Double Degree: Journalism + International Relations

Train to be the Communicator that globalization requires

Adapt to new media and forms of communication to select and elaborate the quality information content needed in an open society.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you
Double Degree: Journalism + International Relations in Madrid


Sep 23, 2020


5 years
  • Become a professional in the communications sector and increase your professional opportunities.
  • Complete an internship with the best news outlets and public and private entities.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you

Key Points

Understand and explain reality from a global perspective

  • Start date

    Sep 23, 2020

  • Modality


  • Duration

    5 years

  • ECTS


  • Language

    Bilingual Spanish/English

  • Campus

    Madrid Villaviciosa de Odón

  • University

    Universidad Europea de Madrid

  • Knowledge Area

    Communication and marketing

  • Study Type


Why study this program?

Media Lab

Europea Media is the professional laboratory for “learning by doing”

Agreements with agencies & media

Agreements with agencies and communication departments for internships

More than 100 events

Seminars and conferences organized with the collaboration of key companies in the sector

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Access Requirements

The following students will be able to access the degree studies in accordance with the access requirements established in Royal Decree 1892/2008 of the 14th of November and applicable legislation in force, specifically:

  • Obtain the qualification of “pass” in the University Access Exams, in accordance with current legislation.
  • Obtain the qualification of “pass” in Access Exams for students over 25 and 45 years of age.
  • Higher Technical Degrees, Higher Technical Degrees in Fine Arts and Design and Higher Technical Degrees in Sport.
  • Graduates, Technical Engineers, Architects or Graduates.
  • Baccalaureate students from educational systems within the European Union and other countries who have reached international agreements with Spain may access the Degree as long as their educational system allows access to University.
  • Students from other countries that do not have an international agreement with Spain in place must first have their studies officially recognized and complete the university access exams.

Those over the age of 40 may also access the Degree if, despite not having a degree allowing access to university, can prove employment or professional experience that is relevant to the degree to which they wish to apply.

Amongst the prior information offered to students interested in this degree is the recommended access profile, serving as a guide to join these university studies.

Admissions Process

The admissions process to study some of the Degrees at Universidad Europea follows a simple process that basically consists of filing certain specific documents, completing an admissions test and is completed with the official registration of the student.

Financial Aid

  • At Universidad Europea we have a complete system of financial aid available to you to ease your education payments. Some examples are: 
  • Flexible payment options.
  • Financial Aid for early payment
  • Financial Aid for continuing studies.
  • Financial Aid for simultaneous study.
  • Financial Aid for having a family member at Universidad Europea.


Universidad Europea has signed various agreements with financial entities to help you finance your studies.  


During the year 2012-13, over 1.100 scholarships worth over 5 million Euros were granted to students at Universidad Europea.

  • Scholarships from the Centro Profesional Europeo de Madrid
  • Official Scholarships from the Spanish Ministry of Education
  • High Achieving Students Program (Programa TOP),


With a clear vision aimed at academic excellence, our campus offers a varied offer of degrees centered around professional and skills development. To this end, we have facilities that stand out because of their innovative design as well as for adapting to the needs of the working market, in a way that students can access the professional world from day one.

Additionally, for the degrees in Communication, we have specific facilities designed to be cutting edge in terms of communications systems.


Collaborating companies

  • Mediaset España
  • Canon, OBS, Non Stop People, Radio Televisión Madrid, OndaMadrid, Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cine, Sky Sports.


Mª Elena Gómez Sánchez
Doctor in Information Sciences, UCM. Her teaching and research work covers diverse areas relating to language and news media. She is a Professor of Journalistic Writing at UEM where she currently also coordinates the doctoral program of the Excellence Centers “Values and a Global Society” and “Educational Innovation”. She is the author of approximately 30 communications and presentations presented at national and international conferences, as well as various collaborations in the form of chapters in books and articles in specialized magazines, some of which can be found here

José María Peredo Pombo
Professor of Communication and International Politics, Universidad Europea de Madrid, where he teaches International Political Communication and Exterior Image and Public Diplomacy. Doctor in Information Sciences (specializing in International Relations), Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Graduate in Journalism. His main lines of research are American foreign policy, lobbies and pressure groups in America, Spanish cooperation and international public opinion. He is a Director of Europea Media (the media platform of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication). He has combined his university work with his work as a journalist in different news outlets and analysis spaces (Intereconomía, Telemadrid, RTVE; Diario 16, Política Exterior, Diario Montañés). Analyst at IPRA and Safe-Democracy and of several generalist and specialist news outlets (Diplomacia, Atenea). He has various books and chapters published (the last one in 2014, Compartir una idea de Europa en Europa 3.0 and as a coordinator, “USA 08: las elecciones que cambiaron el siglo XXI”) and scientific articles published in magazines in his area of knowledge.

