Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences
Responsible Center: Faculty of communication sciences
Teaching modality and Campus:
Credits: 240. Credits year: 60. Duration: 4 years. Implantation: progressive, first year 2009-2010
Academic Calendar Schedule Exams Teaching Guides Validation table
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. D. Juan Francisco Torregrosa Carmona.
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What knowledge will I acquire with this Degree?
- On the production of journalistic information (data collection, information preparation and dissemination) using all the languages and technological supports available to journalism today (press, radio, television and networks).
- On the specific context of the profession, in its theoretical, historical, legal, ethical and business dimensions.
- On the general social context in which the journalistic profession is exercised, in its sociological and economic dimensions.
Where will I be able to work when I graduate?
In journalistic companies, whatever the support they use for the production and dissemination of information (press, radio, television, networks); institutional and corporate communication offices; and any other instance that requires the production of information according to journalistic standards.
Is this Degree official according to the regulations required by the European Higher Education Area?
Yes (final verification report is attached), the implementation of the degree will be done progressively, starting the blended modality the first course in the academic year 2008-09.
The final verification report turned out FAVORABLE
What subject areas will I address in this grade?
The Rey Juan Carlos University's Degree in Journalism is organized through eight modules that make up the set of context knowledge, theoretical knowledge, professional training and the application of professional and academic knowledge. These modules are the following: Journalism in the press; Audiovisual journalism; multimedia journalism; journalistic specialization; professional context; Communication Sciences; Social Sciences and Humanities; and Application of professional and academic knowledge (practicum and end-of-degree project).
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Profile of Humanities and Social and Legal Sciences.
The general objective of the Bachelor's Degree in Journalism at the Rey Juan Carlos University is to provide students with a rational and critical knowledge of today's society and to train them in the necessary skills to be able to transmit that knowledge in an understandable and effective way to others. For this, the student must acquire the necessary knowledge and skills involved in the exercise of journalism in its different specializations and for the various media, printed, audiovisual and electronic. This implies from the competence for the search, identification, selection and collection of information to its critical examination and its treatment and transformation into information of interest through the informative languages that each case requires.
- CG1 Analyze and synthesize the reality of the characteristic phenomena of today's societies to apply truthful and fair ideas and information in a solvent exercise of journalism.
- CG2 Organize and plan, in a preliminary stage, human teams and work processes in the field of journalistic communication.
- CG3 Communicate excellently in Spanish, written and oral.
- CG4 Know a foreign language with special emphasis on the professional vocabulary necessary for effective communication.
- CG5 Use Information and Communication Technologies (tools, supports and essential processes) for their application both in the field of study and in the professional context
- CG6 Manage information from various sources, using search techniques, identification, selection and collection of information.
- CG7 Solve problems and conflict situations in environments and contexts related to the journalistic profession.
- CG8 Make decisions and make critical judgments in processes and situations related to the journalistic profession, applying the knowledge acquired.
- CG9 Know how to use the necessary resources to implement strategies aimed at autonomous learning.
- CG10 Adapt to new situations, new or little-known environments within the context of the journalistic profession
- CG11 Face with a creative and proactive attitude the difficulties, limitations and obstacles that may arise in professional life.
- CG12 Effectively lead human teams and work processes within the professional field of journalistic information production.
- CG13 Know, essentially, the particular context in which the journalistic profession operates, in its theoretical, historical, legal, ethical and business dimensions.
- CG14 Possess a favorable disposition for ongoing and up-to-date training to deal with changes and novelties (social, cultural, technological, etc.) that may occur in the course of working life.
- CG15 Know the global social context in which the journalistic profession develops, taking into account the social, economic, legal and historical dynamics.
- CG16 Rational knowledge of the essential parameters of today's society, taking into account diversity and multiculturalism, for its application in the solvent exercise of journalism.
- CG17 Actively participate in work in large human teams, which involve the coupling of multiple visions and tasks from multidisciplinary perspectives.
- CG18 Communicate in public with rigor in the use of the language and clarity in the exposition of ideas.
- CG19 Maintain efficient interpersonal behaviors to work as a team and integrate fluidly in any functional area of the management and production processes of journalistic information.
- CG20 Integrate into work teams and communicate with experts in an international context.
- CG21 Maintain integrity and honest behavior, taking into account the professional ethics that deals with regulating their actions.
- CG22 Demonstrate an ethical commitment respecting human rights and other democratic values in the exercise of the profession.
- CE1 Efficiently use the techniques of selection, access and journalistic treatment of data and information from any information source or social sphere (political, economic, labor, scientific, cultural, legal, etc.).
