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Go for it!  But realise that its not going to be easy and things take time and there are LOTS of sacrifices to make. Also make sure you learn from your mistakes - because you will make them. It is really only a mistake if you don't learn from it.
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Geology in Trinity College Dublin

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TR071 - Science - Discontinued
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TR071 - Science - Discontinued
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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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CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science

Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include:


C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics


Plus three of the following modules:

C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology
or C20041 - Microbiology
or 5N0737 - Microbiology

C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry
or C20022 - Food Chemistry
or 5N2748 - Food Chemistry

C20033 - Laboratory Techniques
or 5N2751 - Laboratory Skills

C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics
In addition students must have taken and passed G20001 - Communications
or 5N0690 - Communications
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Trinity Science and Mathematics graduates pursue a wide variety of careers in a diversity of areas - for example:

  • Pursue further scientific training at MSc or PhD level
  • Professional research scientists in universities and research institutes
  • Chemical and pharmaceutical Industry
  • Biotechnology industry
  • Patent offices / Intellectual property
  • Electronics, Computer and IT industries
  • Engineering
  • Energy and mining
  • Water industry
  • Agricultural and food industries
  • Hospital and medical services
  • School teaching
  • Media (Liz Bonnin – Biochemist), (Ella McSweeney – Zoologist)
  • Accountancy and financial services, stock broking, insurance and Banking
  • Environmental Management



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