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Bircham International University is a private distance-learning institution, founded in 1992 in the United Kingdom. It has been registered in Spain as a business in the ‘regulated educational services’ since 2010. Currently the school offers a wide variety of professional, undergraduate, and graduate degree programs. The institution has not gained any recognized educational accreditation, but is included in the 2011 edition of the DICES guide among a selection of academic institutions.

Bircham is known for the innovative teaching methods it applies, while offering courses in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic. Still, the institution has faced some controversy with regard to its accreditation status.

Study Program Details
Accounting
Bircham University’s Accounting program offers an understanding of the essential accounting topics. The program demonstrates the reasoning procedure that accountants use to understand the effects of financial dealings upon the income and fiscal position of a corporation or business. Students will learn about working capital, portfolios, fixed assets and depreciation, dividends and reserves and long-term debt; the income statement, the balance sheet and the accounting cycle; cash flow; as well as this it covers cost standards, basic cost accounting, consolidated statements and internal management accounting. Subjects covered on this course include: Cost & Managerial Accounting, Creating & Managing Value, Cash Flow Management, Accounting Management, Business Finance, Governmental & Non-Profit Accounting, Financial Performance Evaluation, Financial Accounting & Analysis, Financial Management and International Finance & Taxation. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Accounting course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree programs levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Advertising & Media
Bircham University’s Advertising & Media program explores the use of advertising, combined marketing communications and new media in local, regional, national and international markets. The program offers topics such as: branding, consumer behaviour, ad agencies, copywriting, advertising campaigns, interactive electronic media, audience measurement, the impact of new technology, corporate positioning, media sales and management. This program illustrates how to reach targeted media and draw the attention that produces successful results. Subjects covered on this course include: The Communication Process, Media Influence, Mass Communications, Advertising & Public Relations, Consumer Behaviour, Promotional Strategies, Mass Media Planning, Positioning Strategies, Advertising Campaigns, Advertising Media Management, Advertising Agency Management, Communication Effectiveness and Market Research. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Advertising & Media course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Advertising Creativity
Great advertising always begins with a perception of people and an understanding of their requirements. Because of that, Bircham University’s Advertising Creativity program takes students through the creative method step by step, first concentrating on the creative person and then on the advertising stratagems and problem-solving competences. With a wide variety of examples of ad copy and layouts, students are given all the required tools to draft creative and effective advertisements. Courses covered in this program are: The Communication Process, Media Influence, Creativity, Advertising Creativity, Consumer Behaviour, Copy, Layout & Design, Art Direction & Advertising Campaigns, each account for 3 academic credits. The Advertising Creativity program is aimed at the postgraduate level i.e. Master’s or Doctoral but the module can also be adapted to a Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. All programs taken through BIU are completed via distance learning.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Ancient History
Bircham University’s Ancient History program focuses on all areas of ancient history, with particular attention given to the evolution of humanity and its structure in numerous civilizations, as well as the communication between these societies, their traditions and their faiths. The way people live now is a direct result of the things that occurred in the past. Understanding the past is the greatest way to comprehend people. This BIU program encompasses the historic period from the ancient civilizations to the middle ages. Courses covered in this program are: World Cultures, Civilization & Culture, Prehistory: Migrations & Cultures, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient History, Mediterranean, Greeks & Romans and The Dark & Middle Ages, each account for 3 academic credits. The Ancient History module is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree Program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Anthropology
Bircham University’s Anthropology program explains how the four areas of anthropology: archaeology, ethnology, physical anthropology and linguistics come together to yield a complete understanding of humanity. It demonstrates both the multiplicity of human cultures and social patterns around the globe and the parallels that make all humans fundamentally the same. It also studies, from an anthropological standpoint, the effects of industrialism and globalization. Areas covered in this program are: Human Evolution, World Cultures, Civilization & Culture, Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, World Myths & Beliefs, Society, Family & Marriage, Folk Societies & Lifestyles and Nutritional Anthropology. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Anthropology program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Archaeology
Bircham University’s Archaeology program studies past human civilisations by using material remains. This course explores the growth of archaeology as a scientific field. Archaeological practises and theories will be described using case studies from Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas. It contains the latest advances in the field and summaries its theories and methods in the laboratory, the field and the library. Subjects covered on this course include: Civilization & Culture, Prehistory: Human Ancestors, Prehistory: Migrations & Cultures, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient History, Archaeological Research, Archaeological Analysis: Ceramics, Archaeological Analysis: Faunal Remains, Archaeological Analysis: Soil & Stone, Archaeology, Archaeological Field Research and Archaeology: Human Origins. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Archaeology course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree Program levels
