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Master's Degree in Specialized Communication

Universitat de Barcelona
2 semesters
Master's degree
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Master's Degree in Specialized Communication

Program description

Master's Degree in Specialized Communication

The main objective of the master's degree in Specialized Communication is to equip future professionals with the knowledge and skills to develop their capabilities in the areas of cultural communication, social communication and scientific communication. It covers specialized areas in the field of communication that in recent years have been approached from new perspectives and with new techniques and theories, and that are closely linked to the demands and needs of contemporary society. Tuition is therefore provided by staff from the faculties of Philology and Communication, Law, Economics and Business, Medicine and Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Food Science and Biology.

The master's degree in Specialized Communication provides graduates from a range of academic backgrounds with knowledge and skills related to the practice of social, cultural and scientific communication. Therefore, this master's degree is open to students from all fields of science related to communication. Candidates could be communication graduates or degree-holders and professionals in other human and natural sciences who wish to learn new strategies for disseminating their knowledge and adapting to the new challenges of the information society.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:

  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The master's degree in Specialized Communication provides training in the organization and management of scientific, social and cultural information. The unique nature of the course derives from its integrated focus on skills and abilities in these three areas:

  • Scientific communication: understanding the key elements of transmitting scientific knowledge to society and developing the capacity to communicate, manage and transfer changes brought about by science.
  • Social communication: understanding the socioeconomic, political and legal environments in order to generate, manage and transmit knowledge and information specific to these areas.
  • Cultural communication: understanding and keeping abreast of cultural practices and consumption in the global market and developing the capacity to create, manage and transmit cultural information.

Tuition fees

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the university website.

Career opportunities

This master's degree provides comprehensive training in communication, addressing the knowledge and skills pertinent to cultural, political, social and scientific communication, preparing graduates for professional roles in various aspects of design, management and planning from a multidisciplinary perspective.

More specifically, the program aims to prepare graduates for professional activity in these different areas:

  • Cultural Communication:
    • Management of cultural services, cultural associations and foundations and cultural businesses;
    • Organization and production of exhibitions and events;
    • Consultancy and auditing in the cultural field.
  • Social Communication:
    • Communication departments;
    • Public-sector employees, centres of social and market research;
    • Media and multimedia editors and writers;
    • Professional activities in government, political parties, trade unions, mass media, marketing, advertising and political communication.
  • Scientific Communication:
    • Professional activities in science centres and museums;
    • Institutional communications officers (labs, NGOs, government, cultural managers);
    • Science journalism.

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Universitat de Barcelona 

The University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, is a comprehensive higher education institution that presents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge. It is located in the city of Barcelona, one of the main cosmopolitan hubs in the Mediterranean...

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Why choose the University of Barcelona?

  • It is the top-rated Spanish university in the most prestigious international university rankings.
  • It is among the 25 best universities of the world with more than 400 years of history.
  • It is situated in Barcelona, one of the best university cities in the World.
  • It offers a wide range of course offerings: bachelor’s degree courses, master’s degree courses, doctoral programs and other specific courses and programs.

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Universitat de Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona Catalunya

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