🎓 Degree in Journalism | Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

The Abat Oliba CEU University offers the bilingual degree in Journalism with exchange agreements with universities of 20 other countries. Employability rate of 97%.

Degree in Journalism
Course title

Degree in Journalism

Academic field


Duration / Credits

4 years / 240 ECTS

Official stamp of quality - AQU

Places / language

40 / bilingual


100% (AQU employability survey 2017)

Student profile

Students must have an interest in social communication, current affairs and the inner workings and management of communication media. They should also be gifted speakers and writers, with the ability to analyse, summarise and work well in a team.

Admission and enrolment

Application is via the website and documentation and enrolment formalisation is at the University.

Calendar and timetable

Academic calendar

Current timetable
Previous timetable

100% of our students find work after finishing their studies


1. Employability and job quality

100% of our students find work after finishing their studies, 12 percentage points above the average for Catalan universities (AQU employability survey 2017). 74.8% is the job quality index which brings together aspects of job satisfaction (AQU 2017).

2. Course satisfaction

75% of our students are satisfied with their communication studies, the third-highest level out of all Catalan universities (AQU 2017).

3. Learn by doing

New teaching methodology inspired by the Learn by doing and Flipped classroom models. The student is at the centre of the teaching method and the classroom, generating professional experience.

  • Real Experience: Real experiences with the media and businesses from the sector.
  • Editing of Aula News: students from the Degree in Journalism will manage the editing of this new online university newspaper.
4. Data Intelligence

The Degree in Journalism includes the new qualification in Data Intelligence (48 ECTS blended learning course). Big data has brought about a disruptive revolution in communication. This qualification from UAO CEU enables students to acquire the skills that new data journalism demands and to be an active part of the latest trend in communication.


• Information, Communication and Big Data (6 ECTS)
• Open Innovation: Lab Journalism (6 ECTS)

• Business Analytics (6 ECTS)
• Data Journalism (6 ECTS)

• Technological Innovations in Journalism (6 ECTS)*
• Journalistic Production (6 ECTS)*

• Data Analysis (6 ECTS)
• Multimedia Journalism (6 ECTS)**

* Accepted along with the third-year Journalism subject of the same name
** Accepted along with the fourth-year Journalism subject of the same name

5. Applied knowledge

The incorporation of dynamics inside and outside the classroom help students develop the skills necessary for their career. 

Digital Communication Week: conferences, meetings and debates on current questions about new technologies with experts who are spearheading the digital revolution.
GoliADs UAO CEU Awards: students from the Degree in Journalism and Public Relations organise this competition, gala and awards ceremony that has become a reference among advertising agents, and that Journalism students also partake in.
• UAO CEU is the headquarters of the 18-19 and 19-20 editions of the Festival Drac Novell International, the major event on the advertising and communication calendar. The University organises the event in collaboration with the Managerial Association of Advertising.

6. International programmes

International experience Coventry University is a knowledge and cultural exchange featuring international group work (Online International Learning), trips (short global experience study/field trip), Erasmus+ programmes and the possibility of dual qualifications.

University of California Riverside* programme
Postgraduate Diploma in Entertainment and Media Management: 12-month programme with the possibility of professional work experience and a subsequent job in the United States.

*Special conditions for UAO CEU students

7. CEU ePlus skills programme

A teaching model based on practical, personalised education that links theory to professional practice through case studies and real experiences, workshops and practical seminars.

It includes visits to national and international companies and production centres through internships.

8. Progressive International Development

A new plan that encourages communication students to think internationally from their first year to their fourth:

  • 1: Students will get experience interacting and researching online with universities in Canada, Germany, the UK and the USA.
  • 2: We'll also explore global communication through brief stays in Germany, England and other European countries. We offer an experience in the European Union, (Brussels) or in UNESCO (Geneva).
  • 3: We prepare students for the international market with the Communication Lab Experience, an extraordinary stay in one of our collaborating universities in Canada and the USA.
  • 4: We widen students' horizons through the Erasmus programme or through semester-long stays in our partner universities in Europe and America.
9. Innovation Lab

New facilities, infrastructure and static and mobile teaching equipment. TV, sound and photography studios, radio workshop, digital writing and experimental research lab.


