Master’s Degree in Communications and Sports Journalism

Learn how sports journalism works by studying a Master’s Degree created under the co-direction of Real Madrid.

Ranked one of the 5 best Master’s Degrees in Specialized Communications in Spain according to the El Mundo newspaper ranking of 250 Master’s Degrees.

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

Oct 18, 2019

Duration

9 meses
  • Contents of the Master’s Degree developed under the co-direction of the communication team at Real Madrid.
  • Work experience will take place during Real Madrid matches and in the Club facilities.

 

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Key Points

All the information you need to know

  • Start date

    Oct 18, 2019

  • Faculty

    Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y de la Comunicación

  • Language

    Español

  • ECTS

    60

  • Modality

    Presencial

  • Campus

    Madrid Villaviciosa de Odón

  • University

    Universidad Europea de Madrid

  • Knowledge Area

    Communication and marketing

  • Study Type

    Postgraduate

Why study this program?

5

Top 5

Best Master’s Degree specializing in Communication, according to El Mundo’s 2018 Ranking

85

% of students

complete internships with Real Madrid F.C.

14

Professors

from the communications structure of Real Madrid participate in the program

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Access

New access profile and degree route access.

The Master’s Degree in Communications and Sports Journalism offers a specialization for Graduates of Journalism and Audiovisual Communications.  

Additionally, it is an interesting option for students who come from an Economics, Social Studies or Sports Studies background, who wish to go into sports journalism and enter a new employment area in television, radio, digital environments and sports broadcasts. It is an excellent opportunity for graduates seeking a solid specialization in a postgraduate program offering very high employability options.

Access requirements 

In order to access the Master’s Degree, the student must satisfy the legal requirements in accordance with R.D. 861/2010:

  • In order to access the Master’s degree it will be necessary to have an official Spanish university degree or other issued by a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area which allows the candidate in the country where the degree was issued, to access postgraduate Master’s Degrees.  
  • Those candidates who have obtained their degrees in educational systems outside the EHEA will also be able to access the course without the need to get their degree officially recognized, once the University has ensured that their degree is equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degree and allows the candidate, in the country where the degree was issued, to access postgraduate studies. Access via this route will not imply the official recognition of the prior undergraduate degree, nor its recognition for any other purpose other than to access the Master’s Degree.

Places available

70

Admissions Process

The admissions process for Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea programs can take place at any time during the year, although enrollment on any graduate program will depend on the availability of places.

For personalized advice, you can go to either of our university campuses (Alcobendas or Villaviciosa de Odón, in Madrid), or contact us by phone: (+34)91 112 88 50 or e-mail: escuelauniversitariarealmadrid@universidadeuropea.es to receive advice from the Graduate Admissions staff.

Once candidates have received advice and have provided the necessary documentation, the Graduate Admissions staff will set a date for taking a personal interview with the Master’s Program Director or a member of the Admissions Committee.

The admissions process involves no costs or commitment for candidates until their place is formally reserved.

Real Madrid Graduate School - Universidad Europea reserves the right to cancel or delay the start of a graduate program if the required minimum number of enrolled students is not met. The University also reserves the right to make any necessary changes in timetables, faculty assignments, location and campus for the programs. For more information, please check the Graduate School Regulations.

Facilities

Universidad Europea has the most complete facilities in order to study Communications and Journalism:

  • Journalistic Writing Classroom with agency services, QuarkXPress, InDesign, Photoshop and WordPress.
  • Television Studios with a set, production controls, virtual set and edition booths for video with AVID and Final Cut systems.
  • Three Radio Studios with digital tables and content management systems for real broadcasts.  
  • It also has ordinary classrooms equipped with all the necessary technology for the development of active methodologies; IT classrooms; general library, study rooms for group work and preparation of practical cases;  
  • Training Activities at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium and at the sports city in Valdebebas.

Students will have at their disposal video cameras, photo cameras, and all necessary accessories to cover different events.

