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MH101
Arts - Politics

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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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Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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Also available in degree stream MH101 POL - Politics: students take politics and another subject from second year, and MH101 PPE - Philosophy, Poliitics and Economics: students study all three subjects for three years.

The degree combines the traditional study of political institutions (parties, parliaments, elections, policy-making and more) with political sociology (examining the relationship between politics and society and how they shape each other). A focus on active citizenship is the key distinguishing feature of Politics at Maynooth University.

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MH101 - Arts - Politics
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MH101 - Arts - Politics
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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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Politics students acquire useful skills such as the ability to understand topical issues, investigative and research capabilities, and strong communication skills – all of which open up a wide variety of career options. While some graduates may enter electoral and party politics, many more will work in areas such as public policy, the media, international affairs, the European Union, human rights, community work, political activism and business and management.

Other pathways taken by former students include: Media, film critic, film making, political activism, political organising, social movements, public representative, advisory roles, human relations, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, primary and secondary teaching (CSPE and new subject ‘Politics and Society’ piloting from 2016).



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