- CE2 Efficiently use the forms and languages of journalistic writing for the elaboration of informative texts of any complexity (news, chronicles, reports, etc.)
- CE3 Proficiently use the technologies and tools for the design of printed journalistic information applied to the production of comprehensive journalistic texts and products.
- CE4 Know the elements that make up a written journalistic product, the available resources and the formal treatment that each of them must receive
- CE5 Master the concepts and essential rhetorical skills of application to carry out analyses, interpretations and motivated opinions on current events.
- CE6 Master the concepts and essential rhetorical skills of application to carry out analysis, interpretations and motivated opinions on the products and journalistic production.
- CE7 Work with informative elements according to characteristics: outline the content of a message, explain the meaning of a concept or fact, extrapolate rules and laws
- CE8 Prepare informative journalistic texts under the space-time conditions imposed by professional routines.
- CE9 Know the peculiarities of audiovisual language (image and sound) in its application to journalistic production.
- CE10 Use, in an essential way, the appropriate audiovisual technologies for the production of audiovisual journalistic information.
- CE11 Prepare audiovisual journalistic texts, from basic news to more complex textual forms (reports, reports, interviews, chronicles, etc.).
- CE12 Conceive, produce and carry out, in an essential way, informative programs for television.
- CE13 Conceive, produce and carry out, in an essential way, informative programs for radio.
- CE14 Know the characteristics and potential of the internet network as a support for journalistic information.
- CE15 Use the essential technological instruments and resources necessary for the production of journalistic information with support on the Internet.
- CE16 Know and efficiently use the possibilities of multimedia convergence allowed by the internet network for the journalistic exercise.
- CE17 Devise, plan and execute informative or communicative projects for online digital media.
- CE18 Use the appropriate techniques and tools to organize, analyze and process information and communication in order to be disseminated, served or processed for private or collective use through media, supports or digital products.
- CE19 Know the conceptual foundations and apply the specific professional procedures of certain areas of thematic journalistic specialization: science and technology, economics, or international relations.
- CE20 Use the technological tools typical of areas of functional journalistic specialization.
- CE21 Know the conceptual foundations and the factors that condition journalistic practice in democratic societies.
- CE22 Know the fundamentals and specific production processes of Advertising, Public Relations and Audiovisual Communication.
- CE23 Efficiently manage the resources of the informative documentation and the relevant databases.
- CE24 Know the history of journalism.
- CE25 Know the operation of journalistic companies.
- CE26 Know the contributions made by scientific disciplines and the humanities to the study of contemporary communication phenomena.
- CE27 Critically analyze the role of the media and journalism in contemporary societies.
- CE28 Know the legislation applicable to the exercise of the journalistic profession and its ethical limitations.
- CE29 Master the basic methodological tools in the field of Social Sciences for the performance of some current forms of journalism (precision journalism, investigative journalism, etc.).
- CE30 Identify the elements, structures and processes of communication through media institutions.
- CE31 Relate the processes of media communication with the social contexts in which it takes place.
- CE32 Apply theoretical and methodological knowledge to the analysis of the structures and processes of media communication.
- CE33 Know and use competently the terminology and key concepts used in communication research.
- CE34 Know the processes by which the journalistic profession helps to build and express public opinion.
- CE35 Know and use the basic methodological tools in the field of Social Sciences useful for the analysis of the audiences of the different communication media.
- CE36 Ability to analyze trends and future development of new digital media.
- CE37 Know the historical evolution (political, economic, social, cultural) of contemporary societies, and in particular of Spanish society, to understand the historical origin of current social events and processes, which are the preferred object of journalistic information.
- CE38 Know the fundamental characteristics of the structure of contemporary societies, and in particular those of Spanish and European societies, with special reference to the structures of social classes, leisure, family, religion and immigration.
- CE39 Use the conceptual processes and tools necessary for understanding and analyzing the structure of contemporary societies.
- CE40 Know broadly the legal-constitutional context of Spain and the European Union.
- CE41 Understand and know how to analyze the essential parameters of the contemporary economic system.
- CE42 Effectively carry out journalistic work in professional media (press, radio, television or digital media).
- CE43 Capacity for the ideation, planning and execution of integral informative or communicative projects.
- CE44 Propose, execute and defend a scientific work applied to the field of Journalism.
- CE45 Work productively with ideas, theories and research methods, linking conceptual devices with the reality that they seek to explain or understand.
- CE46 Know the functions and effects of audiences in the media
- CE47 Analyze and criticize with solvency the reception processes of media communication
- CE48 Understand the concept of public opinion in the theoretical-political, historical and economic dimensions.
