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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


Pre University Arts - Languages

Code:  5M2073
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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What is Pre University Arts/Language and European Studies?

This one year course will aim to prepare participants for entrance into Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges as well as preparing students to work in a European environment both in Ireland and abroad. Students will be able to take this cultural option through archaeology, folklore and local history modules or concentrate on a language option with European Studies.

Career Opportunities

There are now 83 places in First Arts in Maynooth University, 25 places in UCD as well as numerous places in DCU, UCC, Mater Dei, and many local IT colleges for students who hold a QQI qualification in Culture and Heritage Studies or Language and European Studies. There are also opportunities in travel and tourism, European administration, local heritage concerns as well as in the business world through insurance, banking, or international trade.

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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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