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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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DN520
Arts - French

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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
3 Years
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In studying French at UCD, you will: develop your communication skills and critical thinking by exploring the language and cultures of France and other French speaking countries; broaden your understanding and command of a language that is both European and global; and equip yourself for today’s increasingly diverse society and workplace by enhancing your cultural awareness and intellectual flexibility.

Opportunities exist for suitably qualified students to spend an extra year abroad and graduate with a BA (International). If you wish to reach the level of linguistic proficiency required by employers, we recommend that you opt for the four-year BA (International) degree. Alternatively, if you wish to study more than one language, with a year abroad, consider DN541 Modern Languages.

 

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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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Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M5028  Applied Ecology
  6M3566  Drama
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
  6M3115  Information, Advice and Advocacy
  6M5545  Cartoon Animation
  6M5149  Broadcasting
  6M5159  Film and Television Production
  6M5130  Media Production
EPHOT  6M3732  Photography
APAPX  6M4029  Art
BMANX  6M4587  Management
BALBX  6M4985  Business
BAXXX  6M5013  Administration
BITSX  6M5014  International Contact Centre Service
  6M0695  Computer Systems and Networks
  6M18534  Film and Television Production
DCXXX  6M2007  Early Childhood Care and Education
  6M2115  Supervisory Management for Manufacturing
AAAXX  6M3618  Arts Administration
EPADT  5M5152  Theatre Production
ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production
  5M5162  Media Engineering
EPATP  5M5163  Theatre Performance
  5M5165  Trade Union Studies
  6M0691  Software Development
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work
DTXXX  5M5011  Tourism with Business
  5M5048  Creative Media
  5M2155  Creative Media
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies


Essential Module Requirements:
5 modules at Distinction Grade.

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Students are encouraged to sepnd time abroad in a partner university.

A thorough knowledge of French can be useful in the public service in Ireland and Europe; heritage management and tourism; international business, administration; information and communication technology, education, translation and interpreting.



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