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A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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GY101
Arts - Sociological and Political 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.

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3 - 4 Years
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This is an interdisciplinary degree with emphasis on both political science and sociology. Students will study aspects of political life and behaviour and explore concepts such as freedom, democracy and equality. The study of Sociology explores topics like culture, identity and diversity. 

The course invites critical and practical engagement with contemporary debates about the individual, political and global challenges of living in a modern society.

Students studying for an arts degree take three subjects in first year, and go forward with two subjects in second and third year. There is also the possibility of an international study year abroad. 


 

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Old Code New Code Award Title
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
EPATP  5M5163  Theatre Performance
BAXXX  6M5013  Administration
BITSX  6M5014  International Contact Centre Service
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
DCXXX  6M2007  Early Childhood Care and Education
ECDEV  6M3674  Community Development


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This course may lead on to professional social work courses for people who wish to pursue that career, but it is also an excellent route to become a sociologist with special knowledge of the nature of social problems and services, and the policy questions concerning them.

This degree offers an excellent foundation for a career in public administration, journalism and the media, social work, policy research and analysis, public relations and advocacy.



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