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Pre University Arts - Languages

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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2154 5M2073
QQI Award Code 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one year course will aim to prepare participants for entrance into Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges as well as preparing students to work in a European environment both in Ireland and abroad. Students will be able to take this cultural option through archaeology, folklore and history modules or concentrate on a language option with European Studies.

What will you Study?

What is Pre University Arts/Language and European Studies?

This one year course will aim to prepare participants for entrance into Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges as well as preparing students to work in a European environment both in Ireland and abroad. Students will be able to take this cultural option through archaeology, folklore and local history modules or concentrate on a language option with European Studies.

Career Opportunities

There are now 83 places in First Arts in Maynooth University, 25 places in UCD as well as numerous places in DCU, UCC, Mater Dei, and many local IT colleges for students who hold a QQI qualification in Culture and Heritage Studies or Language and European Studies. There are also opportunities in travel and tourism, European administration, local heritage concerns as well as in the business world through insurance, banking, or international trade.

Local History Studies 5N1296
Archaeology 5N0762
Word Processing 5N1358
Irish
Communications 5N0690
Political Studies 5N1837
Work Experience 5N1356
European Studies 5N1444
Spanish
Folklore and Ethnology 5N1274
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