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I would strongly advise you to do the Masters in Science Communication in DCU. It really gives you a feel for the different kinds of media and ways of explaining things. And it's a good place to make contacts, which is also useful.

I would also recommend that you read science books. Not textbooks, good popular science books are just as useful for this kind of work, as it's already been broken down into simpler language for you. And only read the ones that you're interested in - it shouldn't be a chore to read them.

But I would recommend reading outside your subject area, so if you're into physics, then read some books on biology and vice versa (everyone should read Stephen J. Gould).  However, the more knowledge you have, the more questions you'll be able to answer.

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Marketing - Public Relations & Web Design

Course Code(s):  5M2102
QQI Award Code:  5M2102 Business Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2102
QQI Award Code 5M2102 Business Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course gives students the essential skills required to develop a career in PR or Marketing and to enhance their knowledge in other career areas such as customer service and web development.

The mix of theory and practical learning allows the student to gain the knowledge required to perform the duties of a Marketing assistant or PR practitioner, from writing press releases and designing newsletters to engaging in social media and online PR. Software used includes MS word, MS Access, QuarkXpress, Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

What will you Study?

Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Customer Service 5N0972
Database Methods 5N0783
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Marketing Practice 5N1400
Public Relations 5N1405
Web Authoring 5N1910
Work Experience 5N1356
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