Dual Degree Program in International Relations (Bilingual) and International Communication / Bachelor's Degree in Global Communication. (RRII-COM)

Submission of applications:
Start: January 9, 2017
End: April 28, 2017.

5 years (Full-time study)

Credits: 360.5-362 ECTS
Places available: 40, Bilingual

Are you interested in International Relations and its challenges in issues such as politics, terrorism or climate change? Are you attracted to the world of Diplomacy and conflict resolution? Do you want to understand the complex world in which we live and learn to run it…and improve it?

Do you want to be fully acquainted with and know how to handle the media, social networks and press departments? Only with sound language training and advanced intercultural, business and political communication skills will you be able to aspire to be a leader in that world.

If the answer is yes, RRII-COM is the degree you are looking for. RRII-COM provides a broad foundation for moving into professional roles within fields such as diplomacy, international political management, strategic communication or transnational business, all from the standpoint of fundamentally practical multilingual training, which is entirely orientated towards current labor market needs.


Five years

Places available:


Submission of applications:

9 January to 28 April 2017.

Information on documentation to be submitted

Open Days:

Saturday 11 March 2017 at 10:00 in Cantoblanco.

Financial information:

Course fees: €1,482.00 plus nine monthly installments of €1,265.82 each.

Information about Study Grants


Full-time study.

Information points:

Information and Student Reception Office
C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid 
Tel.: 91 540 61 32
Fax: 91 559 65 69
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  • Individuals who are interested in current world affairs, international politics, understanding how our globalized world works, experiencing other countries and cultures as well as being able to communicate with them.

  • Individuals who are interested in working, and willing to work, in an international environment, possibly outside Spain.

  • Individuals who are also interested in communicating in a broad, international and strategic sense (business, institutional and political communication, etc., as well is in a more sectorial sense in journalism or advertising).

  • Individuals with a high level of English and who are interested in perfecting or learning two additional foreign languages (out of German, Arabic, Chinese, French and Portuguese).

Admissions requirements:

To begin your studies is a prerequisite condition prove you accomplish with the legal requirements of access to the University.


The admission tests will be held on 5 and 6 May 2017.

The admissions tests comprise:


  • English test.

  • Test in other languages (in the event that the candidate already has knowledge of German, Arabic, Chinese, French and Portuguese). Prior knowledge of these languages is not essential.

  • General cultural knowledge test.

  • International current affairs test.

  • Spanish language test.

  • Brief essays in English, Spanish and in other foreign languages;

  • Interviews in English, Spanish and in other foreign languages.

  • Personal interview regarding motivations

    • 75%: Admissions test

    • 25%: Academic records from the 3rd and 4th years of Compulsory Secondary Education and from the 1st year of pre-university education preparation courses


The admissions test grade of applicants will be obtained by applying the following weighting:

Results obtained from the foreign language tests, except those from the English test, will not determine admissions but will be used to assign applicants to groups with the appropriate level in the first academic year.

Each application is presented and assessed conjointly by the Admissions Committee of the Faculty, which comprises the following members: The Dean, Vice-Dean of Academic Affairs, Heads of Studies, and the interview lecturers. The Committee notifies the Dean of its decision who in turn grants admission to students.

Services for students with special needs:

Support Program for Students with Disabilities


The Dual Degree in International Relations and in Global Communication is the combination of two independent 4-year degrees. A series of common contents between the two degrees allows them both to be studied in only 5 years with a higher than average study workload and student effort (average of 72 ECTS per academic year).

In the last two years of their studies, students will delve deeper into their training and enhance their employability through three Official Specialization Concentrations: Economics and Business, Law and Diplomacy, and Foreign Policy and Security. The modules on each plan correspond to specific professional profiles (diplomatic service, international business management, and security and defense analysis).

Graduate profile

On completing the studies, students will be awarded two university degrees. With the Bachelor's Degree in International Relations, students will have acquired political, legal, economic and financial knowledge, which is essential for working in an international environment of excellence, via a practical and interactive approach that provides all the necessary skills and abilities to handle themselves professionally with ease and precision in any part of the world. Additionally, in the last two years of the degree they will have become specialized, via Official Concentrations, in the areas in which they want to pursue their successful professional careers (Law and Diplomacy; Economics and Business; Foreign Policy and International Security).

With the Bachelor's Degree in Global Communication, our graduates become professional communicators with the knowledge, skills and tools to successfully manage all the elements of institutional, political and corporate communication in a global, intercultural and multilingual environment.

As such, they are ideally prepared to embark on successful professional careers in the following areas:

  • Diplomatic service and EU External Action Service careers;
  • Executive and officials positions of international organizations and community institutions;
  • International analysts;
  • Country risk management;
  • Business internationalization consultants;
  • Foreign trade managers;
  • Analysts and advisers of organizations in the public, private and NGO sector.
  • International consulting;
  • Strategic communication managers and directors in business, institutional or political areas with global projects...


