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University Master Degree in Advanced Journalism. Reporting

Official title

Pre-enrollment open

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  • Modality
  • Languages
    Catalan, Spanish
  • Duration
    1 academic year
  • Credits
  • Date
    October 14, 2024
  • Shifts
    Late afternoon/Evening
  • Planning

    From 6 pm to 9 pm

  • Places
  • Location

    Blanquerna-URL - Plaça Joan Coromines. 08001 Barcelona

  • Faculty

    School of Communication and International Relations

Who is it for?

Today reporting is a career opportunity that combines the production of content, the mastery of new technologies and the ability to create, manage and direct innovative projects in journalism.

The master degree is aimed at journalists and communicators, as well as other university graduates, who wish to specialize in reporting and develop management strategies in the digital and hypermedia environment.

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

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


Great scope for professional growth

The extensive experience of the School's teaching staff and their permanent contact with career reality have enabled us to constantly update the content of the course

Investigative, international and specialized journalism

New journalistic formats and new digital native publications

Journalistic production in hypermedia

Journalistic ethics and deontology

If you choose the Blanquerna University Master Degree in Advanced Journalism - Reporting, you choose ...

This master degree is among the top five in Spain according to El Mundo.

A guaranteed future career.

  • Professional internships in leading companies in the sector.
  • A faculty made up of more than 50 professionals working both in teaching and in professional journalism.
  • Personalized attention.
  • Career guidance at the end of your course with the support of the Blanquerna Alumni network.

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Academic information

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Training in line with your interests and future career

Students have four options when selecting the 16 credits for the elective subjects:

1- Internships and elective content specific to the master program

2- Internships and advanced research method elective.

3- Internships and elective content from another master program.

4- Elective course in advanced research Methodology and three elective courses worth 4 credits (option without internship)


Master's degree project 10
Compulsory 34
Optional 16
Total 60

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
First semester
Direction and Management of Newspaper Reports 4Compulsory
Newspaper Reporting 4Compulsory
Optional credits
Optional credits of the master 4Optional
Advanced research methodology
Optional credits from other master's programs 4Optional
The management of communication in organizations and the communicative management of crises
Rhetoric and writing techniques
Second semester
Ethics and Journalistic Storytelling 4Compulsory
International and Economic Reporting 4Compulsory
Society, Sports, Cultural, and Entertainment Reporting 6Compulsory
Optional credits
Optional credits of the masterOptional
Internship 12
Innovation, producction and hipermedia report 4
Optional credits from other master's programs 4Optional
The Far East and Latin America
International Cooperation and Inequalities
Commercialization and distribution of audiovisual products
Marketing and cultural events management
Production and graphical, audio-visual and multimedia management
Communication Seminar 6Compulsory
Final Master's Degree Project 10Master's degree project
Audiovisual Reporting 6Compulsory

Internships in Advanced Journalism. Reporting

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 in which 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

  • Get to know a new professional environment.
  • Apply and extend the knowledge acquired in the course.
  • Develop teamwork skills.
  • Build a network of contacts in the sector.

Internships at the School

  • The bachelor's degree ensures that each student will be able to do an internship within a company in positions related to their sector.
  • Each student will have a bachelor degree advisor who will ensure they comply with the internship's objectives and make the most of the experience.

Where can you do your internship? · ABC · ACN · BlueGlobe Media · Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals (CCMA) · Economía Digital · EFE · El · El Mundo Deportivo · El Periódico · El Punt/AVUI · Europa Press · La Vanguardia · Nació Digital · Telecinco · Cuatro (Lavinia Global) · Onda Cero · Ràdio Barcelona · RAC1 · Cadena COPE Barcelona · 20 Minutos · Time Out · Xarxa Audiovisual Local (XAL)

Master's Degree Thesis

The final master degree thesis is an individual assignment that rounds off the master degree, bringing together the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes that the student has acquired throughout the academic year.

It involves the preparation of a project, based on an original idea or approach, dealing with a significant aspect of communication, from a professional or research perspective.

The thesis must be an extension of an aspect of the syllabus:

For the professional track, the thesis requires students to formulate an innovative project related to professional work in the field studied in the course. As a guide, the project must include at least the following sections:

  • Presentation of the specific topic chosen and justification of its importance, originality and professional relevance; analysis of the environment and opportunities.
  • Objectives.
  • Application of the methodology to a closely defined professional field or analyze the project's strengths and weaknesses.
  • Structure and content of the project to be carried out, definition of the main concepts and arguments.
  • Bibliography, filmography or documentation required for the project.

