Official master's degree in Journalism and Digital Content Innovation

You will acquire the skills needed to broaden your professional horizons and specialise in digital communication with a practical methodology and the guarantee of critical learning processes

Admission Official Master's Degree in Journalism and Digital Content Innovation

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Access

Access to this master's degree is open to holders of an official bachelor's degree from a Spanish university or from another higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, provided this gives access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue.

Admission requirements

  1. Graduates should preferably hold degrees in one of the following subjects: journalism, audiovisual communication, advertising, public relations or equivalent
  2. Business administration and management, anthropology, political science, law, economics, education, sociology or equivalent.
  3. Graduates in other subjects may also apply. In that case, consideration of the academic transcript by the coordinator will determine any bridging courses which need to be taken.
  4. English at level B.1 of the CEFR.
  5. In the case of foreign students whose mother tongue is not Spanish, they will be asked to accredit their knowledge of Spanish through the presentation of the DELE or SIELE certificate (level C1). Other language certificates will not be considered by the Master's degree Admission Committee.

Selection criteria

Where there are more applicants than places the decision to offer a place will be based on the following criteria. The Master's degree Admission Committee will consider application (based on a 100 point scale) taking into account the following criteria in order of importance:

a. Academic transcript (up to 70 points). In accordance with the specific admission requirement the score for the different qualification will be subject to the following weighting:

 

Qualifications group Academic transcript Weighting
1. journalism, audiovisual communication, advertising, public relations or equivalent A (with honours) 70 points
B 65 points
C 50 points
2. business administration and management, anthropology, political science, law, economics, education, sociology or equivalent A (with honours) 60 points
B 50 points
C 40 points
3. Other qualifications A (with honours) 40 points
B 35 points
C 30 points

 

b. Postgraduate diploma Weighting (10 points)
 

Qualifications group Qualification Weighting
1. journalism, audiovisual communication, adverstising, public relations or equivalent Master's degree or PhD 10 points
  Postgraduate diploma 5 points
  University courses 2 points
2. business administration and management, anthropology, political science, law, economis, education sociology or equivalent Master's degree or PhD 8 points
  Postgraduate diploma 3 points
3. Other qualifications University courses 1 point
  Master's degree or PhD 6 points
  Posgraduate diploma 2 points

 

c. Participation in additional academic activities: seminars, conferences, publications and papers in academic forums (up to 10 points). All participation in events, publications and papers should be justified by a certificate of participation or the publication itself. For each justified participation or publication the candidate will receive 2 points up to a maximum of 10.

d. A statement of interest motivation by the candidate (up to 20 points). Within this statement the Admissions Committee will look especially at knowledge of the Master's degree course (up to 10 points), the link between the candidates interests and the content of the course (up to 5 points), and any previous experience the candidate has with the content of the Master's degree (up to 5 points).

Complementary training

Students who are accepted and included in point 3 above (specific admission requirements) must take 12 obligatory ECTS bridging course credits during the first semester of the Master's degree course. Specifically these are the following subjects from the Degree in Journalism:

  • Press writing (6 ECTS credits)
  • Journalistic writing for multimedia and interactive platforms (6 ECTS credits).

The Master's degree committee will look at the previous studies of the students accepted and decide whether or not they need to take bridging courses.