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Edel Butler

Administrative Officer

Irish Tax Institute

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Edel Butler
I think a career in tax is very rewarding and is an enjoyable career. There are a varied number of jobs which are available to someone with a tax qualification, including private practice, industry, Revenue, lecturing etc. The role of a tax adviser in practice or indeed within Revenue is, in my experience, extremely varied and challenging.

I would advise college students who are considering a career in tax to look into placements offered by their colleges / summer internships. I know from my time spent in private practice that a great number of the bigger accountancy / tax practice offer such positions to college students. This is a great way for such students to get a feel for what a career in tax entails and will help them in making a decision as to whether or not tax is something that they would enjoy.
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DC230
Economics, Politics and Law

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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 Years
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This course introduces students to the political, legal and economic institutions that interact and help to shape the current global environment.

In years one and two the areas of economics, politics and law are studied. In years three and four options for specialisation are offered.

Core learning skills and research methodologies are intrinsic to the course.

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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
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing


Essential Module Requirements:
Distinction in B20029 - Statistics
or 5N2066 - Statistics
or C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
(or O4/H6 in LCE Maths) . Distinctions in 5 modules.

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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There is an option to spend a year abroad (in third year) in one of the partner universities in the US, France, Hungary, the Czech republic, Germany, the UK, Turkey or Sweden.


Graduates enter careers in Law, Financial Services, Journalism, Research, Teaching ~ working in Public and Private sectors and in National and International Institutions



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