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Master’s Degree in Radio Onda Cero

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Master’s Degree in Radio


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Student’s profile: The Master’s Degree in Radio is directed to those who want to have a professional career as communicators, managers or directors of radio programs. In order to be admitted to the Master’s Degree program, you will need to have a higher education degree; with a Bachelor’s or Undergraduate Degree in Journalism, Audiovisual Communication and Advertising and Public Relations being especially indicated.

Graduate’s profile: Our students are trained as multi-functional and multidisciplinary professionals with knowledge and competences for being, at the same time, communicators, announcers, scriptwriters, radio station managers, program managers, editors, producers, directors and digital content managers. The degree is aimed towards those persons who want to develop their career as multidisciplinary professionals in the medium of radio.

Degree:Master’s Degree in Radio - Onda Cero

Type of degree: Nebrija University’s Own Degree

Learning centers where it is offered: - Madrid-Princesa Campus (C/ Santa Cruz de Marcenado, 27 - 28015 Madrid) - Onda Cero Madrid (Fuerteventura, 12, San Sebastián de los Reyes).

Total Credits 60 credits.
Minimum 12 ECTS credits and maximum 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic year

Academic year in which it was implemented: 2014/15

Learning center:School of Communication and Arts

Places offered: 30

Duration: 1 year. From October to June

Type of Teaching: Class attendance

Branch of knowledge: Law and Social Sciences

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

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Multidisciplinary education in communication competences

We train you as multidisciplinary, multi-functional and versatile professionals, to carry out the communication profession in a local, regional or national radio station. Some of the functions that you will be able to perform are: presenter, communicator and program announcer, director and editor of radio programs, editor of news programs or content manager and podcaster.

The Master’s Degree in Radio – Onda Cero, with 60 credits, offers practical, advanced training in the radio medium, based on the experience of the most recognized professionals of Atresmedia Radio, an activity area of Atresmedia that integrates the prestigious Spanish radio stations: Onda Cero, Europa FM and Melodía FM.

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All the audience research shows that radio in Spain, with more than one hundred years of history, continues to be one of the leading media in credibility and trust, ahead of television or online media. It is therefore a means of communication that, in the midst of the digital age, occupies an excellent position and that undoubtedly requires new professionals who can work in the multiple areas it offers.

Onda Cero is the radio station with the most growth from Monday to Sunday, adding listeners to all its time slots and its main programs, according to data from the General Media Study. Onda Cero, with thirty years of history, is among the most listened generalist stations in Spain, thanks to star programs such as Más de Uno, presented and directed by Carlos Alsina; Julia en la Onda with Julia Otero at the helm; La Brújula, presented and directed by Juan Ramón Lucas; Por fin no es lunes, the weekend program hosted by Jaime Cantizano; Javier Cárdenas on Europa FM at the head of Levántate y Cárdenas, and Juanma Ortega on Melodía FM with Despiértame Juanma.

The stations of the Onda Cero group, Europa FM and Melodía FM, in addition to collaborating in teaching the Master's degree, offer an internship program in which ALL students will complete their training accompanied by the best professionals.

As we are very aware of the involvement of radio in digital communication, the Master's Degree in Radio-Onda Cero works with students throughout their entire education on audio beyond radio, and also works with the profiles demanded by podcasting, one of the trends in the digital sonosphere.

Atresmedia Radio
Onda Cero

ATRESMEDIA RADIO has general-interest and special-interest channels with a differential offer and professionals with great influencing power, among whom are Carlos Alsina, Julia Otero, Jaime Cantizano, Juan Ramón Lucas, Javier Ruiz Taboada y Juan Diego Guerrero, among others.

Ramón Osorio

Ramón Osorio
Director General of Atresmedia Radio

"Above anything else, the professionals at Atresmedia Radio have placed in this Master’s Degree the experience accumulated in 30 years of radio and that have made Onda Cero, Europa FM and Melodía FM leaders in the Spanish radio world. In a competitive world where the communication media are renewed daily, the direct knowledge of the methods, the technology and the science of communication are the essential complement to the academic training in order to access successfully the labor market. We want to be part of that training process."

