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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Applications open for the College of Europe 2018-2019

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Applications open for the College of Europe 2018-2019

Friday, December 15, 2017 

Applications open for the College of Europe 2018-2019

Each year, the College of Europe accepts students who wish to study at postgraduate level at its Bruges (Belgium) or Natolin (Warsaw, Poland) campuses. Places at the College are open to Irish students studying politics, law, economics, European studies and offer an excellent opportunity for graduates to develop their knowledge and skills and to experience education in a truly international environment.

Students can choose from the following Master's programmes:

• European Interdisciplinary Studies

• EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies

• European Economic Studies

• European Political and Governance Studies 

• European Legal Studies 

Detailed information about each of these programmes, including the academic and language requirements for each, is available on the College’s website.

Deadline is the 17 January 2018 to apply for scholarships and places. Irish graduates who apply to study at the College of Europe in the 2018-2019 academic year may also wish to apply for scholarship funding from the Department of Education and Skills to cover their academic fees and living expenses.

The closing date for both scholarship and non-scholarship applications is 17 January 2018. Applications are then reviewed by an independent Irish National Selection Committee, with interviews taking place in spring 2018.

More information on the College of Europe is available on EM Ireland's website.

To learn more about Studying in Europe we have more information on our website here.