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Double Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Corporate Communication and in International Relations

Official title

Pre-enrollment open

Estudiants seminari FCRI
  • Modality
    In-person
  • Languages
    Catalan, Spanish, English
  • Duration
    5 academic years
  • Credits
    334
  • Shifts
    Morning / Afternoon
  • Schedule

    8 a.m. to 2 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

For students who want to dedicate themselves professionally to journalism, specializing in international politics and those who want to immerse themselves in the world of international relations from an informative and/or corporate communication approach. In one more years, 5 years in total, the student will receive the training of both degrees simultaneously, as well as a double major.

Great areas to grow professionally

The program of this double degree enables students to simultaneously complete the basic and compulsory subjects of both degrees in five academic years.

Foreign political, economic, cultural sector

Government communication

Multilateral organizations

Multinational corporations

Communication media

Corporate communication

If you choose Blanquerna's double bachelor's degree in Journalism and Corporate Communication and in International Relations, you choose…

A guaranteed future career.

  • Working professors: renowned professionals.
  • Business network and internships.
  • Alumni: Network communication professional chapters.
  • International scale.
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Multidisciplinary program
  • 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.

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Specializations

International relations

These studies provide the knowledge and professional skills necessary to undertake and manage projects in the area of international relations. They provide the analytical and methodological tools to be able to understand and act in the complexity of international relations in the world of today and its many stakeholders.

Journalism and Corporate Communication

The subjects of the bachelor's degree in Journalism and Corporate Communication provide students with the skills and knowledge to successfully join the professional communication sector. The theoretical and practical training enables the student to join the professional world, both in the media and in companies, administrations and other organizations, where corporate communication plays an increasingly important role.

Specialized writing in international information in the media

Advising or consultancy in the area of communication in an international environment

Research in the field of communication and international relations

Excellence data

85.7%

of graduates find work in less than 3 months (AQU)

1.500

agreements with companies

58

international university agreements

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

estudiants internacionals

Foreign students

Blanquerna is a university with an international vision. Every year, we welcome students from all over the world wishing to study a full bachelor degree at our center. You could be among them.

Academic information

Facultat de Comunicació i Relacions Internacionals

Curriculum

The Curriculum for the double bachelor's degree in Journalism and Corporate Communication and International Relations is a synthesis made up of basic, compulsory, and elective courses, internships, and a bachelor's thesis divided into 10 semesters (5 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:

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
First semester
International Relations Subjects
Contemporary World History 6Core curriculum
Essentials of Economics 6Core curriculum
Political Philosophy 6Core curriculum
Language I: English for I.R. 1 4Compulsory
Journalism and Corporate Communication Subjects
Seminar I. Introduction to Communication 8Core curriculum
General Sociology 3Core curriculum
Theory of Communication and Information 6Core curriculum
Second semester
International Relations Subjects
International Law 6Core curriculum
Political Science 6Core curriculum
Seminar II: The Actors of International Relations 8Compulsory
Language II: English for I.R. 2 4Compulsory
Journalism and Corporate Communication Subjects
Sociology of Communication 3Core curriculum
Information Management 4Compulsory
Aesthetics 4Compulsory

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Third semester
International Relations Subjects
Theories of International Relations 6Compulsory
International Political Structure 6Compulsory
Seminar III: Conflict Anlysis 8Compulsory
Language III: English for I.R. 3 4Compulsory
Journalism and Corporate Communication Subjects
Seminar III. Professional Communication 8Compulsory
Introduction to Journalism and Corporate Communication 6Core curriculum
Fourth semester
International Relations Subjects
Research Techniques and Statistics 6Core curriculum
Seminar IV: Geopolitics 8Compulsory
Global Political Economy 6Core curriculum
Second Language. This choice of subject area will be maintained throughout the entire course of studies 4
Language IV: Arabic 1
Language IV. French 1
Language IV. Chinese 1
Journalism and Corporate Communication Subjects
Theory and History of Journalism 3Compulsory
Seminar IV. Integral Management of Communication 8Compulsory

