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  • Registered Users Posts: 747 skyscraperblue


    LeixlipRed wrote: »
    Stick Maths and Theoretical Physics down first anyway. It's always a tiny class and they're usually a very close knit bunch, helping each other out with assignments, socialising together, etc. I can put you in touch with some people from that course if you want to talk to someone who's done it or is doing it :)
    Seriously? That would be absolutely amazing, thank you so much :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,081 ✭✭✭ LeixlipRed


    PM me and I'll sort it out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19 ✭✭✭ jellybaby1992


    smileyy wrote: »
    Hey guys!
    I'm considering applying for a Social Science degree in NUI Maynooth, does anyone have any experience with this course? What is it like? I feel like it really would suit me and it does sound interesting but I'm scared that it's maybe like a social care course (I already know people that have completed this course and they seem to mostly have jobs in nursing homes etc) whereas I would rather go down the social worker route! Are there good career prospects with this course? Or is it just too similar to a social care course? Can anyone help I'm so confused thanks :)

    Hey Smileyy
    I am a first year social science student in Maynooth. It is a good course and it is only a 12 hour week :). Like you I want to go down the social worker route, so I am hoping to do a master in social worker in Trinity ( fingers crossed :D). The main career prospects we have been told about in the course are civil service, community and youth worker and a social worker. It is completely different to a social care course. In first year you do social policy, sociology and one of :history, geography, economic, philosophy and anthropoly and then in second year you continue on with two of the subjects. For social work I would recommend keeping social policy. If you have any question or want to know more about the course, you can send me a message :D.


  • Registered Users Posts: 67 ✭✭✭ Anonymous_Bosch


    I stumbled through this course on this thread but there hasn't been much discussion about it. I'm currently completing my BA in UCC and am contemplating this. Have any Boardsies completed this course? I'm thinking about doing it as it's something I'd be hugely interested in. Is it reccommended? Thanks in advance for any replies.

    I haven't done it, but I did Dr. Speller's Introduction to War Studies last semester and it was really interesting.

    He knows his stuff and the material I saw in college about the MA looked good.

    Sorry I can't be of more help.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,715 DB21


    Just a little FYI for those planning on doing Science Education; stay on the course head's good side. Trust me.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,871 ✭✭✭ mp3guy


    DB21 wrote: »
    Just a little FYI for those planning on doing Science Education; stay on <snip>'s good side (if you can find it). Trust me.

    You really shouldn't mention names here...


  • Registered Users Posts: 161 ✭✭ Irlandesaaa


    what about the courses i nGaeilge? I'm interested in a part time one (can't afford more than 2 years lol) but never heard anyone else's opinion... for example how's it like, around how many students per group, the atmosphere, etc?
    thanks in advance


  • Registered Users Posts: 490 ✭✭ Wendero


    I'm not sure whether to post this in this thread or the general discussion thread, but I'm going to do the EC399 module next year, that is, I'm going to write a thesis.

    Has anyone done this module? I'd like to know about any possible pitfalls to avoid, and guidelines to follow since I'm starting with it this summer (have a subject approved by my future supervisor). So if anyone could reply in this thread or PM me I'd be grateful :) Just tell me what your overall experience was, if it was fun and everything. It seems fun :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,540 ✭✭✭ freeze4real


    guys I do finance and economics going into 2nd year.

    I just checked what modules i will be doing against that of fionance and accounting and I noticed that although it has some similiarites I might not be doing what I really want to do.

    e.g I want to do courses like introduction to capital markets futures etc which is done in finance and accounting.

    My question is can I do these modules even though its not in my course code and still get credits for them ?

    or will I still do them but it will be under different module names ?

    thanks


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,810 Seren_


    guys I do finance and economics going into 2nd year.

    I just checked what modules i will be doing against that of fionance and accounting and I noticed that although it has some similiarites I might not be doing what I really want to do.

    e.g I want to do courses like introduction to capital markets futures etc which is done in finance and accounting.

