University of Barcelona

Specialized Communication

Objectives and competences


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:

  • 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.
  • Social communication: understanding the socioeconomic, political and legal environments in order to generate, manage and transmit knowledge and information specific to these areas.
  • 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.


Upon completion of the master's degree, successful students will be able to:
  • display a respect for ethical practice and intellectual integrity and a willingness to discuss personal opinions make independent judgements, showing clarity and rigor in evaluating their own arguments and those of others;
  • master the basic procedures of intellectual work, using tools to acquire knowledge (resources, bibliography, complementary disciplines), effective techniques to present their work, and strategies for the dissemination of the results obtained.
With regard to the specific applications of the course, students will be able to:
  • understand the theory and practice of specialized communication in different genres, registers and formats;
  • put into practice the main skills and tools (discourse analysis, oral and written communication skills, etc.) relevant to the field;
  • master the concepts specific to specialized professional areas and use the language of law, economics and science accurately and appropriately;
  • understand the key processes in the transmission of specialized knowledge and communicate, manage and transfer this knowledge to society;
  • apply knowledge and skills related to scientific, social and cultural communication in real professional contexts, and understand the working habits of different professional environments related to scientific, social or cultural communication;
  • apply the theoretical knowledge, methodological techniques and instrumental skills acquired throughout the course to generate knowledge in the fields of scientific, social and cultural communication.