Collaborating Companies 

Agreements with public and private entities for completion of curriculum internships:  

  • Real Madrid Publications
  • Official Real Madrid website (www.realmadrid.com)
  • Real Madrid Television
  • Agencia EFE agency
  • Mediapro

Study plan

PRIMER CURSO / FIRST YEAR
Código Asignatura / Subject Code Materia / Coursework ECTS Tipo / Type Idioma / Language
0DCB002101 EL ENTORNO DEL PERIODISMO DEPORTIVO 3 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
SPORTS JOURNALISM ENVIRONMENT
0DCB002102 PERIODISMO IMPRESO 9 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
PRINT JOURNALISM
0DCB002103 RADIO DEPORTIVA 9 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
SPORTS RADIO
0DCB002104 TELEVISIÓN Y DEPORTE 9 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
TELEVISION AND SPORTS
0DCB002105 NUEVAS TECNOLOGÍAS 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
NEW TECHNOLOGIES
0DCB002106 GESTIÓN DE LA COMUNICACIÓN DEPORTIVA 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT IN SPORTS
0DCB002107 PROYECTO FIN DE MASTER 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
MASTER'S THESIS
0DCB002801 PRACTICAS EXTERNAS (ORIENTACIÓN PROFESIONAL) 9 OPTATIVA Español (es)
INTERNSHIP (PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION)
0DCB002802 PRÁCTICAS EXTERNAS II ( ORIENTACIÓN INVESTIGADORA) 3 OPTATIVA Español (es)
INTERNSHIP (RESEARCH ORIENTATION)
0DCB002803 METODOLOGÍA CIENTÍFICA Y TEORÍA DEL CONOCIMIENTO (ORIENTACIÓN INVESTIGADORA) 3 OPTATIVA Español (es)
SCIENTIFIC METHODOLOGY AND KNOWLEDGE THEORY (RESEARCH ORIENTATION)
0DCB002804 PROCESAMIENTO DE LA INFORMACIÓN (ORIENTACIÓN INVESTIGADORA) 3 OPTATIVA Español (es)
INFORMATION PROCESSING (RESEARCH ORIENTATION)
0DCB002805 RECURSOS ASOCIADOS A LA ACTIVIDAD INVESTIGADORA (ORIENTACIÓN INVESTIGADORA) 3 OPTATIVA Español (es)
RESEARCH ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED RESOURCES  (RESEARCH ORIENTATION)
0DCB002806 PRÁCTICUM (ORIENTACIÓN INVESTIGADORA) 3 OPTATIVA Español (es)
PRACTICUM

Faculty

Program Directors

  • Antonio Galeano, Communications Director, Real Madrid F.C. Previously Head of Sport at La Sexta and editor for Grupo PRISA, with responsibilities in radio and television (Cadena SER and Localia TV). Collaborator with Radio Marca, TVE, Real Madrid TV and newspaper Público.
  • Dr. Javier Vidaurreta, Doctor in Communications, Universidad Europea de Madrid. Graduate in Audiovisual Communications and Multimedia and Coordinator of laboratories and spaces of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communications.

Real Madrid F.C. Teaching Staff

  • Ángel Martínez, Photography Department, Real Madrid F.C.
  • Antonio Galeano, Head of Communications, Real Madrid F.C.
  • Carlos Ocaña, Project Manager, Real Madrid F.C.
  • César Nanclares, Head of Content, Real Madrid TV.
  • Daniel Lozano, Producer, Real Madrid TV.
  • David Mendoza, Head of Publications, Real Madrid F.C.
  • Elena Naranjo, Legal Department, Real Madrid F.C.
  • Fernando Porrero, Head of Realmadrid.com.
  • Helios de la Rubia, Photography Department, Real Madrid F.C.
  • Jorge Javier Pérez Vara, Head of Press, Real Madrid Basketball
  • José Manuel Maza, Head of Legal Department, Real Madrid F.C.
  • Juan Camilo Andrade, First Team Press, Real Madrid F.C.
  • Mariano Rodríguez, Managing Director, Real Madrid TV.
  • Maribel Marcos, Programming Department, Real Madrid TV.
  • Pedro Bonofiglio, Real Madrid Basketball speaker, sports commentator Real Madrid TV

