Mathematics in Two-Subject Moderatorship 2012-13
(for all combinations except Mathematics + Economics)
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.
- MA2321 Analysis in several real variables [prerequisites: MA1212, MA1123, MA1132] Lecturer: Prof. David Simms
- MA2325 Complex analysis I [prerequisite: MA1124] Lecturer: Prof. Dmitri Zaitsev
- MA2331 Equations of mathematical physics I [prerequisite: MA1132] Lecturer: Prof. Darran McManus
- MA2341 Advanced classical mechanics I [prerequisite: MA1242] Lecturer: Prof. Sergey Frolov
- ST2351 Probability and Theoretical Statistics I [prerequisite: ST1252] Lecturer: Prof. Simon Wilson (Statistics)
- MA3413 Group representations I Lecturer: Prof. Vladimir Dotsenko
- MA3421 Functional analysis I Lecturer: Prof. John Stalker
- MA3425 Partial differential equations I Lecturer: Prof. John Stalker
- MA3427 Algebraic topology I Lecturer: Prof. David Wilkins
- MA3429 Differential geometry I [prerequisite: MA2322] Lecturer: Prof. Peter Taylor
- MA3463 Computation theory and logic I Lecturer: Prof. Colm Ó Dúnlaing
- ST3453 Stochastic models in space and time I Lecturer: STATS
- ST3455 Modern statistical methods I [prerequisite: ST2352] Lecturer: STATS
- MA3481 Mathematical economics I Lecturer: Prof. Eleanor Denny (Economics)
Students take 15 credits in each term. Other modules may also be considered subject to approval.
- MA2316 Introduction to number theory Lecturer: Prof. Masha Vlasenko
- MA2322 Calculus on manifolds [prerequisite: MA2321] Lecturer: Prof. David Simms
- MA2326 Ordinary differential equations [prerequisite: MA1124] Lecturer: Prof. Petronela Radu
- MA2332 Equations of mathematical physics II [prerequisite: MA2331] Lecturer: Prof. Sinéad Ryan
- MA2342 Advanced classical mechanics II [prerequisite: MA2341] Lecturer: Prof. Sergey Frolov
- ST2352 Probability and Theoretical Statistics II [prerequisite: ST2351] Lecturer: Prof. John Haslett (Statistics)
- MA3422 Functional analysis II [prerequisite: MA3422] Lecturer: Prof. Richard Timoney
- MA3426 Partial differential equations II [prerequisite: MA3425] Lecturer: Prof. John Stalker
- MA3428 Algebraic topology II [prerequisite: MA3427] Lecturer: Prof. David Wilkins
- MA346H Algorithmic Entropy Lecturer: Prof. Timothy Murphy
- ST3454 Stochastic models in space and time II [prerequisite: ST2352] Lecturer: STATS
- ST3456 Modern statistical methods II [prerequisite: ST2352] Lecturer: STATS
- MA346F Practical numerical simulations Lecturer: Prof. Nicolas Garron
- MA3482 Mathematical economics II [prerequisite: MA3481] Lecturer: ECON
Students take 15 credits in each term. Further modules may also be considered subject to approval. (This makes a total of 30 credits. 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 Geography and Philosophy only.
- Students take modules to the value of 60 credits in total, (30 in each term, divided equally between Mathematics creits and credits for Geography or Philosophy).
- 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.]
- 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:
- 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.