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DT399
Economics and Finance

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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
3 Years
Duration of course
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410

2014 Points

410

Change from 2013: 

25

Points History:

2013 - 385
2012 - 385
2011 - 385
2010 - New 2011

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Course focuses on how people operate as consumers, workers, The course will examines industry, commerce and government at the level of the individual and the market (micro-economics) and the national economy (macro-economics).

Economics also focuses on important contemporary issues such as the globalisation of world markets, international monetary systems, privatisation of industry and the management of the economy.


 
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DT399 - Economics and Finance
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DT399 - Economics and Finance
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The following FETAC Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of FETAC courses that provide that award.


Essential Module Requirements:

Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5 qualification which must include:
B20029or5N2066orC20139or5N1833or LCE Maths at OC3, AND
B20001or5N1348orB20151or5N1350


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Typical graduates go on to work in such areas as investment banking, financial services, money markets, commercial banking, journalism, economic analysis, policy analysis, public/private sector economic research units or continue in academia to research further topics of interest to them.

Given the continuing central importance of the Financial Services Sector to the Irish Economy, there is clear demand for high quality graduates with numeracy, analytic and practical skills in Economics and Finance.



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