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The advice I would give is firstly talk to someone you may know that is already in the trade and ask them any questions that you may have or ask them about some of there first hand experiences.

Another good piece of advice would be to go onto YouTube and search some basic electrics, keep in mind that these are the kind of things that you will face when you go to the college phases of your apprenticeship . There are books and e-books that can be purchased to get an understanding.
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DN500
Arts - Economics

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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).

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Economics is a social science which studies the distribution of resources in society, in the form of goods, services, and labour. It covers topics such as how we get incomes and spend them, how goods are priced, how banks function, and how consumers behave in different markets.

It is strongly recommended that you study Economics only if you have at least a grade O3/H4 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics or equivalent. (H4 will be mandatory from 2018)


The BA degree in UCD (DN500) may be taken as a Joint Honours or a Single Honours Degree. Joint Honours' students take two subjects to degree level (and indicate their two chosen subjects on their CAO form). Single Honours' students take one subject to degree level. In First Year of both programmes students also study an additional subject which they can drop at the end of the academic year.

Economics
 can be taken as a Single Honours Degree (DN510) or as a Joint Honours Degree (DN500).

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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

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E20115†or†5N0762
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E30110†or†6N2398
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G20022†or†5N1837
D20032†or†5N1279
E20124†or†5N4571
E20024†or†5N1444
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5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:
G20001†or†5N0690

and 4 of the following 16 modules:
E20008†or†5N1298
E20076†or†5N2443
B20004†or†5N1351
E20078†or†5N2435
G20022†or†5N1837
5N1405†or†N23004†or†L20043†or†L21757
G20031†or†5N1370
E20106†or†5N1623
E20107†or†5N1624
E20109†or†5N1626
E20171†or†5N1627
E20111†or†5N1628
E20178†or†5N1629
E20108†or†5N1630
E20110†or†5N1631
E20164†or†5N1632

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Student exchange within economics is possible with a number of specific universities.

Graduates with a degree in economics are well placed for a range of employment opportunities, and go into careers in banking, financial services, accountancy, economic consultancy or research, administration, journalism, teaching, or public relations.



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