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Art History
Bircham University’s Art history program studies the origin of art from cave paintings to the experimental art. It encompasses the Western culture and the traditions of the East Asia, Africa, Middle East, South Asia, the Pacific Islands and the Americas. This degree program combines both wisdom and knowledge to bring clear order into the abundance of periods, names and styles that surrounds us. Studying the visual arts from a psychological viewpoint, the course makes students see the history of art as an incessant weaving and changing of customs in which each artwork refers to the past and points to the future. Subjects covered on this course include: Art History, Classic Art & Architecture, Medieval & Byzantine Art, Gothic Art & The Renaissance, From Baroque to Romanticism, Realism & Impressionism, XXth Century Art, Chinese & Japanese Art, Contemporary Art, Art & Philosophy and Art & Religion. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Art History program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree Program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Artistic Design
Bircham University’s Artistic Design program is a philosophical investigation of artistic creation and design. The program debates the influence of arts on everyday life and assesses different approaches, design styles and interpretations. The program also tackles the problems faced by design artists such as the artist's personality, the talent's idea and the creative blocks and explains the creative tools and inspirational resources required by the artistic designer. Subjects covered on this course include: Art History, Interior Design, XXth Century Art, Creativity, Art Direction, Decorative Elements, Visual & Graphic Design, Logo & Packaging Design, Architectural Design, Visual Arts, Landscape Art & Perception and Artistic Design. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Artistic Design program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Audio-visual Communication
Bircham University’s Audio-visual Communication program looks at the ongoing changes in the area of audio-visual communication, in addition to, the new progress in the mass communication's concept. The program examines the key components necessary for the innovation and production of audio-visual messages and demonstrates it with contemporary examples of television, film, Internet, broadcasting and multimedia. Lastly, the program contains a study of the usages of audio-visual media and related institutions. Subjects covered on this course include: The Communication Process, Media Influence, Mass Communications, Advertising & Public Relations, Broadcasting, Writing for Television & Radio, News Writing & Reporting, Radio Broadcasting & Operation, Television Production & Directing, Broadcast Management, Multimedia Communications, Visual Arts and Audio-visual Communication. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Audio-visual Communication course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree Program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Bank Management
Bircham University’s Bank Management program offers information on the controversies and issues that face the finance world and banking such as changes in the savings and loan evaluation industry; changes in legislation and regulation; modern advances in theory; and global aspects of money and banking. The program keeps up with the quick paced world of insurance and banking and delivers the latest questions and answers in regards to bank management and the assessment of financial risks. Subjects covered on this course include: Money & Banking, Creating & Managing Value, Employees Supervision, Accounting Management, Financial Management, Financial Services Management, Management Information Technology, Capital Markets, Investment Strategies, Commercial Banking, Private Banking and Bank Management. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Bank Management program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Business & Economic Consulting
Bircham University’s Business & Economic Consulting program delivers the principles and techniques required to assess business and economic assignments or any type of investment. The program covers recent updates in the areas of inflation, income taxes, business plan analyses, cost concepts and risk. In addition, the program includes a conceptual outline for understanding and appraising investment alternatives. This Business & Economic Consulting program delivers expert advice on almost all the practical parts of business and economic consultancy such as skills, tools, problem solving and know-how. It offers all the information required for building and marketing a consulting practice. Subjects covered on this course include: Economic Analysis, Customer Relations, Management, Positioning Strategies, Financial Performance Evaluation, Innovation Management, Human Resources Management, Financial Strategic Planning, Investment Strategies, Coaching Strategies and Business Consulting. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Business & Economic Consulting course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Business Administration
Bircham University’s Business Administration program delivers the knowledge needed for entrepreneurs and business administrators to flourish in a business environment. Students will achieve a broad perspective of the world of enterprise, while acquiring particular skills in the area of finance, management, planning and organisation, marketing, economics, in addition to national and international markets. This updated program features the challenges facing modern day business managers like quality and customer management, the effect of technology and its integration and the invention of new standards for business administration in periods of instability. Subjects covered on this course include: Finance & Economics, Marketing & Communication, Business Entrepreneurship Plan, Business Marketing, Cost & Managerial Accounting, Advertising & Public Relations, Product & Price Management, Sales Force Management, Human Resources, Customer Relations Management, Promotional Strategies, Business Finance, Financial Management, Human Resources Management, Financial Strategic Planning, Management Information Systems, Strategic Marketing Management, Business Law, Business Management and Entrepreneurship Management. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Business Administration module is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Catering & Restaurant Management
