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English (4 yrs for International Pathway)

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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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3 - 4 Years
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You will study English across the centuries, and can cover exciting complementary areas such as creative writing, film, drama and theatre studies, and equips you to discuss ideas including context, theory and criticism.

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CK109 - English (4 yrs for International Pathway)

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CK109 - English (4 yrs for International Pathway)
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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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CSOAX  6M4980  Security Operations
  6M5159  Film and Television Production
  6M5147  Sports, Recreation and Exercise
  6M3115  Information, Advice and Advocacy
  6M2382  Telecommunications Access Networks Technology
  6M0695  Computer Systems and Networks
  6M0691  Software Development
DTXXX  5M5011  Tourism with Business
DSRXX  5M5146  Sports, Recreation and Exercise
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
  5M5163  Theatre Performance
EMEXX  5M2149  Sound Production
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
ECAXX    Community Arts
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
EMPXX    Media Production
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BITSX  6M5014  International Contact Centre Service
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice
DSACX    School Age Childcare
  5M5151  Performing Arts
EPAAX    Performing Arts Administration
  5M2767  Logistics and Distribution
  5M5152  Theatre Production
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
EPATP    Theatre Performance
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science
CCNMX    Computer and Network Maintenance

Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in any 4 modules in the FETAC/QQI level 5/6 qualification which must include G20001 or 5N0690 or6N1950.

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English is a flexible and attractive degree which can help you achieve success in such professions as journalism, teaching, publishing, theatre, public relations, arts management, marketing and information sciences.

Skills include: Developing a clear and effective writing style: a key foundation for almost all careers. The ability to think independently, and to make an effective argument; The capacity to gather, investigate and assess research materials; An aptitude to organise material in a logical and coherent way; The ability to derive conclusions based on research.

The UCC BA in English supports and sustains a lifelong relationship with books and with literature, and equips you to become a critical thinker, an elegant writer, and a creative person.

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