Mathematics in Two-Subject Moderatorship 2018-19
(for the combination Mathematics + Economics only)
Senior Sophister Year (pattern B)
Note: Although the list of modules has been updated recently, the regulations that appear below refer to the academic year 2017/18. These regulations will slightly change because of the Trinity Education Project and their updated version will be posted in mid August.
In the Senior Sophister year, students who continue with Mathematics (rather than majoring in their other subject) must either continue with both subjects [an option available in a limited number of combinations] or major in Mathematics (which is pattern B). This page relates to pattern B.
Pattern B students take a total of 60 ECTS credits which must include a 10-credit project (MA4492). The remaining 50 credits should be divided equally between the two terms. Unless indicated otherwise, each module is worth 5 credits.
All module choices are subject to them being possible within the timetable.
- MA2321 Analysis in several real variables [prerequisites: MA1111, MA1125, MA1132] Lecturer: Prof. David Wilkins
- MA2327 Ordinary differential equations [prerequisites: MA1126, MA1212] Lecturer: Prof. Miriam Logan
- MA2331 Equations of mathematical physics I [prerequisite: MA1132] Lecturer: Prof. Manuela Kulaxizi
- MA2361 Computation theory and logic Lecturer: Prof. Colm Ó Dúnlaing
- MA3421 Functional analysis I [prerequisites: MA2223, MA2224 are desirable] Lecturer: Prof. John Stalker
- MA3427 Algebraic topology I [prerequisites: MA1213 and one of MA2223, MA2321] Lecturer: Prof. David Wilkins
- MA3429 Differential geometry [prerequisite: MA2322] Lecturer: Prof. Sergey Frolov
- ST3010 Applied forecasting [prerequisite: ST2351] Lecturer: Prof. Rozenn Dahyot (Statistics)
- ST3011 Multivariate linear analysis [prerequisite: ST2351] Lecturer: Prof. Brett Houlding (Statistics)
- ST3453 Stochastic models in space and time I [prerequisite: ST2351] Lecturer: Prof. Jason Wyse (Statistics)
- ST3456 Modern statistical methods II [prerequisite: ST2351] Lecturer: Prof. Bernando Nipoti (Statistics)
- ST4003 Data analytics [10 credits, prerequisite: ST3011] Lecturer: Prof. Myra O'Regan (Statistics)
- ST4005 Decision analysis Lecturer: Prof. Brett Houlding (Statistics)
Other modules may also be considered subject to approval.
- MA2322 Calculus on manifolds [prerequisite: MA2321] Lecturer: Prof. Jan Manschot
- MA2328 Complex analysis [prerequisite: MA1126 or MA2321] Lecturer: Prof. Marius de Leeuw
- MA2332 Equations of mathematical physics II [prerequisite: MA2331] Lecturer: Prof. Anthony Brown
- MA3416 Group representations [prerequisites: MA1212, MA1213] Lecturer: Prof. Vincent Gélinas
- MA341F Introduction to algebraic geometry [prerequisites: MA2314, MA2322] Lecturer: Prof. Andreea Nicoara
- MA3428 Algebraic topology II [prerequisites: MA1213 and one of MA2223, MA2321] Lecturer: Prof. Sergey Mozgovoy
- MA342T Partial differential equations [prerequisite: MA2327] Lecturer: Prof. John Stalker
- MA346J Set theory and mathematical logic [prerequisite: MA2361] Lecturer: Prof. Colm Ó Dúnlaing
- MA3484 Methods of mathematical economics [prerequisite: MA1212] Lecturer: Prof. David Wilkins
- ST3454 Stochastic models in space and time II [prerequisite: ST2351] Lecturer: Prof. Rozenn Dahyot (Statistics)
- ST3455 Modern statistical methods I [prerequisite: ST2351] Lecturer: Prof. Simon Wilson (Statistics)
Other modules may also be considered subject to approval.
Year long modules
- EC4090 (Economics) Quantitative methods [15 credits]
- MA3496 Mathematics education [10 credits] Lecturers: Prof. Elizabeth Oldham, Prof. Donal O'Donovan
- MA4492 Project [10 credits] Lecturer: Prof. Paschalis Karageorgis
Senior Sophister (Mathematics pattern B) Regulations
Pattern B is available for the combinations of Mathematics with Economics, English Literature, French, Geography, German, Music, Philosophy and Psychology. This page applies specifically to the combination of Mathematics with Economics.
