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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.

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
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2013 Points

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Change from 2012: 

Points History:

2013 - 210
2012 - 215
2011 - 180
2010 - 305v
2009 - 170
2008 - 180
2007 - 225
2006 - 225
2005 - 230
2004 - 255
2003 - 250
2002 - 210

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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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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:

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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