Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

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Mary Ita Heffernan

Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

To this end, I would strongly advise anybody in this position to research courses and job descriptions well in order to make the most informed decision possible at that time in your life. 

I recommend one tries to gain as much work experience as possible as it will provide you with valuable insight into your skills, ability, likes/dislikes for certain areas of employment!!!!

Also I would research the courses and job areas as much as possible so that you can make an informed decision regarding your choices. If you can't gain enough information in school, contact the college directly or arrange to talk to somebody who facilitates the course. In particular, it would be really valuable to talk to somebody in the profession to gain a realistic and practical insight into the job.

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DL821
English, Media and Cultural 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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Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of literary works, media texts, films, television and visual cultures, and political economy of cultures.

This course will teach students the how-and-why of critical and analytical thinking; how to develop your own cultural toolbox; and how to become an effective communicator.

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DL821 - English, Media and Cultural Studies
Dun Laoghaire IADT

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DL821 - English, Media and Cultural Studies
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions

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Journalism, publishing, advertising, public relations, media and broadcasting, research, human rights law, international politics, trade unionism, business and management, film and television, teaching, insurance, politics and activism, performance, technology, fashion, librarianship, public service, international relations, international English teacher, entertainment…the list of potential career paths is almost endless! You will also be eligible to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education, necessary to teach at second level.



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