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Arts - Mathematical Studies

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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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3 Years
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When combined with another Arts subject such as Economics, Geography, History or a continental language this course offers a solid qualification offering a wide range of career options. Mathematical Studies is more broadly based course than Mathematics.

As part of an Arts degree, this is one of four subjects you choose from a menu of subjects in first year. You continue with two of your chosen First Year subjects in second and third year. You may have an option to spend an additional year studying abroad.

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CK101 - Arts - Mathematical Studies

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CK101 - Arts - Mathematical Studies
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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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EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
ECAXX    Community Arts
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
EMPXX    Media Production
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BITSX  6M5014  International Contact Centre Service
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
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DSACX    School Age Childcare
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EPAAX    Performing Arts Administration
DTXXX  5M5011  Tourism with Business
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BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
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CITXX    Information Technology
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
BAXXX  6M5013  Administration
BALBX  6M4985  Business
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DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies

Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in any 4 modules in the FETAC/QQI level 5/6 qualification.

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As a graduate, your technical and numeracy skills will prepare you for a range of employment opportunities. Your soft skills, such as oral and written presentation skills and experience of working in a team, will also be attractive to employers.

A degree that includes mathematics will be seen by employers as evidence that you are able to think independently and quickly learn new skills.

Recent graduates have embarked on career paths such as:
management services
sales and marketing
civil service

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