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DN515
History

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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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If you are interested in exploring the past, and the variety of ways in which it can be understood this may be a suitable degreee subject for you. 

This course examines a wide range of historical periods and topics that cover many parts of the globe. You will learn how to do research, use evidence and think critically. First year focuses on broad historical surveys and developing core skills. Second and third years offer greater choice with over 30 optional modules.

The BA degree in UCD (DN500) may be taken as a Joint Honours Degree or a Single Honours Degree. Joint Honours' students take two subjects to degree level (and indicate their two subject choices on their CAO form). Single Honours' students take one subject to degree level. In first year of both programmes students also select an additional subject to study which they can drop at the end of the academic year. This programme History (DN515) is a Single Honours Degree




 
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Students of history have options to study abroad for part of their degree.

History graduates find employment in a variety of areas including:

- Broadcasting and journalism
- Business
- Civil service
- Law
- Publishing
- Public Relations
- Politics
- Research
- Teaching
- Marketing
- Policymaking
- Tourism
- Heritage.






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