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 Mary Ita Heffernan from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Mary Ita Heffernan

Social Worker

Health Service Executive

Read more

Mary Ita Heffernan

Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

To this end, I would strongly advise anybody in this position to research courses and job descriptions well in order to make the most informed decision possible at that time in your life. 

I recommend one tries to gain as much work experience as possible as it will provide you with valuable insight into your skills, ability, likes/dislikes for certain areas of employment!!!!

Also I would research the courses and job areas as much as possible so that you can make an informed decision regarding your choices. If you can't gain enough information in school, contact the college directly or arrange to talk to somebody who facilitates the course. In particular, it would be really valuable to talk to somebody in the profession to gain a realistic and practical insight into the job.

Close

Realist?
Realist
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

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.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Course Details

logo imagelogo image
<
Back to CourseFinder
 0

TR015
Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology

Ed Zone

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 QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

Career Opportunities
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
Druation goes here.....
555

2017 Points

555

* Not all on this points score were offered places
Change
0
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

Summary... header image

This course examines the way societies are organised, governed and create wealth. If you are curious about the way our world is structured and how it has evolved over time, this may well be the course for you.
In the Junior Freshman (first) year you will take all four subjects: economics, philosophy, political science and sociology. In the Senior Freshman (second) year you will choose to continue three of the subjects. In the Junior Sophister (third) year you take two of the four subjects. Students have the opportunity to apply to study abroad in a prestigious European university with the EU-funded Erasmus programme.

Course Details header image

From College Website...
Go...
TR015 - Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology
TCD

From Qualifax...
Go...
TR015 - Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.


Entry Requirementsheader image

To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

QQI FET/FETAC Links header image

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.

Career Progression header image

Having studied a number of disciplines and developed numerous analytical skills, this degree gives you the insights and competencies to pursue careers in a variety of areas including public administration, teaching, journalism, media, law and management. The link below gives information on the career paths taken by our graduates.



Related Coursesheader image

The following course suggestions also prepare for work in this Career Sector, and may suit people with similar Career Interests. They are from colleges in the same region, and might also be worth exploring. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings. You can Tag any of these courses from within the individual course pages.

Course Title College
Economics University College Dublin - UCD 
Sociology and Social Policy Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Political Science and Geography Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Economics and Finance Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Arts - Political Studies University College Dublin - UCD 
Arts (Joint Honours) Politics Dublin City University - DCU 
Philosophy, Politics and Economics University College Dublin - UCD 
Social Sciences - Sociology University College Dublin - UCD 
Economics, Politics and Law Dublin City University - DCU 
Social Policy & Sociology University College Dublin - UCD 
Social Sciences - Politics University College Dublin - UCD 
Occupational Therapy Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Humanities (Psychology Major) Dublin City University - DCU 
Clinical Speech and Language Studies Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Law and Political Science Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Law and Society (BCL) Dublin City University - DCU 
Law with Economics University College Dublin - UCD 
Law with Social Justice University College Dublin - UCD 
Law with Politics University College Dublin - UCD 
Social Justice University College Dublin - UCD 
Applied Health Science (Physical Therapy Qualification) The Institute of Physical Therapy 
Athletic Therapy and Training Dublin City University - DCU 
Physical Education with Biology Dublin City University - DCU 
Computational Social Science University College Dublin - UCD 
Psychology Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Counselling Skills and Addiction Studies Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences - ICHAS 
Counselling Skills and Youth Studies Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences - ICHAS 
Applied Social Care Dublin Business School - DBS 
Applied Psychology IADT Dun Laoghaire 
Psychology Dublin Business School - DBS 
Applied Social Studies in Social Care IT Blanchardstown - ITB 
Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences - ICHAS 
Applied Social Care Dublin Business School - DBS 
Psychology University College Dublin - UCD 
Applied Social Studies in Social Care IT Blanchardstown - ITB 
Psychology Dublin City University - DCU 
Arts - Sociology University College Dublin - UCD 
Psychology National College of Ireland - NCI 
Arts - Psychology Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Arts - Sociology Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Social Sciences - Geography University College Dublin - UCD 
Social Science - Philosophy University College Dublin - UCD 
Social Sciences - Archaeology University College Dublin - UCD 
Arts - Philosophy Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Arts - Geography Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Arts - Ancient History and Archaeology Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
English with Creative Writing University College Dublin - UCD 
Classics, Art History & Archaeology University College Dublin - UCD 
Arts - Irish Studies University College Dublin - UCD 
Arts - Philosophy University College Dublin - UCD 
Arts - Archaeology University College Dublin - UCD 
Arts - Geography University College Dublin - UCD 
History and Political Science Trinity College Dublin - TCD