Javier Díez Romero
Doctor in Communication, Universidad Europea de Madrid and Graduate in Information Sciences (Journalism Branch), UCM. Currently is associate editor of La Sexta News. Previously worked for the News Service of Telemadrid where he was a presenter, headed up special programs and editor. He has also been a presenter for Bloomberg Television, Program Director for Canal Cocina and Editor for Cadena SER-Radio Rioja, Cope-Rioja and Onda Madrid. Since 2005 he is professor at Universidad Europea Madrid, where he teaches, among others, the classes Persuasion and Opinion, Techniques and Strategies in Communication, Political Sciences and Television Laboratory, as well as several modules for the Master’s Degree in Communication and Sports Journalism of the Real Madrid Graduate School, Universidad Europea. He is coauthor of the book Journalistic Writing in Television, published by Síntesis.

José Barrero Muñoz
Doctor in Journalism (CEU). Currently works professionally as an editor for the News Service of RNE having previously worked at Marca, Radio Marca and Since 2003 is professor at Universidad Europea Madrid. Researcher in areas of “violence and news media” and “female sport and the media”. He has completed teaching exchanges and research exchanges at the University of Murdoch, Australia.

David Lavilla Muñoz
Graduate in Journalism, UE, Doctor in Information Sciences, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Qualified Professor by ACAP for Hired Doctors of the Public and Private University. Started his career in RTVE in 1993 and worked in different news outlets, specializing in online platforms. He has also taken on executive roles in several media outlets (radio, press, television and the internet) and in some Spanish consulting companies. Academically is now the leading professor in Digital Communication and New Trends at UE, has taught in different business schools, in different companies nationally and in various Spanish and foreign universities.  Additionally, has completed numerous publications and books about Communication and the Society of Information and Knowledge and is a speaker in different conferences specializing in TIC.

Javier Pérez Sánchez
Doctor in Communication (UEM). Graduate in Audiovisual Communication. Licensed by CAP, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares. His prior teaching experience includes working as a professor of training courses on Camera Operation, editing in Avid and After Effects, professor of UAX in Engineering and Telecommunications. Additionally, has developed different positions in media outlets: producer on Sportmania (Canal+), Antena 3 Televisión and in FOX International Channels. Director of Sports on regional television and CEO of the Group V.E. Producciones. Currently professor at Universidad Europea Madrid and Director of Europea TV.

Juan José Ceballos
Graduate in Information Sciences, Journalism Branch, UCM. Has developed his professional career as a radio producer at Onda Madrid (Senior Sound Technician) for 30 years. Is professor of undergraduate and postgraduate subjects linked to the area of radiophonics at UEM and has led the Master’s Degree in Communications and Sports Journalism Real Madrid Graduate School, UEM, for the past two years. He also coordinates Europea Radio, the digital frequency of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication.

Ángel Fernández Fernández
Doctor in Communication, UEM. Graduate in Fine Arts, UCM. Master’s Degree in Digital Journalism and Social Networks, UEM and Master’s Degree in the Development of Internet Applications, CICE-UPM. Has developed his professional career as a multimedia designer completing work for clients such as Fiat, Alfa Romeo, New Holland and El Mundo among others. Since 2005 is a professor of various subjects relating to graphic design and multimedia and aesthetics and digital culture. His line of research relates to interactivity, the visualization of information and the cultural impact of new technology. He has completed a research exchange lasting three months at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, USA. 