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Taught by professionals from Atresmedia Radio

With University Expert Degree in Podcast Creation, Production and Marketing

Internships ensured in Onda Cero or stations of the group, such as Europa FM, where the students obtain real experience of the profession.

Podcasting schedule

Professional internships

The students of the Master's Degree in Radio - Onda Cero will be able to jointly undertake a University Expert Degree in Podcast Creation, Production and Marketing, taught by major industry leaders such as Fran Izuzquiza (Yes we cast), Idoia L. Cantolla (Podimo) and María Santonja (Ekos Media and Podwoman). Join the wonderful world of podcasting!

In the center of Madrid

The program is taught in the new installations of the Madrid-Princesa Campus, located in the center of Madrid and a subway ride from everything.

International Networking

Studying with students of more than 30 nationalities allows establishing a network of contacts with professionals from any part of the world.


Students must take 60 credits

First Semester 29 ECTS

  • From October to January, both inclusive
  • 4 ECTS | Writing for the Radio
  • 3 ECTS | Radio announcing
  • 2 ECTS | Directing and self-editing
  • 2 ECTS | Programming
  • 4 ECTS | Programs and Informative Genre
  • 3 ECTS | Writing for News Programs
  • 3 ECTS | Sports
  • 2 ECTS | Production
  • 3 ECTS | Magazine programs
  • 3 ECTS | Radio script and creativity

Second Semester 31 ECTS

  • From February to June, both inclusive
  • 2 ECTS | Marketing
  • 2 ECTS | Technology
  • 2 ECTS | Radio management
  • 2 ECTS | Podcasting and transmedia contents
  • 2 ECTS | Musical Radio
  • 2 ECTS | Commercialization
  • 3 ECTS | Digital Radio and Social Media
  • 8 ECTS | Final Research Project
  • 8 ECTS | Internships in Onda Cero
University Expert Degree in Podcast Creation, Production and Marketing 16 ECTS
  • 2 ECTS | Podcast Creation - Language and Audible Narrative
  • 2 ECTS | Podcast Creation - Genres and Audio Formats
  • 2 ECTS | Podcast Production
  • 2 ECTS | Podcast Marketing
  • 2 ECTS | Podcast Distribution
  • 2 ECTS | Experiences and Models
  • 4 ECTS | Podcast Project

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Internships in Companies 8 ECTS

The students can participate in the internship program of Nebrija University and in selection processes offered especially by Onda Cero Radio.

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Final Research Project 8 ECTS

The Final Research Project involves the realization by the student of a real project in which the knowledge, capacities, competences and abilities acquired during the period of carrying out the Master’s Degree are integrated and applied. The Final Research Project will be done as a team.

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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.


Career Opportunities

The team of professors of the School of Communication and Arts is comprised by professionals from each area of specialization, who implement a teaching method based on the conviction that what we learn, we learn by doing.

Integration into the profession is based on the incorporation of professionals such as associate professors who guarantee each program, on a teaching methodology inspired by the learning-by-doing model that impacts the experiential aspect in the classrooms and in the activities of academic extension.

The Master’s Degree in Radio – Onda Cero has a close connection with the Atresmedia group, which benefits the students and the validity of the curriculum.

The Master’s Degree in Radio Onda Cero trains professionals for future employment in the following areas:

  • Writer, communicator and announcer
  • Director and editor of radio programs
  • Producer
  • Manager of radio stations on the local, regional or national level.
  • Director of a department of the radio channel, whether it is a financial, advertising, commercial, marketing department or one specialized in media programming.
  • Person responsible for web contents, social networks and mobile devices.
  • Freelance journalist.

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In addition, the Master's Degree in Radio produces the podcast "Cómo suena lo que suena", a podcast where we bring you closer to everything related to audio and what is going on at Nebrija University.

In this Podcast we tell you how we teach radio in the Master's Degree in Radio - Onda Cero of the Nebrija University. We tell you what are the requirements to be able to do this University's own Master's Degree. In it you can discover from the perspective of students and teachers how are the subjects, how we teach the skills so that students can implement them from the first day they do their practices in Atresmedia radio.

Visit to Onda Cero

The students of the Master's Degree in Radio of the Nebrija University lived in first person the life of the radio director in Onda Cero, by the hand of Carlos Alsina and his program "Más de Uno".