External Teaching Staff

  • Antonio Fernández Monterrubio, Managing Director, Grupo ALVANT SL.
  • Carlos Bustillo, Editor, Onda Cero Radio.
  • Frederic Hermel, Editor, AS, L’Équipe, Punto Pelota and Jugones.
  • Gaspar Díez, Head Sports Editor, Europa Press.
  • María Martínez, Sports Presenter, La Sexta
  • Dr. Gonzalo Martín, Audiovisual Producer
  • Javier Muñoz, Director www.practicodeporte.com at Agencia EFE.
  • José Aguado, Editor, La Razón.
  • Dr. José Luis Rojas, Professor of Sports Journalism, Universidad de Sevilla.
  • José Mª del Toro, Sports, Telemadrid and Onda Madrid.
  • Juan Carlos Fociños, Head of Sponsorships, Madrid Basketball Federation
  • Julio del Rio, Managing Director, SportShip Marketing
  • Luis Villarejo, Head of Sports, Agencia EFE.
  • Manuel Pereira, Correspondent, Diario A Bola.
  • Dr. Mario G. Gurrionero, Director, Comunicar es Ganar.
  • Marta Pinillos, Speech therapist
  • Nacho Ruiz Lamela, Management of Audiovisual Content, BRT News, Eurosport.
  • Óscar Rodríguez, Expert in digital and online strategy, CEO Gurús Press.
  • Óscar del Santo, Consultant and specialist in 2.0, communication and TIC´s.
  • Paco Reyes, Sports journalist, Onda Cero Radio.

Teaching Staff UEM:

  • Dr. Álvaro Merino, Professor UEM, partner at 3’59 and collaborator, Radio Marca.
  • Dr. Belén García-Delgado, Professor UEM, documentary maker.
  • Dr. David Lavilla, Professor UEM, Head of Digital Communications and New Trends.
  • Dr. Elena Gómez, Professor UEM, Professor of Journalistic Writing.
  • Dr. Eva María Asensio, Professor UEM, Sports Science Historian.
  • Dr. Javier Pérez Sánchez, Professor UEM, television producer and director, Europea TV.
  • Dr. Javier Vidaurreta, Professor UEM, coordinator of radio and television studies.
  • Dr. José Barrero, Professor UEM, sports editor at RNE, previously at MARCA.
  • Dr. José Mª Peredo, Professor UEM and director Europea Media.
  • Dr. Juan Fernando Espuelas Cid, Professor UEM, research module.
  • Juan José Ceballos, Professor UEM and producer, Onda Madrid.
  • Dr. Laura Gostian, Professor of sports protocol.
  • Dr. Mª del Carmen González Gasca, Professor UEM, research module.
  • Dr. Miguel Ángel Sánchez Tena, Professor UEM, doctoral academic director, research module.
  • Dr. Óscar García López, Professor UEM, research module.
  • Rosa Mª Mateos, Professor UEM, head editor, Europea Media News.
  • Laura Gostian, Professor UEM, specialist in sports protocol.

Methodology

The methodology of the Master’s Degree in Sports Journalism is based on a combination of six modules of theoretical-practical content which deepen students’ knowledge of sports and news media.

These modules are complemented with the preparation of an End of Degree Thesis with external internships taking place in news media and sports entities and with the completion of a module on the training in methodology of scientific investigation in the case of the itinerary researcher. The syllabus is completed with conferences and with students creating their own radio and television programs, blogs, photography, video editing, coverage of sports events and video reports.  

Students will be able to have open conversations with figures in the sports world and professionals from the main news media.

Thanks to role-play exercises, students will experience real life situations which professionals deal with on a sports desk: press conferences, interviews, communications crisis strategies, etc.  

Price and advantages Master’s Degree in Communications and Sports Journalism

14.700€

Total price

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PREPARE YOURSELF AND TRAIN TOWARDS YOUR DREAMS

  • You will learn how sports journalism works, analyzing the national and international evolution of the professional and social environment of the sector, including legal and economic aspects.
  • Additionally, you will dominate the key aspects of communications management of a sports club and how to make decisions relating to athletes and news media.  
  • The content of the Master’s Degree is organized with the co-direction of professionals in the communications department at Real Madrid F.C.
  • You will have access to activities developed at Real Madrid F.C. to put into practice all the journalistic skills learned on the program.
  • Professional internships are undertaken at different communication outlets at Real Madrid F.C. including football press, basketball press, publications department, website, Real Madrid Foundation or Real Madrid TV, as well as with other news media such as EFE Agency, Europa Press or Mediapro.

Career opportunities

The career opportunities linked to this specialization are within the realm of sports communications as employed or self-employed professionals or developing business projects in the following areas:

  • Specialized sports journalism in any of its forms
    • Press
    • Radio
    • Television
    • Digital Media
    • Press and Communications Offices
    • Press Agencies
    • Content creation for different media
    • Production for different media
    • Sports coverage
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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 +34 91 112 88 50.

  • 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 escuelauniversitariarealmadrid@universidadeuropea.es

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 convalidaciones@universidadeuropea.es 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 +34 91 112 88 50.

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.