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Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.

Work hard in school and achieve good Leaving Cert. results in order to get the necessary points for entry into the course.

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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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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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The course aims to provide students with a solid intellectual formation in Theology. The scope of the course is wide, covering the range of the main theological subjects, so that students are introduced both to the breadth of the Catholic tradition and to the variety of questions raised for Theology at the present time. A smaller number of issues are treated more intensively. Students of the course should develop a wellinformed understanding and a deep personal appropriation of the Christian faith.

First year Theology students study Philosophy as part of this degree.

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MU002 - Theology
St. Patrick's College, Maynooth

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MU002 - Theology
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. 5M0528 Media Production
. 5M0529 Software Development
. 5M1761 Intellectual Disability Practice
. 5M18518 Media Production
. 5M18519 Film and Television Production
BBSSX. 5M1997 Office Administration
DCHSC. 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
EPAMX. 5M2011 Music
BIPXX. 5M2067 Information Processing
BMXXX. 5M2069 Marketing
ELESX. 5M2073 Language and European Studies
BBSXX. 5M2102 Business Studies
BBSIT. 5M2111 International Trade
EMMPX. 5M2146 Multimedia Production
EMEXX. 5M2149 Sound Production
ECHSX. 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
. 5M2155 Creative Media
EASSX. 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
EPJXX. 5M2464 Journalism
BBSAX. 5M2468 Business Administration
DCHCC. 5M2786 Community Care
ELAXX. 5M3114 General Studies
BLSXX. 5M3789 Legal Studies
DHSXX. 5M4339 Healthcare Support
DCHSN. 5M4349 Nursing Studies
DCHSX. 5M4468 Community Health Services
ERPXX. 5M4511 Radio Production
EYXXX. 5M4732 Youth Work
. 5M5028 Applied Ecology
. 5M5048 Creative Media
ETFPX. 5M5158 Film and Television Production
. 5M5162 Media Engineering
. 6M0691 Software Development
DCXXX. 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
. 6M2218 Social and Vocational Integration
AAAXX. 6M3618 Arts Administration
BMANX. 6M4587 Management
BALBX. 6M4985 Business
BAXXX. 6M5013 Administration
BITSX. 6M5014 International Contact Centre Service

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Some graduates of the BA in Theology enter into the teaching profession, both at second and third level.

Some of our graduates have entered into the following careers:

  • Social Work
  • Administration
  • Public / Private Sectors
  • School Chaplaincy
  • Third Level Chaplaincy
  • Parish Administration
  • Religious Project Co-ordinator
  • Community Development
  • Pastoral Care
  • Healthcare Chaplaincy
  • Research Administrator
  • Librarian

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