Dunboyne College of Further EducationPre-University Politics, Economics and Social Science

Pre-University Politics, Economics and Social Science

1 Year full time course
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI
Academic year Sept 2023 - May 2024

Course description

Business Studies 5M2102 or General Studies 5M3114

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 Universities.


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

CERTIFICATION: • QQI Level 5 in Business Studies 5M2102 or General Studies 5M3114


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 & 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.


UCD: DN700 Philosophy, Politics & Economics – Social Sciences (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC230 Economics, Politics & Law (Level 8, 3 or 4 Years) DCU: DC295 Arts – Politics (Level 8, 3 Years) DCU: DC231 International Relations (Level 8, 4 Years) Maynooth: MH101 Arts – Economics / Politics (Level 8, 3 Years) Maynooth: MH107 Social Science (Level 8, 3 Years) UCD: DN750 Social Policy & Sociology (Level 8, 3 Years) DCU: DC238 Social Sciences and Cultural Innovation (Level 8, 4 Years) Trinity: TR081 Business, Economics & Social Studies (Level 8, 4 Years) South East Technological University Waterford: WD187 Social Science (Level 8, 3 Years) NUI Galway: GY132 Government (Politics, Economics & Law) (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Blanchardstown: TU902 International Business (Level 8, 4 Years) Maynooth: MH101 Arts (Politics & International Relations) (Level 8, 4 Years)


• Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature students of all backgrounds • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants may be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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