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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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This course gives students a greater knowledge and level of competence in two languages, combined with a specialist knowledge of the societies in which those languages are spoken.

Two subsequent six-month sessions are taken in an European University.

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LM044 - Applied Languages
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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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ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies

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Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC/QQI level 5/6 qualification which must include at least 3 of the following modules one of which must be a language (French – E20106/5N1623, German – E20107/5N1624, Spanish –E20108/5N1630, Irish – E20110/5N1631):
E20106 or 5N1623
E20107 or 5N1624
E20108 or 5N1630
E20110 or 5N1631
E20024 or 5N1444
G20001 or 5N0690
G10036 or 4N3400

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The primary career paths include translation in international business or public services, and teaching English as a foreign language.

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