Luis Moser-Rothschild
Doctor in Information Sciences, Universidad Complutense. Has worked in Cinema, Radio and Television since the year 1974. Has directed different projects, such as the UN Audiovisual in the Lisbon Expo 1998. Currently Director of the Master’s Degree in Dubbing, Translation and Subtitling at Universidad Europea Madrid.  Professor of Elocution and Radio at Universidad Europea Madrid. Member of the Academy of the Arts and Sciences of Television of Spain and of the Press Association of Madrid.

Rodrigo Mesonero Izquierdo
Doctor in Communication with a Specialty in Europe, UEM. Has developed his career as a journalist in media outlets such as Paramount Comedy Channel or ABC newspaper. Has also worked as a screenwriter for the production companies Globomedia  (Aída, 7Vidas) and Miramón Mendi (A ver si llego). Has worked in different fiction and entertainment programs for the production companies Videomedia and Cuarzo. Currently combines the development of independent audiovisual projects with teaching at Universidad Europea where he teaches classes in screenwriting, production, and television production. Director of the Master’s Degree in Digital Journalism and Social Networks. Has participated in the international screenwriting workshop SOURCES2 (2011), organized by the program MEDIA of the European Union, with the feature film The Explainer. Completed a three-month research exchange at the University of Malmo where he researched transmedia narratives. Has also been a visiting professor in Maastricht and Nicosia.

Juan Luis Moreno-Baquerizo Balsera

Doctor in Fine Arts, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Professor at UEM since 1997. Has participated in several art exhibits for Arte Público (Coslart, Coslada Madrid. Festival de Arte en la Calle, Alcorcón. Madrid) and in several art shows (Circuitos, Comunidad de Madrid. Generación 2000. Ex, Universidad Complutense. Infomanías Ninfografías, Ayto de Madrid). Has participated in research projects for BADACAM (Didactic tool for the multilingual development of terminology in the audiovisual communication field, financed by Universidad Europea de Madrid), Communication and Digital Culture and Photography in the Spanish Transition. Combines his teaching work since 1992 with professional activities. His main lines of research center on the construction of the artificial gaze at the start of the third millennium and the critical approximation of banks of photographic images as well as the study of applications of digital technology in photography.

Fernando José Ávila Bercial
Doctoral student in Communication in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communications, UEM. Master’s Degree in Digital Journalism and Social Networks.  Professor of Audiovisual Communications. Has worked for 15 years in different national and international television stations, having worked as a news producer for 3 years at Televisa. During these years he also worked on the most important social and political events: Peace Summits, Elections, Natural Disasters, Political Crises, etc. Special correspondent for over 10 years, covering conflicts in Somalia, Yugoslavia,  Rwanda, Kenya, Zaire or Russia, among others. As special correspondent has interviewed Yasser Arafat, Fidel Castro, Simon Peres, George Bush, Bill Clinton, Mijail Gorbachov, Vladimir Putin, Jacques Chirac or Kofi Annan, among others. Has covered important sporting events such as Olympics, World Cups or Champions Leagues. Editor of several documentaries and news reports. Has directed two Master’s Degrees:  Master’s Degree in Documentary Production, Reporting and new types of Audiovisual Multiplatforms, UEM // Master’s Degree in International Photography, UEM-Santa Fe University of Arts and Design. Professor on the Master’s Degree in Communications and Sports Journalism, Real Madrid Graduate School. Professor on the Master’s Degree in Motion Graphics- Prisa TV, Universidad Europea de Madrid. Awarded the Antena de Oro for Spanish News Correspondent for the documentary "El camino de Santiago". Televisa.

José Sánchez Sanz
Doctor in Audiovisual Communication and higher degree in Composition, Harmony and Instrumentation and Orchestra Direction. Has worked in the musical composition environment for audiovisual media in all its fields; cinema (La Pantalla Herida, Faraday, The Symmetry of Love, 15M. Excelente, revulsivo, importante, H6 diario de un asesino, Hobby, Entre Abril y Julio, Menos que cero), advertising (Ministerio de Sanidad, Telepizza, Chapas PSP, Itinere, el valor de las infraestructuras) and Television (Durban, Smart City, Inside Coca Cola, El Mundo en dos ciudades, Especial The Walking Dead, Protegiendo los océanos, Eva y Kolegas) receiving 11 awards for his work. Has also dedicated himself to creating orchestral arrangements for albums including Cardiopatía Severa for the band Ellos, as well as the accompaniment on keyboards for different bands and soloists (El Hijo, Ellos, Mirafiori, Anthony Reynolds). Has collaborated in different Master’s Degrees at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares and Universidad Carlos III as a specialist in music for audiovisual mediums. Designer of the Degree in Musical Creation, Universidad Europea de Madrid, as well as professor and co-director of the Master’s Degree in Creative Musical Production, Universidad Europea de Madrid. Visiting professor at Santa Fe University of Art and Design where he collaborated with the music and cinema schools.

