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CM010
Education Studies

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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 QQI, HEA 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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During the programme you will learn about adult, adolescent and early childhood education through attendance at classes, hands on learning, reading and skill development. The modules delivered on the programme encompass the themes of life-long learning, ethics and social justice, education and culture, and education policies and practices.

The modules cover technology, the arts, curriculum and programme design, policy analysis and much more. In addition to the core modules you will select a specialisation module, in an area of interest, which you pursue through the first three years of the programme. You will also select an optional module each year.

A work placement is integral to each year of the programme. All students undertake an internship in the final year of the programme in an education setting of their choice.

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CM010 - Education Studies
Marino Inst of Education

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CM010 - Education Studies
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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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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M3782  Health Service Skills
BBSBS    Bilingual Secretarial Studies
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
AGDXX  5M1995  Graphic Design
ADESX  5M2208  Design
ACXXX  5M1981  Creative Craft
AACDX  5M1984  Art, Craft and Design
  5M5048  Creative Media
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
DHSSX    Health Service Skills
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
ECAXX    Community Arts
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
EPADX  5M4572  Dance
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
EPAMX  5M2011  Music
ECMXX    Creative Media
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
AAXXX  5M1985  Art


Essential Module Requirements:
Five Distinctions

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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The degree of B.Sc. in Education Studies provides skills and competencies that are useful in a wide range of careers. Many opportunities exist in the area of education and training. On completion of the programme you could work as an adult educator, an instructional designer, an education officer, or an education advisor.



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