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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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BN111
Sports Management and Coaching

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This course aims to provide students with a comprehensive sports programme, enabling them to operate in a sports management or coaching environment.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
DSRXX  5M5146  Sports, Recreation and Exercise
DOREC  5M5148  Outdoor Sport and Recreation
BMANX  6M4587  Management
BALBX  6M4985  Business
BAXXX  6M5013  Administration
BITSX  6M5014  International Contact Centre Service
  6M5147  Sports, Recreation and Exercise
BBMSX    Business
DSDCX    Sport Development

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Graduates from these courses will be able to work in the following areas Sports and Leisure Centres Golf Clubs Sports Clubs Local Community Centres



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