    My question is can I do these modules even though its not in my course code and still get credits for them ?

    or will I still do them but it will be under different module names ?

    thanks
    I know you can ask to do modules outside your subject (e.g. you could do a history module even if you don't study it), you just have to get the permission from both department heads. Seeing as you would be doing a module that is run by your own department, just for a different course, I imagine you would have a good chance of being allowed to do the module you want. Send an email to the department secretary and see what they say :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 35 ✭✭✭ sionnachrua


    Anyone know anything about reading courses? Was thinking of doing one in maths, but I'm worried how hard they're marked and all, cause it'd be in final year and actually count for something!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,081 ✭✭✭ LeixlipRed


    It's basically just a mini-thesis but normally you can't actually take them unless you're looking to make up credits. Are you in the BA Maths programme?


  • Registered Users Posts: 35 ✭✭✭ sionnachrua


    Yep. Can't you opt to do them instead of something else? There are only 4 compulsory modules, and an awful lot of statistics I'd rather avoid.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ jenjo


    sorry to butt in, but anyone know what philosophy is like in first year?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,969 ✭✭✭ kksaints


    Wendero wrote: »
    I'm not sure whether to post this in this thread or the general discussion thread, but I'm going to do the EC399 module next year, that is, I'm going to write a thesis.

    Has anyone done this module? I'd like to know about any possible pitfalls to avoid, and guidelines to follow since I'm starting with it this summer (have a subject approved by my future supervisor). So if anyone could reply in this thread or PM me I'd be grateful :) Just tell me what your overall experience was, if it was fun and everything. It seems fun :)

    Yeah did it this year. You pick your supervisor and they will get in contact with you. Each supervisor has a different specialty so if you want to pick say Labour Economics you should pick the one that specialises in it. Some supervisor will give you a list of heading to choose from while others you will have to think up a topic. You will also have a few tutorials and a literature review done before Christmas. The finishing day this year was in the first week of April.

    I enjoyed it particularly the readings that i did. Finding the information was also good some will give you data sets other supervisors will tell you where to get the data sets.

    You probably should wait until you got your supervisor before starting just make sure you have an idea in your head about what module you would like to do it on.

    Also make sure you log on very quickly the day the supervisor choice is activated. I logged on 2 hours after the it was activated by that stage 5 supervisors had gone. A friend of mine did it the day after and had a choice of only 2 supervisor out of around 15.

    Hope this helps.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,081 ✭✭✭ LeixlipRed


    Yep. Can't you opt to do them instead of something else? There are only 4 compulsory modules, and an awful lot of statistics I'd rather avoid.

    Hey, forgot I hadn't replied to this. Yeh, you can choose it instead of something else. I reckon the best thing to do is to talk to your course coordinator about it. It's not big deal to do it especially if you just want to not do a stats module. A lad I know did it a few years ago but I can't remember the mechanics of it, how you choose a topic, etc. But whoever's in charge will know what the craic is, good luck :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 67 ✭✭✭ annoyingbeast


    Does anybody do either history or politics in NUI Maynooth? or maybe archaeology+geology in UCD?

    I'm thinking of doing one of them but im not sure, how hard is it? what things do you cover? do you like it? what about the lecturer or people on the courses? any information is great! :D thaaanks:D


  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 7,430 Mod ✭✭✭✭ XxMCRxBabyxX


    Does anybody do either history or politics in NUI Maynooth? or maybe archaeology+geology in UCD?

    I'm thinking of doing one of them but im not sure, how hard is it? what things do you cover? do you like it? what about the lecturer or people on the courses? any information is great! :D thaaanks:D

    Hiya I'm studying History as my arts subject in Law and Arts (BCL)

    I love it. There are a good few assignments but nothing is incredibly difficult.In first year I had four modules: Practicing History 1&2, Ireland in the 16th century and The Theory of revolutions. PH was tbh fairly boring but it was the module that all your assignments came from, I loved 16th century but we had Lennon who wrote the book and has since retired and theory of revolutions was interesting if a bit different in that it had more of a theoretical politics aspect to it.
    I think the course has slightly changed though last year and prob will again.

