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The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.

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CK118
Digital Humanities and Information Technology

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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 is Ireland's only BA in Digital Humanities and Information Technology. Graduates of this innovative programme will be uniquely balanced across two areas – information technology, and the arts and humanities – having studied modules in computer science, digital humanities and an arts subject. You will develop practical skills to flourish in the digital age and explore the impact of digital technology on culture, power and identity in society. You will seek to discover what is it to be human in the digital age, and the answers will help to shape how we see ourselves and others as humanity becomes more connected by technology. You will be introduced to a dynamic and developing field. The BA in Digital Humanities and Information Technology will lay the foundations for employment in a range of areas or for further research, using digital tools to address the creative questions of the arts and humanities.

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4 yrs for Industry or International Pathway.


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CK118 - Digital Humanities and Information Technology
University College Cork (NUI) - UCC

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CK118 - Digital Humanities and Information Technology
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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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.

Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
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Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M0529  Software Development
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice
  5M0528  Media Production
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
  5M0529  Software Development
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
  5M0528  Media Production
AAXXX  5M1985  Art
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
AACDX  5M1984  Art, Craft and Design
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice
AACDX  5M1984  Art, Craft and Design
AAXXX  5M1985  Art
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BCCOX  5M2071  Contact Centre Operations
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
EPXXX  5M2094  Photography
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
CSSXX  5M2110  Security Studies
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
ADESX  5M2208  Design
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques

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

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Graduates of this programme may also pursue careers as:
Web designers
Mobile Developers
UI? Developers
Technical Writers
Software Engineers
SW/QA Test Engineers
SQL Developers
Digital Publishers
Digital Curation Service Managers
Curation Tools and Services Developers
Digital Heritage Officers
Research Archive Managers
Metadata Managers
Digital Resources Specialist and Multimedia Systems



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