Related Postgraduate Programs:

Official Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

Official Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation

Official Master's Degree in International Migration

Official Master's Degree in Marketing (MMKT)

Official Master's Degree in International Management (MIM)

Official Master's Degree in Conference Interpreting

Other Postgraduate Programs


One of the standout features of the RRII-COM is its orientation towards internships and specific international labor market demands. For that reason, our students carry out compulsory external internships throughout the 4th and 5th academic years. The entities in which our students experience their future professional reality are of the highest prestige and specialize in the areas of International Relations and International Communication.

•Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; •Ministry of Defense; •Foreign embassies in Madrid; •Security forces and intelligence services; •Spanish Institute for Strategic Studies; •Casa de América; •Casa Sefarad-Israel; •Casa Árabe, •ESglobal; •International Organization for Migration; •International Red Cross; •Spanish Congress of Deputies; •Repsol; •Carolina Foundation; •Rafael del Pino Foundation• and 21 other entities.


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RRII-COM is a highly international study program, not only for its content but also for its training and structure.

  • It is compulsory for the third academic year of the RRII-COM to be studied entirely in partner universities in English speaking countries, among which are some of the most renowned universities in the world of International Relations:
  • In the summer between the 3rd and 4th academic years, a 4-week intensive program takes place in the European capital of Brussels, in collaboration with the European Commission and Parliament.
  • In the 5th academic year a second academic exchange period can be embarked on in a country in which students' second or third foreign language is spoken.
  • International internships in International Relations and Communication take place in the summer between the 4th and 5th academic year.

For further information on the countries that have specific exchange agreements, you can see the map of universities