- The Senior Sophister result for Mathematics counts for 50% of the overall moderatorship mark over the two subjects. The remaining 50% is contributed by the overall result awarded in the Junior Sophister year (known as part I of the Moderatorship examination), which is in turn based on both subjects.
- Students take modules to the value of 60 credits in total, (30 in each term).
- At least half of their Senior Sophister Mathematics credits must be chosen at the advanced level.
- Module EC4090 (Quantitative Methods) is available to be taken as part of the Mathematics component, according to the special arrangments for the combination of Mathematics with Economics in the Two-Supject Moderatorship. [It counts at the advanced level.]
- Students must register for Mathematics modules to the value of exactly 60 credits (with the Administrative office of the School of Mathematics) and check that their modules are correctly recorded at the student portal by the deadline (date to be advised but likely to be in January).
- Students will be assessed on their registered modules (only) according to the rules below.
- Papers are set on a majority of modules at the annual examination (held in April/May). The mark for these modules may also incorporate credit for assessed work throughout the academic year as prescribed by the lecturers concerned. (For further information on assessment, consult the individual module descriptions.)
- Results for examinations are published according to the following grades: I = 70 to 100, II.1 = 60 to 69, II.2 = 50 to 59, III = 40 to 49, F.1 = 30 to 39, F.2 = 0 to 29.
- Each module is marked in the range from 0 to 100%.
- In order to pass an individual module, students must attain a mark of at least 40%.
- In order to pass the annual examinations students must either
pass in each module,
pass by compensation, which means to
obtain a credit weighted average of at least 40% AND
pass modules totalling at least 40 credits
AND have at least 30% in
the remaining module(s),
- pass by aggregation, which means to obtain a credit weighted average of at least 40% AND pass modules totalling at least 40 credits AND have at least 30% in modules totalling at least 50 credits.
- pass in each module,
- Students who do not attend regularly, who are absent from tests and examinations without good cause may be returned to the Senior Lecturer's office as non-satisfactory for the relevant term. Non-satisfactory students may be refused permission to take their annual examination and may be required to repeat their year by the Senior Lecturer.
- There are no supplemental or special examinations for Senior Sophister students.
- Students who fail to pass the annual examination in their Senior Sophister year will be awarded an ordinary B.A. degree (provided that they have spent at least three yeas in the University).
- For students who pass the annual examination in their Senior Sophister year, the examinations of the two Sophister years count equally towards the overall mark for moderatorship (and in determining the class of the degree awarded).
(These regulations apply from the academic year 2013-14.)
Sources of Information
The University of Dublin Calendar
All courses within Trinity College are administered in accordance with the regulations set out in the The University of Dublin Calendar which is published annually. The section of the Calendar setting out the general regulations of the College is published separately in the booklet General Regulations and Information and Board Statement on Safety which is distributed to all students on admission to College.
In particular, the following information can be found in the online version of the University Calendar:
- Regulations concerning Undergraduate Degrees and Diplomas in the School of Mathematics
- General Regulations for Two-Subject Moderatorship Courses
- Content of Subjects in Two-Subject Moderatorship Courses
- All students should study the requirements of the university with regard to avoiding plagiarism. In particular all students are required to certify, on submitting assignments etc., that they have read and understood the plagiarism provisions in the General Regulations of the University Calendar for the current year found at http://www.tcd.ie/calendar, and that they have also completed the Online Tutorial on avoiding plagiarism ‘Ready Steady Write’ located at http://tcd-ie.libguides.com/plagiarism/ready-steady-write.
- Student Guidelines concerning Examinations and Assessment are available on the College web site.
- For students with special requirements resulting from disabilities, there are special arrangements that can be made.
- For dates of terms and other College dates consult the Key Dates listed on the College website.
- For information on their academic progress, including information on course and module registrations, lecture timetables, examination timetables and examination results, students should log into My.tcd.ie (the student administration portal) with their College username and password.
- Some modules may require students to log into MyModule (Blackboard) for lecture notes and slides, and for assessment purposes (online completion of tests , submission of assignments, etc.).
- There is a Student Homepage on the College website, which may be accessed via a link from the TCD Local page.
Please note that The University of Dublin Calendar should be consulted for definitive information about the rules, regulations, and activities of the University.