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CK210
Government

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
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Students of the four-year BSc Government will be the political and business leaders of tomorrow and a vital part of the generation that shapes the 21st century.

This is one of an exciting new generation of UCC degrees, combining political science with a range of other subjects in business, law, modern languages, social sciences and information technology. It also offers a work placement in Year 3, including a prestigious internship in the New York State Legislature as well as other highly prized placements in international and national institutions.

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CK210 - Government
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CK210 - Government
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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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Old Code New Code Award Title
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
BALBX  6M4985  Business

Essential Module Requirements:
BBSAX / 5M2468 / BBSXX / 5M2102 / DCHSX / 5M4468 / ELESX / 5M2073 / BLSXX / 5M3789
Must have distinctions in 5 modules in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification which must include any four of the following modules:
B20005 or 5N1610
B20131 or 5N2091
B20132 or 5N1394
B20151 or 5N1350
E20024 or 5N1444
G20001 or 5N0690
G20022 or 5N1837
G20031 or 5N1370
W20008 or 5N1356


EASSX / 5M2181
Must have distinctions in 5 modules which must include:
G20001 or 5N0690

Plus four of the following modules:
G20031 or 5N1370
L22541 or 5N0754
B20132 or 5N1394
D20032 or 5N1279
E20169 or 5N0765
G20022 or 5N1837
L22273 or 5N1273
N22377 or 5N4127
N22726 or 5N1280
N22747 or 5N2177
N22748

6M4985
Must have distinctions in 5 modules in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification from the following:
6N4310
6N1949
6N4370
6N4322
6N4165
6N3613
6N4089
6N1950
6N4045
6N4091

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The excellent transferable skills acquired on the BSc Government open up many career paths. Our graduates work in different fields, including: Public service (home and abroad), Civil service (home and abroad), Journalism, Television, Voluntary sector, Private business, Legal work,



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