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Mathematics in Two-Subject Moderatorship 2012-13

(for all combinations except Mathematics + Economics)

Senior Sophister Year (pattern B)

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 B.

Pattern B students take a total of 60 ECTS credits, which may includes a project (or dissertation). Half the credits excluding the dissertation should be taken in each term. Unless indicated modules are 5 ECTS units.

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

Michaelmas term

Other modules may also be considered subject to approval.

Hilary term

Further modules may also be considered subject to approval.

Year long modules

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 subjects other than 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 result awarded in the Junior Sophister year (known as part I of the Moderatorship examination), where the weighting has been to give 15 of that 50% for the Junior Sophister Mathematics result and 35 for the other subject. Thus, in aggregate, Mathematics counts for 65% of the overall moderatorship mark. [For this completing the Senior Sophister year from 2013-14, the JS weightings will change to an equal divide between the two subjects.]
  • Students take modules to the value of 60 credits in total, (30 in each term).
  • 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 addition to reaching the appropriate overall standard, to qualify for a first class moderatorship result in mathematics, a pattern pattern B student majoring in mathematics must have a first class average on modules amounting to 30 credits at the advanced level; to qualify for a second class (first division) result, pattern B students majoring in mathematics must achieve a second class (first division) average on modules amounting to 20 credits at the advanced level. Advanced level modules taken in the Junior Sophister year are also considered when this criterion is applied. This should be kept in mind when choosing modules in the Junior Sophister year and students should discuss their choice with the Director of Teaching and Learning. [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.
  • For 2012-13, there are no compensation restrictions apart from considerations of advanced modules mentioned above. [Compensation rules will be introduced for the Senior Sophister year in 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:

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.