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DN520
Arts - History

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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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If you are interested in exploring the past, and the variety of ways in which it can be understood this may be a suitable degreee subject for you.

This course examines a wide range of historical periods and topics that cover many parts of the globe. You will learn how to do research, use evidence and think critically. First year focuses on broad historical surveys and developing core skills. Second and third years offer greater choice with over 30 optional modules.

The BA degree in UCD (DN500) may be taken as a Joint Honours Degree or a Single Honours Degree. Joint Honours' students take two subjects to degree level (and indicate their two subject choices on their CAO form). Sing


Studying History at UCD

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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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ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies

Essential Module Requirements:
ECHSX - CULTURAL AND HERITAGE STUDIES; 5M2154 - CULTURAL AND HERITAGE STUDIES; ELESX - LANGUAGE AND EUROPEAN STUDIES; 5M2073 - LANGUAGE AND EUROPEAN STUDIES

5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:


G20001 - Communications
or 5N0690 - Communications


and 3 of the following 12 modules:

E20115 - Archaeology
or 5N0762 - Archaeology

E30106 - French
or 6N2399 - French

E30107 - German
or 6N2401 - German

E30108 - Spanish
or 6N2400 - Spanish

E30109 - Italian
or 6N2404 - Italian

E30110 - Irish
or 6N2398 - Irish

E20113 - Local History Studies
or 5N1296 - Local History

G20022 - Political Studies
or 5N1837 - Political Studies

D20032 - Human Growth & Development
or 5N1279 - Human Growth and Development

E20124 - Theatre Studies
or 5N4571 - Theatre Studies

E20024 - European Studies
or 5N1444 - European Studies

E20013 - Print Journalism
or 5N2152 - Print Journalism

ELAXX - LIBERAL ARTS; 5M3114 - GENERAL STUDIES

5 modules at Distinction Grade.

EPJXX - PRINT JOURNALISM; 5M2464 - JOURNALISM

5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:


G20001 - Communications
or 5N0690 - Communications


and 4 of the following 16 modules:

E20008 - Media Analysis
or 5N1298 - Media Analysis

E20076 - Research Skills for Journalism
or 5N2443 - Research Skills for Journalism

B20004 - Behavioural Studies
or 5N1351 - Behavioural Studies

E20078 - Writing Skills for Journalism
or 5N2435 - Writing Skills for Journalism

G20022 - Political Studies
or 5N1837 - Political Studies

5N1405 - Public Relations
or N23004 - Campaigning and Lobbying
or L20043 - Public Relations
or L21757 - Public Relations

G20031 - Social Studies
or 5N1370 - Social Studies

E20106 - French
or 5N1623 - French

E20107 - German
or 5N1624 - German

E20109 - Italian
or 5N1626 - Italian

E20171 - Polish
or 5N1627 - Polish

E20111 - Russian
or 5N1628 - Russian

E20178 - Slovak
or 5N1629 - Slovak

E20108 - Spanish
or 5N1630 - Spanish

E20110 - Irish
or 5N1631 - Irish

E20164 - English as a Second Language
or 5N1632 - English as a Second Language

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Students of history have options to study abroad for part of their degree.

History graduates find employment in a variety of areas including: Broadcasting and journalism; Business; Civil service; Law; Publishing; Public Relations; Politics; Research; Teaching; Marketing; Policymaking; Tourism; Heritage.



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