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Arts - Sociology

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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 Years
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n the Sociology programme you will study a range of different aspects of Sociology including Irish Society, Global Society and Culture & Everyday Life. You may elect to take modules in different specialist areas, including the sociology of education, childhood, social movements, popular music, media, technology & culture, health & sexualities, rural and urban studies and so on.

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MH101 - Arts - Sociology
Maynooth University

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MH101 - Arts - Sociology
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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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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
. 6M5012 Tourism with Business
CASLT. 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
DSRXX. 5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
DTXXX. 5M5011 Tourism with Business
CELTX. Electronic Technology
CITXX. Information Technology
. 6M0691 Software Development
. 5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
. 5M0529 Software Development
EBXXX. Broadcasting
CNSSX. Networks and Software Systems
DCXXX. 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
. 6M2218 Social and Vocational Integration
. 5M1761 Intellectual Disability Practice
DHSXX. 5M4339 Healthcare Support
. 5M5028 Applied Ecology
BMANX. 6M4587 Management
BITSX. 6M5014 International Contact Centre Service
BBMXX. Business Management
BALBX. 6M4985 Business
BBMSX. Business
AAAXX. 6M3618 Arts Administration
BAXXX. 6M5013 Administration
BACXX. Administration - Construction
. 6M5149 Broadcasting
EMMWD. Multimedia and Web Development
. 6M5132 Multimedia
. 6M5159 Film and Television Production
EFTVP. Film & TV Production
. 6M5130 Media Production
EMPRO. Media Production
. 6M5131 ?
EMXXX. Multimedia
BBSSX. 5M1997 Office Administration
BIPXX. 5M2067 Information Processing
BMXXX. 5M2069 Marketing
BLSXX. 5M3789 Legal Studies
. 5M3371 Horsemanship
CHMSX. Horsemanship
ECHSX. 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies

Essential Module Requirements:
Five Distinctions.
Please check college website or prospectus for details of special course requirements pertaining to certain subject in Arts

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Sociology graduates have many and varied career options. Some continue in the discipline undertaking doctoral studies in order to become professional sociologists, social researchers, in-house researchers or analysts in large organisations, policy analysts or lecturers in third-level and further education institutions.

Sociology offers a pathway into a range of professions including advocacy, public relations, journalism, probation service, social work, social care, online community management and social/market research to name a few.

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