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Anne Nutley

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Bank of Ireland

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  Anne Nutley

Anyone considering this job would need to be patient, warm, a good listener and customer focused. However in the long run what you need most of all is common sense.

 

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Contemporary Culture and Society

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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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325

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Points History:

2013 - 325
2012 - 335
2011 - 350
2010 - 360
2009 - 345
2008 - 340
2007 - 340

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This course studies issues such as community breakdown, cultural tensions between east and western worlds, mass media and globalisation, and the impact of technology on lifestyles. It is a broadly based liberal arts degree, but offers a considerable scope for specialisation in current affairs in later years.


 
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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:
Distinctions required in 5 Modules


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This unique degree gives you career opportunities in national and international institutions, the public service, international advisory bodies, EU bodies, and other careers in international affairs, policy evaluation or research. As a graduate of this course you will also be eligible to apply for postgraduate degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences including masters programmes in areas such as Intercultural Studies, Political and Public Communication, International Relations, Globalisation, Journalism, Communications, and Media Studies.



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