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Mathematics in Two-Subject Moderatorship 2012-13

(for the combination Mathematics + Economics only)

Senior Sophister Year (pattern A)

Note that these details are as at the end of the academic year 2011-12.

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 A.

All module choices are subject to them being possible within the timetable.

Michaelmas term

Hilary term

Year long modules

Students take 30 credits total, usually 15 credits in each term. Further modules may also be considered subject to approval. (Unless indicated modules are 5 ECTS credits.)

Senior Sophister (Mathematics pattern A) Regulations

Pattern A is available for the combinations of Mathematics with Economics, Geography and Philosophy only. This page applies specifically to the combinations Mathematics with Economics only.

  • Students take modules to the value of 60 credits in total, (30 in each term, divided equally between Mathematics and Economics credits).
  • The overall result and classification of Moderatorship awarded depends only on the Senior Sophister year.
  • Students must register for Mathematics modules to the value of exactly 30 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 their SS year in TSM (and qualify for a Moderatorship), pattern A students must attain an average mark (credit weighted average) of at least 40% over the (30 credits of) mathematics modules and also obtain an average of 40% in their other subject. In addition students must pass modules totalling at least 20 credits in each subject (Mathematics and the other subject) and obtain at least 30% in all modules. (This rule applies from 2012-13.)
  • In addition to reaching the appropriate overall standard, to qualify for a first class moderatorship result in mathematics, a pattern A students must have a first class average on modules amounting to 20 credits at the advanced level; to qualify for a second class (first division) result, a pattern A students must achieve a second class (first division) average on modules amounting to 10 credits at the advanced level. This should be kept in mind when choosing modules in the Junior Sophister year since Modules taken in the JS year may be used to fulfill this requirement. Students should discuss their choice with the Director of Teaching and Learning. Modules that are at the advanced level are as defined for the Moderatorship in Mathematics in the Calendar; in summary those with codes MA34xx, MA44xx, ST3xxx, ST4xxx, EC4090 if taken as a Mathematics credit, and any other approved ones. [This rule will no longer apply from 2013-14 and instead students will thereafter be required to choose at last half of their Senior Sophister Mathematics credits 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.
  • There are no supplemental or special examinations for Senior Sophister students.

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:

Important information.


Please note that The University of Dublin Calendar should be consulted for definitive information about the rules, regulations, and activities of the University.