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Fifth semester
International Relations Subjects
Seminar V: Regional Studies I 8Compulsory
The European Union 6Compulsory
Second Language. This choice of subject area will be maintained throughout the entire course of studies 4
Language V: Arabic2
Language V. French 2
Language V. Chinese 2
Journalism and Corporate Communication Subjects
Radio Genres and Formats 3Compulsory
Audiovisual Genres and Formats 3Compulsory
Writing Genres and Formats 3Compulsory
Seminar V. Skills and Competences for Production I 8Compulsory
Sixth semester
International Relations Subjects
Cultural Diversity 3Optional
Seminar VI: Regional Studies II 8Compulsory
Foreign Policy of Great Powers 3Optional
Second Language.This choice of subject area will be maintained throughout the entire course of studies 4
Language VI. Arabic 3
Language VI. French 3
Language VI. Chinese 3
Journalism and Corporate Communication Subjects
Seminar VI. Skills and Competences for Production II 8Compulsory
Basic Principles in Design 4Compulsory
Audiences and Markets 3Compulsory
New Media 3Compulsory

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Seventh semester
Journalism and Corporate Communication Subjects
External Internships 12Practicum
Theory and Techniques in Public Relations 3Optional
Digital Marketing 3Optional
Corporate Identity and Culture 3Compulsory
Business and Structure of Communication 4Compulsory
Seminar VII. Specialized Information 8Compulsory
Eighth semester
International Relations Subjects
Migration & Demographic Trends 3Optional
Diplomacy 3Optional
EU Foreign Policy 3Optional
Second Language.This choice of subject area will be maintained throughout the entire course of studies 4
Language VII. Arabic 4
Language VII. French 4
Language VII. Chinese 4
Journalism and Corporate Communication Subjects
Advanced Design 4Compulsory
Reputation, Crisis Communication and CSR 4Compulsory
Digital Content Management 3Compulsory
Development of Projects 3Compulsory
Fundamentals in Marketing 3Optional

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Nineth semester
International Relations Subjects
Global Intelligence 3Compulsory
Project Management & International Tenders 3Compulsory
Lobby and Advocacy 3Compulsory
Negotiation & Leadership 3Compulsory
Global Society and Technology 3Optional
Journalism and Corporate Communication Subjects
Ethics of Communication I 3Core curriculum
Communication Law 4Compulsory
Final Degree Project I 6Final degree project
Tenth semester
Annual
International Relations Subjects
Seminar VIII: Academic Project Development 8Compulsory
Final Degree Project 8Final degree project
Journalism and Corporate Communication Subjects
Ethics of Communication II 3Core curriculum
Final Degree Project II 6Final degree project

Internships, an experience to introduce you to the labor market

In this double major, internships are compulsory. The School has a broad program of agreements with local and international companies and institutions that enables students to join a professional work team, according to their curricular interests with the support of an academic and a professional advisor. The student may choose to do an internship in either of the two fields of study.

  • 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 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.
  • Start creating a network of professional contacts that can help them enter the workplace in the future.
  • 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?