- CE49 write texts according to the main journalistic genres of opinion and interpretation
- CE50 Know about the multiple expressions, phenomena and processes of political communication
- CE51 Perceive, express and act on political communication, using all the methods, languages and technological supports available to journalism today (press, radio, television and networks)
- CE52 Design original research on topics related to communication and journalism
- CE53 prepare journalistic texts of a literary nature
- CE54 Know the different facts, stages and processes of literary history in relation to journalism
Minimum stay requirements
- The permanence of the students in the Degree studies will be a maximum of eight years for full-time students. Part-time students may request an extension of up to two more years from the Rector.
- In Bachelor's degrees lasting more than 240 credits (4 years), the maximum of the previous section will be increased by one more year for every 60 ECTS credits that are added to the 240 ECTS.
- Students must pass a minimum of two subjects in the first year. Students studying part-time must pass at least one subject in their first academic year.
- Students who are studying any official Bachelor's degree at the Rey Juan Carlos University may make a maximum of four registrations to pass each of the subjects of the study plan, without counting previous cancellations of the same.
For more information see: Permanence regulations
Minimum number of ECTS credits by type of enrollment and course
|1º Course||48 ECTS||60 ECTS|
|Other courses||48 ECTS||78 ECTS|
|1º Course||24 ECTS||47 ECTS|
|Other courses||24 ECTS||47 ECTS|
Access and registration
Access to the official teachings of Degree will require to be in possession of the bachelor's degree or equivalent and the passing of the test referred to in article 42 of the Organic Law 6/2001, of Universities, modified by Law 4/2007, of April 12, without prejudice to the other access mechanisms provided for by current regulations.
The number of places offered for new admission are:
|Fuenlabrada Campus:||55 places (including transfer admission places)|
The enrollment process at the Rey Juan Carlos University is done through the Internet. You can carry out the procedures on the computers installed on campus or through any computer with network access. You can check the deadlines at registration , as well as the different requirements and necessary documents.
Validation with FP qualifications
|PROFESSIONAL TRAINING DEGREES|
FBC: Common Basic Training, they are validated with their counterparts of all grades
FBR: Basic Branch Training, they can be validated with their branch counterparts, taking into account the adequacy between the skills and knowledge acquired.
|1||foundations of journalism||OB||6|
|1||Communication processes in advertising, public relations and audiovisual||OB||6|
|2||Design of journalistic information||OB||6|
|2||New Technologies and Information Society||FBC||6|
|2||current world history||OB||6|
|2||Contemporary social structure||FBR||6|
|Total credits to study: 60|
|1||Informative and interpretive genres in the press||OB||6|
|1||Language and audiovisual technologies||OB||6|
|1||Spanish and European public and private institutions||FBC||6|
|1||Principles of economics||FBR||6|
|2||Production of audiovisual information||OB||6|
|2||history of journalism||FBR||6|
|2||Media system structure||FBR||6|
|Total credits to study: 60|
|1||Informative genres on radio and television||OB||6|
|1||Planning and development of projects in the network||OB||6|
|1||History of current Spain||OB||6|
|2||Production of news programs on television||OB||6|
|2||Production of news programs on radio||OB||6|
|2||Analysis and opinion journalism||OB||6|
|Total credits to study: 60|
|1||Communication research methods||OB||6|
|1||Academic Recognition of Credits||OB||6|
|Annual||Final Degree Project||OB||6|
|Total credits to study: 60|
|4||1||journalism and literature||OP||6|
The External Practices subject is a curricular subject whose main objective is to promote a comprehensive training of the student through the practical application of the knowledge acquired during the Degree, which facilitates direct contact with the professional activity and the opportunity to join the professional world with a minimum of experience. All practices are designed so that the students who participate in them acquire professional experience in real situations and conditions, applying the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are acquired in the training processes throughout the degree. The internships represent a decisive opportunity for the personal development and professional future of the students.
Internships are activities carried out by the student in companies, institutions and organizations; that is, in centers outside the university premises, which aim to enrich and complement your university education, while providing you with a deeper knowledge about the skills you will need once you have graduated.
The External Practices subject will consist of two phases:
- Completion of the internship period that offers professional experience related to any of the graduate profiles that are expressed in the Verification Report of the degree.
- Elaboration of the memory
Further information: External Internship Unit
Academic Recognition of Credits
The Erasmus program makes it easy for URJC students -both undergraduate and postgraduate- to study one or several semesters at one of the European universities with which the URJC has agreements.
These exchanges traditionally have an economic endowment thanks to the Erasmus Scholarships provided by the EU and the Spanish Ministry of Education.
The Munde program manages mobility with universities from countries not included in the Erasmus Program.
The possibility of obtaining a scholarship or economic endowment and its amount depends, in each case, on the agreements with the universities, countries or entities that sign it.
