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Degree in Journalism

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4 YEARS / 240 ECTS


97% (AQU's Work Placement Survey 2014)





Student profile

Students must be interested in social communication, current affairs, and how the media are managed. They also must be good at written and oral expression, and must be able to analyse and summarise information and work as part of a group.

Admission and enrolment

Enrolment application via website, sending of the documents and formalisation of admission at the University.

calendar and timetables

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Class Timetable

97% of our students find a job after the completion of their studies

Why study at the UAO CEU?

1. Employability

97% of our students find a job after the completion of their studies, that is 11 percentage points above the Catalan universities average (AQU's Work Placement Survey 2014).

2. Complete formation plan

The degree in Journalism at the Abat Oliba CEU University offers a study programme marked by its international projection, the practice of journalistic production, the entrepreneurial orientation and the analysis of reality, under the premise of personalised formation.

3. Internationalisation

This degree includes 50% of the subjects are taught in English)with the aim of helping the student to gain a good command of this language and to be able to suitably have contact with foreign teachers and students through courses, seminars, exchanges, etc.

It also has 46 exchange agreements with universities in more than 20 countries of Europe, America and Oceania to carry out international stays or internships in the best universities of Europe, America and Oceania.

4. Methodology

Teaching model based on the practical and individualised training that allows to link the  theoretical knowledge to the professional practice, grounded on the following foundations:

  • The practice of journalistic production: from the first year, students have contact with the journalistic reality through radio, television, photojournalism and digital journalism workshops.
  • The entrepreneurial orientation: students have the opportunity to create and manage informative and journalistic companies thanks to the materials developed by the universities of Stanford and Cornell.
  • The analysis of reality: the study programme includes humanistic and social subjects, which offer the necessary tools to analyse reality and current affairs, grasping how media systems reflect them both at national and international fields.
5. Language

The degree in Journalism is taught on a bilingual modality. We facilitate every student the obtaining of the required English level to take a bilingual degree course by means of a learning agreement with the British Council.

6. Competences program CEU ePlus

The CEU ePlus competence program is incorporated in every degree since the very first year, in order to work on the specific most demanded competences in the labour market for every degree. In addition, the students always have at their disposal the possibility to make an individual coaching procedure.

7. Facilities

The Audiovisual Service of the University comprehends all the facilities, infrastructures, and fixed and mobile equipment necessary for the teaching activity (television studio, sound system studio, photography studio, radio studio, etc.).



Careers and internships


Students who obtain the official title "graduate in Journalism from the Abat Oliba CEU University" can pursue careers in the following areas:

  • Newspapers, general and specialised magazines and news agencies
  • Cyberjournalism
  • Public and private radio and television stations
  • Online publications and Internet portals
  • Community manager
  • Communication Consultancy
  • Press and Communication Offices of public institutions, private companies and NGOs
  • Communication and Public Relations companies
  • Creation and management of companies in the journalism and information field
  • Publishing groups


In the final year of the degree course, students undertake a mandatory work placement in companies, offices or institutions in their preferred area of practice.

These practical training programmes are included in the study plans, and enable the student to apply and complement the knowledge they have acquired during their academic training, ensuring that they acquire professional competences that will assist them when they enter employment in the future. The group of activities that the student will develop in this programme will be jointly agreed between the company’s tutor and the Work Placement and Employment Service coordinator, who is in charge of the practicum.

The student will also have an academic tutor who will monitor and evaluate the internships to ensure that the students get the maximum use of their time at the organisation.
Please visit the Work Placement and Employment Service section for more information.