Javier Vidaurreta Uguina
Doctor in Communication and Graduate in Audiovisual Communication, UEM. Since September 2015 is Director of the Master’s Degree in Communications and Sports Journalism at the Real Madrid Graduate School, UEM and coordinator of spaces and laboratories for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communications since October 2004. He collaborates actively with the academic coordination team and provides support to the department in matters relating to the teaching materials budget, investments and project development. As a professor, has taught the subjects Seminar on Recording and Video Editing, Communication and Audiovisual Information, Audiovisuals I, Systems and Equipment for Videorecording, Audiovisuals in Advertising Mediums, Editing and Postproduction, Workshop on Television Programs, Television Reports, All News on Television, Entertainment Technology, Audiovisual and Cinematographic Technology and has been director of different end of year thesis projects. Professionally, he collaborates with television and video production companies as camera operator, mixer, production assistant and set designer. He completed an Erasmus exchange at the University of Bilgi (Istambul). His main line of research centers on the implementation of active methodologies in university education.

Prof. Doctor Miguel Ángel Poveda,
Doctor in Journalism, Universidad Complutense Madrid. Doctor in Peace and National Security, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED. Doctor in Social Sciences and Politics, Universidad Técnica Lisboa. Graduate in Audiovisual Communications, Universidad Complutense Madrid. Master’s Degree in low Budget Cinema and TV Production, University of California, Los Angeles.

Prof. Doctor Julia Pulido Gragera,
Doctor in Law, Universidad Valencia, Graduate in Political Sciences, Universidad Complutense Madrid. Director of the Master’s Degree in Foreign Policy and Diplomacy, Universidad Europea Madrid.

Prof. Alana Moceri, B.A.
Political Science, University of California, Master’s Degree in Politics and Democracy, UNED. International Relations analyst, commentator and writer. Professor, Universidad Europea Madrid.

Prof. Doctor Jacqueline Hellman,
Graduate in Law, Universidad Autónoma Madrid. Master’s Degree in European Union Law and Competition Law, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, recipient of the Luis Vives prize awarded by the European Parliament to the best student on the Master’s degree program. Doctor in Law, Universidad Autónoma Madrid.

Prof. Doctor Belén García Delgado
Qualified as PhD Assistant Professor by ANECA (2016). Doctor with European mention, Universidad Salamanca. Graduate in Documentation and Spanish Language, Universidad Salamanca. Master’s Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo.

Prof. Doctor José María Peredo Pombo
Professor of Communications and International Politics, Doctor in Information Sciences and Graduate in Journalism, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Head Professor in Communications and International Relations.

Prof. Doctor Raquel Regueiro Dubra
Doctor in Law, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Graduate in Law, University of Geneva, Master of Advanced Studies in International Relations, Universidad Complutense Madrid.

Prof. César Lajud Desentis
Master’s Degree in Finances and Financial Markets, Instituto Técnico Monterrey, Kenshu Cente, Graduate in Economics, Escuela Superior de Economía, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Méjico. Member of the diplomatic corps of Mexico, has directed different consular destinations around the world.

Prof. Doctor. Ivan Hiliard
Doctor in Economics and Business, Universidad Europea Madrid, Master’s Degree in Commerce and International Economic Relations, Universidad Europea Madrid, Master’s Degree in International Relations, University of Limerick and Graduate in Politics, Wolverhampton University, United Kingdom.

Prof. Doctor Javier Morales Hernández
Doctor in Political Sciences, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Master’s Degree in Peace, Security and Defence, UNED, Graduate in Political Sciences, Universidad Complutense Madrid.

