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Michelle Ryan

Corporate Sales Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Michelle Ryan
Firstly it is very important that you get a third level education as this is a requirement in most hotels for a job in sales. This is the most important step in working in hotel sales. You should gain as much experience within the industry which I found very beneficial.

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Biological and Biomedical 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.

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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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Biological Science is the study of biological systems, from within cells to entire ecosystems, and examining the fundamental processes involved in these systems.

This programme will suit students with a strong desire to pursue a career in biology,  It contains a high proportion of practical and theoretical biology from first year and offers the possibility of a laboratory research project in the final year.

Graduates from this degree can obtain either a BSc in Biological Science or a BSc in Biomedical Science.


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MH208 - Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Maynooth University

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MH208 - Biological and Biomedical Sciences
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Five Distinctions which must include:
C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C20175 (or OC3/HD3 in LCE Maths)

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Students have the option of an Erasmus Study year abroad (subject to availability).

Biological Science graduates pursue careers in the biological industry, pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, nutrition, research and teaching.

Postgraduate studies in medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary, biomedical research, biology, and immunolgy are also a possibility.

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