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Linguistic 
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, or story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
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DN501
Arts - Part time - Day

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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.

Career Opportunities
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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340

2014 Points

340

Change from 2013: 

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Points History:

2013 - 335
2012 - 355
2011 - 355
2010 - 365
2009 - 350
2008 - 350

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Part-time course. Course fees apply.


 
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When Applying from 2014 onwards you must supply the subject code for the joint honours you wish to study. Please see DN500 for available subjects.

 
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

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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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:

ECHSX/5M2154/ELESX/5M2073
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:

  • G20001 or 5N0690

    and 3 of the following 12 modules:
  • E20115 or 5N0762
  • E30106 or 6N2399
  • E30107 or 6N2401
  • E30108 or 6N2400
  • E30109 or 6N2404
  • E30110 or 6N2398
  • E20113 or 5N1296
  • G20022 or 5N1837
  • D20032 or 5N1279
  • E20124 or 5N4571
  • E20024 or 5N1444
  • E20013 or 5N2152


ELAXX/5M3114
5 modules at Distinction Grade.
 
EPJXX/5M2464
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:

  • G20001 or 5N0690

    and 4 of the following 16 modules:
  • E20008 or 5N1298
  • E20076 or 5N2443
  • B20004 or 5N1351
  • E20078 or 5N2435
  • G20022 or 5N1837
  • 5N1405 or N23004 or L20043 or L21757
  • G20031 or 5N1370
  • E20106 or 5N1623
  • E20107 or 5N1624
  • E20109 or 5N1626
  • E20171 or 5N1627
  • E20111 or 5N1628
  • E20178 or 5N1629
  • E20108 or 5N1630
  • E20110 or 5N1631
  • E20164 or 5N1632


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Details of the 2013/14 scoring system and a FETAC calculator can be found HERE

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The great strength of the UCD Arts programme is that you develop as a person while learning about your chosen subject areas. As you mature and your vision for your future becomes clear, you will acquire new skills and discover further opportunities upon graduation to continue your studies or to follow a fulfilling career.



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