Bircham University’s Catering & Restaurant Management program provides great tips on how to reduce the risks of failure, avoid the common drawbacks and make daily operations smooth and lucrative in the restaurant and catering industries. The program includes all aspects in the area of catering and restaurants, namely categorisation, operation, equipment and legal matters. It examines menu strategies, promotions, techniques for controlling food production, sound purchasing policies and good storage and handling procedures. Subjects covered on this course include: Menu Planning & Management, Food Production & Services, Catering & Restaurant Management, Customer Relations Management, Bar & Beverage Management, Catering & Banquet Operations, Hotel Food & Beverage Service, Employees Supervision and Restaurant Management. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Catering & Restaurant Management course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree programs levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Childhood & Special Education
Bircham University’s Childhood & Special Education program creates a connection between the realms of child-care, early education, pre-primary and primary programs. Concepts are efficiently presented and intended to give students an organised view of the “what, why and how” of developmentally appropriate methods. The program deals with various aspects of adaptation such as age, individual, social and cultural. It’s conceived for current and future early childhood specialists that work with children between three and twelve. Furthermore, the Childhood & Special Education program includes the characteristics of young students with special needs, the modern assistive technologies and the latest definitions and categories of developmental challenges. Subjects covered on this course include: Early Child Care, Child Education: Learning, Child Education: Family, Child Development: Language, Math & Science, Child Observation & Guidance, Children with Special Needs, Gifted & Talented Children, Childhood Education, Learning & Memory Development, Cognitive Development, Disabilities & Assistive Technology, Special Education, Multilingual Children and Children Education Programs. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Childhood & Special Education program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Community & Social Development
Bircham University’s Community & Social Development program addresses the sociological elements involved in the expansion and evolution of the community and the society. The program deliberates all forms of diversity and clarifies how to deal with the economic, health and social problems from a multi-cultural and social viewpoint. The Community & Social Development program details the methods of managing and integrating the experience and path of a community to achieve a new and improved global welfare. Subjects covered on this course include: Social Welfare, Economic Development, Housing & Community Facilities, Natural Resource Economics, Marriage & Family Relations, Community & Social Development, Analysis of Social Problems, Cross Cultural Social Perspectives, Non-profit Global Organizations – NGOs, Public Health, Drinking Water & Health, Women & Children Health Policy, Hygiene & Safety, Microfinance & Microcredits and Social Counselling. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Community & Social Development module is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Comparative Literature
Bircham University’s Comparative Literature program is created to boost the knowledge and understanding of literature from different cultural attitudes. Students will discover how to distinguish between the various literature genres such as poetry, drama, fiction and essay, along with the major aesthetic, political, religious and social issues that inspired and helped shape the literature of each era and society. Subjects covered on this course include: Languages of the World Literature: Forms, Genres, History; Narrative Development, Paramount Literature Writers, Paramount Literature Works, Comparative Literature and Literature & Culture. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Comparative Literature course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Construction Management
The construction industry needs highly qualified professionals to handle its progressively difficult technical and management operations. Bircham University’s Construction Management program illustrates the work achieved by all the professional groups associated with this industry such as Architects, Engineers, Construction Managers, Materials Suppliers and Vendors. In addition, the program looks at the resources needed to fulfil a construction project. It debates issues of budget estimation, cost control and analysis of operations progress. Subjects covered on this course include: Construction Industry, Construction Materials & Assemblies, Construction Cost Analysis, Building Technology, Building Design, Construction Law & Safety, Construction Management and Construction Firm Management. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Construction Management program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree programs levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Creative Writing
Bircham University’s Creative Writing program gives a clear, simple and concise picture of the basics of good writing. The Creative Writing program offers a step-by-step manual to the development of fiction, drama, poetry, plays, scripts, and journalism. Students learn how to explore the mysteries of human motivation and form realistic characters that can cause suspense and conflict. As well as this, the program teaches the strategies and criteria on how to identify and fix the problems faced in creative writing. Subjects covered on this course include: Writing Fundamentals & Style, Cinema Language, Scene Analysis, Narrative Development, Theory of Drama & Comedy, Script & Screen Writing, Creative Writing, Creativity and Advertising Creativity. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Creative Writing program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
CSR Corporate Social Responsibility
