Master's Degree in Digital and Data Journalism

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Master's Degree in Digital and Data Journalism

Master's Degree in Digital and Data Journalism 20 Minutos

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Student profile: Those interested in studying and obtaining the degree of Master's Degree in Digital and Data Journalism from Nebrija University will seek specialization in the communication and digital information sector in all its new aspects. They should be restless, have critical judgment and be willing to report on current issues through the most innovative platforms. They will be people familiar with the latest technological tools, capable of adapting quickly to new processes of content creation and management. They can be journalists with or without experience, graduates in related degrees, such as advertising or marketing, or graduates in various specialties who are interested in academic or professional research, where the analysis of data sets and their visualization is necessary.

Graduate profile: Professionals specialized in the field of digital and data journalism, with advanced technological knowledge and skills, which are necessary to work in an online communicative environment where media converge and platforms multiply, leading to a consumption of diverse and changing information content.

Official Degree:Master's Degree in Digital and Data Journalism

Center responsible:Communication and Arts School

Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences

Openings available: 70 places online modality

Total Credits:60 credits.
Minimum 12 ECTS credits and maximum 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic year.
Full-time: Minimum 30 ECTS credits and maximum 60 ECTS credits.
Part-time: Minimum 12 ECTS credits and maximum 30 ECTS credits

Academic year in which it was implemented: 2013-2014

Duration: 1 year. From October to June

Schedule: from Monday to Friday, afternoons

Quality of the degree

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Journalistic innovation in digital environments

The technological revolution has transformed the world of communication and journalism. New ways of developing and consuming information require professionals capable of handling a large number of digital tools and of analyzing a growing volume of information. Proposals as innovative as Data Journalism, 360º projects and Immersive Journalism are being implemented very quickly in the media, thus creating new job opportunities.

Through this program, students master the process of planning, creating and designing content for digital media and learn to be journalists in this field in which press, radio and television converge.

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Nebrija University offers the Master's Degree in Digital and Data Journalism, where the student is taught to be an editor in the field of digital communication, data journalist, editor and manager of online content, entrepreneur of new media and 360º projects, research journalist specialized in data management and visualization, community manager or, among other career opportunities, audience analyst in digital media.

The curriculum presents a very recent content update based on the demands of the professional world. This update has been reviewed by prestigious professionals. Its journalistic content and the learning of the most advanced technological competences, applied to the analysis, confirmation and presentation of data, make this postgraduate course one of the most complete in the market.

The program has a faculty that is immersed professionally in the digital and data world that, from a practical point of view, will instruct the students in the creation, planning and dissemination of content adapted to the most avant-garde formats.

Collaborating with different companies and media in the sector guarantees an education that is closely linked to the professional world and the needs of the transmedia area. This Master's degree will have professors that are professionals in the field. In addition, the different agreements signed with the media in the communication sector make it easier for our students to carry out internships.

Nebrija University has, on the other hand, numerous collaboration agreements with communication groups, multimedia companies, online areas of audiovisual and journalistic companies and creators of digital content that favor carrying out training internships.

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20 Minutos is the leading general information newspaper in Spain, and belongs to the Henneo group, which has high prestige media, such as El Heraldo de Aragón, La Información and Cinemanía, in addition to television production companies with more than 3,500 annual hours of production.

Taught by prominent professors and active professionals in the digital field

Active professionals

Our professors are working professionals. Their experience represents a very valuable bonus for student learning.

Learning by doing

This master's degree applies the Learning-By-Doing philosophy, which consists of learning by doing things, and guarantees a high practical focus in the classes.

Digital competences

The curriculum integrates the digital competences applied to the journalistic information sector, which facilitates the training of multidisciplinary professionals of high employability.


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All our degrees and curricula have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment.
The student must complete 60 credits

1st Semester30 ECTS

  • From October to January, both included
  • 4 ECTS | Informative writing and entertainment on website
  • 4 ECTS | Mobile journalism
  • 4 ECTS | Audiovisual editing workshop for website
  • 6 ECTS | Programming, applications, tools and platforms
  • 4 ECTS | Website tracking and analytics
  • 4 ECTS | Social Media and Community Manager
  • 4 ECTS | Website design

2nd Semester 30 ECTS

  • From February to June, both included
  • 4 ECTS | Transmedia journalism
  • 4 ECTS | Data journalism I: sources and data processing
  • 4 ECTS | Data journalism II: digital tools for visualization and presentation of data
  • 4 ECTS | Immersive journalism and 360º projects
  • 2 ECTS | Legislation, ethics and citizen participation
  • 4 ECTS | External internships
  • 8 ECTS | Final Research Project

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Career Opportunities

The faculty of the School of Communication and Arts is made up of professionals from each field of specialization, who develop a teaching method based on the conviction that what we learn, we learn by doing it.

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 Digital and Data Journalism trains professionals who in the future may work as the following:

  • Editor in any digital communication medium.
  • Data journalist.
  • Editor and manager of online content.
  • Research journalist specialized in the search and presentation of data.
  • Audience analysts in digital media.
  • Entrepreneur of new media and 360º projects.
  • Community manager.


These are some of the companies and programs where the students of the Master's Degree in Digital and Data Journalism have carried out internships in recent years:

  • Movistar
  • 20Minutos
  • Prisacom
  • Mediapro
  • TVE
  • La Sexta Noticias
  • Diario ABC
  • Cadena Cope
  • Cadena SER
  • Atresmedia
  • Mediaset
  • Telemadrid
  • Capital Radio Economía
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Nipho-Ten Years

The NIPHO Journalistic Competition is a pre-professional activity in which our students show the knowledge, competences and abilities they have acquired during their education at our university.
The aim is to make them feel like authentic journalists, editors, cameramen, presenters, announcers, photographers and editors.