Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism

We give a voice to what needs to be told
Type of programme
Official degrees
Duration
8 semesters
Credits
240 ECTS
Price
€152.00 / ECTS x 60 = €9,120.00* (1r course 2022-2023). *Subject to change each year. Contact our Admissions department for the payment terms and conditions.
Places
60
Schedule
Mornings
Language
Catalan, Spanish and English
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At UIC Barcelona, we teach you the skills necessary to successfully adapt to the job market.

  • TV presenter
  • Radio journalist
  • Writer
  • Reporter and correspondent
  • Head of Press
  • Institutional Communicator
  • Research Journalist
  • Multimedia content creator
  • Network information management expert
  • Political communication adviser
  • Journalist at a communication office

Professors and lecturers with long experience in the communication sector

Equip docent

The Faculty’s teaching body consists of lecturers and professors who are also active in the private sector and who have long experience in the audiovisual, journalism and advertising sectors. The teaching staff are all in direct contact with the daily reality of this profession, since they combine their executive roles in the media with teaching in the Faculty. This allows students to achieve an education that is at the cutting-edge of the sector, that facilitates work placements and allows for greater labour insertion. Also, the teaching staff have extensive research experience at both a national and international level acquired through visits to and exchanges with other universities.

With this degree, you can study part of the curriculum or do your internship abroad, with academic recognition

Cursa part dels teus estudis o fes pràctiques a l'estranger amb UIC Barcelona

Participate during one semester or year at one of your faculty's partner universities, or search for a business abroad for your internship.

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Presentation

In the Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism at UIC Barcelona, we create communication professionals capable of working in today’s media context, without losing sight of the social function of journalism or ethical values. We help students master new technologies and digital tools, ensuring they are able to meet the profession’s current challenges in any medium or format.

 

This degree is intended for anyone interested in pursuing a career in communication, whether as a writer of journalistic information in any medium (radio broadcaster, television presenter, print journalist, community manager for digital media...) or in media or media company management. Some of the practical tasks assigned in this degree programme include writing news stories for written press, performing a radio broadcast in English and editing a documentary.

 

Our academic project, through work in small groups and quality teaching, helps maximise student performance. To this end, we have a committed teaching staff made up of both academics dedicated to teaching and research and prestigious journalists who work at some of the biggest media companies in television, radio and press.

 

We also offer students the opportunity to gain work experience at some of the industry’s most renowned companies, giving them initial contact with the professional world and helping them acquire the skills necessary for a successful transition to the job market. TV3, Telecinco, La Vanguardia, El Periódico, Cadena SER, Radio Cope and Catalunya Ràdio are just some of the over 120 organisations with which we hold a work placement agreement.

 

In addition, UIC Barcelona’s adaptation to the Bologna Process enables students to work as journalists anywhere in the European Higher Education Area.

Objectives

Our main aim is to create excellent journalists, with the skills necessary to work in today’s new media scenario. With this principle in mind, our model focuses on achieving a series of objectives:

  1. To create responsible professionals who are fully aware of the social aspects of journalism.
  2. To provide students a high-quality general education that takes into account the profession’s ethical values.
  3. To foster an enterprising spirit and business perspective.
  4. To help students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to comfortably handle the new media context and undertake communication projects that are adapted to the characteristics of this scenario.
  5. To shape professionals with an international view of journalism, who are able develop professionally in a global context.
  6. To provide students the skills required to work flexibility and competently in any media company.

Prospective students

Anyone who fulfils the admission requirements and general prerequisites for access to the degree programme is eligible to apply. Most of our students have a background in humanities or social sciences, though students from all academic backgrounds are welcome.

 

This degree is intended for anyone who feels that journalism is their calling and wants to pursue a career in this sector. We are looking for driven students who are eager to learn and investigate; responsible people who are critically aware, analytical and enterprising, who know how to work as a team, are interested in current affairs and want to grow as communication professionals.

Competences: Graduates

Competences

Students will develop a series of general and specific competences that will enable them to work successfully as a communication professional in today’s media context.

Job opportunities

Job opportunities for programme graduates include:

Writer of journalistic information for any medium:

  • Television: writer, reporter, editor, presenter, correspondent, scriptwriter and director.
  • Radio: writer, editor, broadcaster, presenter, correspondent, commentator, scriptwriter and director.
  • Written press: writer, correspondent, section editor, editor and editor-in-chief.
  • Non-daily publications, magazines and weeklies: writer, correspondent, editor and director.

