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The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

CAO (Higher Education)

Degree - Honours Bachelor

Government and Political Science

University College Cork - UCC
University College Cork - UCC
Course Code
CK122
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
355
Points Change

Course Summary

Political science is the study of governments, public policies and political processes, systems and political behaviour. Studying politics means studying the real world and developing the skills to make sense of that world. You will gain analytical and practical skills, invaluable in today’s competitive employment market.

Course Details

College Link > CK122 - Government and Political Science

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Career Sectors

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.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

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
CITXX Information Technology
CCNMX Computer and Network Maintenance
CELTX Electronic Technology
CETXX Electronic Technology
CNSSX Networks and Software Systems
BSMSX Supervisory Management Skills
ECAXX Community Arts
DSACX School Age Childcare
DSDCX Sport Development
EFTVP Film & TV Production
EMMWD Multimedia and Web Development
EMPXX Media Production
EMXXX Multimedia
EPAAX Performing Arts Administration
5M0528 Media Production
5M0529 Software Development
5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
BEBXX 5M0828 eBusiness
5M1761 Intellectual Disability Practice
5M18294 Office Informatics
5M18518 Media Production
5M18519 Film and Television Production
AAXXX 5M1985 Art
AGDXX 5M1995 Graphic Design
BBSSX 5M1997 Office Administration
DCHSC 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
EPAMX 5M2011 Music
5M20599 Music
BIPXX 5M2067 Information Processing
BMXXX 5M2069 Marketing
BCCOX 5M2071 Contact Centre Operations
ELESX 5M2073 Language and European Studies
EPXXX 5M2094 Photography
BBSXX 5M2102 Business Studies
EMMPX 5M2146 Multimedia Production
EMEXX 5M2149 Sound Production
ECHSX 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
EASSX 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
EPJXX 5M2464 Journalism
BBSAX 5M2468 Business Administration

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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.

Enterprising

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.

Investigative

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.

Career Progression

A degree in political science will equip you for all sorts of careers: political activity, management, retail, banking, government departments, local government and international organisations. Political science graduates work in the media and for pressure groups, become consultants and go on to lecturing and research posts at universities. Others become teachers in secondary schools.

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

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