    2nd year gives you way more choice in modules. You have 2 core modules (1 per sem) and then you need to pick 15 credits worth of optional modules (normally 2 modules, or some people picked more). I picked History of Med and Baroque Art. The core modules were early modern europe and then Ireland at the same time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ plug_in_baby


    Hi everyone, could anyone give me any info on what Greek and Roman Civ. is like?
    I'm thinking of doing it as my third subject (Along with English and Music) instead of history. I really think i'd like G&R but i'd just like a student's perspective.
    Did anyone do both G&R and history? If so which did you perfer?

    Thanks a mil in advance :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 782 ✭✭✭ tootyflutty


    Hi everyone, could anyone give me any info on what Greek and Roman Civ. is like?
    I'm thinking of doing it as my third subject (Along with English and Music) instead of history. I really think i'd like G&R but i'd just like a student's perspective.
    Did anyone do both G&R and history? If so which did you perfer?

    Thanks a mil in advance :)

    I've a couple of friends who did it, and two that did history and G&R for first year, and they all chose G&R for second year.
    There is a lot of reading from what I remember, but they all loved the course and the lecturers. They referred to every lecture as story time :p
    Sorry, I don't know much about the actual course work.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ plug_in_baby


    I've a couple of friends who did it, and two that did history and G&R for first year, and they all chose G&R for second year.
    There is a lot of reading from what I remember, but they all loved the course and the lecturers. They referred to every lecture as story time :p
    Sorry, I don't know much about the actual course work.

    Thanks a mill for the info tootyflooty:) That's great to hear they loved the course, that's exactly what I wanted to find out. There's some info on the coursework on the website but I just wanted to see if people actually liked doing the course. I can see now that a good few do :) I think iv'e settled on G&R now so;) Thanks again!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,762 mickstupp


    Hi everyone, could anyone give me any info on what Greek and Roman Civ. is like?
    I'm thinking of doing it as my third subject (Along with English and Music) instead of history. I really think i'd like G&R but i'd just like a student's perspective.
    Did anyone do both G&R and history? If so which did you perfer?

    Thanks a mil in advance :)
    I enjoyed Greek & Roman so much I wish I could've done it as a Single Honours degree. My other subjects felt like work, G&R was pure pleasure most of the time. Obviously some modules are better/more enjoyable than others, but it depends on your personal interests. It's also a great course because there's a wide mixture of straight history, politics, epic poetry, drama, even a couple of novels and some anthropology and a little philosophy. No matter what you're into there's bound to be a part of the course you'll love to bits. And the department are incredibly helpful and friendly.

    My experience was that if you turn up to the lectures, take notes (and actually read them once in a while) you can certainly get by without reading very much. If you want to do well, just like any other subject, you have to do the reading, a good chunk of it at least. If you want to get a first... takes a little luck, maybe a little love for the subject, lots of reading, and an ability to link things together, see the big picture... just like in many other subjects.

    It's pure escapism for me... really hoping to do an MA in it.

    Don't forget you'll have a couple of weeks to check out a bunch of different subjects. My first two weeks in first year I was attending classes for five different subjects before I decided on the three I wanted. What you pick at registration is not necessarily what you're stuck with for the year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ plug_in_baby


    mickstupp wrote: »
    I enjoyed Greek & Roman so much I wish I could've done it as a Single Honours degree. My other subjects felt like work, G&R was pure pleasure most of the time. Obviously some modules are better/more enjoyable than others, but it depends on your personal interests. It's also a great course because there's a wide mixture of straight history, politics, epic poetry, drama, even a couple of novels and some anthropology and a little philosophy. No matter what you're into there's bound to be a part of the course you'll love to bits. And the department are incredibly helpful and friendly.