Prof. Doctor Fátima Gómez Sota
Professor qualified with ACAP. Doctor in Sociology, Universidad del País Vasco, Graduate in Political Sciences and Sociology, Universidad de Deusto.

Prof. Doctor Jorge Jiménez Ramírez
Graduate in Spanish Language, Master’s Degree in ELE and Doctor in Communications.

Prof. Doctor Ester Saiz de Lobado
Doctor in Language and Literature, Universidad Alcalá de Henares, Master’s Degree in Intercultural Communications, Surrey University, Graduate in Translating and Conference Interpreting, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas.


The degree is taught by 33 teachers and 54% of the credits of the degree are taught by Doctors.  

Price and advantages Double Degree: Journalism + International Relations

921,60 €/month

10 monthly payments

1.200 € reservation fee

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  • Flexible payments
  • Grants for high performing students
  • Grants for continuing students
  • Grants for simultaneous studies
  • First in family scholarships
  • Universidad Europea scholarship
  • Official scholarships
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  • Multiply your professional opportunities
  • Learn a global vision based on facts of journalism.   
  • Acquire the capacity to analyze and critique in order to handle complex environments.
  • Understand and transfer your vocation for the news with rigor and the widest perspective, thanks to your knowledge of the political, social, economic and cultural issues of the world.
  • Undertake internships in the best news outlets and public and private entities.  

Career opportunities

  • Become part of the decision-making center of current news outlets.
  • Work as a specialized journalist in written and digital press, magazines and other news media.
  • Editor in audiovisual media such as radio or television.  
  • Become a part of news agencies, production companies…  

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Admission process

1. Documentation

To begin your admission process, the first thing to do is book your appointment online or by calling 91 740 72 72.

  • Selectividad card showing eligibility status
  • Two photocopies of your ID
  • Academic record file transfer 
  • Proof of payment of the Admission fee before or on the date of appointment

2.  What does the admissions test consist of?

  • Skills and abilities test
  • General knowledge test
  • Language assessment test
  • Personal interview

When will you know you’ve been accepted?

You’ll find out the result of the admissions test via an admissions letter that you’ll receive by email. If you have any doubts or queries, you can contact our Admissions Department for New Students at

3. Reserve your place

Along with the admissions letter, you will receive an envelope with information about official registration. It is recommended that in order to reserve your place, you should respond within 7 days of receiving the letter.

4. Registration

All students joining the Universidad Europea for the first time, wanting to study a degree, must open a file with the university, prior to registration. The Department of Admission for New Students will provide the candidate with all the documentation and forms to complete their registration.

Convalidations and transfers

You don’t have to carry on doing something you don’t want to. For this reason, we have designed specific convalidation and university transfer plan. If you want to know your personalized plan, as quickly and easily as possible, send us an email to along with the following documentation:

  • Personal academic certificate of the original degree.
  • Study plan sealed by the Secretariat of the center of origin.
  • The academic program of the subjects studied and/or enrolled in the original degree.
  • Officially translated degree certificate (only in the case of foreign graduates)

In case of requesting recognition for professional experience, you will be required to provide;

  • Work life certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Company certificate, only in those cases where it is necessary to prove the functions performed in the company, or in cases of students with international professional experience who cannot provide a work-life certificate.

For any questions, you can contact our advisers by calling 91 834 34 35.

Scholarships and grants program

We’re here to help. If you want to study at Universidad Europea, you have a number of internal and official scholarship options to apply for. In addition, we provide comprehensive Financing and Discount options

Professional practices

Internships in companies are a key element in your education. Acquiring experience and putting into practice what you have learned on your degree is the best way to enter the labor market. There are two types of internship, curricular (which are included as part of your program) and extracurricular (which you can do on a voluntary basis).

In order to carry out an internship in a company, you’ll need to have passed 50% of your credits and register before you start the internship. Both the company and a professor on your course will monitor your progress on the internship as well as providing an evaluation at the half way mark and upon completion. 

If you want to gain extra work experience before finalizing your university studies, you are welcome to carry out extracurricular internships. You can carry them out in whichever year of your studies you choose but we remind you that internships are formative and should complement your studies. The more theoretical knowledge you have acquired throughout your degree, the more you will benefit from the internships.