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CK117
Economics (through Transformational Learning)

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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.

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3 - 4 Years
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This course aims to develop exceptional graduates, who can question, analyse and research problems, issues in business, finance and government using Economics as a way of thinking. Unique to this programme is the module, Transition to Professional Life, facilitating the integration of academic content with your career development.


CK117 - BA (Hons) Economics (through Transformational Learning)

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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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  5M18294  Office Informatics
  5M18518  Media Production
  5M18519  Film and Television Production
AACDX  5M1984  Art, Craft and Design
AAXXX  5M1985  Art
AGDXX  5M1995  Graphic Design
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
CSSXX  5M2110  Security Studies
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
EMEXX  5M2149  Sound Production
ADESX  5M2208  Design
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  5M5048  Creative Media
DOREC  5M5148  Outdoor Sport and Recreation
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  5M5162  Media Engineering
  5M5165  Trade Union Studies
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  6M2218  Social and Vocational Integration
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  6M3115  Information, Advice and Advocacy
AAAXX  6M3618  Arts Administration
ECDEV  6M3674  Community Development
EPHOT  6M3732  Photography
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BMANX  6M4587  Management
  6M4749  Leisure Facility Supervisory Management
  6M4978  Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
CSOAX  6M4980  Security Operations
BALBX  6M4985  Business

Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in any 4 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience; 6N1946 - Work Experience; W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice; 6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification.

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Graduates with Economics have traditionally gone into a wide variety of careers such as: economic consultancy, strategic analysis, economic research, project management, journalism, accountancy, marketing, banking and entrepreneurial opportunities and/or pursued postgraduate, doctoral and professional training opportunities.



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