Bircham University’s CSR Corporate Social Responsibility program analyses the ethical responsibility of enterprises and the effect of their activity and products on society. CSR has proven it is an effective public and institutional relations tool. The program shows that corporations are not only involved in making money through their product and service sales but they also care about the positive impact they have on their communities. CSR looks at community development, public affairs, charitable projects, sustainability and business ethics. Subjects covered on this course include: Media Influence, Social Welfare, Mass Communications, Organizational Communication, Community & Social Development, Cross Cultural Social Perspectives, Cultural Resources Management, Public Relations, Philosophy of Ethics & Law, Communication Effectiveness, Special Events Operations and CSR Corporate Social Responsibility. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The CSR Corporate Social Responsibility module is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Econometrics
Bircham University’s Econometrics program delivers an understanding of the utilisation and potential of econometrics for decision making under indecision, for examining economic theories and forecasting. The program offers the models and techniques used in econometrics with a manageable level of mathematics and statistics. Subjects covered on this course include: Micro & Macro Economics, Economic Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Applied Statistics, Investment Strategies, Econometrics and Econometric Analysis. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Econometrics module is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Education & Pedagogy
What is understanding and how does it vary from knowledge? What do we need pupils to comprehend and be able to do? How will we know that pupils really understand and can use knowledge in an important way? How can we plan courses to guarantee understanding? Pedagogy investigates these questions and gives practical solutions for teachers. Bircham University’s Education & Pedagogy program considers not only the "how" but also the "what" and the "why" of teaching. Pedagogy (the science of teaching) is part of the vital comprehension of all teachers: a sound understanding of pedagogy is pivotal to all good teaching and education. Subjects covered on this course include: Child Observation & Guidance, Language Acquisition, Educational Psychology, Education & Pedagogy, Educational Technology, Gifted & Talented Children, Design of Learning Systems, Classroom & Teaching Strategies, Methods of Evaluation, Applied Educational Technologies, Childhood Education, Learning & Memory Development, Cognitive Development, Special Education and Children Education Programs. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Education & Pedagogy course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Educational Administration
Bircham University’s Educational Administration program is created to furnish teachers and educational administrators with the skills required for human resource management, teacher evaluation, decision-making, leadership, organization and public relations. The learnt skills will allow educators to address the issues and dilemmas that influence many educational systems. The Educational Administration program also examines diversity and change, curricula, culture, effective teaching strategies and supervision of instruction. Subjects covered on this course include: Academic Affairs, Student Activities, Training Programs, Educational Budget & Finance, Educational Planning, Multilingual Children, Children Education Programs, Educational Administration and Educational Law & Ethics. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Educational Administration course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree programs levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Educational Technology
Bircham University’s Educational Technology program delivers effectual theory and research centred strategies to incorporate technological tools and technology-based systems into classroom methods. The program is designed from a teacher's point of view. It appraises the qualities and advantages of the available computer technology options to teachers while delivering numerous applications. The Educational Technology program successfully combines instructional design methods, principles, media and computing. Furthermore, it uses a learner-centric approach that concentrates on designing strong instructions that are augmented technologically to boost learning. The program teaches the theories and applications of educational technology. Subjects covered on this course include: Educational Technology, Classroom Technology Design of Learning Systems, Applied Educational Technologies, Software & Hardware Management, Disabilities & Assistive Technology and Management Information Systems. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Educational Technology module is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
ELT English Language Teaching
Bircham University’s ELT English Language Teaching program teaches Second Language Teaching (SLT) methodology and reinforces it with many examples. The program outlines different directions for English Language Teaching (ELT) program, explains pedagogical methods and identifies the consistent notions that lead to triumph in this field. The ELT English Language Teaching program develops practical handling of all the vital issues for the effective practice of ELT. Subjects covered on this course include: The English Language, Language Acquisition, Education & Pedagogy, Linguistics, Bilingual Education, Classroom Technology, Design of Learning Systems, Classroom & Teaching Strategies, Methods of Evaluation, Multilingual Children and ELT English Language Teaching. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The ELT English Language Teaching course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
English Literature
Bircham University’s English Literature program is created to boost the knowledge and comprehension of the English Literature from its beginnings. Students are taught a variety of literary genres such as poetry, drama, fiction and essay, as well as the major aesthetic, political, religious and social problems that swayed and helped shape the literature of each period. In the English Literature program, it’s not only important for students to comprehend the literature being studied but they should also familiarise themselves with the progress of the English language and related historical facets. By grasping these ideas, students can achieve a deeper appreciation of the advancement and expansion of the English Literature around the globe. Subjects covered on this course include: Literature: Forms, Genres, History, The English Language, English Literature, Paramount Literature Writers, Paramount Literature Works, Early English Literature, Contemporary English Literature and American Literature. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The English Literature module is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Bircham University’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation program delivers all the sides required for the creation and development of entrepreneurial ventures. The program shows the techniques required for transforming organisations and creating innovation. It covers matters such as the diagnosis of openings for innovation and development, intervention activities and implementation stratagems. It reviews the key aspects of launching a business starting from producing the initial idea to growth and global expansion. It deliberates planning, marketing, financial, legal, control and human elements associated with the start-up, acquisition and/or operation of a small business, from an entrepreneurial viewpoint. Subjects covered on this course include: Information Technology, Business Entrepreneurship Plan, Business Marketing, Internet Technology, Customer Relations Management, Promotional Strategies, Business Finance, Innovation Management, Technological Management, Management Information Systems, Management Information Technology, Business Law, Entrepreneurship Leadership, Process Improvement Management and R&D Research & Development. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Entrepreneurship & Innovation program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Entrepreneurship Management
Bircham University’s Entrepreneurship Management program offers all the perspectives needed for the formation and evolution of entrepreneurial ventures. This program covers the important matters of starting a business from the generation of the first idea to growth and international development. It contemplates subjects such as financial, legal, planning, marketing, control and human elements linked to the start-up, the acquisition and/or management of a small business from an entrepreneurial standpoint. Subjects covered on this course include: Business Entrepreneurship Plan, Business Marketing, Customer Relations Management, Promotional Strategies, Business Finance, Management Information Systems, Business Law, Entrepreneurship Management, Entrepreneurship Leadership and Family Business Management. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Entrepreneurship Management program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Environmental Management
Nowadays, the human effect is a chief variable of environmental change both at the local and the international levels. The management of this effect is of vital importance for human, social and economic well-being. Environmental management needs clear scientific knowledge in addition to social, political and economic analysis abilities. Bircham University’s Environmental Management program shows how such abilities can and have been applied in a broad range of environmentally important settings. Subjects covered on this course include: Environmental Science, Natural Resource Economics, Environmental Policies, Habitat Conservation Planning, Natural Ecosystem Management, Environmental Impact, Water & Waste Sanitation, Solid Waste Management International Environmental Law, Pollution Management and Environmental Management. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Environmental Management course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Film Direction & Production
Bircham University’s Film Direction & Production program emphasises the major duties of a film director clearly, such as, camera movements, lighting, actors' direction, dialogue, on-screen image creation, story-boarding and scene breakdown. The program studies the association between the director and all the components of production and post-production. In addition, the program details the procedures needed for running a seamless film production and describes the logistics required to complete and produce a finished motion picture. The Film Direction & Production program advises on the cost-effective techniques to achieve the level of emotional and graphic impacts required by today's film industry. Subjects covered on this course include: Cinema Language, Scene Analysis, Narrative Development, Theory of Drama & Comedy, Script & Screen Writing, Linear & Non-Linear Editing, Cinematography, Film Budget & Planning, Film Production, Digital Production, Directing Actors and Film Direction. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Film Direction & Production course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Human Rights
Bircham University’s Human Rights program discusses various legal, politics and moral issues at both national and international levels. The aim is to identify the moral and political motivations underlying worldwide and local regimes and Human Rights organisations. Furthermore, it addresses how countries and political parties change the principles of Human Rights to their own interests. The Human Rights program emphasises some key elements for developing techniques that ensure the real-world application of Human Rights principles globally. Subjects covered on this course include: Cross Cultural Social Perspectives, Human Rights, Human Rights Public Policy, Human Rights & Public Institutions, Comparative Human Rights Law, Protection of Human Rights, International Legal Procedures, World Politics & Globalization and International Public Law. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Human Rights module is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Humanities
Humanities focus on the importance and significance of examining human beings from an integrated philosophic, historic and artistic standpoint. Through a complete examination of the globe's politics, religion, history, philosophy and art, students study how perspectives influence each other. Art is seen as the expression of the historical incidents and ideas overseeing a particular period. History is thought as the battle between ideas, society and politics and their development. The ideas describing an era originate from the analysis of previous idealistic failures. The Humanities program tackles the major crises of this century: environmental degradation, social chasm, globalization and cultural clashes. Subjects covered on this course include: Human Evolution, World Cultures, Civilization & Culture, Ancient Civilizations, Art History, Ancient History, XXth Century Art, Comparative Historical Analysis, Religion, Comparative Religion, Contemporary Religious Thought, The Search for Meaning, Philosophic Trends, Literature & Culture, Art & Philosophy and Art & Religion. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Humanities program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Institutional Relations
