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SPECIALIZED COMMUNICATION

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Introduction

The main objective of the master's degree in Specialized Communication is to equip future professionals with the knowledge and skills to develop their capabilities in the areas of cultural communication, social communication and scientific communication. It covers specialized areas in the field of communication that in recent years have been approached from new perspectives and with new techniques and theories, and that are closely linked to the demands and needs of contemporary society. Tuition is therefore provided by staff from the faculties of Philology, Law, Economics and Business, Pharmacy and Biology and the School of Nursing.
The master's degree in Specialized Communication provides graduates from a range of academic backgrounds with knowledge and skills related to the practice of social, cultural and scientific communication. Therefore, this master's degree is open to students from all fields of science related to communication. Candidates could be communication graduates or degree-holders and professionals in other human and natural sciences who wish to learn new strategies for disseminating their knowledge and adapting to the new challenges of the information society: philologists, artists, historians, advertisers, journalists, musicians, biologists, nurses, pharmacists, meteorologists, sociologists, lawyers, economists, and others.
The master's degree is taught over two semesters. Five core subjects are taught in the first semester, to ensure that students gain the general knowledge they need to be able to specialize. In the second semester, three subjects are taken in each specialization (science, cultural and social); placements are completed in companies or institutions related with the selected area of knowledge; and students write a final project. The master's degree can be taken in one academic year (full-time) or two (part-time). Classes are always taught in the afternoon.

Learning objectives

The master's degree in Specialized Communication provides training in the organization and management of scientific, social and cultural information. The unique nature of the course derives from its integrated focus on skills and abilities in these three areas:
1. Scientific communication: understanding the key elements of transmitting scientific knowledge to society and developing the capacity to communicate, manage and transfer changes brought about by science.
2. Social communication: understanding the socioeconomic, political and legal environments in order to generate, manage and transmit knowledge and information specific to these areas.
3. Cultural communication: understanding and keeping abreast of cultural practices and consumption in the global market and developing the capacity to create, manage and transmit cultural information.

The specific objective of this master's degree is to develop these skills in a comprehensive manner, through the use of professional tools and a series of specialization modules. Graduates will boost their employment prospects and have suitable skills profiles for various professional roles in the scientific, social and cultural sectors.

Basic Information

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
 60
Language(s) of instruction:
 Spanish and Catalan 90 %, English 10 %
Number of places available:
 30
Approximate price:
 46,50 euros per credit (65,87 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2017-2018.
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Philology
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