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The advise that I would give to someone considering this job is to do their Leaving Cert and do the Transition year as this would give an opportunity to get some job experience or do some voluntary work within the community.

Do a Level 5 FETAC health related course. The skills and qualities that are needed to do this type of work are a real sense of caring for other people, communication skills, listening skills, be able to take and give constructive criticism without causing or taking offence, patience a willing to give your best effort to your work.
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Arts (Joint Honours) Humanities

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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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This joint honours degree will give students new critical perspective on areas central to contemporary society.

Subject choices have increased since 2016 and now include English, International Languages, Irish, Geography, History, Human Development, Law, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Politics,Theology and Religious Studies.

Each subject area provides students with an opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a particular academic discipline while also providing a solid foundation for further study. Chosen subjects will be studied through seminars, lectures, workshops and tutorials and some on-line learning giving students the opportunity to get to know fellow students.


DCU Bachelor of Arts

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This course is still being run on the St. Patricks Campus, but you register as a DCU student.

Ever wanted to know how the world around you has been shaped or how it really works? This three or four year course in the Humanities gives you the opportunity to work in knowledge-areas that help us address these kinds of questions and to achieve the academic and personal satisfaction that is so crucial to third-level study. If you have an interest in the world around you and modern society, this course will certainly appeal to you. 

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Students study two subjects from: English, Gaeilge, Human Development 

History or Mathematics or Music
French or Geography or Religious Studies or Irish Studies

This degree gives you the option to choose from a range of humanities subjects. You can choose two subjects and study them both equally from the following:

Up to two permitted from English, Gaeilge, Human Development

Only one permitted from History, Maths, Music

Only one permitted from Geography, Irish Studies*, Theology and Religious Studies

*Irish Studies may not be taken with English or History

Each subject area of the Bachelor of Arts will providce you with an opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a particular academic discipline. This degree will prepare you for a variety of careers while also providing a solid foundation for further study at postgraduate level.

 


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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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EPAMX  5M2011  Music
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training

Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in 5 modules.

Note:

Subject Requirement for Gaeilge:

One of the 5 distinctions must be in module/component E20110 - Irish
or 5N1631 - Irish
Irish (or O1/H4 or better in Leaving Cert Irish)
Subject Requirement for French:

One of the 5 distinctions must be in module/component E20106 - French
or 5N1623 - French
French (or O1/H4 or better in Leaving Cert French)
Subject Requirement for Maths:

One of the 5 distinctions must be in module B20029 - Statistics
or 5N2066 - Statistics
or C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
(or O1/H4 in Leaving Certificate Maths)

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Many subject options offer the opportunity to avail of a year long study period abroad in a partner university.

This degree leads to career opportunities in post primary teaching, translation, postgraduate studies, multinational corporations and international organisations including the EU which since 2003 recognises Irish as an official working language.



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