Media management:

  • Social media expert-community manager: responsible for tasks such as managing the corporate blog or social media...
  • Web page manager.

Media company management:

  • Corporate communication departments and offices.
  • Press officer or head of institutional communication.

Academic accreditation

Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from UIC Barcelona.

With this degree, thanks to UIC Barcelona's adaptation to the Bologna Process, students can work as a journalism professional anywhere in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

Study programme and subjects 2022-2023

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Anthropology * Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
General English Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Group Dynamics Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 1
Introduction to Audiovisual Language Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Introduction to Journalism Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Written Communication I Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Academic English Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Journalese (Journalistic Language) I Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 7
Sociology Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
World Contemporary History Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Written Communication II Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
*This subject is part of the teaching programme of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Thought (CIP).
Subjects in course 2 Type Term ECTS
Communication Theory Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Contemporary Thought Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Radio Communication Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Spanish Contemporary History Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Written English Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Economy Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Journalese (Journalistic Language) II Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Journalistic Ethics Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Media Law Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
TV Communication Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Subjects in course 3 Type Term ECTS
Communication Management Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Cultural Journalism Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Fashion and Trend Communication Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
International Journalism Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Sports Journalism Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Vocal Techniques and Presentation Skills Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Audiovisual Report Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Geography Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 4
History of Journalism Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Media Companies Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Radio Production and Managemenet Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Communication Structure Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Effective Speaking Skills Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Legal and Political Institutions Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Networked Journalistic Projects Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
TV Production and Management Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
External Practices I Type: PR Term: Annual ECTS: 5
Subjects in course 4 Type Term ECTS
Audience Analysis Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Development of Media Projects Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Leadership and Negotiation Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Marketing Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Professional English for Journalism 1 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Creativity and Innovation Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Design Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Final Degree Project Type: TF Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Online Communities Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Persuasive Communication Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Professional English for Journalism 2 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Type: OP Term: Annual ECTS: 9
Cultural Journalism Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Fashion and Trend Communication Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
International Journalism Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Sports Journalism Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Vocal Techniques and Presentation Skills Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Audiovisual Report Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
External Practices II Type: PR Term: Annual ECTS: 5
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Internship

Pràctiques

Per a la formació completa de l’alumne és fonamental el contacte amb el món laboral. UIC Barcelona té convenis de pràctiques amb un gran nombre d’empreses d’àmbit nacional i internacional per a cadascuna de les seves titulacions. En el cas del Grau en Periodisme, destaquem les següents:

Pràctiques Periodisme

Objectives

The main aim of the work placements is for students to come into contact with the world of journalism and acquire all the skills necessary to successfully adapt to the labour market. Also, the work placement environment is ideal to apply the concepts learned in class.

At the UIC we connect with student’s professional futures and place a wide range of companies from the sector at their disposal for work placements. Likewise, we undertake individual monitoring to ensure that the objectives marked out are achieved in terms of the tasks to be undertaken, learning, assimilation of knowledge and the acquisition of competences.

All updated information regarding the specific organisation and regulations of work placements can be found in the Course Guide for the subject on each degree programme.

Job opportunities

The professional opportunities this degree will offer you include:

  • Director: radio, television and written press.
  • Scriptwriter: television and radio.
  • Writer: television, radio, written press, publications, magazines, internet, news agencies, etc.
  • Reporter: television, radio, written press, publications, magazines, internet, news agencies, etc.
  • Editor: television, radio, written press, publications, magazines, multimedia content, news agencies, etc.
  • Presenter: radio and television.
  • Correspondent: television, radio and written press.
  • Commentator: radio and television.

Press officer or head of institutional communication.

  • Corporate communication departments and offices.
  • Research and teaching.
  • Coolhunting (trend spotting).
  • Media consultant.
  • Website manager.
  • Publishing jobs.
  • ENG professional.
  • Advertising and design agencies.
  • Production companies.
  • Fashion and trends industry communication.

Prerequisites & admissions

Grants & financial aid

International mobility

Study abroad temporarily

As a student in this degree programme, you may complete part of your degree or a work experience placement abroad and receive academic recognition.

Spend a semester or a full academic year at one of your Faculty’s partner universities or find a company abroad to do an internship. You may also:

For information about everything you need to do before, during and after your mobility stay, check out the "Study abroad" section and download all the documentation specific to your Faculty:

Study with us

Study with us temporarily

If you are studying at another Spanish or foreign university, you can come to UIC Barcelona to study temporarily for one semester or a full academic year.

Visit the international exchange students site for more information and, download here all the specific documentation of this faculty: