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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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CW217
Computer Systems Management

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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.

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The first year of this course is identical to the first year on CW207 and CW206, which allows for switching between them. The course takes a very hands-on and practical approach to learning in this common first year. Overall, the programme includes subjects such as maths, database management, programming, network systems, administration, technical sales, training and support, and multimedia systems.Students can opt-out after two years with a Higher Certificate, or proceed to a follow-on degree.

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Graduates of this programme will be qualified to work across the IT spectrum in any industry sector. Types of roles available to graduates include systems administrator for Windows and Linux operating systems, database design and management, website design and development, design and administration of networked systems including design and configuration of services for LANs (Local Area networks) and Wans (Wide Area networks). Graduates have taken up such roles as Software Engineer at IBM; Graduate SAP Developer at Glanbia; Technical Support Agent at Access Control Technology, IT Engineer at Tierney’s IT Solutions.



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