Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Sinead O'Hara from Civil and Public Service Jobs to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Sinead O'Hara

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  Sinead O'Hara

First, I would say that the person should give some thought to what Department they may be assigned to. If, for example, one has a particular interest in environmental issues, then obviously this Department is ideal for them.

The Departments in the Civil Service cover so many aspects of life, and economic and social activity that I think there is choice for everyone. I would also encourage people to think about why they are considering the job - do they see long-term career prospects in it, or maybe they see it as a means to make a contribution.

At the end of the day, service to the public is what a career in the Civil Service is about.

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DN200 BBB
Science - (Biological, Biomedical & Biomolecular 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.

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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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515

2014 Points

515

Change from 2013: 

10

Points History:

2013 - 505
2012 - 500
2011 - 455
2010 - 435
2009 - 440
2008 - 420
2007 - 435
2006 - 450
2005 -
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This course deals with topics including the structural biology of proteins and enzymes, biotechnology, bioinformatics, proteomics, structure-based drug design, the molecular basis of disease and genetic information processing.


 
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The following FETAC Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of FETAC courses that provide that award.


Essential Module Requirements:

5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:

  • C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C20175 Mathematics or OB3 LCE Maths and 2 of the following 9 modules:
  • C20006 or 5N2746
  • C20011 or 5N2747
  • C20012
  • C20013
  • C20016 or 5N1606
  • C20018 or 5N1774
  • C20033 or 5N2751
  • C20040 or 5N1638
  • C20048 or 5N1460


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This course provides knowledge useful in medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, environmental science, and manufacturing.



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