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With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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TR083
Sociology and Social Policy

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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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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.

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The fundamental aim of the degree programme is to give students a thorough training in the systematic study of society and its social issues. Key themes will focus on the family, work, European societies and globalisation, conflict, migration and racism, social movements, social theories and social research. Social policy focuses on social issues and social problems and is concerned with building a better society. Key modules will enable students to answer some of the following very topical questions: What are social policies and why do we need them? Who makes social policy and who benefits from social policy? Who provides and who pays for social policies? Students have the opportunity to study abroad in their third year. 

 



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This is a particularly relevant degree for those interested in pursuing a career in the formulation of policy in the public service, community development and voluntary/non-profit sectors. Graduates of the programme are also employed as social researchers, policy analysts and journalists having secured employment in companies such as Eurodesk (Brussels Link), Inner City Organisation Network, Focus Ireland, Migrant Rights Centre, the public service, Reiss and various education facilities, to name but a few.

The course also provides a solid foundation for specialist postgraduate courses in the areas of social research, social policy and social work.



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