Bircham University’s Institutional Relations program addresses the inter-disciplinary and complex inferences of Institutional Relations in order to synthesize, map and assess key viewpoints on collaboration and competition between regional and international scale organisations. The program shows how event management, protocol and public relations, with a firm legal backdrop, may encourage and achieve effectual results in public and business matters. The Institutional Relations program considers its interaction and influences across key policy areas, such as diversity, policy, economy, security, development and global change. Subjects covered on this course include: Organizational Communication, Convention Management, Cross Cultural Social Perspectives, Public Speaking, Public Relations, Business Protocol & Etiquette, Catering & Banquet Operations, Multimedia Communications, Special Events Planning, Public Relations Campaigns, Audio-visual Communication, International Protocol & Etiquette, Institutional Relations and CSR Corporate Social Responsibility. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Institutional Relations course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Interior Design
Bircham University’s Interior Design program studies the devising and the technical as well as the ornamental elements required to design the interiors of homes and commercial buildings. The program emphasises on individual homes, offices and commercial spaces such as bars, hotels, banks, public restrooms etc. The Interior Design program describes the furniture that are best matched to a given space and the dispersal of closets and bathrooms. Furthermore, the program covers the construction features of floors, stairs, fireplaces, walls, lighting, kitchens and woodwork. It also covers other decorative components such as the use of colour theory, window treatments, inside plants, audio-visual systems, security, elevators, indoors sports areas etc. Subjects covered on this course include: Interior Design, Interior Design Resources & Materials, Construction Materials & Assemblies, Decorative Elements, Architectural Design, Planting & Recreational Design, Ergonomics, Residential Design and Commercial Spaces. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Interior Design program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
International Law
Bircham University’s International law program is the native structure to settle disputes both in foreign policies and global financial transactions. The International law program describes how global law and its administrations influence the ways nations and transnational businesses rationalise their claims, reject their challengers, build alliances and negotiate possible compromises. The program provides valuable information on the principles of global law and the issues facing its application, including the use of military power, worldwide human rights, environment, arm control, investment and trade. The political and legal class of global organisations is also discussed. An effective international law must reunite between the claims and the customs of states and transnational businesses. Subjects covered on this course include: International Law, Protection of Human Rights, International Legal Procedures, Trade Marks & Intellectual Rights, Non-profit Global Organizations – NGOs, International Trade, International Environmental Law, Crime Law and Prevention, International Public Law, International Business Law, International Crime & Security, Cyberspace Law, International Finance & Taxation and Multinational Management. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The International law course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
International Relations
Bircham University’s International Relations program considers the complexities and methods involved in the relationships overseeing the establishments of international governance. The program deals with the historical, legal and context-sensitive social economic and political influences that are vital components in any international setting. The International Relations program observes the dynamics and mechanical characteristics, along with the humanitarian concerns operating within the international community. Subjects covered on this course include: International Relations, Comparative Politics: The West, Comparative Politics: Middle East, Comparative Politics: The Far East, East-West International Relations, International Law, Cross Cultural Social Perspectives, Industrialized Countries Economy, Global Political Economy, Third World & Developing Nations, World Politics & Globalization, International Crime & Security, The UN & International Organisations, International Conflict Resolution, Diplomatic Relations and Peace Studies. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The International Relations program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Journalism
Journalism is the division of mass communications that gives people the knowledge they require to make sound decisions about the problems currently influencing their public and personal lives. Journalism is not just a compilation of news, it also provides evaluation, interpretation and persuasion. Bircham University’s Journalism program teaches the basics of news gathering and evaluation and the construction and writing of journal stories. Subjects covered on this course include: Writing Fundamentals & Style, The Communication Process, Media Influence, Mass Communications, Broadcasting, Writing for Television & Radio, News Writing & Reporting, Narrative Development, Script & Screen Writing, Creative Writing, Multimedia Communications, Journalism, Audio-visual Communication and Investigative Journalism. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Journalism course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Linguistics
Bircham University’s Linguistics program deals with the mechanical and interpretative parts of language: phonology, syntax, semantics, variation, morphology, phonetics and change. The program is also cognitively based and includes language attainment, pragmatics, psychology of language in addition to language and the brain. The Linguistics program offers a solid coverage of linguistic methodology. Subjects covered on this course include: Languages of the World, The Communication Process, Language Acquisition, Human Communication Theory, Linguistics, Modern Linguistics, Grammar & Morphology, Syntax & Semantics, Phonetics & Phonology, Psychology of Language, Philosophy of Language and Cognitive Development. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Linguistics program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Military Strategy
