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Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.

Work hard in school and achieve good Leaving Cert. results in order to get the necessary points for entry into the course.

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DN200 MPG
Science - (Mathematical, Physical and Geological Sciences)

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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 degree in science is for people who have a fascination with natural phenomena and a desire to find answers to their questions. Scientists have a natural curiosity, an ability to solve problems and a desire to explore new worlds.

The UCD Science DN200 programme offers 27 subjects categorised as follows:
Biological, Biomedical & Biomolecular Sciences (BBB)
Chemistry & Chemical Sciences (CCS)
Mathematical, Physical & Geological Sciences (MPG)
No Preference (NPF).

Mathematical, Physical & Geological Sciences (MPG): This course is of interest to students who have a real love of and aptitude for Mathematics. Students study a wide range of courses before specialisaton. These include: Applied & Computational Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematical Science, Statistics, Physics, Physics with Astronomy & Science, Theoretical Physics, Geology, Applied Maths & Maths Education, Physics & Maths Education.


 
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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.

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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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CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CELTX    Electronic Technology
CITXX    Information Technology
CASAC  5M2768  AnimalCare

Essential Module Requirements:

5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:
C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C20175 Mathematics or min HD3/OB3 LCE Maths

and 2 of the following 11 modules:
C20006 or 5N2746
C20011 or 5N2747
C20012
C20013
C20016 or 5N1606
C20018 or 5N1774
C20033 or 5N2751
C20040 or 5N1638
C20048 or 5N1460
5N0750
5N0751

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Placements and International Study abroad options are available in many of these courses.

An increasing amount of businesses and Industry use people with a background in mathematics to analyse problems and communicate results and ideas. The course produces graduates who are highly numerate and capable of problem solving. A highly regarded course with employers. 

Deending on their specialisation graduates find careers in:
Financial & Actuarial work, Physics, Biology, Pharmaceutical, Environmental Agencies, Computer Business,  Meterology & Climate Research, Coding and Cryptography, Software Design, Statistical & Agricultural Research, Energy Technology, Geoscience, Geological Surveying, Work with ESA or NASA.



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