Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked John Smith from Intel to give some advice for people considering this job:


John Smith

Engineer - Process


Read more

  John Smith
On a personal level you need to be a good team player, good communicator and organised. From a technical viewpoint a background in physical sciences or engineering is essential. A PhD in semiconductor related field would prove extremely beneficial. The opportunities are vast within a company the size of Intel so you do have the option to change career direction if needed.

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Study Skills
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Course Details

logo imagelogo image

Arts (Childrens Studies)

Ed Zone

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.

Career Opportunities
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
4 years
Duration of course
Druation goes here.....

2016 Points


Return to List
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

Summary... header image

This is an interdisciplinary degree designed to equip students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the lives of children and youth today. This four year degree draws on expertise from a wide range of areas including the creative arts, literature, law, health, human rights, history, sociology and psychology, and incorporates the optional study of one modern language.

Course Details header image

Community-based service-learning and enquiry-based learning are embedded across the degree and the third year placement combines valuable practical experience with specific career-orientated goals.

From College Website...
GY121 - Arts (Childrens Studies)
NUI Galway

From Qualifax...
GY121 - Arts (Childrens Studies)
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.

Entry Requirementsheader image

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.

QQI FET/FETAC Links header image

This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

Career Progression header image

Graduates will be wellplaced to pursue careers in primary school teaching (this requires the addition of a Professional Master of Education), social care sectors and community development work as well as to gain entry to postgraduate degrees in play therapy, social work, health promotion, childrens librarianship, museum work, arts administration, specialneeds teaching, public advocacy and activism.

Related Coursesheader image

The following course suggestions also prepare for work in this Career Sector, and may suit people with similar Career Interests. They are from colleges in the same region, and might also be worth exploring. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings. You can Tag any of these courses from within the individual course pages.

Course Title College
Commerce (Gaeilge) NUI Galway 
Cumarsáid agus Gaeilge NUI Galway 
Na Dana (Gaeilge agus Leann an Aistriuchain - Irish and Translation Studies) NUI Galway 
Arts with Childrens Studies NUI Galway 
Education, Home Economics and Biology - with concurrent Teacher Education St. Angela's College Sligo 
Education, Home Economics and Religious Education - with concurrent Teacher Education St. Angela's College Sligo 
Education, Home Economics and Irish - with concurrent Teacher Education St. Angela's College Sligo 
Education, Home Economics and Economics - with concurrent Teacher Education St. Angela's College Sligo 
Outdoor Education (Castlebar) GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT 
Early Childhood Care GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT 
Early Childhood Care and Education IT Sligo 
Arts with Performing Arts Studies NUI Galway 
Culture and Environment (with Tourism) - Mayo Campus GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT 
Outdoor Education and Leisure (Castlebar) GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT 
Arts with Creative Writing NUI Galway 
Arts - Léann na Cumarsáide NUI Galway 
Arts - English NUI Galway 
Applied Social Care GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT 
Health and Disability Studies St. Angela's College Sligo 
Applied Social Sciences NUI Galway 
Arts (Public and Social Policy) NUI Galway 
Applied Social Care (Mayo Campus) GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT 
Disability Equality Studies St. Angelas College Sligo 
Social Care Practice IT Sligo 
Arts with Film Studies NUI Galway 
Arts with Human Rights NUI Galway 
Heritage Studies GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT 
Heritage Studies GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT 
Arts - Philosophy NUI Galway 
Arts - Psychology NUI Galway 
Arts (Psychology) NUI Galway 
Commerce (International) With French NUI Galway 
Commerce (International) With German NUI Galway 
Commerce (International) With Spanish NUI Galway 
Arts - Celtic Civilisation NUI Galway 
Arts - Classics NUI Galway 
Arts (Childrens Studies) NUI Galway