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Fintan O'Brien

Business Analyst

Coillte

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A high degree of interpersonal skills are required as in a Company the size of Coillte, with over 1,000 people employed,  you will have to interact with a lot of different people. The more educational qualifications you have the greater the job prospects
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Arts (subject option: Economics)

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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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3 Years
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2014 Points

345

Change from 2013: 

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Points History:

2013 - 330
2012 - 330
2011 - 345
2010 - 350
2009 - 360
2008 - 335
2007 - 340
2006 - 345
2005 - 360
2004 - 385
2003 - 380
2002 - 400
2001 - 390
2000 - 385

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Economics involves the examination of questions such as how we get incomes and spend them, how prices are determined, how inflation arises, what causes employment to expand or contract, why countries are more or less prosperous. No previous knowledge of economics is assumed.

As part of an Arts degree, economics is one of four subjects you choose from a menu of subjects in first year. You continue with two of your chosen First Year subjects in second and third year. You may have an option to spend an additional year studying abroad.


 
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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.


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Must have distinctions in any 4 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification.


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Economics provides a whole range of skills (analytical, problem-solving, computers, data handling, presentation and communication) and knowledge required by employers. Our teaching approach at UCC, with its emphasis on transformative education, will prepare you for the knowledge economy, the need for continual change and for life-long learning.

Graduates with Economics have traditionally gone into a wide variety of different types of jobs, including:
teaching
banking and finance
business consultancy
journalism



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