Personal interview
  • Professional experience

Once the assessment is complete, the student will be informed of the result of the interview and how to enroll, if admitted. Once admission has been confirmed, the candidate will have to pay €100 as a reservation fee, using the same application via which pre-enrollment was processed. This amount will be considered a reservation fee and will be deducted from the total price of enrollment when it is formalized. Payment is by credit or debit card using a secure, confidential process. The amount paid as a reservation fee will not be refunded under any circumstances, unless the course is canceled.


Enrollment is the final step in the procedure to access the master degree. Students will be informed individually of the enrollment date. When enrollment is complete, with payment of the corresponding fee, the student will have definitively secured a place. If the student leaves the course, the enrollment fee will not be refunded in any case. The School reserves the right to cancel any courses for which the required minimum number of enrolled students has not been reached. In this case, the amount paid for enrollment will be refunded in full.

Documentation to be provided:

  • Certified photocopy of the degree certificate or certified photocopy of the university studies completed.
  • Official academic certification (list of subjects studied with their grade).
  • Current account number for direct debit.

When students enroll, they will have two business days to pay the total cost of enrollment, by bank transfer, credit card or barcode. Studies can be paid in installments, without any interest, by bank transfer. If payment by installment is selected, students will have two business days following completion of enrollment to pay 33.3% of the total cost of the enrolled credits, using their chosen form of payment; this payment cannot be made by direct debit. The remaining 66.4% is split into two monthly installments, in January and March, payable by direct debit using the bank account number provided upon enrollment.

Master degrees in Entertainment Television Programs and in Music and Sound for Gestmusic Entertainment Projects can split payment into 5 installments (50% enrollment fee, 15%, 15% and 10%, 10%). The first receipt is paid at the time of enrollment by bank transfer and the rest is paid in installments from November to February by direct debit.

School alumni are given a 15% discount on the enrollment fee (non-cumulative discount). Distinctions obtained in the fourth academic year of the bachelor degree are not eligible for a discount in own master degrees and graduate studies. Prices are updated each academic year. Once enrollment is complete, the amount paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.​

When a student enrolls, a contract for the provision of teaching services is formalized between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation, which is legally binding from the time of payment. Payment includes the corresponding insurance and, for students under the age of twenty-eight, compulsory academic insurance. If a student declines to take up a place, he/she will lose in full any amount he/she has paid. The student accepts the rules for the use of computer services established by the Blanquerna Foundation. The student's personal data will be included in an automated file under the responsibility of the Blanquerna Foundation, so that this contract can be maintained and fulfilled. Students should note that their data may also be used to inform them about the future activities of the Foundation, or for the institution to send them publications. In accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999 on the protection of personal data, students have the right to access their data to update, rectify or cancel them, or object to their use, by sending a letter, indicating which right they want to exercise.

This section is a summary of the general conditions for enrollment. It is only for guidance and therefore has no contractual value. In the event of any discrepancy, the provisions of the general conditions for enrollment specified in the receipt generated at the time of enrollment will prevail; this receipt formalizes the contract between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation; students can consult it on the intranet whenever they wish.

Foreign students

The School reserves the right to ask candidates with qualifications obtained outside the EES for a letter from their university, embassy or consulate to certify that their studies enable them to pursue a master degree or graduate studies. Students are responsible for having all the official documentation necessary for their stay in Spain while studying at the School. Applicants can ask for a pre-acceptance document attached to the pre-enrollment receipt to initiate applications for visas or scholarships or carry out any other administrative procedure. Under no circumstances does this document guarantee a place if all the access and admission requirements are not met. Once applicants have been accepted and enrollment is complete, they can request a letter of admission from the Academic Secretary, if required, by paying the corresponding fees.

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. Payment of the full tuition fee will be made as follows: a percentage at the time of enrollment and a second and third installment in January and March.

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