University of Barcelona

Specialized Communication


Faculty hall - Specialized Communication - Universitat de Barcelona

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 and Communication, Law, Economics and Business, Medicine and Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Food Science and Biology.
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.

Basic information

Mode of deliveryPresencial
Bridging coursesYes
  • Cultural Communication
  • Scientific Communication
  • Social Communication
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Philology and Communication
Number of places available30
Language(s) of instructionSpanish and Catalan 90 %, English 10 %
Approximate price per credit46,11 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 2020-2021.