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GA887
History and Geography

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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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A Level 8 four year degree for those interested in a career in teaching and careers in history and geography. This course will prepare students for a career in the fields of history and geography and will develop transferable skills in digital media and communications. 



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GA887 - History and Geography
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GA887 - History and Geography
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Three Distinctions

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  • Teacher
  • Education Officer
  • Environmental Conservation Officer
  • Archaeologist
  • Museum Curator
  • Library and Archives Professional
  • Rural Recreation Officer
  • Green Schools’ Officer
  • Ecotourism operator
  • Environmental consultant
  • Tourism Officer
  • Historian
  • Genealogist
  • Folklorist
  • Rural & Community Development Officer
  • Museum Documentation Officer
  • Ecologist
  • Cultural Marketing Manager



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