080 Barcelona Fashion (CCAM) · 20 Minutos · 8TV · ABACUS · ABC · Abertis Telecom · Acción contra el Hambre · Actimundi · ADM · Aerolink Air Services S.L. · Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation · Catalan News Agency · Agència EFE · Barcelona City Council · Sant Cugat City Council · AKI · ALESPORT (Solo Motor, Solo Bici, Solo Auto 4x4) · AMEC · Antena 3 · Aportada · ARA · Arenalia Comunicación y Eventos S.L. · Archbishopric of Barcelona · Associació Cultural Castell de Perelada · Avellaneda · Banc de Sabadell · Banc de Sang i Teixits · Barça TV · Barcelona Activa · Bason Image · BEATRIZ FUREST S.L. · BeIN Sports · Bodas.net (WEDDING PLANNER S.L.) · Bombers de la Generalitat · BPMO Edigrup · Brand Comunicación · BTV · Cadena COPE · Cadena SER · Caixa Capital Risc · Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines · Sabadell Chamber of Commerce · CAN Europe · Reus TV Channel · Terrassa Vallès Channel · Caritas Diocesana de Barcelona · Casa Africa · Casa América Catalunya · Casa Asia · Catalunya Ràdio · Center for Cooperation in the Mediterranean · Delàs Center for Peace Studies · Escarré International Center for Ethnic and National Minorities · Cidob · Circuit de Catalunya · Citizens-Citizenship Party · CLGU United Cities and Local Governments · Club Joventut Badalona · Clubs DIR · Barcelona College of Pharmacists · Concept Agency · Catalan Council of the European Movement · Contraseña Produccions · CORPORACIÓN DIVABE · CREATEL · Spanish Red Cross in Catalonia · Spanish Red Cross in Catalonia · Cugat.cat · Cuotech · DAMM · Deloitte · Deloitte · Department of Education. Government of Catalonia · Department of Foreign Affairs - Government of Catalonia · Department of the Interior - Government of Catalonia · Department of the Presidency. Government of Catalonia · Department of the Presidency - Government of Catalonia · Deustche Bank · Diari de Sabadell · Diari de Terrassa · DIGITAL MEDIA CONSULTING SL · DKV Seguros · Dorna Sports · EDICIONES ADG SL (Novias España, Novias de Pasarela…) · Ediciones JD · Editorial Planeta · Editorial Reverté · El 9 Nou · El Món · El Mundo · El Mundo Deportivo · El Nacional.cat · El País · El Periódico · El Punt Avui · El Temps · EL TERRAT DE PRODUCCIONS, SL · Enderrock · Equipo Singular · Esade · Esiete · Eupportunity · Euroleague · Europa Press · Expansión · Catalan Basketball Federation · Catalan Federation of Social Volunteering · Catalonia-La Pedrera Foundation · Fundació Futbol Club Barcelona · Fundació La Caixa · Fundació Privada Casa Amèrica Catalunya · Futbol Club Barcelona · Gas Natural · GEA Barcelona European Consulting · Giny Comunicació · Global Editors Network · Global Socio Economic Forum Secretariat · GOL TV · Gomplast · Gremi Hotels de Barcelona · Grup Flaix, S.L. · 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 · IEMed · Institut Català de la Salut · Institut Europeu de la Mediterrània · Instrategies · InterMèdia Grup de Comunicació · International Policy Sector Action Plan · ISGlobal · IT Comunicación · Justicia i Pau · Justícia i Pau · Kreab Iberia · L'Esportiu · La Fábrica de la Tele, S. L. · La Grada · La Razón · La Salle · La Seca-Espai Brossa · La Vanguardia · La Voz de Galicia · La Xarxa · Le Mot Project · Lewis Communications · Lleida Televisió · Luxury Spain · M1 TV · Mahala Comunicació i Relacions Públiques · Mataró Ràdio · McCann Erickson · Media Planning Group · Mediapro · Médecins Sans Frontières Spain · Memondo Network · Menshealth · Mercat de les Flors · Metropolis · Minoria Absoluta · Mola Mola Surf S.A. · MSA The Safety Company · Barcelona Egyptian Museum· Nació Digital · Nao Cinematogràfica · Natura Selection · Neomoda · Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development · Onda Cero · ORU FOGAR · Otaduy · Oxfam Intermón · Parliament of Catalonia · PEN International · PIMEC · Prensa Motor · Prisma Publicaciones 2002 · Promoturist · Pronovias · Proset · RAC1 · Ràdio Estel · Ràdio Marca · Ramon Clemente S.A. · RNE · Rosa Clará · Rosaud Costas Duran · RTV Vilafranca · SEAT · Sònar · Space Ibiz Planet · SPAMEX - Iberoamerican Institute of International Mobility Association · SPORT · Swarovski ibérica · Teatralnet · Teatre Nacional de Catalunya · Tekman Books · Telecinco · Territorio Creativo · Thomas Cook International AG · Time Out · Tinkle · Tornos Abogados · Tous · TV3 · TVE · UNICEF - Comitè Catalunya · Value Retail Management La Roca · VECTOR 5 · Vice · Vilaweb · Vitamine Communications · Wallapop · Woman · XXL Comunicación · Zicla

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

Curricular internships are those that form part of our curriculum: these are compulsory internships that are taken in parallel to seminar VI during the second semester of third year and the elective ones taken during the first semester of fourth year. The seminar VI professor is the advisor who will supervise the evolution of the student in their internships and guide them throughout the process. In the fourth year electives, the internship coordinator will appoint a faculty member to monitor the student. In the company, students will also have an advisor appointed by the center who will supervise their learning.

Extracurricular internships are all others that the student can do electively outside the curriculum, although they also have an exclusively training and teaching purpose and will therefore be included in the European Diploma Supplement (EDS). In all cases, the internship must be compatible with the student's class hours. Internships may or may not be remunerated, depending on the company or institution.

In the following links you will find the program of the curricular internships.

  1. Compulsory internships.
  2. Elective internships.

Students also have the opportunity to do internships abroad through different agreements with companies via programs such as Erasmus+.

The curricular and extracurricular internships are regulated by point 17 of the school's academic regulations.

The student advisor in the school will provide students with the criteria to follow to successfully pass the internship course and the parameters for drawing up the internship report. Here is the guide to writing an internship report.

