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I would strongly advise you to do the Masters in Science Communication in DCU. It really gives you a feel for the different kinds of media and ways of explaining things. And it's a good place to make contacts, which is also useful.

I would also recommend that you read science books. Not textbooks, good popular science books are just as useful for this kind of work, as it's already been broken down into simpler language for you. And only read the ones that you're interested in - it shouldn't be a chore to read them.

But I would recommend reading outside your subject area, so if you're into physics, then read some books on biology and vice versa (everyone should read Stephen J. Gould).  However, the more knowledge you have, the more questions you'll be able to answer.

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CK101
Arts - Greek and Roman Civilisation

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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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This course involves the study of Greek and Roman history, literature, social institutions and values, art, architecture and technology, and philosophy.

As part of an Arts degree, this subjectis one of four subjects you choose from a menu of subjects in first year. You continue with two of your chosen First Year subjects in second and third year. You may have an option to spend an additional year studying abroad.

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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
  6M3566  Drama
EPADT  5M5152  Theatre Production
ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production
  5M5162  Media Engineering
EPATP  5M5163  Theatre Performance
  5M5165  Trade Union Studies
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science
EPAMX  5M2011  Music
  6M0691  Software Development
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work
DTXXX  5M5011  Tourism with Business
  5M5028  Applied Ecology
  5M5048  Creative Media
DSRXX  5M5146  Sports, Recreation and Exercise
DOREC  5M5148  Outdoor Sport and Recreation
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
  5M3782  Health Service Skills
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
EMEXX  5M2149  Sound Production
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
EPXXX  5M2094  Photography
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
BCCOX  5M2071  Contact Centre Operations
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration


Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in any 4 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience
6N1946 - Work Experience
W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice
6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification.

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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Range of professions open to graduates includes Banking, print and broadcast journalism, advertising, teaching and public relations, heritage tourism.



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