  • list of companies




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Universidad Católica de Argentina2*AR UCASpanish
Universidad Católica de la Plata1*AR UCALPSpanish
Universidad Fasta2*AR UFASTASpanish


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EPHEC (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Commerciales)2B BRUXEL82French B2/English B2


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Universidade de Ribeirao Preto2*BR UNAERPPortugués


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Universidad de Santo Tomás5*CL USTSpanish
Universidad del Desarrollo1*CL UDDSpanish


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Zeppelin University (Friedrichshafen)4*D FRIEDRI01English B2/German B2
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Muenchen1D MUNCHEN01German B1


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Université de Picardie Jules Verne (Amiens)1F AMIENS01French B1
ICES. Institut Catholique d'Etudes Supérieures2F LAROCHE01French B1/English B1
UPEC. Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne2F PARIS012English B1/French B1


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Università degli Studi di Ferrara3I FERRARA01Italian A2
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore2I MILANO03Italian B1/English TOEFL 79/IELTS 6.0
Università Suor Orsola Benincasa2I NAPOLI04Italian B1
Libera Università Maria Assunta LUMSA2I ROMA04Italian B1/English B1


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Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey3*MX ITESMSpanish
Universidad Anáhuac del Norte4*MX UAMNTOEFL 89/IELTS 7.0
Universidad Panamericana3*MX UPSpanish
Universidad de la Vera Cruz2*MX UVCSpanish
Universidad del Valle de Atemajac1*MX UNIVASpanish


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Radboud Universiteit (Nijmegen)3NL NIMEGE01English B2


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Universidad de Piura2*PE UDEPTOEFL 70
Universidad Católica San Pablo1*PE UCSPSpanish


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Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias1P LISBOA52Portugese B2/English B2


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John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin2PL LUBLIN02Polish B1/English B2
Nicolaus Copernicus University1*PL TORUN01English B1


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City University London2UK LONDON083English B2/IELTS 6.5


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Florida International University2*US FIUTOEFL 550 (PBT)/80 (IBT)/ IELTS 6,5
Regent University (Virginia)3*US RUTOEFL o certificado del British Council
University of Missouri - St. Louis4*US UMSLTOEFL 61 (iBT)/500 (PBT)/173 (CB)/ IELTS 5.5
*: Les places es reparteixen entre les diferents carreres.

Prices and scholarships




You will be able to do the place reservation at the Abat Oliba CEU University, which guarantees a place in the degree while awaiting approval of the Selectivitat or other access requirements, carrying out the payment of €1,500 which will be discounted from the total price of the course.


Once you have made a reservation, the payment of the rest of the registration fee can be carried out in one of the following methods:

Single payment

This method involves a 3% discount on the enrolment fees.

Instalment payment

Of the enrolment fee in four instalments per year.

Monthly payment

10 instalments with special financing at 0% interest with Banc Sabadell (Check opening charges).

Other payment methods

With Banco Santander, "la Caixa", Catalunya Caixa, BBVA and Banc Sabadell. This method also involves a 3% discount on the enrolment fees.


Please contact the Information Service if you want us to offer you a personalised economic plan.
Tel. +34 932 53 72 00

Quality and regulations


The students must be interested in social communication, current affairs, and how the media work and are managed. They must be able to express themselves both orally and in writing, analyse and identify issues and propose solutions; They also must be able to analyse and summarise information and work as part of a group, as well as understand and abstract information. They must be sociable, open-minded and have a view on how the world may develop in the future.

It is also required the knowledge of at least one other language (preferably English), as well as having communication skills.


  • Being able to express themselves with clarity and precision, in order to convey information in an efficient manner.
  • Having in-depth knowledge of searching for, identifying, collating and dealing with information, and how to use this in order to work with sources and develop information that reflects and gives meaning to current affairs.
  • Having knowledge of and being capable of critically evaluating the present, in order to communicate events in line with the truth. Having a cultural and historical framework that enables these events to be put into perspective, explaining the background and causes or foreseeable consequences.
  • Taking responsibility for information projects, coordinating journalism teams or managing the media.
  • Having enough knowledge of concepts, categories, theories and the most relevant aspects of different branches of information-communication research.
  • Becoming a comprehensive journalist who takes social responsibility in the media into account when working within the professional information environment.