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DL821
English, Media and Cultural Studies

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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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Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of literary works, media texts, films, television and visual cultures, and political economy of cultures.

This course will teach students the how-and-why of critical and analytical thinking; how to develop your own cultural toolbox; and how to become an effective communicator.

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DL821 - English, Media and Cultural Studies
Dun Laoghaire IADT

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DL821 - English, Media and Cultural Studies
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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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ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
EMPXX    Media Production
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services

Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions

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Journalism, publishing, advertising, public relations, media and broadcasting, research, human rights law, international politics, trade unionism, business and management, film and television, teaching, insurance, politics and activism, performance, technology, fashion, librarianship, public service, international relations, international English teacher, entertainment…the list of potential career paths is almost endless! You will also be eligible to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education, necessary to teach at second level.



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