For the research track, as a guide, the thesis must include at least the following sections:

  • Presentation of the specific topic chosen and justification of its importance, originality and academic relevance.
  • State of the issue.
  • Research problem objectives and/or hypotheses.
  • Method, specifying the subject of study and research techniques.
  • Results.
  • Conclusions.
  • Bibliography, documentation and materials needed for research.

Work on the final master's thesis will be monitored through tutorials with the professor-supervisor.

This includes bibliographic research and data collection, discussion with the thesis supervisor and the writing of the text itself. As such, it is a learning activity based on individual study and work on an individual exercise, for which tutorials play a significant role in the form of seminars and project-oriented learning.

The thesis will be publicly defended before a panel made up of three professors from the master program, or experts from the sector. The final (numerical) mark for the thesis is recorded as a single result, based on the oral defense of the thesis (30%) and an assessment of the written paper (70%).

Check the procedure for submitting the master's degree thesis here.

Career path

The Master Degree in Advanced Journalism opens up a very diverse range of job opportunities.

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Versatile professional working with audio-visual producers and companies


Report scripts, production and publication.

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Audio-visual documentary scripts, production and broadcasting.

FCRI MU Estrategia

Setting up your own journalistic micro-enterprise.

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University teaching and research.


Communication media

Printed press, radio, television, photojournalism, new platforms.

Specialized media

International investigative journalism, politics, society, law courts, culture and entertainment, sports, economics, history, new technologies.

Emerging digital publications

Social media.

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 facilities at students' disposal

All the services you need while you are at the School

Members of the Council



Daniel Esparza Olivero

Daniel Esparza Olivero

Filòsof i professor. Doctor en Religió per la Universitat de Columbia.

Santiago Javier Justel Vázquez

Santiago Javier Justel Vázquez

Doctor en Comunicació per la Universitat Ramon Llull. Professor de la Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.

Professorat Col·laborador/Convidat

Anna Maria Bosch Batlle

Periodista i corresponsal a RTVE. forma part de l'equip de En Portada i és corresponsal sènior dels informatius de TVE. Va ser corresponsal a Moscou, Lió, Washington i Londres.

Elisabet Cantenys Doñate

Executive Director at ACOS Alliance

Maria Cuso Serra

Periodista de cultura i cap de la secció de cultura de RAC 1. Llicenciada en comunicació audiovisual per la UPF estudià el màster en Periodisme Avançat i Reporterisme de Blanquerna (URL).

Sergi Doria Alburquerque

Periodista i escriptor. Actualment escriu al suplement cultural de l'ABC, i col·labora en Revista de Libros, Revista de Occidente, Barcelona Metròpolis Mediterrània i Turia. Autor de diversos llibres, col·laborà també a El País, el Periódico i a l'AVUI.

Juan José Fernández Magariño

Periodista d'investigació. Reporter de l'equip d'investigació d'El Periódico.

Placid Garcia-Planas Marcet

Periodista i reporter internacional a La Vanguardia. Ha estat enviat a diversos fronts, com el dels Balcans i el de Pròxim Orient. També ha cobert guerres d'afaganistan i Ucraïna. És autor de diversos llibres.

Sergio Manuel Heredia Tapia

Periodista d'esports a La Vanguardia, ha cobert també episodis com l'11-S, l'enfonsament del Prestige, els Jocs Olímpics de Pequín o els crims del Putxet a Barcelona. és llicenciat en Dret (UB) i en Periodisme (UPF).

Georgina Leger Pardo

Periodista. Social Media Manager en FC Barcelona.

Agustín Morales Puga

Periodista i director de la revista 5W. Col·labora amb diversos mitjans, entre ells, The New York Times. Reporter especialitzat en la cobertura de migracions. Autor del llibre No som refugiats.

José Emilio Morenati Fernández

Fotògraf. Guanyador i finalista de nombrosos premis com el Pulitzer i Fotopress, ha cobert conflictes armats al Pròxim Orient, Afganistan i Paquistan per a l'agència Associated Press per a la qual treballa des de l 2003.

Antoni Muñoz Lopez

Periodista especialitzat en tribunals i successos de La Vanguardia.

Cristina Oriol Val

Periodista especialitzada en feminisme, migració, salut mental i discapacitat a La Vanguardia. Especialitzada en temes socials, forma part de l'equip d'Última Hora de La Vanguardia i escriu reportatges de Societat en aquest mateix mitjà.

Santiago Manuel Palacios Castaño

Periodista i fotògraf.

