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Bachelor's Degree in Journalism

Degree in Journalism

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Undergraduate profile: Those interested in studying and obtaining a degree in Journalism from the Antonio de Nebrija University must be inquisitive and eager to tell of what is happening in the world, in any existing media. The Degree in Journalism is geared towards inquisitive people with critical judgement, seeking to learn and understand and to go beyond everyday events. People familiar with the latest technological tools, capable of adapting quickly to new content creation and management processes.

Graduate profile: By the end of the Journalism studies, our graduates have acquired the disciplinary expertise of media professionals. They are fully aware of the true needs of the press, radio, television, internet, press offices and PR agencies. They dominate the latest technologies to edit, produce and manage current affairs content. They are used to working in the newsrooms, desktop publishing rooms, and digitised radio and television studios. Graduate journalists from Nebrija University are empowered to work as a team, communicate, compare sources of information, analyse and issue value judgements, without forgetting the sense of responsibility and the ethical nature of current affairs.

Official qualification:Degree in Journalism

Branch of knowledge:Social and Legal Sciences

Total Credits 240
Minimum 12 ECTS and maximum 90 ECTS per registration and academic period

Available places: - Classroom attendance: 45

Tipo de Enseñanza: Classroom attendance

Languages: This degree course is taught in Spain.

Host faculty:Communication and Arts School

Year of degree course foundation: 2013-2014

Academic regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation.

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Quality of the degree

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“The best trade in the world”, according to Gabriel García Márquez

Journalism requires a commitment to serve and a passion for reporting, with both honesty and accountability. A journalist is a professional involved in seeking, choosing, prioritising, summarising, compiling, presenting and publishing information relating to current affairs in any media. The sector requires independent, flexible, multi-purpose, entrepreneurial journalists connected to the digital society.

Therefore, Nebrija University offers Journalism Degree students comprehensive training by some of the best professionals in the sector, such as Pilar Bernat (journalist specialising in the field of new technologies, 2013 Vodafone Journalism award), Eduardo Castillo (presenter of Capital Radio and La 2, 2017 Antena de Oro award) and Francisco Suárez (journalist with Antena 3 News).

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The aim of the Degree in Journalism is to train professionals who master journalistic narrative and have the technological skills and capabilities required to be a good journalist in any media: journalists who analyse and anticipate, with the accuracy, depth and ethics to verify facts and data, accredit sources, provide a forum for different voices and opinions, build interesting information and be loyal to their own conscience.

The programme notably includes the promotion of:

  • Linguistic skills relating to the good use of language and narrative structures.
  • Documentary skills requiring the meticulous search for and verification, updating and application of knowledge for each specific case and situation.
  • Ethical capacity, from truthfulness to a respect for the rights of individuals, as indicated in the Spanish Constitution, and the ethical standards of journalism.
  • Critical capacity, enabling journalists to differentiate between the importance of the incidental, the enduring of the short-lived, the truthfulness of the apparent, and the veracity of falseness.
  • Technological training, enabling the handling of multimedia tools.
  • International capacity, providing a proficiency in languages and interaction with global implications.
  • Interpretative capacity, leading to an understanding of current affairs and an evaluation of reality from the requirements of the different journalistic specialities.
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Practical training from day one

Multifunctional spaces

For the study and practice of the profession used from day one: laboratories (multimedia, design and production), radio and television studios, and the Nebrija Medialab media platform. A place where students live through and experience the profession with actual communication projects (magazine, blog, radio, fiction, advertising, etc.).

Academic extension activities

Consolidated into the sector, enabling our students to work as true professionals, such as the Nipho Journalism Competition where participants choose postgraduate scholarships and journalism internships in the media. In turn, professionals of the stature of Matías Prats, Julia Otero, Jesús Alvarez or Bieito Rubido, among others, are awarded.

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Diploma in English Professional Skills

Nebrija University, which is strongly committed to languages and quality, provides the student with an academic certification in English, a suitable complement to obtain the B2 and C1 levels.

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Subjects in Professional Competencies

Promotion of competencies oriented to employability, management skills, coaching, personal branding and any other topic related to professional and social development, which may be chosen by the student to enrich their personal and professional training.

The University puts within the students' reach a total of three subjects to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent professional within the demands of the current labor market.

Interdisciplinary Learning Courses
Interdisciplinary Learning Courses We train our students in interdisciplinary studies from the first day

Since the 2019-2020 academic year, we offer a program of interdisciplinary subjects or ILC (Interdisciplinary Learning Courses) per year, with diverse contents, which broadens the curriculum of the students, trains them in other disciplines and allows students from different areas to meet each other.

