The juncture of biology and psychology, of brain and behavior. This program comprehensively covers -- from the molecular level to the human conscious experience -- the relationship between the structural and physiological mechanisms of the brain/nervous system and the psychological reality of the mind. The program investigates molecular and cellular plasticity, neural and psychological development, sensory systems, motor systems, attention, memory, language, thought and imagery, emotion, evolutionary perspectives, and consciousness.
We also offer this program as a bachelor's or Ph.D.
Neural & Brain Science Online via distance learning
This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma, or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is an enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. For example Consciousness Studies - Dream Studies & Oneirology - Hypnotherapy - Mindfulness - NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming - Parapsychology - Personal Growth Techniques - Sensory Therapy - Transpersonal Psychology.
Method of instruction: Distance Learning Higher Education
This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflects your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide.
Students enrolling in this distance education program should be aware that:
Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
Language: Book reading and report writing in another language other than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, colour, gender, beliefs, or religion.
Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program.
Duration - Neural & Brain Science Online via distance learning
For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.
Master's Degree - Neural & Brain Science Online
Tuition Fee: Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) | Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online: 36 - 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Neural & Brain Science via distance learning = 36 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Psychology from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming. + 13 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course.
This course of consciousness studies builds a bridge between science and religion in order to assess that there is much more to human life than can be seen at the level of neurons. Consciousness may be defined as the perception of something of internal or external existence. This course reviews different perspectives of the nature of consciousness and why consciousness is not a simple problem to deal with.
Academic Supervisor: Radwani HoudaBiological Psychology
This course offers a comprehensive survey of the biological bases of behavior. It describes the development of the nervous system, the biological mechanisms of perception and action, and the biochemical regulation of behavior, emotions, and mental disorders.
Academic Supervisor: Fernando MirallesCellular Neurobiology
This course discusses the physical principles underlying the cellular processes of neurobiology. It covers topics such as the principles of brain organisation, the structure of neurons, neurophysiology and biophysics of cells, synaptic transmission, neurotransmitter systems and neurochemistry, neuropharmacology, neuroendocrine relations, and molecular biology of neurons.
Academic Supervisor: Radwani HoudaNatural Intelligent Systems
This course explains that all-natural intelligent systems are biological in nature and their work is not always understood in purely computational terms. A biological system must be understood in terms of its environment, ecological niche, and evolutionary history.
Academic Supervisor: Jean MutabarukaHuman Consciousness
This course examines the human consciousness. The brain appears to be a complicated organ that registers and channel consciousness rather than produce it. Consciousness, the subjective experience of an inner self; could be a phenomenon forever beyond the reach of neuroscience. Even a detailed knowledge of the brain's workings and the neural correlates of consciousness may fail to explain how or why human beings have self-aware minds.
Academic Supervisor: Román Gonzalvo PérezDevelopmental Neurobiology
This course covers the development of the nervous system from the molecular up to the system level, including the development and plasticity of the brain, aging, and diseases of the nervous system, the organisation of sensory and motor systems, the structure and function of the cerebral cortex, synaptic remodeling and the modelling of neural systems, and the mechanisms involved in behavior control and higher mental processes.
Academic Supervisor: Radwani HoudaNeural & Brain Science
The juncture of biology and psychology, of brain and behavior. This course provides comprehensive coverage, from the molecular level right up to human conscious experience, of the relationship between the structural and the physiological mechanisms of the brain and of the nervous system with the psychological reality of the mind.
Academic Supervisor: Radwani HoudaSystems Neuroscience
This course discusses system neurobiology. It illustrates neurobiology using invertebrate and vertebrate systems as well as artificial neural networks. It examines the structure, function, and plasticity of neural maps; visual processing in the retina and cerebral cortex; sensorimotor integration; central pattern generators; neuromodulation; synaptic plasticity; and theoretical models of associative memory, information theory, and neural coding.
Academic Supervisor: Radwani HoudaCognitive Development
This course focuses on the theories and models of learning as applied to the fields of education, cognitive psychology, and artificial intelligence. It reviews different theoretical orientations to learning and memory, metacognition, analogy, language acquisition, reading, writing, mathematics, concept learning, skill acquisition, and self-regulated learning.
Academic Supervisor: Philomena Wavinya NdambukiNeurobiochemistry
This course exposes the current questions and experimental approaches in cellular neuroscience and neurochemistry. It is organized into three areas: the cell and biochemical structure and organisation of the nervous system; the biochemical mechanisms underlying neural signaling and plasticity; and the control of cell form and its chemical developmental determinants.
Academic Supervisor: Radwani HoudaCognitive Psychology
This course deals with the study of human cognition: the methods, findings, and controversies of cognitive neuroscience and psychology. It adopts a comparative and developmental perspective by using data from animals and young children to theories of human cognition and brain evolution. It includes perception, attention, memory, knowledge representation, language, problem-solving, and reasoning.
Academic Supervisor: Frances Chelos LopezCognitive Neuroscience
This course examines the neurological basis of cognition. It studies brain-injured patients, neurophysiological research in animals, normal cognitive processes in humans, and non-invasive behavioral and physiological techniques. It examines perception and object recognition, attention, language, motor control and executive functions, and the neural systems involved in learning and remembering different types of information.
Academic Supervisor: Frances Chelos Lopez
Admission requirements - Neural & Brain Science
For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format.
Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the number of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the number of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.