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Specialist in journalism and political analysis

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Telephone: 91 488 70 40
Academic direction: Maria Victoria Campos Zabala

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Basic Information


Politics is a central topic of interest to citizens who demand professional, useful and truthful information on a daily basis. Its importance makes political issues occupy prominent spaces in the different media. Press, radio, television and internet cover events of social, political and public interest, occupying large news spaces. A third of the press contents deal with these issues; Radio and television news programs open with news, speeches and statements of a political nature, and the Internet has become a platform for political parties, organizations and social movements to express themselves.

Politics also occupies a privileged place in the social networks used as a channel of communication between leaders and citizens. Political scenarios change and information professionals must keep up with times characterized by the dizzying pace of events. All of this makes this area of ​​journalistic specialization essential for optimal coverage and treatment of news content.

The growing complexity of today's politics, together with the increase in the political culture of the Spanish, requires future information professionals to be prepared to properly carry out their duties as mediators between public opinion and political powers. Adequate information facilitates an optimal decision in the election processes of those responsible for Power.


El Specialist in Political Journalism Its fundamental objective is to contribute to the training of future informants and political analysts. It seeks to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to understand and analyze political reality, power-media relations, political leadership, and the distribution of powers from the perspective of communication and journalism.

The title of Specialist that is presented seeks to address the contents and tools necessary to successfully cover the performance of journalistic and communicative tasks specialized in politics. Training political analysts is also a priority objective of this course and not only preparing political informants and communicators


Module A. Spanish Political and Electoral System (30 hours) Introductory block where the Spanish political-institutional framework will be studied. System of political parties and electoral system.

  • Political Institutions
  • Political parties
  • Electoral system

Module B. Political Journalism (120 hours) Specialist center block. They will be studied from the main sources of political information through the study of the professional routines of the political journalist and the study of the strategies of specialized writing in politics and the differences depending on the geographical area of ​​destination.

  • Political Information Sources
  • Specialized writing: Informative genres
  • Specialized Writing: Interpretation and Opinion
  • Journalistic Genres in Radio and Television
  • Local and regional political information
  • national information
  • International Information
  • Professional routines of the political journalist
  • Social Networks and Politics

Module C. Political Communication (80 hours) Module in which the elements that make up political communication, the main political communication strategies, the organization of electoral campaigns and the communication structure of the Spanish State will be studied, with special attention to the figure of spokespersons.

  • Communicative Administration and spokespersons
  • Electoral campaigns
  • Political marketing
  • Communication strategies

Module D. Political Analysis (100 hours) Module in which essential matters will be focused on in order to carry out a good political analysis. Research methods, leadership, agendas, influence, pressure groups and power, public opinion and finally the importance of fiction as responsible for the construction of political imaginaries.

  • Research Methods
  • Political Discourse Analysis
  • Political Leadership
  • Political, Media and Citizen Agendas
  • Influence. pressure groups and power
  • Public opinion
  • politics and fiction

Module E. Workshops, seminars and/or visits (20 hours)

Module F. Final Degree Project (30 hours)


Journalism professionals who want to specialize in politics. Consulting staff, analysis cabinets who want to expand their training in political information and communication. Graduates or graduates in journalism, Sociology, Political Science, History, Philosophy and, in general, any degree in Social and Legal Sciences and Humanities.

access requirements

To access these studies, it will be necessary to be in possession of an official Spanish university degree or one issued by a higher education institution belonging to another Member State of the European Higher Education Area, which authorizes access to postgraduate studies.

The most similar access studies are the Degrees and/or degrees in journalism, Sociology, Political Science, History, Philosophy and, in general, any degree in Social and Legal Sciences and Humanities.

Degrees from educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area may give access to these studies, without the need to obtain homologation or the declaration of equivalence of the degrees, prior authorization and once it has been verified that they accredit a level of training equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and that empower in the country issuing the degree for access to postgraduate education.

Exceptionally, professionals without a university degree who prove work experience in the subject of the education they intend to pursue may also access these studies, although in these cases they will only be able to opt for a diploma or a university extension certificate with the same name and number of credits corresponding to this degree.

Selection criteria

In the event that the number of applications exceeds the number of places offered, a selection will be made based on the following criteria:

Resume (60)

Academic Record (20)

Candidate Profile (20)

Number of Places: 35/ 12 minimum.

Academic Management and Faculty

Address: Maria Victoria Campos Zabala


  • Mary Victoria Campos
  • Tamara Vazquez
  • Ignatius Granados
  • Gabriella Ortega
  • Eduardo Gonzalez
  • Jose Gabriel Fernandez
  • Gloria Gomez-Escalonilla
  • Alfonso Square
  • Ruben Arcos Martin
  • María Sánchez

Duration and development

Modality: in-person or

Number of credits: 38

Contact hours: 350 hours

Start of the course: 27th September 2024

Course completion: julio de 2025

Reservation of place and enrollment

Pre-registration period: From June 04, 2024 to September 15, 2024

Enrollment deadline: From September 16, 2024 to September 25, 2024

Title price: 2000€

Possibility of scholarship (if applicable): NO

Pre-registration: €250. This amount is included in the total cost of the course and will be returned if your academic request is not accepted. If, once the student's application has been admitted, the enrollment is not formalized, the amount deposited for pre-enrolment will not be returned.

The start of the course is conditioned to the minimum number of students enrolled.

Documentation to attach, forms and place of delivery

the applicants they will present all the scanned documentation, in the formats allowed through the telematic self-registration application at the time of applying for admission to own degrees. They must compulsorily attach to their request the declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format.

At any time, both the Program Management and the Own Teaching Service may request the applicants to submit said certified/collated documentation through the General Registry, located on the Móstoles Campus, or in any of the registries assistants located in the different campuses of the Rey Juan Carlos University, or by sending it through Certified Mail to: Rey Juan Carlos University. General Registry. Avda. Tulipán s/n. 28933. Mostoles. Madrid

The student is responsible for the veracity and correctness of the data provided, exonerating the Rey Juan Carlos University from any responsibility and guaranteeing and being responsible for its accuracy, validity and authenticity.

Required documentation:

Students with a degree obtained from a Spanish university or a Higher Education Institution belonging to another Member State of the European Higher Education Area that authorizes access to own postgraduate degrees must present the following documentation:

  • National Identity Document or equivalent
  • University degree of the studies that give access to the requested postgraduate degree.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Responsible declaration of veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Students with a foreign degree must present the following documentation:

  • Passport or Residence Card
  • Foreign Higher Education Degree (Graduate, Graduate, Architect, Engineer Doctor...) that give access to own postgraduate degree studies.
  • Certificate certifying that the studies carried out give access to an Official Postgraduate Degree in your country of origin, issued by the University of origin
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Applicants with studies completed in foreign University Centers may be requested at any time a certificate of verification of these studies and centers, issued by an authorized Institution.

All documentation provided must be legalized in accordance with Spanish law and translated by an official translator.