🎓 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

Certificate in Data journalism and Social Media

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
Journalism and Social Media 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. Certificate in Data Journalism and Social Media

The Undergraduate Degree in Journalism includes the Certificate in Data Journalism and Social Media (24 ECTS on-site). Big data represents a major disruptive revolution in journalism. At the same time, social media have become new channels for communication with audiences.
This certificate offers students the chance to acquire the skills they need to be a part of this new data journalism and to play an active part in the latest communication trends.

• Journalism Lab: Comprehensive Writing*
• Social Media and Community Management

• Data Strategy in Media
• Data Journalism 

• Technological Innovations in Journalism 
• Newsroom Dynamics**

• Design and Visualisation of Data
• Social Media Strategies and Metrics***

* Equivalent to fourth-year Journalism course of the same name
** Equivalent to the third-year Journalism course of the same name
*** Equivalent to the fourth-year Journalism course 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




universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad Católica de Argentina4*AR UCASpanish
Universidad Católica de la Plata1*AR UCALPSpanish
Universidad Fasta2*AR UFASTASpanish


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
ISFSC Saint Louis2B BRUXEL86French B1
Artevelde Hogeschool (Gante)4B GENT39English B1
PXL University College4B HASSELT22English B1, (exchange courses), Dutch B2 (degree programs)
Howest Hogeschool2B KORTRIJ03English B2/Dutch B2
Thomas More University College4B MECHELE14English B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidade de Ribeirao Preto2*BR UNAERPPortugués


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad de Santo Tomás5*CL USTSpanish
Universidad Finis Terrae2*CL FTSpanish
Universidad del Desarrollo2*CL UDDSpanish


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Seccional Cali2*CO JAVESpanish


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn1D BONN01German (expected A2; recommmended B1), English not specified)
University of Technology in Dresden2D DRESDEN02English B1/German B1
Catholic University of Eichstätt2D EICHSTA01English B2/German B1
Zeppelin University (Friedrichshafen)4D FRIEDRI01English B2/German B2
Ilmenau University of Technology2D ILMENAU01German B2/English B2/C1
Johannes Gutenberg - Universität Mainz2D MAINZ01German B1/English B1


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Danish School of Media and Journalism2DK ARHUS10English C1/Danish C1
Roskilde Universitet2DK ROSKILD01English B2/Danish B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Toulouse Catholic University2*F TOULOUSE09French B2/English B2
Université François-Rabelais2F TOURS01French B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Maynooth University12*IRL MAYNOOT01English B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Università degli Studi del Molise1I CAMPOBA01Italian A2/English for several programs and exchange students
Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM3*I MILANO05Italian A2/English B1
Università Suor Orsola Benincasa6I NAPOLI04Italian B1
Libera Università Maria Assunta LUMSA10I ROMA04Italian B1/English B1


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Soongsil University2*KO SOONGSILEnglish B2
EWHA Womans University3*KO EWHAEnglish B2 y NOTA PONDERADA EXPEDIENTE 7,5/10 o superior


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Taylor's University2*MA TAYLOREnglish B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad Anáhuac México2*MX UAMNSpanish/TOEFL 89 o IELTS 7.0
Universidad Panamericana2*MX UPSpanish
Universidad del Valle de Atemajac1*MX UNIVASpanish


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Volda University College4N VOLDA01Norwegian A2/English B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Groningen)6NL GRONING03English B2
HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht4*NL UTRECHT 24Dutch B2/ English B2 (requieren certificados según los estudios)


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad de Piura2*PE UDEPSpanish


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidade da Beira Interior (Covilha)1P COVILHA01Portugués B1
Universidade Catolica de Lisboa (Lisboa)3P LISBOA01 (Lisboa)Portugese A2/English B2
Instituto Politecnico de Lisboa - ESCS4P LISBOA05Portugese B1/English B1


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow2*PL KRAKOW19Polish B2/English B2
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin6PL LUBLIN02Polish B1/English B2
Collegium Civitas3*PL WARSZAW35English B2


universidadplazasCod.UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Canterbury Christ Church University12*UK CANTERB03English B2


universidadplazasCod.UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Catholic University of America10*US CUATOEFL 80 IBT
Florida International University4*US FIUTOEFL 550 (PBT)/ 80 (iBT)/IELTS 6,5
Manhattan College10*US MCTOEFL 80 (internet based exam), 213 (computer based exam), 550 (paper based exam)
Texas A&M University2US TAMUTOEFL: 80 puntos
University of the Incarnate Word2*US UIWTOEFL iBT 79/ Cambridge English Advanced Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)  C1/ TOEIC 650/ IELTS 6.5
University of Missouri - St. Louis4*US UMSLTOEFL minimum iBT score:  61 (PBT: 500, CB: 173) IELTS minimum score: 5.5
Whitewater University, Wisconsin2*US UWWTOEFL 500 (pBT)/61 (iBT)/ IELTS 5,5
*: Places are split between different courses.

Fees and scholarships


€ 8,895*

*Price for the 2022-23 academic year

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 3% on tuition fees.

  • Payment by instalments

    5 instalments per year.


  • Monthly payments

    10 instalments with special 0% interest financing from CaixaBank. This also entitles students to a discount of 3% on tuition fees.

  • new special financing

    New financing agreements with banks with special conditions.

    - Banc Sabadell

    - CaixaBank

    - Banco Santander

    All options entitle prospective students to a discount of 3% 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.





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