The Faculty of Communication, located at the Poblenou Campus, offers a wide range of courses for its Bachelor students. Exchange students can access a selection of courses on an equal footing as UPF students, upon availability, following the instructions and schedules of OMA, the UPF Mobility Office. 

If you are coming to the UPF Faculty of Communication within the Erasmus program or a bilateral agreement, you might find the following information and links useful.

Contact and Mobility Coordinator

For questions regarding registration, adding and dropping subjects, grade, transcripts and stage certificates contact the Mobility Office: [email protected].

For curricular issues, feed-back and personal appointments you may contact the Faculty of Communication's mobility coordinator: 

Ruth Rodríguez Martínez
E-Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 93 542 24 37
Office: Roc Boronat, 138 (52.815)

General Information and Academic Calendar

Visit our International website, where you can find the basic and general information about Pompeu Fabra University including accommodation, official documents, enrolment procedures....

You can also check our 2019/20 academic calendar. You will realize that the academic year is divided into three terms of ten weeks each, followed by two weeks of exams. Your stay can last one, two or three terms, depending on the agreement we have with your university.

Teaching Organization

The Faculty of Communication offers three Bachelor degrees:

  • Audiovisual Communication (Film and Media)
  • Journalism
  • Advertising and Public Relations

Our subjects usually have a course load between 4 ECTS credits, equivalent to 100 hours of work by the student, including class attendance, seminars, presentations, group work, individual study and examinations.

The normal course load is 20 ECTS credits each term, so that our students usually take a total of 60 ECTS credits every academic year. It is therefore advised to take a maximum of 20 ECTS credits per term. Please note that first term courses are highly demanded. As a result, it may turn to be difficult to register for more than 20 ECTS credits.

Course Information 2019/20

Since our courses are highly demanded, it is important that you make a good initial selection to avoid changes. In this page you will find our range of courses, their language and timetables and also academic information to find the more appropriate courses for your curriculum.

Course Offer 2019/20   

Besides the standard academic offer of courses taught in Catalan, the Faculty of Communication offers a selection of courses in English and Spanish, available for international students:

The access and enrollment for exchange international students will be handled by OMA, so any questions and inquiries about the process and schedules should be addressed to: [email protected]

Subject Programs

Timetables 2019/20

The timetables will be visible at the finish of June.

In order to check your specific timetables within the offer of the Faculty of Communication you can use this link to Calendars and Timetables (please select the degree and term you are interested in).

You can also review a resumed timetable of subjects tought in spanish or english in the following link:

  • Degree in Audiovisual Communication 
  • Degree in Journalism 
  • Degree in Advertising and Public Relations


Assessment, examinations and grades

Most subjects assess attendance and participation (especially at seminars), hand-in of individual and/or group assignments, and presentations. In addition, there is usually a partial examination and a final examination. Please note that the final exam may be very strongly weighted in the final grade (between 60% and 80%, or even more) and a minimum grade in the examination (e.g. 4) is sometimes required in order to pass the course. If in doubt, talk about it with your classmates or contact your lecturer. 

Grades at UPF range from 0 to 10. The minimum pass grade is 5, and excellent grades are obtained from 9 upwards.

Examination period: the examination dates are published on Aula Global with plenty of advance notice. You have to check the timetable to find the date and the classroom by using the course code, to avoid confusion. If there is a timetable clash between two examinations, contact your lecturers (and/or the mobility coordinator) to find a solution.

Resit examination: you must generally have participated during the term and failed the course in order to be eligible for the resit examination; consult the syllabus for the eligibility requirements for the resit examinations. Resit exams must be taken at UPF.

The examination timetable for each course will be published on your Student Intranet / Aula Global at the beginning of each term.


Ordinary examination period

Resit examination period

1st term

11 - 21 December

17 January - 8 February

2nd term

18 - 28 March

17 April - 9 May

3rd term

19 - 27 June

9 - 18 July

Check the academic calendar before booking your flights!


Mobility sub-Coordinators

Degree in Audiovisual Communication
Alan Salvado Romero - [email protected]

Degree in Journalism
Marcel Mauri de los Ríos - [email protected]

Degree in Advertising and Public Relations
Cristòfol Rovira Fontanals - [email protected]


Official grades and revisions

Grades are published on Aula Global and you may also consult them on your phones and devices. The instructor will inform about the date of publication. 


Other Information

For any practical information on issues related to accommodation, life and the cost of living in Barcelona acces Living in Barcelona.