Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Aoife Mc Dermott from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

Aoife Mc Dermott

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Department of Education and Skills

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Aoife Mc Dermott
The most important thing is that you like your subject area! It?s also important to do as well as you can throughout your degree. For example, I applied for PhD scholarship during my final year, so they were looking at my first, second and third year results. Finally, I find that liking people helps a lot.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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NEW Level 8 Degree in Sociology and Politics

Sociology and Politics - SG 248 

Duration: 3 years

The course lets you examine our society, its structure, its organisations, and ask questions around the complexities of this social world. Dividing your time between sociology and politics, you develop an in-depth understanding of the social forces that create and sustain the political and social world and the inequity that exists within these structures.

Becuase of the transferable skills that such a programme supports graduates are expected to pursue a wide range of careers in

  • Advocacy roles
  • Non-Government organisations
  • Public sector jobs
  • Community development
  • Social policy
  • National and local government
  • Teaching, following additional post-graduate study

In addition, those with arts degree skills continue to find employment within the Business and Technology sectors where grandaunts’ interdisciplinary levels of knowledge and skills are consistently sought after.

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