Why Study Arts? The Benefits of an Education in Arts and Humanities

Why Study Arts? The Benefits of an Education in Arts and Humanities

Year on year, Arts is by far the most popular CAO option for Irish school leavers. Arts and Humanities may not have a dedicated career path, unlike law, medicine of computer science. But an Arts course can be an excellent choice for anyone who has an open mind about their future career. The history of […]

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Theology and Religious Studies

Theology and Religious Studies

Being of a religious persuasion is not a prerequisite for these courses. Theology and Religious Studies attracts just as many non-believers as devotees. Student learn about the theory, contexts and debates concerning the different religions. They also look at the effects religious belief has on the world. As a result, this is an enthralling and […]

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Art History and Arts Administration

Art History and Arts Administration

Art History and Arts Administration are ideal for those who want to work in the arts. A love of art does not necessarily mean the desire to be an artist. Arts administrators ensure that artists and performers earn a living and are able to show their work to the general public. This can mean organising […]

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Classics

Classics

A Classics degree is not a particularly pragmatic or job-focused course. However, it offers a well-balanced education. As a result it can open up a range of career options. Graduates go on to postgraduate study and enter academia as researchers and lecturers. Alternative areas include archaeology, journalism and broadcasting, law, the civil service, the government, art […]

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Librarianship

Librarianship

Libraries have been around for 4, 000 years, and are an integral part of most human societies. They gather and organise the records of human knowledge and experience. This can be in the form of books, periodicals, newspapers as well as audio-visual and electronic items. These records are generally available to the public. A librarian’s […]

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Social and Community Work

Social and Community Work

Social and community work is necessary and important work. In every society there are people at risk of social exclusion. There is rarely a single influencing factor. More often, it is as a result of a range of complex issues. Poverty plays a major role, but so too do unemployment, alcohol or drug addiction, mental illness, […]

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Career Profile Languages: Working as a Translator and Interpreter

Career Profile Languages: Working as a Translator and Interpreter

Name: Sarah Jane, Profession: Translator/Interpreter I knew from my teens that I wanted to work with languages. I had a flair for them, so I took all the languages I could at secondary level. After that, I earned a place on the Applied Languages degree course at Dublin City University. Even before college, I started […]

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Psychology

Psychology

A popular misconception is that psychology is mainly emotive and involves a lot of psychobabble and self-help jargon: this is an extremely misleading view. Psychologists use scientific methods and empirical research to study human behaviour. They also examine how environmental and cultural factors help shape us. They then use this knowledge to help people overcome […]

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Languages

Languages

The study of language is much more than learning tenses or how to ask for iced tea in Germany. You must gain knowledge of other cultures and ways of life. A second language makes you better equipped for employment in an array of sectors. This includes business, education, health and tourism. It also makes travel […]

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English

English

While many people enjoy a good read, studying English at college is really for those who wish to explore and research the best of modern and classic literature. Students engage with and analyse the texts they read. Whatever interpretations they then offer must be supported through logical argument, traceable reference material, and clear articulation. English […]

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Geography

Geography

The Ancient Greeks coined the the term geography. Roughly this translates as “to describe the earth.” The name hints at the scale of this discipline. As you can guess, geography encompasses far more than learning the names of capitals cities or types of lakes. Geography has two major areas. Firstly, there is the human. This incorporates […]

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Philosophy and Theology

Philosophy and Theology

Philosophy seeks to unearth universal truths by utilising reason and logic. It tackles concepts such as existence (ontology), morality (ethics), nature (metaphysics), and knowledge (epistemology). Theology also uses reason and logic, along with historical and religious knowledge, in the criticism, defence, and analysis of religious belief. Students do not have to be religious to study […]

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History

History

The Roman politician and philosopher Cicero once claimed that:”History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illuminates reality, vitalises memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.” Thus, with greater historical knowledge comes a greater capacity to contextualise and understand the present. Education Third-level History programmes are […]

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Economics

Economics

Economics is an objective social science. It measures and examines the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Economists also provide guidance on how a society might better manage its resources. Economics courses also prepare students for a number of careers in the private and public spheres. Graduates are able to deal with complex […]

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European Studies

European Studies

European Studies a fascinatingly varied topic of study and Ireland’s future is firmly tied with the European Union economically, politically, legally, and socially. Because of this, many Irish graduates want to make their mark on the EU. They work in areas such as policy, research, and administration in Brussels. Education You can a European Studies […]

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Politics, International Relations, and European Studies

Politics, International Relations, and European Studies

Students of politics, international relations and European studies learn about a wide variety of subjects. These include the social, economic, and political structure of contemporary societies. They also examine a society’s historical development and consider ways in which a political and social organisation can be improved. Like most Arts subjects, Politics, International Relations, and European […]

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Media Communications Summer Course for teenagers

Media Communications Summer Course for teenagers

The Irish Academy of Public Relations will be running a media communications summer course for teenagers this July. The course is open to students aged 13 to 17 years old and will be held at University College Dublin. The course is designed to give participants an idea of what it is like to work in media. […]

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Cambirdge First Cerftificate Preperation Course

Cambirdge First Cerftificate Preperation Course

At EGA International, we believe the most valuable tool for success in life is clear communication. We need to understand and we need to be understood. Our mission is to provide our students with inspired and effective language instruction in a safe and friendly environment. Our teachers are highly qualified and passionate about student achievement. […]

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Broadcasting and Film

Broadcasting and Film

A career in Broadcasting and Film is rarely means a life of glamorous parties aboard luxury yachts and riotously upended hotel suites.  The reality is much more likely to be hard work, long hours, and a lack of job security. However it is also a challenging and rewarding field. Education Film Studies is the academic […]

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Social Studies At The Open Training College

Social Studies At The Open Training College

Thinking of getting ‘professionalised’? The Open Training College is still open for applications for its BA in Applied Social Studies (Disability) courses commencing September 2015. ‘Learning Together’ The Open Training College provides accredited training to people employed, or seeking employment, in the disability/human service and non-profit sectors across Ireland, using an approach developed specifically for […]

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