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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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MH107
Social Science

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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.

Career Opportunities
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
4 Years
Duration of course
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366

2017 Points

366

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As a student of Social Science, you will study a wide range of contemporary policy areas and issues in society, such as employment, education, health, housing, inequality, poverty, drugs, criminal justice, ageing and gender.
 
The course includes theoretical, historical and comparative approaches. You will develop skills in policy analysis and research, and complete a third year project.

During the first year, students also choose one subject from Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, or Philosophy.

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MH107 - Social Science
Maynooth University

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MH107 - Social Science
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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
EPAMX  5M2011  Music
  5M2155  Creative Media
  5M5162  Media Engineering
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
  5M18294  Office Informatics
CHMSX    Horsemanship
  5M3371  Horsemanship
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
EMXXX    Multimedia
  6M5131  ?
EMPRO    Media Production


Essential Module Requirements:
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Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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There is an optional Erasmus study year abroad

Graduates find careers in policy analysis, social research, social work, community and youth work.

Careers also in managaement and public administration, in the NGO sector, journalism, and the media.

A Postgraduate Masters in Social Work qualifies graduates for a career as a Professional Social Worker.




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