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Geographical and Archaeological Sciences

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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 - 4 Years
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This course will appeal to students interested in exploring the past and present relationship between human societies and their environments, and contemporary issues relating to heritage management, the environment and sustainable living.

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From College Website...
CK107 - Geographical and Archaeological Sciences

From Qualifax...
CK107 - Geographical and Archaeological Sciences
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

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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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
CSOAX  6M4980  Security Operations
  6M0695  Computer Systems and Networks
  6M2382  Telecommunications Access Networks Technology
  6M3115  Information, Advice and Advocacy
  6M0691  Software Development
DTXXX  5M5011  Tourism with Business
  5M2767  Logistics and Distribution
BCCOX  5M2071  Contact Centre Operations
  5M0528  Media Production
ADESX  5M2208  Design
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
AACDX  5M1984  Art, Craft and Design
AAXXX  5M1985  Art
CSSXX  5M2110  Security Studies
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
EMMWD    Multimedia and Web Development
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
EPXXX  5M2094  Photography
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
  6M4978  Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
  6M5012  Tourism with Business
CSOAX  6M4980  Security Operations
  6M4385  Retail Management
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
CITXX    Information Technology
CETXX    Electronic Technology
CCNMX    Computer and Network Maintenance
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
  5M5163  Theatre Performance
  5M5152  Theatre Production
EPAAX    Performing Arts Administration
  5M5151  Performing Arts
DSACX    School Age Childcare
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice

Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in any 4 modules in the FETAC/QQI level 5/6 qualification.

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