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Pre University Cultural & Heritage Studies

Course Code(s):  5M2154 CI061CH
QQI Award Code:  5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2154 CI061CH
QQI Award Code 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed for students who are interested in a career in the area of Irish heritage and culture and as an access course to Arts degree programmes at NUI colleges. Students on this course gain an understanding of Irish archaeology and local history and an appreciation of Irish culture and heritage. The development of research skills is an important element of this course.

What will you Study?

Appreciation of Irish Culture 5N1556
Archaeology 5N0762
Communications 5N0690
Folklore and Ethnology 5N1274
French 4N1172
German 4N1173
Spanish 4N1178
Heritage 5N1453
Local History 5N1296
Word Processing 5N1358
Work Experience 5N1356
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ECHSX 5M2154

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