Each academic year, students in face-to-face bachelor's degrees can choose two ILC subjects with 3 ECTS credits, one per semester, out of the 30 subjects offered each course. Some are taught in English and others in Spanish.

Why wait to discover the professional and interdisciplinary world if you can start experiencing it at the University?

Choose your Interdisciplinary Learning Courses

Study Journalism

We train journalists, versatile and multidisciplinary professionals capable of creating any informative, audiovisual or written piece. You will learn from the best, an international faculty formed by information professionals with a great career.

Curriculum


Our degree course structure has been drawn up in accordance with the new guidelines established by current legislation and verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA).
The student must complete 240 credits


First year 60 ECTS


  • First semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Communication Industries
  • 6 ECTS | Literature and creation
  • 6 ECTS | Ethics and Conduct in Communication
  • 6 ECTS | Journalistic Writing I
  • 6 ECTS | Skills Development Seminar I

  • Second semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Journalistic Writing II
  • 6 ECTS | FotoJournalism
  • 6 ECTS | Right to information
  • 6 ECTS | New Technologies and the Information Society
  • 6 ECTS | History and national news

Second year 60 ECTS


  • First semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Journalistic Writing for Digital Media
  • 6 ECTS | Camera
  • 6 ECTS | Sociology
  • 6 ECTS | Editing and Montage
  • 6 ECTS | Applied economics

  • Second semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Design for Journalism
  • 6 ECTS | Media, Art and Culture
  • 6 ECTS | Presenting and Voice-Over
  • 6 ECTS | History and international news
  • 6 ECTS | Skills Development Seminar II

Third year 60 ECTS


  • First semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Institutional Communication
  • 6 ECTS | Writing and Editing for Digital Media
  • 6 ECTS | TV Workshop
  • 6 ECTS | Specialised Journalism I
  • 6 ECTS | Development of Interpersonal Involvement and Solidarity

  • Second semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Radio Workshop
  • 6 ECTS | Specialised Journalism II
  • 18 ECTS | Skills Assessment in Business

Fourth year 60 ECTS


  • First semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Programming and Digital Design
  • 6 ECTS | Management of Online Communities
  • 6 ECTS | Spokesperson Training and Media Relations
  • 6 ECTS | Research Methods in Communication
  • 6 ECTS | Skills Development Seminar III

  • Second semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Digital Journalism and Data Analysis
  • 6 ECTS | Brand journalism
  • 6 ECTS | Modern Languages
  • 12 ECTS | End of Degree Project

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Development of Professional Skills inglés o español18 ECTS

  • 6 ECTS | Communication and Emotional Intelligence inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Teamwork and Project Management inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Leadership and Negotiation inglés o español
Development of Interpersonal Involvement and Solidarity 6 ECTS

Up to 6 credits will be recognised on the basis of the activities carried out by the student throughout his or her degree course. Credits will be awarded for cultural, sports, student representation, solidarity and cooperation activities at the University, or by taking the following subject modules: Ethics of Voluntary Work, or Human Rights.

Skills Assessment in Business18 ECTS

The aim of this programme is to support students' on-the-job training under the ongoing supervision of the University's Professional Careers Department, the academic department responsible for awarding the degree, and the partner company or institution where the internship takes place. You will be advised on how best to choose your internship, and will be monitored and tutored on an ongoing basis, with a view to your own professional interests.

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Final Research Project 12 ECTS

The final research project involves researching a topic or creating a practical professional initiative on the student's own motion, under the supervision of one or more Department academic staff and, sometimes, professionals in the business world.

Legend:

  • inglés o español English or Spanish, choose between English / Spanish
  • Basic Education (60 ECTS)
  • Compulsory (90 ECTS)
  • Electives (60 ECTS)
  • Internships (18 ECTS)
  • End of Degree Project (12 ECTS)

Last curriculum


The student must take 240 credits

First year 60 ECTS

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Second year 60 ECTS

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Third year 60 ECTS

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Fourth year 60 ECTS


  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Specialised Journalism I
  • 6 ECTS | Management of Online Communities
  • 6 ECTS | Reportage and Documentaries Workshop
  • 6 ECTS | Research Methods in Communication
  • 6 ECTS | Skills Development Seminar III

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Specialised Journalism II
  • 6 ECTS | Communication Management
  • 6 ECTS | Radio Workshop
  • 12 ECTS | Final Research Project

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International


The International Mobility Office of the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija monitors agreements with leading universities worldwide on an ongoing basis.