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 student must complete two theses, one for each of the bachelor's degrees they will obtain: a thesis for the degree in Journalism and Corporate Communication, and another for the degree in International Relations.

Undertaking these projects can provide good material to promote students' job placement.

Journalism and Corporate Communication Thesis

In the case of the thesis in Journalism and Corporate Communication, the project to be conducted is a collective work essay planned and executed with the same high standards as any professional project in the world of business or journalistic communication. Through the curricular development that culminates in the bachelor's thesis, students are prepared in order to work in any national and international media —on all kinds of formats and platforms— and in the corporate communication environment.

International Relations Thesis

The International Relations thesis is designed as a course that students have to take in the fifth year of the double bachelor's degree. This work constitutes in itself a key instrument in the student's education, which has to allow them to integrate the learning acquired throughout the degree, to delve into the various areas of knowledge of international relations, to assume its transdisciplinarity, as well as to develop discursive and argumentative skills, critical analysis, use of sources of information and documentation, communication, initiative and autonomy.

The thesis is 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 bachelor's degree thesis will last two semesters and will be supervised by a professor-tutor, 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 assessments:

  • 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 assessment commission, comprising two professors of the area, one of which can 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).
alumna al plató de FCRI

Journalism and international relations, communication in the global labor market

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.

Journalism

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Director

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 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.

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Columnist

Opinion pieces are part of the journalism work.

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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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Verifier

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, companies and institutions are increasingly demanding digital talent, specialized in managing and developing content for their digital platforms and social networks.

Estudis de ràdio

Radio and podcast

The world of audio is experiencing a peak moment and occupies journalism professionals.

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TV reporter

A TV reporter is a professional profile of journalism.

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TV presenter

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

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Producer

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

Corporate Communication

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Director of communication

A professional who sets the institution's communication strategy.

Press officer

Journalist in charge of media relations.

Account manager and executives

Communication agencies —companies in charge of conducting various corporate communication projects— hire journalists as directors and account executives to manage the communication of the companies and institutions for which they work.

FCRI MU ComunicacionPolitica

Spokesperson or spokesperson trainer

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

Digital content

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

International relations

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Specialist in international affairs

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

FCRI M ComunicacioCorporativa

International business consultant

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

FCRI MU InternationalAffairs

Development of international projects

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

FCRI M RelacionsInstitucionals

International communications and public relations specialist

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

FCRI M PeriodismeDades

Analyst

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

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Teaching

University professor, lifelong learning trainer.

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

Direcció

Coordinació

Professorat

Xavier Casals Meseguer

Xavier Casals Meseguer

Admissions calendar

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

Admission pathways to the School's bachelor degree studies

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

  • Successfully completed High School Diploma and University Entrance Exams. Students can access all the bachelor degrees at the School from any of the High School Diploma options.

  • ​Foreign baccalaureate degree or high school diploma with the UNED credential. Students from education systems within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), or those with whom the Spanish State has an agreement, and international baccalaureate degree holders, must apply to the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) to obtain the credential certifying that they meet the requirements to access university studies within the state education system. They do not have to sit the University Entrance Exams, however, without the credential they will not be able to enroll in our bachelor degrees. The education systems that can be accessed through this pathway are: Germany, Andorra, Austria, European Schools (European Baccalaureate), International Baccalaureate, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, China and Cyprus.

  • ​Convalidation of foreign Baccalaureate. Students from education systems outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that do not have an agreement with the Spanish State will be able to access our bachelor degrees by presenting the convalidation of their Baccalaureate degree by the Ministry of Education of the Spanish State or the duly authorized Autonomous Communities, as is the case of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Proof of application for convalidation will be sufficient for students to enroll and begin taking a bachelor degree course, however full enrollment is conditional on convalidation being confirmed. Bear in mind that convalidating studies can take more than three months to complete, so this process should be done in parallel with the admissions process to our bachelor degrees. If the convalidation resolution is not obtained in the terms requested by the interested party, the results of any exams taken, or the enrollment made as a result thereof, are rendered null and void. Candidates who are nationals of a European Union country, or resident in Spain, and who come from non-European education systems that have not signed a reciprocity agreement with Spain, should contact the department of admissions/academic secretary: [email protected]

  • Mature student access for over 25s. All persons who are 25 years of age or older before October 1st of the calendar year in which the admission test is held may apply.