Bircham University’s Military Strategy program looks at the art and concepts of warfare from the early stages of recorded history to the present time. The Military Strategy program provides a comprehension of the affairs of operational, tactical, political, strategic and technical stages of war from the past, while concentrating on the using these same principles in contemporary battlefields. Subjects covered on this course include: History of Wars, The Art of War, Military Strategy, War Tactical Intelligence, Terrorism, International Crime & Security, The UN & International Organisations, International Conflict Resolution, Diplomatic Relations and Peace Studies. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Military Strategy module is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Multimedia Design
Bircham University’s Multimedia Design program is created to provide students with the know-how and the skills needed to develop a profession in the area of multimedia and graphic design. The Multimedia Design program focuses on the design, advertisement, illustration, theoretical preparation and development, in addition to digital and multimedia planning of printed, promotional and electronic resources. Subjects covered on this course include: Web Design & Programming, Creativity, Copy, Layout & Design, Art Direction, Visual & Graphic Design, Logo & Packaging Design, Multimedia Design, Digital Media Production, E-Commerce Solutions, Internet Ethics & Legal Issues, Multimedia Communications, Visual Arts, Artistic Design and Audio-visual Communication. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Multimedia Design program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree programs levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Museology
Bircham University’s Museology program presents museology and museum management, with a distinct focus on the management of human and financial collections, facilities, resources and information. The program offers essential insights into museums; their social and social context; their history; the impact of information technology; their continuously changing role, modern exhibitions and of museums as multifaceted organisations. Subjects covered on this course include: Museum Specimen Documentation, Museum Conservation & Curation, Museum Exhibitions & Operations, Museum Legal & Ethical Issues, Cultural Resources Management, Museum Management and Museum Collection Management. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Museology program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Mythology & Occultism
Bircham University’s Mythology & Occultism program examines occult wisdom, believes, myths, customs and rituals from all over the globe including the Greeks, Romans, Vikings, Inuits, Aztecs and Aborigines. The magnificent myths of the world and the occult wisdom underlying them give significance to the essential events that describe human existence: death, conflict, loss, reconciliation and birth. The Mythology & Occultism program was developed to analytically explore the most valuable mythological traditions and mysterious knowledge. Subjects covered on this course include: World Myths & Beliefs, Religion, Mythology, Occultism, Esoteric Traditions, Philosophy of Religion, Extrasensory Deceits, Parapsychology and Metaphysics. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Mythology & Occultism program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Peace Studies
Bircham University’s Peace Studies program addresses the essential questions in peace studies from various points of view. What does peace mean? How can we understand development, sustainability, democracy, violence, conflict, security, equality and justice? What human ethics are included in peaceful and conflicting cultures? What are the feasible means of creating peaceful relationships? What are the important challenges and the peaceful options facing humankind now and in the future? These questions do not have a single answer, mainly because of the broad range of human experience and the complexity of relations from the local to the international. Subjects covered on this course include: International Relations, International Law, Cross Cultural Social Perspectives, Human Rights, Protection of Human Rights, International Legal Procedures, Third World & Developing Nations, World Politics & Globalization, Terrorism, International Crime & Security, The UN & International Organizations, International Conflict Resolution, Diplomatic Relations, Ethics & Social Responsibility and Peace Studies. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Peace Studies program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Performing Arts
Bircham University’s Performing Arts program outlines the artistic methods of expression particularly theatre, music, motion picture, dance and visual art. Students will discover how the performing arts reflect the political, social and religious features of numerous civilisations. The Performing Arts program offers a theoretical spotlight to the content and procedures intrinsic in the imaginative and artistic experience of performance. The program also gives students an understanding of various artistic fields, forms of expression and inspired visual languages. Subjects covered on this course include: Scene Analysis, Narrative Development, Theory of Drama & Comedy, Script & Screen Writing, Creativity, Staging & Choreography, Performing Music & Dance, Television Production & Directing, Visual Arts, Directing Actors, Performing Arts and Artistic Design. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Performing Arts course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Philosophy & Critical Thinking
Philosophy is the study of the most elementary questions that result from pondering the nature of the globe and the place people occupy in it. Studying philosophy offers students one of the best chances to improve their analytical, critical, expressive and interpretive skills and the opportunity to develop both spoken and written arguments and react to them. Bircham University’s Philosophy & Critical Thinking program also suggests utilising philosophical knowledge as a way to cope with life, whether for a specific problem or general depression. Subjects covered on this course include: Perception & Knowledge, Philosophy & Critical Thinking, Multicultural Diversity, World Myths & Beliefs, The Search for Meaning, Philosophic Trends, Esoteric Traditions, Philosophy of Religion, Theory of Knowledge, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Ethics & Law and Metaphysics. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Philosophy & Critical Thinking program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Political Science
