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Rachel Berry

Pharmacist

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  Rachel Berry
Consider your options carefully. It is likely that you are expecting top grades in your Leaving Certificate if you are considering pharmacy as a career so there will be plenty of doors open to you. Make sure you do plenty of work experience in different areas of pharmacy and if it is healthcare you are interested in then consider getting some work experience in medicine etc. I know quite a few people who have completed a pharmacy degree only to realise they actually want to do medicine!
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MH204
Physics and Astrophysics

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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 HETAC 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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Astronomy is the scientific study of celestial objects (stars, planets, comets, asteroids) and phenomena (cosmic radiation, dark energy).

This course provides a solid grounding in physics and astrophysics, as well as planetary science, astronomy, astronomical instrumentation and techniques, and cosmology.

You will study the latest telescopes, satellites, detector technology and data analysis techniques used in modern astrophysics. In addition you will receive an excellent grounding in all the core areas of Experimental Physics, opening up all the career opportunities available to physicists

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Students can avail of a placement option and a year abroad in an Erasmus programme (subject to availability).

Students are equipped for employment in high technology industries from Meterology to Cancer Research to the European Space Agency.

Graduates also have the possibility of working in research physics and astrophysics, aerospace engineering, micro-electronics, telecommunication engineering, teaching and lecturing.



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