  • Access to the University by experience accreditation. Persons with professional and work experience pertinent to these studies but who do not hold an academic qualification that allows them to apply to the university through other pathways, and who are 40 years of age or older on October 1st of the academic year in which the course commences, can access bachelor degree studies.

  • Mature student access for over 45s. Persons over 45 years of age who do not hold an academic qualification that allows them to apply to the university through other pathways, and who cannot prove professional or work experience, can access bachelor degree studies through this pathway.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stages of the admission process

The admission process for bachelor degree studies at the School is developed in 4 stages:

  1. Pre-enrollment
  2. Admission test
  3. Admission resolution
  4. Enrollment

Pre-enrollment

Pre-enrollment entitles you to take part in the admission process and can be done virtually or in person.

Online pre-enrollment can be accessed from the pre-enrollment button on each bachelor degree webpage, or directly from here. You need to:

  1. Sign up on the unique registration system and create a username (if not previously obtained) and follow the instructions to completion.
  2. Make a payment of €100 (non-refundable fee for pre-enrollment rights and processing) can be made by credit or debit card, through a secure and confidential BBVA process.
  3. Upload the documentation, through the document repository, before the end date of the pre-enrollment process:
  • ID card (both sides)
  • Certificate of University admission test (PAU, CFGS...) if available at the time of pre-enrollment.

Note: For courses with more than one timetable option (morning or afternoon), admission is granted by order of conditional enrollment and persons completing enrollment in July, if a timetable choice is still available, must bear in mind that enrollment will be carried out by order of pre-enrollment.

In-person pre-enrollment can be done on-site at the School, by visiting the Student Information and Orientation Service (SIOE) and submitting the following:

  1. Provide the following documentation:
  2. Photocopy of ID card (both sides), passport or NIE residence card.
  3. Photocopy of the certificate of university admission test (PAU, CFGS...) if available at the time of pre-enrollment.
  4. Make a payment of €100 (non-refundable fee for pre-enrollment rights and processing) in cash or by credit/debit card, through a secure and confidential BBVA process.

Admission test

The Blanquerna School of Health Sciences has its own admission tests suitable for the degrees offered and these are held once pre-enrollment is completed. Applicants who pass the admission tests will be able to access enrollment, which remains conditional upon passing the PAU exam or completing their higher education training course. The test will be in-person. It will only be taken online, if the prospective student resides abroad or in another autonomous community of Spain.

The planned schedule of admission tests is:

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

After this date, in the event that there are openings available in any bachelor degree course, new admission tests will be scheduled. The date of this test is assigned upon pre-enrollment and is recorded on the corresponding pre-enrollment receipt, which students can always consult in their document repository. Students who reside outside Catalonia and Andorra and have proven difficulties in taking the test in person on the assigned day may change the date or request to do so online.

The admission test for bachelor's degrees in Communication comprises:

  • Text comprehension exercise.
  • Writing test. Spelling mistakes and expression will be assessed.
  • English proficiency test (not decisive for access, solely to assign a teaching level once the degree has begun).

The admission test for the bachelor's degree in International Relations, the bachelor's degree in Global Communication Management and the double bachelor's degree in Journalism and International Relations comprises:

  • International current and basic knowledge test.
  • Subject writing in English.
  • Grammar test.
  • An oral interview regarding the candidate's experiences, academic interests and general knowledge.

All this joint information determines whether or not the candidate is admitted to the degree. The student must demonstrate an overall English level of B2 in order to be admitted to the degree in International Relations (or the double degree in Journalism) and the degree in Global Communication Management.

For bachelor's degrees in Communication, it comprises:

  • An interview (which will be recorded with the candidate's explicit consent) and a comprehension and writing exercise.

At the start of the year, admitted students will have to take an English level test for the degrees in Communication, which will be in-person and will serve to assign the group of the compulsory subject.

For the bachelor's degree in International Relations, the bachelor's degree in Global Communication Management and the double bachelor's degree in Journalism and International Relations, the test comprises:

  • The candidate is given an interview with a language teacher by video conference. The interview is recorded (with the candidate's explicit consent) to be reviewed later by another member of the department or by the degree coordination team, where applicable.

The interview comprises three sections:

  • In the first section, the candidate has the opportunity to provide information about themself, such as their academic interests, knowledge of languages, activities and future goals.
  • The second section enables the interviewer to gain an understanding of the candidate's level of English and thus ensure that they have the necessary skills to conduct all the activities and tasks that comprise a university degree that is taught entirely in English.
  • The last section examines the candidate's knowledge of current affairs and internationally important events and the reasons for studying the degree.

