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TA021
European 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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4 Years
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The course offers students a range of modules which provide them with an understanding of modern Europe. Specialising in one European language (French, German or Spanish), the course provides students with an indepth understanding of aspects of European history, politics, culture and business, marketing and economics.

In year 3 of the Bachelor of Arts in European Studies you will spend a semester abroad as an intern in one of our many partner organisations.


 
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TA021 - European Studies
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TA021 - European 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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Old Code New Code Award Title
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
DTXXX  5M5011  Tourism with Business
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
BCCOX  5M2071  Contact Centre Operations

Essential Module Requirements:
Three Distinctions

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A wide variety of career opportunities exist for graduates of European studies in areas such as national and international companies, government and public sector, political organisations, media, banking, marketing and public relations. 




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