Official Master's Degree in Media, Communication and Culture


The master's degree in Media, Communication and Culture provides students with the conceptual tools needed to analyse and understand from a critical viewpoint the main problems existing in the interaction between communication, society and culture in a context of accelerated transformations in the media.

The master's degree in Media, Communication and Culture focuses on providing broad and solid theoretical and methodological knowledge with which you can begin an academic career in communication, as well as professional guidance if you are interested in expanding your knowledge and skills in the field of journalism and the mass media. All this from a cultural and humanistic viewpoint which aims to pose and debate the most important current issues affecting us as individuals, society and culture.

It is with this intention that the Department of Media, Communication and Culture offers a master's degree consisting of the different research lines carried out during decades by the university's lecturing staff. These research lines cover current issues ranging from gender matters to the profound transformation of the media and its discourses, as well as the relations between power and communication, the culture of peace and new journalism. These lines, which define the different modules of the master's degree and the master thesis, later become the essence of consolidated and emerging research groups.

A reliable team of professors with years of academic and journalistic experience, as well as expertise knowledge in political and cultural management, guarantees the double research and professional orientation of the master's degree. The lecturing staff of the Department of Media, Communication and Culture consists of highly motivated and qualified members aiming to guide graduate students in choosing a research or professional career in a particularly competitive environment since the implementation of external evaluation systems and the European Higher Education Area.

That is why this master's degree was also conceived with the aim of offering specifically international training, given that its design was created with the contribution of lecturers and professionals from several countries as part of a network of Latin American faculties of communication (Universidad de Lima; Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO), Mexico City; Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO), and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá). The network not only benefits the transfer of ideas and wealth of knowledge, it also fosters the exchange of lecturers and students participating in the programme.

It also benefits from the collaboration of the Department of Media, Communication and Culture with the Unesco Chair in Communication, InCom-UAB, a regular collaborator in the organisation of debate and dissemination activities for lecturers and students of undergraduate and graduate programmes.

The master's degree is addressed to graduates from the fields of communication (Journalism, Audiovisual Communication, Advertising and Public Relations), the fields of social and legal Sciences (Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Law) and of the humanities (Education, Art, History, etc.).


Career options

This graduate programme gives you the possibility of entering the PhD programme in Media, Communication and Culture, and therefore is the gateway to an academic career in Communication Studies. At the same time, it trains professionals with the skills needed to design and direct innovative research projects in the field of communication and, in a broader sense, in cultural policies. Finally, if you are interested in pursuing a professional career in journalism, you will gain additional training which will provide you with the ability to produce complex and quality journalism and transmit the various transformations undergone by society. Therefore, career options for graduates of the master's degree are:
  • Professionals of the academic field, both in universities and in secondary schools or vocational training centres, in sectors which are increasingly growing and demand good professionals.
  • Professionals in the political or structural management of communication and cultural issues, for both private and public businesses, associations, cooperatives and other types of entities. This is a sector which has been greatly transformed by the exponential growth of social networks and has the need for critically-minded professionals with solid training, capable of analysing, understanding, and finally meeting the communication needs of social actors.
  • Professionals in journalism interested in carrying out their job in today's scenario of changes within the communication systems.

Teaching timetable

Official UAB

30 places
Classroom-based learning
Credits: 60 ECTS
Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 11/01/2019
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Pre-enrolment open
Price: €46.11 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding a Spanish residence permit). 2018/19 Academic year.
€75 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit). 2018/19 Academic year.
Course begins on 14/10/2019
Course ends on 31/07/2020
Faculty: Faculty of Communication Studies
Language: Catalan (10%), Spanish (80%) English (10%)
Coordinator university: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Collaborating institutions:The master's degree forms part of the RIBERDOC network, which includes the following universities: Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá (Colombia), Universidad Iberoamericana de México (Mexico), ITESO (Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education) of Guadalajara (Mexico), and Universidad de Lima (Peru).

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