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DIS/ Neuroscience
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 02/11/2016
03/01/2016 01/13/2017 05/12/2017
Academic Year 2016-2017 02/11/2016
03/01/2016 08/20/2016 05/13/2017
Fall 2016 02/11/2016
03/01/2016 08/20/2016 12/14/2016

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Study Center
Program Language(s):
English
Area of Study(s):
Biology
Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:
0
Housing Options:
Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Experiential Learning Opportunities:
Research Project
Program Description:
Neuroscience 

Investigate the fast-growing field of neuroscience, by studying either the underlying biological mechanisms involved in psychopharmacology or the cognitive and emotional functions that shape an individual. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Through research and practice, expand your understanding of the functioning of the brain, its disorders, and the role of neuroplasticity 
  • Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours in Europe to meet with leading neuroscience researchers and practitioners 
  • Engage in real-world settings and gain exposure to various careers in the field by visiting labs, practitioners, and institutes in the Copenhagen area 

STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study neuroscience, biology, psychology, or health science, and are considering a profession in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience. 

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CORE COURSE OPTIONS 

Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness + Lab 
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Lab) 
This course examines neuroscience with a cognitive and behavioral approach. What is consciousness and which brain mechanisms shape the unique sense of self, implicit in all our thoughts and perceptions? We will explore conceptual and methodological perspectives of relevance to the study of human consciousness. In the corequisite lab, you will develop experiments, collect data, and analyze results, focusing on psychological, behavioral, and cognitive components. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Amsterdam (Fall) or Bologna-Florence (Spring) 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One semester of neuroscience, physiological psychology, biological psychology, or cognitive psychology at university level. 
Corequisite: Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness Research Lab 
 
Psychopharmacology: Substances and the Brain 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course examines neuroscience with a molecular approach. Learn about basic brain anatomy and function, and discuss the link between dysfunctional brain regions/circuits and diverse psychiatric symptoms. A strong focus will be on pharmacological treatments and the specific interactions between neurotransmitters and their receptors. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Munich 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark or Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level. 



 

Brandeis Specific Information

Program Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.

Please note that the following programs are NOT approved for Brandeis credit:
  • Pre-Architecture
  • Architecture and Design
  • Textile Design
Please also note that ONLY the following housing options are approved:
  • Host Family
  • Kollegium
  • Folkehøjskole
**A full course load on the DIS program is fifteen credits (usually five courses). One course must be in Danish. Please note that one credit classes do not count toward the fifteen credits. Brandeis students must enroll in courses that are worth a minimum of three credits. If you have questions about putting your schedule together, please see a member of the study abroad staff.

**Optional Study Tours - Brandeis will not pay the additional fees for optional study tours, this cost will be billed to the student directly. This applies for 1-credit optional study courses as well as optional study tours attached to 3-credit courses.

Application Process:

Brandeis students can apply directly through the Office of Study Abroad for admission into the DIS program.

Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website in order to obtain more information about the internal application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.

 
Scholarship Details:
Students interested in learning more about study abroad scholarship opportunities should visit the scholarship section of the Brandeis study abroad website. 
 
*Please note that all information is subject to change.


 
This program is currently not accepting applications.