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D-351
Bachelor of Arts (Single Module)

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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.

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The DCU Bachelor of Arts Single Module (BASM) study option allows student to undertake study at degree level (level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications) for personal enjoyment or continual professional development (CPD) without having to commit to study towards an exit award.

Of specific interest to many Bachelor of Arts Single Module (BASM) students is that the History, Literature and Sociology modules are recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland for general registration in relation to the (post-primary level) teaching of History, English and CSPE respectively.


 
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The Bachelor of Arts Single Module (BASM) study allows student to undertake study at university degree level for personal enjoyment or continual professional development (CPD) purposes without having to commit to study towards an exit award.

The studying of Bachelor of Arts Single Module (BASM) modules will develop skills such as critical thinking, high quality written expression, and transferable skills such as organisation and time-management. The knowledge, abilities and skills you will develop are highly valued by employers and will also be useful and valuable to you should you undertake any further study.

Many Bachelor of Arts Single Module (BASM) students have gone on to successfully enter the teaching profession (post-primary level) and existing post-primary level teaching staff have enhanced their teaching prospects by adding another subject to their teaching repertoire.



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