Students have the option of spending a year or a semester of study at another leading university in the European Union, North America, Latin America or Asia. This option will widen your view of the world, let you exchange ideas and experiences with students in other countries, enhance your language skills, and help you prepare to perform your profession to the highest standard anywhere in the world. Communication and Arts students have the option of pursuing studies at the following foreign universities:

Country University
Alemania Germany SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences
Argentina Argentina Universidad de Ciencias Sociales y Empresariales (UCES)
australia Australia University of Technology Sydney
EEUU United States Drake University
Montclair State University
San Diego State University
University of Miami
FranciaFrance Ecole Français du Journalisme (EFJ)
Hong KongHong Kong Lingnan University
Italia Italy Universitá degli Studi del Molise
Universitá Modli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia
México Mexico Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
Holanda Netherlands Hogeschool Ultrecht
Reino Unido United Kingdom Regent's University London

NOTe: The destination universities, offered by degree, may vary according to the International Mobility Program. For more information, students can consult the information online in the. International Mobility Program.

Employability


Career Pathways

The Bachelor's Degree in Journalism trains young people for a professional future as:

  • Editor/staff writer for print press, radio, television and online media
  • Graphical editor
  • Reporter
  • Presenter
  • Correspondent
  • Press office member
  • Corporate communications officer
  • Communications Director
  • Press attaché at embassies and international bodies
  • Online content editor
  • Community manager/website administrator
  • Multimedia researcher and document specialist

Graduates can also pursue careers in university research and academic teaching in the Communication and Arts domain.

Students are provided guidance by the University's Careers Department via internship programs and the job exchange.

Nebrija careers

The Bologna Declaration formalized the principles on which the European Higher Education Area should be based: quality, mobility, diversity, competitiveness and employment growth.

From this, Nebrija stands as an academic model of reference, educating students with excellent individual behavior, interaction with their environment and motivated by and for constant and continuous training. The Nebrija Institute of Professional Skills works every day to achieve the differentiation of our students through the development of attitudes and skills.

The main objective is for students to achieve the best of themselves through the development and empowerment of their personal skills and resources through personal self-knowledge.

In addition, some of the professional skills that are worked on within the three seminars are those related to interpersonal skills and active communication skills and negotiation, indispensable for our students to know how to transmit ideas, to argue them, to provide information and opinions in an adequate, clear and convincing way.

Within what will be their work performance, other aspects such as teamwork, conflict resolution and project management ability will be worked on.

In the third block, skills worked on are those aimed at increasing the student's employability. They will work with tools and techniques for job searching, and perform tasks that achieve in the student a greater use of their personal skills.

For all this we have currently active experts in selection of people, professionals dedicated to personal and professional training and professionals dedicated to the world of communication and the arts.

In this way, and in a complementary way to his/her specific training, we help the student create a differentiating pattern in the social and business environment in which he/she will be immersed when he/she finishes his/her studies.

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The aim of the Degree in Journalism is to train professionals who master journalistic narrative and have the technological skills and capabilities required to be a good journalist in any media: journalists who analyse and anticipate, with the accuracy, depth and ethics to verify facts and data, accredit sources, provide a forum for different voices and opinions, build interesting information and be loyal to their own conscience.

 


Vicente Vallés: "Wherever there is a lack of analysis, there is no freedom"

“Journalism is not only about telling what happened, but also why it happened. Journalists must analyze the news, this is what we can provide in quality. Wherever there is a lack of analysis, there is no freedom.” This was one of the concepts that Vicente Vallés, director and news anchor of the second edition of Antena 3 Noticias, spoke of on stage at the Nebrija University auditorium after receiving the NIPHO Professional Career Award. The NIPHO awards, which have had twelve editions, are organized by the Department of Communication of the School of Communication and Arts.


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The Internet is a key information tool for journalists and communication professionals and an increasingly established platform for media work. The following websites can help you stay up-to-date with world affairs in general, and can be an aid for language queries specifically.


"La comunicación tiene hoy un papel relevante en la sociedad pero en los próximos años será una disciplina esencial para cualquier organización."
"Communication today has a relevant role in society but in the coming years it is an essential discipline for any organization."
Marta Perlado Decana de la facultad
Marta Perlado Dean of the School
Marta Perlado
Facultad de Comunicación y Artes
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Communication and Arts Week 2020

The School of Communication and Arts of the University once again organized its thematic week, with outstanding activities and presentations. Risto Mejide, Pepa Bueno and Adriana Ozores were some of the distinguished personalities who came to our Madrid-Princesa Campus.

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