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Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.

Work hard in school and achieve good Leaving Cert. results in order to get the necessary points for entry into the course.

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They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Arts - Mathematics

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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.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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555 570*

2016 Points

555 570

* Not all on this points score were offered places
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The programme is designed to provide a broad mathematical training that will allow you to work in any environment that requires strong numerical and logical skills. The modules offered can be grouped into four areas: pure mathematics which explores basic concepts and abstract theories, applied and computational mathematics which deals with practical problems, the mathematics of theoretical physics, statistical models and methodology. f you have a natural ability in mathematics and are genuinely interested in applying mathematical solutions to problem solving, then this course will suit you well. Students may choose to spend their third year to study abroad at one of our partner universities as part of an exchange programme

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This course is part of a Two-Subject Moderatorship (TSM). Follow this link for specific subject requirements CAO Points and CAO application codes

The following are the CAO codes used for CAO applications to specific two-subject combinations for TCD from 2016:
CAO Code Title Points 2016
TR598  Mathematics/Music  (Restricted)  555*
TR599  Mathematics/Philosophy  555*
TR600  Mathematics/Psychology  570*
TR207  Economics/Mathematics  555*
TR267  English Literature/Mathematics  555*
TR297  French/Mathematics  555*
TR327  Geography/Mathematics  555*
TR357  German/Mathematics  555*

From College Website...
TR001-MT - Arts - Mathematics

From Qualifax...
TR001-MT - Arts - Mathematics
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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Graduates have found employment in computing, where mathematics skills have immediate and practical application. The financial services and internet security sectors are also common first destinations for graduates. Other options include statistics, teaching, accountancy, actuarial work, finance, and all areas of pure and applied mathematics. Many of these involve further study or intensive research.

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