Careers and internships


Students who earn the Official Degree in Journalism from Abat Oliba CEU University can pursue their careers in the following areas:

  • Digital media entrepreneur
  • Editor
  • TV news presenter, magazines and competitions
  • Magazine radio presenter
  • Radio and TV news manager
  • Newsletter writer
  • Mobile units
  • News bulletin writer
  • Reporter, correspondent
  • Investigatory, multimedia, humanitarian (NGO), political, sports or religious journalist.
  • Photojournalism
  • Video editor
  • Content curator
  • Corporate press offices
  • The Association of Communication Managers
  • News agencies
  • Communication consultor
  • Professor
  • Online journalism


In the final year of the degree, students will do an obligatory placement year, or internship, in businesses, offices or institutions in the student's preferred industry.

These practical training programmes, included in the course structure, allow students to apply and enhance what they've learned in the course while acquiring the professional skills that will make their future transition to the workplace much easier.

The work that each student will undertake during the programme will be mutually agreed between the tutor in the business and the Work Placement and Employment Service coordinator in charge of the internship.

Furthermore, students have an academic tutor who provides follow-up and evaluation of the internship to get the most possible out of the placement.

For more information, visit the Work Placement and Employment Service.

  • List of companies

International outlook



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


UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
ISC Saint Louis2B BRUXEL86French B1
Artevelde Hogeschool (Gent)2B GENT39English B1
PXL University College2B HASSELT22English B1/Dutch B2
Howest Hogeschool1B KORTRIJ03English B2/Dutch B2
Thomas More University College2B MECHELE14English B2


UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Universidade de Ribeirao Preto2*BR UNAERPPortuguese


UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Centennial College4*CAN CCTOEFL 88


UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Universidad del Pacifico Chile4*CL PACIFICOSpanish
Universidad de Santo Tomás5*CL USTSpanish
Universidad del Desarrollo1*CL UDDSpanish


UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn2D BONN01German A2/English not specified
University of Technology in Dresden2D DRESDEN02English B1/German B1
Catholic University of Eichstätt2D EICHSTA01English B2/German B1
Zeppelin University (Friedrichshafen)2D FRIEDRI02English B2/German B2
Ilmenau University of Technology2D ILMENAU01German B2/English B2/C1
Johannes Gutenberg - Universität Mainz2D MAINZ01German B1/English B1


UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Danish School of Media and Journalism2DK ARHUS10English C1/Danish C1
Roskilde Universitet2DK ROSKILD01English B2/Danish B2


UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Toulouse Catholic University4*F TOULOUSE09French B2/English B2
Université François-Rabelais1F TOURS01French B2


UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Università degli Studi del Molise1I CAMPOBA01Italian A2
Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM3*I MILANO05Italian A2
Università Suor Orsola Benincasa2I NAPOLI04Italian B1
Libera Università Maria Assunta LUMSA2I ROMA04Italian B1/English B1


UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Volda University College2N VOLDA01Norwegian A2/English B2


UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey3*MX ITESMSpanish
Universidad Anáhuac del Norte4*MX UAMNTOEFL 89/IELTS 7.0
Universidad del Valle de Atemajac1*MX UNIVASpanish


UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Universidad de Piura2*PE UDEPTOEFL 70


UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Universidade da Beira Interior (Covilha)1P COVILHA01Portuguese B1
Universidade Catolica de Lisboa PERIODISMO/PSICOLOGÍA2P LISBOA01Portuguese A2/English B2
Instituto Politecnico de Lisboa - ESCS4P LISBOA05Portuguese B1/English B1
ISCEM - Instituto Superior de Comunicaçao Empresarial1P LISBOA58Portuguese B2/English B2


UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow2*PL KRAKOW19Polish B2/English B2
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin1PL LUBLIN02Polish B1/English B2


UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Canterbury Christ Church University4UK CANTERB03English B2
University of Glasgow Caledonian2UK GLASGOW08English C1 (Consult GCU certificates)
University of Cumbria4UK LANCAST02IELTS 6.0
Sheffield Hallam University2UK SHEFFIE02English B2/IELTS 6.0


UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Benedictine College2US BCTOEFL/IELTS
Florida International University2*US FIUTOEFL 550 (PBT)/ 80 (iBT)/IELTS 6.5
Manhattan College3US MCTOEFL 80 (iBT)/550 (PBT)
Marylhurst University2US MHUTOEFL 79 (iBT)/IELTS 6.5
Texas A&M University2*US TAMUTOEFL 80
University of Arkansas Little Rock2US UALRTOEFL 71 (iBT)/525 (PBT)- IELTS 6
University of the Incarnate Word2US UIWTOEFL 79 (iBT)/CAE (C1)/ TOEIC 650/ IELTS 6.5
University of Missouri - St. Louis4*US UMSLTOEFL 61 (iBT)/500 (PBT)/173 (CB)/IELTS 5.5
Whitewater University2*US UWWTOEFL 500 (pBT)/61 (iBT)/ IELTS 5.5
Western Kentucky University2*US WKUTOEFL 65 (iBT)/500 (pBT)/ IELTS 5.5


*: Places are split between different courses.

Fees and scholarships


€ 8835

Tuition fees correspond, solely and exclusively, to the provision of teaching as part of the programme enrolled on, and this is the only service offered in exchange for the payment of those fees. By enrolling, the student accepts that decisions made by the competent authorities may, directly or indirectly, render it necessary to carry out teaching, tutoring, work placements or assessment tests either in person or via distance learning.

The student accepts that they remain obliged to pay any such fees in full even if, for reasons beyond the control of the University, some of the educational activities included in the degree cannot be carried out as initially provided for in the course guides at the beginning of the academic year. If restrictions are part in place, the University will provide the student with a guarantee that the activity will be rescheduled when possible, taking into consideration the interests of the student and any other applicable academic criteria.


By paying €1,500 (deductible from the total course fees), you can reserve your place at Abat Oliba CEU University, guaranteeing you a place on the course, pending your passing the exams to enter university or other applicable requirements.

Cancelling your place after reservation: Students have until 30 June to cancel their reserved place. This way, you can book your place now and be free to cancel if your circumstances change*
*Deadline for cancelling subject to changes in the official enrolment calendar


Once you have formalised reservation of your place, the remaining amount can be paid in the following ways:

  • One-off payment

    A one-off payment entitles you to a discount of 5 % of the tuition fees.

  • Payment by instalments

    5 instalments per year.


  • Monthly payments

    10 instalments with special 0% interest financing. This also entitles students to a discount of 5% on tuition fees.


Contact the Information Service if you want us to help you draw up a personalised economic plan.
+34 932 53 72 00

Quality and regulation 


Students must have an interest in social communication, current affairs and the inner workings and management of communication media.

They should also be able to express themselves both when speaking and writing to analyse and identify problems and propose solutions. Furthermore, they must be able to analyse, summarise and work in a team, understand and abstract ideas, express ideas clearly, be social, broaden their world view and have a perspective on their own possible evolution.

Knowledge of another language (preferably English) is desired and required, as is a flair for communication.


  • To be able to express themselves clearly and precisely, to transmit information effectively.
  • To have a detailed understanding of techniques to look for, identify, gather and process information and to know how to apply them to work with sources and generate information that reflects the current state of affairs and gives it meaning.
  • To understand and critically evaluate the present to be able to communicate events as accurately as possible, as well as having a cultural and historical framework to contextualise and explain precedents, causes or foreseeable consequences.
  • To take control of IT projects, coordinate journalistic teams and direct media.
  • To have sufficient knowledge of the most relevant concepts, categories, theories and aspects of the different branches of research in information communication.
  • To be an all-round journalist who bears in mind the social responsibility of media when working.