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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.

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4 Years
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This course offers students a choice of learning two of three languages; from French, German or Spanish. A wide range of topics gives students a general view of European society and culture.

After the first year, each student specialises in one language. In the third year they attend one of the colleges partner universities in either France, Germany or Spain.


 
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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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Entire focus of the programme is vocational and applied so much so that students will spend a year abroad in third year in one of the Institute's continental partner universities.



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