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I would strongly advise you to do the Masters in Science Communication in DCU. It really gives you a feel for the different kinds of media and ways of explaining things. And it's a good place to make contacts, which is also useful.

I would also recommend that you read science books. Not textbooks, good popular science books are just as useful for this kind of work, as it's already been broken down into simpler language for you. And only read the ones that you're interested in - it shouldn't be a chore to read them.

But I would recommend reading outside your subject area, so if you're into physics, then read some books on biology and vice versa (everyone should read Stephen J. Gould).  However, the more knowledge you have, the more questions you'll be able to answer.

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TR001-JS
Arts - Jewish and Islamic civilisations

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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Jewish and Islamic Civilisations at Trinity is a four-year honours degree programme. In first and second year, you will be introduced to the history of Jews and Muslims in the context of the Middle East and in the context of Europe and the USA. From second year you may choose to commence study of a language, either Arabic, Turkish or Hebrew. In third and fourth year you may choose to continue your language (Hebrew, Arabic, Turkish) and choose from a wide range of modules offered by the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
There are options for students to study abroad in Europe, North America, Australia and Hong Kong.

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This course is part of a Two-Subject Moderatorship (TSM).

The following are the CAO codes used for CAO applications to specific two-subject combinations for TCD from 2017:
CAO Code Title Points 2017
TR547  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/Ancient History and Archaeology  379
TR548  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/Classical Civilisation  391
TR549  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/Early Irish  423
TR550  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/English Literature  507
TR551  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/French  395
TR552  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/German  411
TR233  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/Classical Languages  454
TR554  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/History  520*
TR555  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/History of Art and Architecture  450*
TR556  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/Modern Irish  379
TR558  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/Philosophy  485*
TR559  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/Psychology  555*
TR560  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/Russian  411
TR561  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/Sociology  462*
TR562  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/Spanish  409
TR319  Film Studies/Jewish and Islamic Civilisations  500

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This broad humanities degree in Jewish and Islamic Civilisations provides the ideal foundation for those aspiring to careers in public services, foreign affairs, diplomacy, journalism and education. Many of our graduates can be found in these and in other professions. 



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