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Possibly useful qualities/interests:

A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, or story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
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DN541
International Languages

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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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If you are interested in specialising in modern foreign languages, combining your language skills with an understanding of the literature, history and culture of the countries in which these languages are spoken, then the new BA (International) Modern Languages could be for you.

Students can study French, German, Italian or Spanish at an advanced level, and Italian, Spanish and German as a beginner. An intrinsic part of the degree is a year spent abroad in an International partner university where students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in another culture alongside taking academic courses. 


 
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You can apply for DN541 only ONCE.

You must select ONE of the following options (e.g. DN541 FGE [French/German])

DN541 FGE = French/German

DN541 FIT = French/Italian

DN541 FSP = French/Spanish

DN541 ITG = Italian/German

DN541 TSP = Italian/Spanish

DN541 GSP = German/Spanish


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DN541 - International Languages
UCD (NUI)

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DN541 - International Languages
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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Your excellent knowledge of at least two languages and strong communication, intercultural and analytical skills will open careers in:

- Politics and public service
- Journalism
- Education
- Finance
- Marketing and business
- Creative and media industries
- Translation and interpreting



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