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DB561
Arts - General

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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 HETAC 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 Years
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This is a three year programme divided into three levels and involving a number of internal options or pathways. Students take one of the two Common Foundations Years in its entirety, and then focus their studies into two specialised subject areas.

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Options available from Film, Literature and Drama, Sociology, Psychology and History


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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The course will be of use to those interested in pursuing a career in any area of work that requires high order skills of written expression, oral presentation, and conceptual and critical analysis. It is good preparation for working in education, the arts, the media industries, library and information work, and business. Graduates from the programme are currently working in the film, radio and theatre industries, teaching, lecturing, advertising, business, the health services, government, the media and a range of other areas. 



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