Student support programs
Orientation to future students. The University offers various orientation programs for future students: we carry out visits to high schools and secondary schools, we organize guided visits to the Campuses, we are present in the Classroom and, at the beginning of each course, we carry out welcome days to guide students new students.
academic tutorials. Each teacher carries out, within their teaching planning, academic tutorials on their subject.
Coordinator of the degree. It works to promote coherence and balance between the subjects and the workloads of the students.
mentoring program. The URJC has this program, peer tutoring, in which the students of the last years act as mentors with the first year students.
Students with disabilities. The Support Office for Persons with Disabilities offers guidance and assistance to students with special needs.
Scholarships . The Rey Juan Carlos University manages the main scholarships and annual grants, both its own and from other official bodies: Ministries, Community of Madrid, International Organizations and other entities. It also publishes and disseminates those scholarships and grants of interest to its students and graduates. Throughout the course, students receive information about them through the different communication channels established.
Job placement program. The Rey Juan Carlos University, through the External Internship Unit and the Graduates Office, organizes conferences, workshops and various actions aimed at supporting and guiding students in their job search, to improve their employability and promote job placement . The University has a Job Exchange -a platform available to companies and graduates- where institutions can carry out their selection processes.
*The rates corresponding to double degrees with different degrees of experimentality will be applied as established in the new Decree 43/2022, of June 29, of the Government Council, which establishes the public prices for university studies leading to official degrees and services of an academic nature in the public universities of the Community of Madrid*
- Enrollment and permanence in undergraduate studies at URJC
- Regulation of refund of academic fees
- Admission due to change of campus or modality, university and/or partial Spanish university studies of Degree and Double Degree of the URJC
- Public Prices
- joint degrees
- academic waiver
- External internships (in force during the 21/22 academic year)
- External internships (applicable from the 22/23 academic year)
- Academic Recognition of Credits (RAC)
- TFG Framework Regulation (Approved Governing Council May 26, 2023)
- Extraordinary End of Degree Award
- Extraordinary procedure for the completion of degree studies (advance call)
REVIEWS AND REVIEWS
- Review and claim of continuous assessment in URJC degree studies
- Request for review and claim of continuous evaluation
- compensation court
Validation, adaptation of studies, recognition of credits and homologation of foreign qualifications
- Validations / Recognition degrees
- Partial validation of foreign studies
- Complementary training requirements prior to the recognition of foreign qualifications
VISITING STUDENTS AND FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY
- Coexistence Regulations of the Rey Juan Carlos University for the Development of Law 3/2022, of February 24, on University Coexistence, approved by Agreement of March 30, 2023, of the Governing Council of the University
Internal quality assurance system
Once the follow-up has been carried out, the quantitative information on the results obtained in the follow-up of said Degree is shown, differentiated by academic year.
Report by course:
General information collection plan
Within the quality assurance system of the Rey Juan Carlos University, the following surveys are planned:
- New students
- Teacher evaluation
- Student satisfaction
- Satisfaction of the graduates
- Labor insertion
- Causes of abandonment
- Career path:
- Second year after graduation
- Third year after graduation
- Fourth year after graduation
- Degree of satisfaction:
- Faculty with the campus and university
- Teacher with degree
- of the evaluators
- Incoming student mobility program
- Outgoing Student Mobility Program
- Administration and services staff with the university
- External internships:
- Student satisfaction
- External tutor satisfaction
- Evaluator satisfaction
The Quality Assurance System of the Rey Juan Carlos University establishes that the degree's Quality Assurance Commission will annually analyze the information derived from the degree's indicators and prepare a report that will include improvement plans if the results so indicate.
- Improvement actions 2021/2022
- Improvement actions 2020/2021
- Improvement actions 2019/2020
- Improvement actions 2018/2019
- Improvement actions 2017/2018
- Improvement actions 2016/2017
- Improvement actions 2015/2016
- Improvement actions 2014/2015
- Improvement actions 2013/2014
- Improvement actions 2012/2013
- Improvement actions 2011/2012
- Improvement actions 2010/2011
- Improvement actions 2009/2010
Renewal of accreditation
The renewal of the accreditation represents the culmination of the implementation process of the official Bachelor's and Master's degrees registered in the Register of Universities, Centers and Degrees (RUCT). The renewal of the accreditation of official bachelor's and master's degrees is organized in three phases: self-assessment report, external visit and final assessment.
In the first phase, the university describes and assesses the status of the degree with respect to the established criteria and guidelines. The result is the Self-Assessment Report (IA) that is presented. The second and third phases are carried out by a group of evaluators external to the evaluated title.”