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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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|QQI Award Code:||5M2373 Agriculture|
|QQI Award Code||5M2373 Agriculture|
This course, accredited by FETAC/QQI, is the introductory course for young people who wish to take up a career in farming. The course is suitable for people seeking employment on farms or working on their own farms.
Graduates of the course are eligible to transfer to linked courses at Institutes of Technology through the Higher Education Links Scheme, gain employment on a farm either in Ireland or abroad or run and manage their own farm enterprise.
Crop Production Science 5N1730
Animal Production Science 5N2351
Farm Business Organisation 5N2352
Beef Production 5N1737
Sheep Production 5N1735
Agricultural Mechanics 5N1745
Chemical Fertiliser Application 5N1750
This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.
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