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I would strongly advise you to do the Masters in Science Communication in DCU. It really gives you a feel for the different kinds of media and ways of explaining things. And it's a good place to make contacts, which is also useful.

I would also recommend that you read science books. Not textbooks, good popular science books are just as useful for this kind of work, as it's already been broken down into simpler language for you. And only read the ones that you're interested in - it shouldn't be a chore to read them.

But I would recommend reading outside your subject area, so if you're into physics, then read some books on biology and vice versa (everyone should read Stephen J. Gould).  However, the more knowledge you have, the more questions you'll be able to answer.

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Course Code:
DT399
Title:
Economics and Finance
College:
DIT
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
3 Years

 

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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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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. Even in the current economy, there is still a demand for high quality numerate graduates with the keen analytical and practical skills in economics and finance that this degree offers. 

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Essential Module Requirements:

Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include:

  • B20029 or 5N2066 or C20139 or 5N1833 or LCE Maths at OC3, AND
  • B20001 or 5N1348, AND
  • B20151 or 5N1350


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