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DC238
Contemporary Culture and Society

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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.

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Contemporary society is constantly changing and is made up of many complex relationships.

This course studies issues such as community breakdown, cultural tensions between east and western worlds, mass media and globalisation, and the impact of technology on lifestyles.

It is a broadly based liberal arts degree, but offers a considerable scope for specialisation in current affairs in later years. There are three main strands to the programme: Intercultural Studies, Contemporary Politics and Law, Media and Society


 
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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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ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
EMPXX    Media Production
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
  5M18518  Media Production

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Distinctions required in 5 Modules

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A select number of students have the option of studying for abroad for a year in a partner university. (Europe, The USA and Australia)


Graduates enter careers in International Affairs, Policy Evaluation, and Research in National and International fields.



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