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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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