Degree in Journalism

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Degree in Journalism

Presentation

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A new social and economic order is emerging in which the mass media are playing an increasingly important role. This scenario requires versatile professionals with a well-developed capacity for critical analysis who are capable of contributing with fresh ideas and innovating expertise.

Within the field of Journalism, the high profile of the New Information and Communication Technologies (NICTs) requires professionals to be able to adapt readily to a workplace marked by the continual emergence of new digital supports, social media networks and websites.

The modern journalist must be qualified to use the new systems of information access, processing and broadcasting.

  • Faced with the challenge of producing fully-prepared professionals for both the present and the future, the Universidad Europea del Atlántico has developed a study programme through which students will acquire key professional competences in the following areas:
  • Production of journalistic texts for different media: press, radio, television and internet
  • Communication process analysis
  • Cyberjournalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Design and creation of multimedia products
  • Journalistic documentation
  • Advertising and audiovisual communication

Teaching modality: Face-to-face

Competences of the degree

All the competences developed by the students of the Undergraduate Degree in Journalism once completed their studies can be consulted in the link below:

Competences of the degree

Career Opportunities

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Students graduating in Journalism may choose to work in the following professions:

  • Journalist in a range of communication channels (press, audiovisual and multimedia)
  • Director of documentaries, journalistic reports and TV news programmes
  • Writer of journalistic texts for different media supports
  • Writer of press releases and institutional communication
  • Manager and editor of multimedia content
  • Communications officer and chief press officer in public and private entities
  • Presenter of news programmes

Bilingual Education

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L’anglais, la clé de ton présent et de ton futur

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English, the key to your present and your future

In today's world, one of the essential tools for international communication and the key that opens opportunities to finding a job, both in Spain and abroad, is knowing English.

In our country, 80% of the job offers already require a high proficiency of this language, and in many cases, this requirement is more important than personal and professional qualifications.

If is for this reason that the European University of the Atlantic places special emphasis on undergraduate students attaining proficiency in the language. From the first year on, students are encouraged to register for extra-curricular classes in preparation for successfully completing study of their regular subjects taught in English throughout their degree.

This way, regardless of their initial proficiency level, the language program based on tutorial support, specialized materials, and small classes, allows students to later follow their dual language (English-Spanish) courses in sequence so that they finish their degree having acquired a bilingual skill set that is applicable in their profession.

Engage in your profession

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UNEATLANTICO creates an authentic business environment

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UNEATLANTICO creates an authentic business environment

The campus of the European University of the Atlantic is designed so that students can practise their profession from the first year onwards. The University offers modern and fully-equipped facilities that simulate the authentic business environments that students will experience upon completing their degree. There are laboratories for the study of Physiology, Food Technology, Languages, Food Science and Biomechanics, while dedicated facilities are provided for projects involving computing, business, nutritional assistance, psychological guidance and counselling, and translation and interpretation. In addition, the University also offers computer labs, a library, as well as radio and television production and post-production studios.

Faculty motivate students to become involved in campus life and guide them towards creating projects and developing ideas that enhance their professional development from the the very first year of their studies. The learning model is not limited to covering a syllabus, but intends to guarantee a solid theoretical-practical education in which students feel fully engaged in their professional area.

Furthermore, the University has signed numerous internship agreements with a wide range of business entities that complement formal university education and facilitate the development of the cross-curricular skills needed to break into the job market.

A true indication of the importance that the University places on innovation and knowledge transfer is the establishment of the Centre for Research and Industrial Technology of Cantabria (CITICAN). CITICAN is a scientific foundation through which RDI (Research, Development and Innovation) from the academic institution is channelled.

Degree

Once the student has completed the program, they will obtain a GRADUATE DEGREE IN JOURNALISM as issued by the European University of the Atlantic.

