The master’s degree programme in Communication Research provides advanced training aimed at academic specialization and initiation in research tasks in all areas of the field of social communication.
The programme is designed to allow students to continue their postgraduate studies via the doctoral programme in Communication. To this end, it familiarizes them with the main research methods used in communication and the principal fields of research and study.
Official university bachelor's or master's degree from the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) or equivalent foreign degree allowing access to a postgraduate degree in the country that issued the degree. Should the applicant have not finished yet their studies at the time of application, they will be asked to sign a statement certifying that they will have completed them before the start of the master degree program.
Qualifications can be in the following academic areas: Social Sciences (such as communication, sociology or antropology).
Academic transcript of the accredited official training with the average grade at the university of origin.
If the diploma or the academic transcript are not written in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Portuguese or Italian, you will also have to include the respective sworn translations into Catalan or Spanish.
Curriculum vitae in Catalan, Spanish or English.
Statement of purpose in Catalan, English or Spanish, explaining the candidate’s interest in enrolling on the master’s degree programme
Spanish level B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) or equivalent, in the case of students who are not from Spain or any other country where Spanish is the official language.
English level B2 of the CEFR or equivalent. Applicants from countries in which English is the official language will be exempted from this requirement.
Identity Card or Passport.
Video presentation where you explain your profile and your motivation for studying the master's degree (it's necessary to upload a word document with the link to the video)
Twoletters of academic or professional recommendation
Proof of at least three years’ work experience in a field related to the subject area of the master’s programme.
Proof of at least one year of research experience.
Proof of teaching experience.
The following assessment criteria will be applied in the candidate selection process (max. 10 points):
Academic transcript (max. 5 points).
Curriculum vitae (max. 3 points): consideration will be given to professional, academic or research experience in the field of the social sciences and communication.
Statement of purpose (max. 1 point)
In the case of candidates who have obtained the same score following application of the admission criteria, a personal interview will be held in order to break the tie (max. 1 point): the interview will make it possible to clarify or better define aspects of the curriculum and, thus, differentiate between students with similar transcripts.
This master’s programme trains students to work in the field of research and university teaching. It also prepares them to work in the communication research and forecasting sector at both public and private communication research centres. Specifically, the master’s programme enables students to work as:
University lecturers in the social sciences
Analysts at public institutions (audiovisual regulators, communication research centres, and research, analysis and forecasting units)
Analysts at private companies involved in communication
Specialists in media, digital content and social media analysis