  • CGI01 - Ability to analyze and synthesize.
  • CGI02 - Ability to organize and plan.
  • CGI03 - Basic knowledge of the area of study.
  • CGI04 - Oral and written communication skills in the native language.
  • CGI05 - Knowledge of a foreign language.
  • CGI06 - Basic IT skills.
  • CGI07 - Ability to search for and manage information.
  • CGI08 - Problem-solving.
  • CGI09 - Decision-making.
  • CGI10 - Project design and management.
  • CGP11 - Critical and self-critical skills.
  • CGP12 - Team work.
  • CGP13 - Interpersonal skills.
  • CGP14 - Working in an interdisciplinary team.
  • CGP15 - Recognition of diversity and multiculturalism.
  • CGP16 - Working in an international context.
  • CGP17 - Ethical commitment.
  • CGS18 - Capacity for intellectual work.
  • CGS19 - Ability to apply theory to practice.
  • CGS20 - Ability to adapt to new situations.
  • CGS21 - Ability to generate new ideas.
  • CGS22 – Leadership.
  • CGS23 - Understanding cultures and customs in other countries.
  • CGS24 - Ability to learn and work in an independent manner.
  • CGS25 - Concern for quality.
  • CGS26 - Understanding religion and Christian values.
  • CE1 - Knowledge of basic terminology, theories and methodology related to the field of study.
  • CE2 - Understanding key factors and agents in International Relations.
  • CE3 - Knowledge and understanding of the modern History of International Relations.
  • CE4 - Knowledge and understanding of political ideas and their historical evolution.
  • CE5 - Understanding of and ability to compare the main current types of government and political systems.
  • CE6 - Knowledge and critical understanding of the main debates in contemporary political theory and philosophy.
  • CE7 - Ability to relate ideas and data regarding the contemporary international reality.
  • CE8 - Knowledge of economic theory and reasoning, and ability to apply this to international issues.
  • CE9 - Knowledge and understanding of the international political economy.
  • CE10 - Knowledge and understanding of the financial and commercial aspects of international economic relations.
  • CE11 - Knowledge of the basic terminology, theories and methodology of Law.
  • CE12 - Knowledge and understanding of the international legal framework and of international organizations.
  • CE13 - Understanding of the institutional system of the European Union.
  • CE14 - Ability to use analytical and interpretative skills in international matters and affairs.
  • CE15 - Knowledge and ability to critically analyze important matters and events on the current international agenda.
  • CE16 - Knowledge of Spain's foreign policy and its position and significance within the international system.
  • CE17 - Knowledge of international aid cooperation.
  • CE18 - Understanding the concept of Security and its sub-phenomena.
  • CE19 - Ability to analyze current structures, changes and challenges of the international security system.
  • CE20 - Knowledge of the historical, political, economic, social and cultural dimensions of the major geographical regions of the world.
  • CE21 - Advanced written and spoken knowledge of foreign languages for professional work.
  • CE22 - Ability to act effectively in intercultural communicative systems.
  • CE23 - Knowledge of the culture of the foreign working languages.
  • CE24 - Ability to understand texts relating to the different areas of study.
  • CE25 - Ability to express oneself orally and in writing in various professional areas.
  • CE26 - Ability to integrate IT, linguistic, organizational, and management tools in substantial academic work and professional practice.
  • CE27 - Ability to identify, reflect on and manage ethical conflicts, dilemmas, and problems, and create strategies to overcome them.
  • CE28 - Promoting an analysis practice for the international reality developed within the framework of professional ethics.
  • CE29 - Development of social awareness based on identifying the causes of social problems in order to strengthen the promotion of justice.
  • CE1 - Understanding the historical development of the global economy.
  • CE2 - Ability to analyze the economic problems of developing countries.
  • CE3 - Knowledge and analysis of the economic policies of the European Union.
  • CE4 - Knowledge and understanding of the Spanish Economy.
  • CE5 - Knowledge and understanding of the accounting issues surrounding each equity item and its impact on a company's financial statements, according to the general accounting and the SME rules, and the international accounting regulations.
  • CE6 - General business knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts of managing and running a business.
  • CE7 - Knowledge and ability to analyze the financial system: participants, financial markets and products, and applicable regulations.
  • CE8 - Knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts and tools used in Strategic Marketing Management.
  • CE9 - Knowledge and understanding of the different areas of corporate finance as fundamental aspects that are closely interrelated with business strategies aimed at creating value.
  • CE10 - Knowledge of the role of staff in organizations and of HR planning strategies.
  • CE11 - Knowledge and application of management support tools for planning, implementing and controlling business strategy.
  • CE12 - Knowledge of international contracts, their legal scope and use of resolution methods in contract-related disputes.
  • CE13 - Knowledge of the fundamental legal concepts of legal-business institutions on an international scope, adequately applying such knowledge to practical, complex cases.
  • CE14 - Knowledge, understanding and assessment of the territorial distribution of fiscal authority on a national and international scale.
  • CE1 - Understanding the legal system as a whole and its complexities, with the ability to identify basic legal sources in Public Law and apply them to specific cases.
  • CE2 - Knowledge and understanding of general aspects of Private Law and the role of the Spanish Legal System, with the ability to identify its basic legal sources and apply them to specific cases.
  • CE3 - Knowledge and understanding of the fundamental legal-private issues regarding legal liabilities, contracts and interests.
  • CE4 - Critical understanding of the international systems of human rights protection.
  • CE5 - Knowledge of situations that arise from private legal relationships in the international field and identification of foreign matters that exist in legal problems.
  • CE6 - Knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon of diplomacy, acquiring in-depth knowledge of the International Treaties that govern it and of the regulations that govern diplomatic and consular relations.
  • CE7 - Knowledge of legal foundations, the evolution, the current state and the main principles of diplomacy.
  • CE8 - Command of the means with which to organize and manage official international events.
  • CE9 - Knowledge of international contracts, their legal scope and use of resolution methods in contract-related disputes.
  • CE10- Knowledge of the fundamental legal concepts of legal-business institutions on an international scope, adequately applying such knowledge to practical, complex cases.
  • CE11 - Knowledge, understanding and assessment of the territorial distribution of fiscal authority on a national and international scale.
  • CE12 - Knowledge and understanding of the key institutions of international Criminal Law systems.
  • CE13 - Understanding the historical significance of diverse systems of Church-State relations, as well as the regulation of the general system of religious freedom.
  • CE14 - Understanding the phenomenon of migration on a regional and global scale, its causes and consequences on the international system.
  • CE15 - Knowledge of policies that form action outside the European Union and ability to analyze the impact on the individual interests of EU member states.
  • CE1 - Ability to analyze the fundamental characteristics of US foreign policy.
  • CE2 - Understanding the relationship between religious beliefs and modern international politics.
  • CE3 - Assessment of the role of the media in International Relations.
  • CE4 - Understanding the phenomenon of migration on a regional and global scale, its causes and consequences on the international system.
  • CE5 - Knowledge and understanding of the international geopolitical situation in the Globalized environment and the specific current circumstances that characterize geopolitical scenarios of special interest.
  • CE6 - Understanding the international scope of environmental problems in their political, scientific, economic and legal aspects.
  • CE7 - Knowledge of policies that form action outside the European Union and ability to analyze the impact on the individual interests of EU member states.
  • CE8 - Understanding and having the ability to analyze the phenomenon of international terrorism.
  • CE9 - Understanding the current European security policies.
  • CE10 - Ability to analyze the relationship between natural resources and the development of current international policy.
  • CE11 - Understanding and analyzing the concepts and instruments of international conflict management and resolutions.
  • CE12 - Knowledge and understanding of the complex peace processes, their stages and key elements, as well as the international instruments to manage them.