    My experience was that if you turn up to the lectures, take notes (and actually read them once in a while) you can certainly get by without reading very much. If you want to do well, just like any other subject, you have to do the reading, a good chunk of it at least. If you want to get a first... takes a little luck, maybe a little love for the subject, lots of reading, and an ability to link things together, see the big picture... just like in many other subjects.

    It's pure escapism for me... really hoping to do an MA in it.

    Don't forget you'll have a couple of weeks to check out a bunch of different subjects. My first two weeks in first year I was attending classes for five different subjects before I decided on the three I wanted. What you pick at registration is not necessarily what you're stuck with for the year.

    Thanks so much for the info mickstupp, really appreciate it :)!! I think i'll really like doing G&R now, sounds like it'd suit me to a T :p And it's encouraging to hear that some of the students love it that much. I'll try out history and maybe Anthropology for the first while too I think.
    Thanks again and hope you get to do tour MA in it :).


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 688 lalee17


    Hey can anyone help me out with this one...

    I'm going into first year biological&biomedical science, obviously you have to take maths in first year... But I want to drop it ASAP, am I able to do an Arts subject as my extra module, and still drop it after first year?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,081 ✭✭✭ LeixlipRed


    Don't think you can carry an Arts subject into second year with that course. Be careful because you'll end up having to do maths in second year if you make the wrong choice. There's a maths support centre on campus that provides free walk in help with maths so make sure to make good use of it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,134 Duddy


    lalee17 wrote: »
    Hey can anyone help me out with this one...

    I'm going into first year biological&biomedical science, obviously you have to take maths in first year... But I want to drop it ASAP, am I able to do an Arts subject as my extra module, and still drop it after first year?

    Nope you have to do Maths in second year if you take an Arts subject, if you pick a Science subject you can drop either that subject or Maths in second year.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,081 ✭✭✭ LeixlipRed


    Also, if you only pass the other Science subject by compensation then you will have to take maths in second year. So pick something you won't struggle at if you're really intent on not doing maths in second year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,524 ✭✭✭ Big Pussy Bonpensiero


    Did anyone go to Frobel here? Or should I ask in the TCD forum?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7 ✭✭✭ maynoo41


    Hi, I am a mature student returning into Second year English and Sociology after many years. Because I am going into 2nd year I won't be registering until the 23rd. Therein lies my dilemma. I have no access to moodle etc. so don't really know what happens on the first week. I have managed to get a broad outline of my lectures etc. However I see from the timetable that some of the optional modules from Sociology conflict with my english lectures. What is the story with this? Also anyone doing English, I believe I have to go online and choose certain seminars / tutorials. When is this supposed to happen. Am I going to be too late doing this the second week. If anyone can advise me on this I would appreciate it. Thanks


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,810 Seren_


    maynoo41 wrote: »
    Hi, I am a mature student returning into Second year English and Sociology after many years. Because I am going into 2nd year I won't be registering until the 23rd. Therein lies my dilemma. I have no access to moodle etc. so don't really know what happens on the first week. I have managed to get a broad outline of my lectures etc. However I see from the timetable that some of the optional modules from Sociology conflict with my english lectures. What is the story with this? Also anyone doing English, I believe I have to go online and choose certain seminars / tutorials. When is this supposed to happen. Am I going to be too late doing this the second week. If anyone can advise me on this I would appreciate it. Thanks

    Hiya :) I was in a somewhat similar situation last year, so hopefully I'll be able to help you out!

    Having no access to moodle for the first week won't really be a huge problem. The lectures that week will only really be introductions anyway. However, if you do want access to the moodle pages beforehand, you should email the lecturers of the modules you plan on doing and ask them for the password to the moodle course pages.

    With regards Sociology options clashing with English, you're just going to have to pick one of the ones that doesn't clash. There should be a good few that don't seeing as Sociology & English are a popular combo (I did them myself) :) There's no need to worry about signing up for an English seminar, as you don't have to sign up until a few weeks into the semester. So at that stage you will have everything sorted out!

    If you have any problems with these, I suggest getting in touch with the department offices. They will be able to point you in the right direction :)


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