Study Programme

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First Year

Second Year

Third Year

SEMESTER 1
SUBJECTS CREDITS
TOTAL 30
History of Cinema and Television 6
Photojournalism 6
Print Design and Composition 6
English III 6
Elective (EL) I 6

AVAILABLE OPTIONS

Evolution of Audiovisual Technology (EL) 6
Advertising Creation (TV, Radio, Print) (EL) 6
SEMESTER 2
SUBJECTS CREDITS
TOTAL 30
Information and Knowledge Society 6
Production in Print and Digital Media 6
Journalistic Documentation 6
English IV 6
Elective II 6

AVAILABLE OPTIONS

Production in New Media and Formats (EL) 6
Campaign Design and Planning (EL) 6

Fourth Year

SEMESTER 1
SUBJECTS CREDITS
TOTAL 30
Internship I 6
Specialised Journalism 6
Investigative Journalism 6
Project Management in Journalism 6
Elective III 6
AVAILABLE OPTIONS
Digital Animation (EL) 6
Fundamentals of Public Relations (EL) 6
SEMESTER 2
SUBJECTS CREDITS
TOTAL 30
Internship II 6
Information Law 6
Business Economics and Entrepreneurship 6
Final Project 6
Elective IV 6
AVAILABLE OPTIONS
Filmmaking (EL) 6
Professional Ethics in Communication (EL) 6

Attention to diversity: For students with special needs, the Action protocol for students with special education needs will be followed, and the need of possible curricular adaptations, schedule alterations or alternative studies will be considered. 

Admission profile

This Degree is meant for people with clear professional and personal goals, who provide maturity and contribute to the mutual enrichment among their peers. It aims to provide a context in which applicants can develop a profitable long-term relationship with their peers, teachers, former students and the institution.

On a more general note, the applicants who want to study in this university must have the following traits:

  • Leadership: the university is interested in applicants qualified for teamwork, with self-confidence, initiative, able to work under pressure, great communication skills and a high sense of ethics.
  • Academic journey and professional motivation: the applicants must have finished their studies according to the Spanish university system within a reasonable period of time and satisfactory academic results. Previous work experience will also be considered a positive, same as any other complementary training that applicants may possess as relevant for the position.
  • Languages: considering the international and global aspect that the university wishes to have, being proficient in English is a valued requirement during the admissions process. Furthermore, students whose native language is not Spanish and want admission into the university, must certify that they have the required level to take the subjects in Spanish. Any other language will be considered a distinguishing feature during the admissions process.

Furthermore, students whose native language is not Spanish and want admission into the university, must certify that they have the required level to take the subjects in Spanish. Any other language will be considered a distinguishing feature during the admissions process.

Personal characteristics:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Global citizens.
  • Leadership capacity.

Educational goals:

  • A prestigious international institution.
  • A flexible study plan.
  • Innovative learning methodology.
  • Personalized education: small groups, tutoring system.
  • Practical approach aimed at the job market: seminars, conferences, internships.
  • Exchange programs with universities in other parts of the world.
  • Comprehensive training.

Apart from the general features of the students of this university, students of Business Administration and Management must have the following characteristics as related to the Degree:

Personal characteristics:

The following are guiding criteria that strictly follow the criteria of non-discrimination based on race, nationality, ideology, gender or religion. The following will be valued:

  • Interest for culture, both your own and others.
  • Intellectual curiosity and interest in reflecting about the value of political inter-cultural communication, discovering the background rules on how contemporary societies are organized and how international social agents interact and innovate in organizing and decision making.
  • Ease with oral and written expression.
  • International experience through travel and school trips.
  • Understanding ethics as the main engine of human decisions.

Academic characteristics:

The recommended academic profile reflects the admissions requirement as specified on this webpage. Furthermore, we are looking for an interdisciplinary profile that is inclusive and open to a variety of profiles, since we are aware of the assets this may offer.

This interdisciplinary, inclusive and open, profile refers to Secondary Education students who did not study a specific Bachelor’s field, since it is not a requirement for admission into the Degree. The diverse academic profile of students is considered instructive for the teaching-learning group.