  • CG01 - Ability to think analytically, synthetically and critically way in the context of international communication.
  • CG02 - Ability to put the knowledge about international communication into practice.
  • CG03 - Ability to work in international communication environments.
  • CG04 - Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, in four languages.
  • CG05 - Ability to appreciate diversity and multiculturalism.
  • CG06 - Ability to think and manage strategically within the context of international communication.
  • CG07 - Ability to learn and be constantly updated in the field of communication.
  • CG08 - Ability to manage information in communication environments.
  • CG09 - Criticism and self-criticism ability.
  • CG10 - Ability to adapt to the international environment and to new situations.
  • CG11 - Problem-solving ability within the context of international communication.
  • CG12 - Ability to make decisions in the international communication context.
  • CG13 - Ability to work in an international team.
  • CG14 - Ability to apply interpersonal skills to the communication professional environment.
  • CG15 - Leadership abilities for international communication contexts.
  • CG16 - Entrepreneurial and innovation abilities in communication-related professional areas.
  • CG17 - Ability to plan and manage time.
  • CG18 - Knowledge of foreign cultures, religions and traditions.
  • CG19 - Ability to work autonomously within international communication contexts.
  • CG21 - Ability to put  social awareness into practice for the promotion of justice.
  • CG20 - Ethical commitment in the development of their professional activity.
  • CE01 - Knowledge of the origin and historic evolution of communication and of the main trends and theories on which the concepts and methodologies of communication processes are based.
  • CE02 - Ability to distinguish the different forms of communication and their functions.
  • CE03 - Ability to understand and analyse the facts and issues which are relevant for communication from a "global" perspective (multicultural, multilingual and transnational).
  • CE04 - Knowledge of world issues, and ability to understand its basic political, social, cultural, economic parameters and analyse them critically, especially from the perspective of global communication impact.
  • CE05 - Understanding the structure of main global means of communication and being aware of the way in which communication contents are prepared, produced and disseminated in a global context.
  • CE06 - Knowledge of the theoretical and practical basis of marketing, and ability to apply them for managing communication in their professional contexts.
  • CE07 - Knowledge of theoretical fundamentals of public relations management.
  • CE08 - Ability to design and assess sectoral communication projects and comprehensive communication plans.
  • CE09 - Ability to use communication and public relations techniques in corporate, institutional and political contexts (dealing with media, management of corporate identity, sponsorship, lobbying, organisation of events, protocol...) to achieve certain established goals.
  • CE10 - Knowledge of the theoretical and practical fundamentals of communication management and moments of crisis, and ability to make suggestions on how to solve them.
  • CE11 - Knowledge of the main communication tools in a digital environment and of social networks for their professional context.
  • CE12 - Basic knowledge and application of technologies to manage the contents of the communication process in different multimedia environments.
  • CE13 - Knowledge of the main theoretical fundamentals of advertising management.
  • CE14 - Ability to articulate relationships between images and sounds, from the aesthetic and narrative points of view in the different audiovisual supports and technologies available.
  • CE15 - Knowledge of the structure of digital media, new trends and elements of digital storytelling or non-linear writing, and ability to communicate following certain formal and aesthetic aspects and the language of digital media.
  • CE16 - Ability to understand and appreciate the importance of communication from the interpersonal relationship (verbal and non-verbal communication).
  • CE17 - Knowledge and application of the basic parameters of intercultural communication to their work in different cultural contexts.
  • CE18 - Ability to analyse communication messages, as well as to write informative, persuasive texts depending on the media used and target audiences.
  • CE19 - Knowledge and application of framing and storytelling techniques for international communication.
  • CE20 - Knowledge of rhetoric and its application for effective communication in four languages with interlocutors and audiences in different situations and contexts.
  • CE21 - Ability to communicate (C1) both orally and in writing, in Spanish and English.
  • CE22 - Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing (minimum B2) in two languages to be chosen by the students between German, Arabic, Chinese, French and Portuguese.
  • CE23 - Ability to design management proposals for strategic communication within the professional field of the degree.
  • CE24 - Basic knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods in social sciences, especially those concerning communication sciences.
  • CE25 - Knowledge and understanding of the reality of communication in organizations, institutions and the political arena, by applying the theoretical-practical skills achieved by the student in the class.
  • CE26 - Knowledge of the legal framework and ethical principles of communication.
  • CE27 - Knowledge of basic processes and organizational structures of companies and institutions.
  • CE28 - Knowledge of external and internal communication principles and practices of companies and institutions.
  • CE29 - Knowledge of the principles and practices of political communication.
  • CE30 - Knowledge of the techniques for the assessment of public opinion, audiences and similar ones and ability to interpret the respective technical reports to add their results to the strategic planning of communication.
  • CE31 - Understanding of the dynamics and scope of the lobby and knowledge of the instruments available to engage in their processes.
  • CE32 - Knowledge of the world's main religious and cultural traditions and their involvement in the field of communication.
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