Gemma Parellada Palau

Periodista i reportera. Corresponsal per a El País, Catalunya Ràdio, CNN espanyola i RFI espanyol. cobreix l'Àfrica subsahariana des de 2007. Guanyadora de diversos guardons, és també cronista en diversos programes de ràdio, i directora del festival de cinema africà de Barcelona.

Anna Punsi Llado

Periodista policial i de successos amb una trajectòria de més de 25 anys. Treballa a la sèrie Crims des del 2021, i ha treballat a la SER Catalunya i ha col.laborat amb el Periódico i l'Ara.

Antonio Rubio Campaña

Periodista d'investigació i escriptor. Doctor (UCM) i professor de la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid. Ha treballat a Tele/exprés, Interviú, Cambio 16 i a El Mundo. Autor de diversos llibres i Premio Internacional de Periodismo.

Carlos Miguel Ruiz Caballero

Periodista, professor i investigador. Doctor en Periodisme per la Universitat Ramon Llull.

Guillem Sanchez Marin

Periodista de successos a El Periódico de Catalunya. Doctor en comunicació per la URL. Professor associat de periodisme a Blanquerna (URL). Guardonat amb el Premi Ortega i Gasset de Periodisme.

Vicenç Sanclemente Garcia

Periodista.Doctor en Comunicació (UPF). Va ser corresponsal de TVE a Mèxic, Amèrica Central , Carib, Beijing, Washington, l'Habana, Londres i Irlanda del Nord. Exdirector de RNE.

Enric Trias Avila

Periodista. Redactor de la secció Gente de La Vanguardia.

Samanta Villar Fitó

Periodista, coneguda per programes de docu-reality.Presentadora, creadora i directora de programes de reporterisme i nous formats com "Conexión Samanta", "21 días", "9 meses con Samanta" y "Vida con Samanta". Guanyadora del Premi #Antena de Oro.

Application process

University master degrees are official degrees awarded by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, in accordance with the requirements of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the guidelines set out in the Bologna Declaration. To access the official master degree, you must hold an official Spanish university degree, or a degree from another country that is part of the European Higher Education Area. Access to master degree studies is regulated by Royal Decree 822/2021, of 28 September.
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.
Students who have a degree in a field other than Communication Sciences (Audio-visual Communication, Journalism or Advertising and Public Relations) will have to complete a supplementary training module equivalent to between 15 and 60 credits, depending on the original degree.

The application process consists of two parts:

  • Pre-enrollment
  • Enrollment


Students can 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
  • Resume

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 record.
  • 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.


Students who are admitted can choose between two options, depending on whether or not they already qualify for university admission:

  1. Conditional enrollment: This option is available to students who have not yet obtained a bachelor degree and who want to study a master degree at the same time. For conditional enrollment, students need to be enrolled for the pending credits in their bachelor degree. This is subject to a maximum of 9 credits and the bachelor degree thesis. The master degree thesis cannot be graded, and the master degree cannot, therefore, be awarded, until the student has completed the bachelor degree. The student must sign a document accepting the terms of conditional enrollment.
  2. Definitive enrollment
    Enrollment is definitive if the student already meets the requirements for admission.

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, and the corresponding fee has been paid, the student will have secured a place. Course fees are paid in installments without any interest. When students enrol, they will have two business days to pay 50% of the total cost of the credits for which they have enrolled, by bank transfer or using a barcode at the bank; the remaining 50% is split into nine monthly installments, from October to June, payable by direct debit using the bank account indicated at the time of enrollment.
School alumni are given a 15% discount on the enrollment fee (non-cumulative discount). This discount will only apply to students who enroll full-time for all the credits required in the course. Prices are updated each academic year. Once enrollment is complete, the amount paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.​

Students must bring the following documentation with them when they enroll:

  • Certified photocopy of the qualification that gives them access to the course or documentary proof that the relevant document has been requested.
  • Original official academic certificate or certified copy of the bachelor degree transcript.
  • Current account number for direct debit (if payment is to be by installments).

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 formalized 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 EHEA 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 fee.

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 can be paid in installments and without any interest. At the time of enrollment, 50% of the total cost of the enrolled credits is paid. The remaining 50% is split into nine monthly installments (from October to June) payable by direct debit.

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As the European Union points out, gender equality is not only a matter of social justice but also affects the results of teaching and research. Promoting gender equality in research and innovation is one of the European Commission's commitments, and it supports the explicit integration of a gender perspective in Horizon 2020 projects. However, this recommendation is often poorly understood and misapplied. Various documents are presented here with a view to contributing to a better understanding and application of the gender perspective in teaching and research.


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