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

Submission of applications:
Start: November 24, 2017
End: May 4, 2018

5 years (Full-time study)

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

Are you interested in International Relations and the big global challenges and questions such as politics, terrorism and climate change? Are you attracted to the world of diplomacy and international organizations, conflict resolution and foreign trade? Do you want to understand the complex world in which we live and help manage it... and improve it?

Do you like languages and believe that they are the gateway to an excellent professional future, and that with them you can make a big difference? Are you interested in strategic communication in global institutions and companies? Only with a solid training in several foreign languages and with advanced skills in intercultural and political communication can you aspire to be a leader in this world.

If the answer is yes, the Dual Degree Program in International Relations (Bilingual) and International Communication / Bachelor's Degree in Global Communication. (RRII-COM) is the course you're looking for. The RRII-COM provides you with a broad base for professional activity including diplomacy, international political management, strategic communication and the transnational corporation; all from a multilingual perspective with several periods abroad, the perfect integration of knowledge and soft skills, a high practical component including external internship and a clear focus on the needs of the global labour market.

  • Cutting-Edge Innovation
    In 2009, Comillas was the first Spanish university to introduce degree level studies in International Relations. Since then, another 14 universities have followed its example. Similarly, the Bachelor in Communication represents, cutting-edge training that is pioneering in Spain to respond to the demand for highly qualified professionals capable of managing the communication challenges of corporations and institutions in a globalized environment.
  • Recognition and Prestige
    Comillas's Degree in International Relations is the leading one of its kind in Spain. According to the Fundación BBVA Ranking of Spanish Universities, the Degree in International Relations sits in first place ahead of all the International Relations degrees in the country.
  • Plurilingual Training
    Languages are the key to an excellent professional future. 75% of teaching on the RRII-COM course is delivered in English. In addition, there is also intensive training in two other foreign languages to choose from between German, Arabic, Chinese, French or Portuguese. All oriented towards successfully communicating in four languages.
  • Two or more periods of study abroad
    With the Dual Degree in International Relations + Global Communications it is compulsory to spend the third year of your studies at an English-speaking partner university abroad. All of these are excellent universities that are home to some of the most prestigious academic centers in the world. See here

    In fourth and fifth year we offer the opportunity of a second exchange for one semester at a university for your second or third foreign language (Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, Portugal, Brazil, China and several Arab countries).
  • Summer Program in Brussels and Strasbourg
    In the summer between third and fourth year, you'll study subjects from the study plan - Institutions and Policies of the European Union and Regional Studies: Europe - at the European capitals, Brussels and Strasbourg, within the framework of a tailor made program for four weeks in collaboration with the European Commission and the European Parliament.
  • Concentrations from 4th Year
    Specialization concentrations provide added depth to degree training. In 4th and 5th year, over 30 ECTS credits are dedicated to the specific fields of Economics and Business, Law and Diplomacy, Foreign Policy and Information Security, allowing students to choose those areas where they see themselves working in the future. Concentrations shall be reflected in the official degrees of International Relations graduates and are valued highly on the labour market.
  • Professional Internships from 2nd Year
    Our external curricular internships are intense, with 450 hours at organisations, institutions and companies over the course of 4th (in the field of international relations (and in the field of International Relations) and 5th years (in the field of strategic communication). It is a useful and valuable experience both for applying your knowledge to professional practice and for building a strong CV before graduating from the University.

    In addition to this, from second year on we encourage you to take advantage of the summer International Relations internships on offer, managed through our Faculty.
  • Excellent Insertion in the Labour Market
    The broad training combined with specialization and multilingual profile sees students developing highly successful professional careers in many professional areas and in the most diverse areas in the world. Follow them thorough their testimonials.
  • Tribuna Internacional
    With Dual Degree students in mind, Tribuna Internacional, the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences' forum for analysis and debate regularly organizes round table discussions and seminars on campus with ambassadors, academics, experts in political communication, business people and cultural managers.
  • University Life on Campus
    A dynamic and attractive campus. The Dual Degree RRII-COM is taught at the University's Cantoblanco campus. You'll be studying on a modern campus with extensive green areas and sporting facilities only 20 minutes from the centre of Madrid. You'll have an extensive library, multimedia classrooms, a recording studio, a latest generation video conference room and language labs.

Five years

Places available:


Submission of applications:

November 24 to May 4, 2018

Information on documentation to be submitted

Open Days:

March 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Information Sessions:

November 17, January 26 and April 13, 2018


Full-time study.

Attendance mode:




Classes begin on:

September 3, 2018.

Applicant profile:


  • Those interested in current world events in international policy, in understanding how our globalized world works, in discovering other countries and their cultures and in being able to communicate with them.

  • Those seeking a professional career in an international environment, possibly beyond Spain.

  • Those interested in international and strategic communication in the broadest sense (business, institutional and political communication…and also in the journalism and advertising sectors).

  • Those with a high level of English and an interest in perfecting or learning two additional foreign languages (two chosen from between German, Arabic, Chines, French or Portuguese).

Admissions requirements:

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

Admission Process and Criteria

The decision on admittance depends 75% on the results of the entrance examination and 25% on academic record of 3rd and 4th year of Compulsory Secondary Education Junior Cycle and 1st year Bachillerato (Senior Cycle).

Entrance Examinations are held on 11 and 12 May 2018 and are structured as follows.

Written Tests

  • English tests.

  • Other language tests (in the event that the candidate has knowledge of German, Arabic, Chinese, French or Portuguese). It is not essential to have prior knowledge of these languages.

  • General cultural knowledge test

  • International current affairs test

  • Spanish language test

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

  • Interviews in English, other foreign languages and in Spanish

  • Personal motivation interview

Oral Tests

  • Interviews in Spanish, English and also other languages offered on the Dual Degree program, provided the candidate has prior knowledge. The results of the foreign language tests other than English will not condition admission, but serve to assign the group equivalent to the candidate's level in 1st year.

    The results of the foreign language tests other than English will not condition admission, but serve to assign the group equivalent to the candidate's level in 1st year.

Every request is presented and evaluated jointly by the Admissions Committee of the Faculty, which is comprised of the following members: Dean, Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs, Heads of Studies and interviewing teachers. The Committee informs the Dean of its evaluation, who will proceed with the admission.

Services for students with special needs:

Support Program for Students with Disabilities

Financial information:

Course fees: €1.511,25 plus nine monthly installments of €1.291,44 each.

Information about Study Grants

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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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

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