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I would strongly advise you to do the Masters in Science Communication in DCU. It really gives you a feel for the different kinds of media and ways of explaining things. And it's a good place to make contacts, which is also useful.

I would also recommend that you read science books. Not textbooks, good popular science books are just as useful for this kind of work, as it's already been broken down into simpler language for you. And only read the ones that you're interested in - it shouldn't be a chore to read them.

But I would recommend reading outside your subject area, so if you're into physics, then read some books on biology and vice versa (everyone should read Stephen J. Gould).  However, the more knowledge you have, the more questions you'll be able to answer.

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Course Code:
DT104
Title:
Auctioneering, Valuation and Estate Agency
College:
DIT
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
3 Years

 

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This course is designed to prepare graduates for a career in auctioneering, estate agencies or property valuation. It covers the legal, economic and physical background within the property market.



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Auctioneers and estate agents involved in the sales, letting, management and evaluation of property.

 

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CAO Points 
2013 Points

220

Change from 2012: 

115

History:

2012 - 105
2011 - 200
2010 - 230
2009 - 240
2008 - 280
2007 - 350
2006 - 375
2005 - 375
2004 - 375
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2002 - 350
2001 - 360
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