Also available in degree stream MH101 PPE - Philosophy, Poliitics and Economics: students study all three subjects for three years.
Philosophy requires us to reflect upon our own ideas about the world. In asking us to critically examine our own ideas and to weed out of our own prejudices and inconsistencies, philosophy should give us respect for the ideas of others, and to appreciate the different ways in which other people look at the world.
In this programme you will receive an excellent overview in philosophy through the Introduction to Philosophy as well as an excellent grounding in core philosophy subjects such as Ethics, Political Philosophy or Ancient Philosophy, while also retaining the flexibility to customise your own academic path.
Foreign language options with this course
There are options to study a language as part of this course. The following option(s) may be selected:
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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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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|Note: Information for 2019 Entry|
|Old Code||New Code||Award Title|
|EMMWD||Multimedia and Web Development|
|BACXX||Administration - Construction|
|EFTVP||Film & TV Production|
|CNSSX||Networks and Software Systems|
|5M0536||Computer Systems and Networks|
|5M1761||Intellectual Disability Practice|
|5M18519||Film and Television Production|
|DCHSC||5M2009||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|ELESX||5M2073||Language and European Studies|
|ECHSX||5M2154||Cultural and Heritage Studies|
|EASSX||5M2181||Applied Social Studies|
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
The expertise gained in Philosophy is of great value in many different careers. Philosophy is a good preparation for an academic career, for journalism, law, radio and television and the media in general, for politics and public service, and increasingly, philosophy graduates are being hired by large corporations.
Philosophy graduates are valued for their quick intelligence, and their ability to take an overview on the problem or situation confronting them and, most importantly, their ability to reason clearly and independently and to ‘think outside the box’.