All this information determines whether or not the candidate is admitted to the degree. The student must demonstrate an overall English level of B2 in order to be admitted to the degree in International Relations (or the double degree in Journalism). Subsequently, students admitted through the online test who enroll in the degree will be invited to travel to Barcelona to complete the written part of the entrance test and to finish assigning them the corresponding level of English for the first semester. The grades for the compulsory English subjects from which a student is exempt are also derived from the entrance test. Together with the written part of the English test, they also take the current affairs test to assess their knowledge of internationally important events.

Admission resolution

A few days after taking the admission test, students will be informed, via email, of the admission resolution (suitable or not suitable). In the case of being admitted, in the same email they will be invited to enroll during the next enrollment call based on openings available and instructions on who to enroll will be provided.
The criterion used to call admitted students for enrollment in the two enrollment periods (conditional and final) is by order of pre-enrollment. It is important to bear in mind one timetable option may fill up during the (conditional) enrollment period. Admission will be confirmed as final if the student delivers the necessary documentation with their university admission test, entrance exam or CFGS, and completes final enrollment.

Enrollment

Persons admitted for enrollment can choose between two options, depending on whether or not they already have an admission pathway:

  1. Conditional enrollment
    Possibility to enroll in the degree, before having passed the PAU or the CFGS.
    Enrollment will be conditional on the presentation of the corresponding admission pathway.
    This option secures the place and allows the student to choose their timetable, in the case of courses with morning and afternoon options, while openings are available.
    In the event that the student does not secure the admission pathway, the enrollment fee is refunded, and they lose their place and timetable selection. If openings remain vacant, applicants can stay on the waiting list until September and their enrollment fee will be held, but they will no longer have a preferential timetable choice.
    In the event of not obtaining the admission pathway, the fee paid will be refunded.
  2. Final enrollment
    Enrollment is confirmed as final when the student has completed the admission pathway.
    Upon enrollment, students are eligible to secure the openings and timetable options available.

Note: The criterion used to call admitted students for enrollment in the two enrollment periods (conditional and final) is by order of pre-enrollment. It is important to bear in mind one timetable option may fill up during the (conditional) enrollment period. Admission will be confirmed as final if the student delivers the necessary documentation with their university admission test, entrance exam or CFGS, and completes final enrollment in July.
Note: The required documentation must be uploaded through the document repository.

Studies can be paid upfront or in interest-free installments. If payment by installment is selected, upon enrollment the student will have two business days to pay 50% of the total cost of the enrolled credits, using their chosen form of payment; this payment will not be taken by direct debit. The remaining 50% is split into nine monthly installments, from October to June, payable by direct debit using the bank account number provided upon enrollment. Prices are updated each academic year.

Once payment is made, the corresponding receipt of enrollment can be viewed in the student's document repository and via the student's portal.

Foreign students

For the foreign student admission process, the following considerations and requirements must be taken into account in accordance with the prevailing regulations.

Students must apply to the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) to obtain the credential certifying that they meet the requirements to access university studies within the state education system (UNED Credential). They do not have to sit the University Entrance Exams, however, without the credential they will not be able to enroll in our bachelor degrees.
The education systems that can be accessed through this pathway are: Germany, Andorra, Austria, European Schools (European Baccalaureate), International Baccalaureate, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, China and Cyprus.

Can access our bachelor degrees by presenting the convalidation of their Baccalaureate degree by the Ministry of Education of the Spanish State or the duly authorized Autonomous Communities, as is the case of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Proof of application for convalidation will be sufficient for students to enroll and begin taking a bachelor degree course, however full enrollment is conditional on convalidation being confirmed. Bear in mind that convalidating studies can take more than three months to complete, so this process should be done in parallel with the admissions process to our bachelor degrees. If the convalidation resolution is not obtained in the terms requested by the interested party, the results of any exams taken, or the enrollment made as a result thereof, are rendered null and void. For any doubts or queries about the pre-enrollment or enrollment process, please contact the admissions department/academic secretary: [email protected]

Contact us

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

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

Tuition fee

€162.54
Tuition fee per credit (Journalism and Corporate Communication)
€180.29
Tuition fee per credit (International Relations)
€9,752.4
Total tuition fee 1st year 2022-23 (Journalism and Corporate Communication)
€10,800
Total tuition fee 1st year 2022-23 (International Relations)
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