Course Description

Pre University Politics, Economics and Social Science

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This interdisciplinary course combines the study of Politics, Economics and Social Science and gives an understanding of the interactions between economic, social and political processes.
This course covers how governments, policies and international relations work, learning to understand people and businesses, markets and governments, and how to respond to national and global changes, whilst understanding society, human behaviour and relationships.
Students will have the option of taking a language, Irish, French or Spanish, along with European Studies.
These qualifications can be used to progress to a variety of degree and certificate programmes in a wide range of

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Applied Economics
• European Studies
• Political Studies
• Intercultural Studies
• Interpersonal and Group Behaviour
• Business Administration and Skills
• Marketing Practice
• Word Processing
• Safety and Health at Work
• Language Option
• Communications
• Research and Study Skills
• Work Experience
• Mathematics

• Level 5 Business Studies 5M2102 or
Level 5 General Studies 5M3114

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Course Code 5M2102/ 5M3114
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Business
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration 1 Year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path Graduates may pursue a degree in many Universities. Alternatively, students may seek immediate employment in a range of public service bodies or business. There is now a large range of certificates, ordinary and honours degree courses available to graduates on the newly expanded QQI Links Programme. The Pre-University Politics, Economics and Social Science option will allow students to progress to third level colleges and universities like Maynooth University, Trinity, Technological University of the Shannon Athlone, TUD, DCU, Dundalk Institute of Technology. Graduates can also access the 175 places in First Arts in Maynooth University. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: UCD: DN700 Philosophy, Politics and Economics – Social Sciences (Level 8, 4 Years) DN750 Social Policy and Sociology (Level 8, 3 Years) DCU: DC230 Economics, Politics and Law (Level 8, 3 or 4 Years) DC295 Arts – Politics (Level 8, 3 Years) DC231 International Relations (Level 8, 4 Years) DC189 Global Challenges (Level 8, 4 Years) DC238 Social Sciences and Cultural Innovation (Level 8, 4 Years) Maynooth University: MH101 Arts – Economics /Politics (Level 8, 3 Years) MH107 Social Science (Level 8, 3 Years) MH101 Arts (Politics and International Relations) (Level 8, 4 Years) Trinity: TR081 Business, Economics and Social Studies (Level 8, 4 Years) SETU Waterford: SE920 Social Science (Level 8, 3 Years) NUI Galway: GY132 Government (Politics, Economics and Law) (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Blanchardstown: TU902 International Business (Level 8, 4 Years)
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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