Bircham University’s Political Science program covers political science, its history, methodology, important ideologies, various perspectives and measurable techniques. It demonstrates the political theory by means of a proportional approach between governments and politics. It also delivers an overview of the development of political science in several countries and debates recent changes in the American political scene. Subjects covered on this course include: Comparative Politics: The West, Comparative Politics: Middle East, Comparative Politics: The Far East, East-West International Relations, Political Theory, Political Science, Social Welfare, Environmental Policies, Political Sociology, Cross Cultural Social Perspectives, Industrialized Countries Economy, Global Political Economy, Third World & Developing Nations, World Politics & Globalization and Philosophy of Ethics & Law. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Political Science program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Public Affairs
Bircham University’s Public Affairs program analyses how to work with policy-making groups, such as regulators and commercial organisations. Managing public affairs is not just about political lobbying. This program looks at how political decisions influence the current economy and corporations. Public affairs management blends media communications, crisis management, corporate and social responsibility, government relations, information dissemination and strategic communications. Specialists aim to influence public policy, build and sustain a solid reputation and find common ground with stakeholders. Subjects covered on this course include: Media Influence, Social Welfare, Economic Development, Community & Social Development, Cross Cultural Social Perspectives, Global Political Economy, Public Policy, Public Health, Public Affairs, Philosophy of Ethics & Law, Crisis & Emergency Management, International Protocol & Etiquette and Institutional Relations. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Public Affairs module is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Religion
Bircham University’s Religion program is the study of the world's major religious traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism, the religions of China and Japan and Islam. This program concentrates on the academic study of religion, with special consideration to: common aspects of religious experience; the collaboration of religion and culture; theoretical analysis of religious conviction and experience; religious manifestation in myth, ritual, symbol and social organisation; and religious reactions to archetypal problems of human experience. If requested, this program may be modified to concentrate on the study of a single major religion. Subjects covered on this course include: World Myths & Beliefs, Religion, Judaism & The Old Testament, Christianism & The New Testament, Catholicism & The Christian Church, Islamic Tradition & Fundamentalism, Hinduism & Buddhism, Religions of China & Japan, Indian Philosophies, Religions in America, Comparative Religion, Contemporary Religious Thought, Philosophy of Religion, Spiritual Wellness, Philosophy of Ethics & Law and Metaphysics. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Religion course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Sociology
Sociology is the methodical study of human society. Bircham University’s Sociology program concentrates on the core concepts of sociology and the important societal structures such as religion, education, science and technology, family and economic and political institutes. The idea of culture, personality and personality development, role and status, in addition to social order, control, class, and mobility are represented and examined. This program also debates the theories and processes of socio-cultural change. Subjects covered on this course include: Social Psychology, Social Welfare, Sociology, Organizational Behavior, Marriage & Family Relations, Political Sociology, Analysis of Social Problems, Social Problems & Deviance, Personality & Social Development, Multicultural Diversity, Cross Cultural Social Perspectives, Social Class & Stratification, Social Activities & Relations, Social Control & Intervention, Qualitative Social Research and Ethics & Social Responsibility. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Sociology program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
Translation & Interpretation
Bircham University’s Translation & Interpretation program delivers the principles of translation and interpretation with key focus on theory, text analysis, effective research techniques and team work. The program ponders the specific characteristics of business, technical and legal texts; the philosophy of translating literature; and the approaches for dealing with varied information media. Special Considerations of this program: The students must master the two languages involved. Evidence of language level is needed prior to admission. Subjects covered on this course include: Writing Fundamentals & Style, Literature: Forms, Genres, History, The English Language, The Communication Process, Multicultural Diversity, Narrative Development, Business Communications, Multimedia Communications and Translation & Interpretation. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The Translation & Interpretation course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  
World History
Bircham University’s World History program centres on the study of world history with special focus on the political experience and its development in several countries and the interaction between society and beliefs in each era. The way people live now is because of what happened in the past. Appreciating the past is the best way to understand the motivations and goals that lead humankind to conquer magnificent achievements and to suffer dreadful disasters. Learning from past mistakes will teach people how to solve the problems of today. If requested, the program can be tailored and focused to study the history of a particular country or epoch. Subjects covered on this course include: Ancient Civilizations, Ancient History, Mediterranean, Greeks & Romans, The Dark & Middle Ages, The Renaissance & The Baroque, American History, The Modern & Industrial Ages, Revolutions, Wars & Colonialism, History of the Middle East, History of the Far East, Contemporary World History and Comparative Historical Analysis. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each. The World History module is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada     Language of instruction: English  

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