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Theoretical Physics Moderatorship 2013-14

Junior Freshman Year (Mathematics Modules)

Note that this is a preliminary version for planning purposes. All details are not yet final and are still subject to change.

Michaelmas term

Hilary term

All modules must be taken. (This makes a total of 40 credits. Unless indicated otherwise, course modules are 5 ECTS credits.)

Junior Freshman Year (Physics Modules)

Michaelmas term

PY1T10 Physics for Theoretical Physics [10 credits]

Hilary term

PY1T20 Physics for Theoretical Physics [10 credits]

All modules must be taken. (This makes a total of 20 credits in Physics.)

Theoretical Physics Moderatorship Regulations for the Freshman Years

The regulations that apply to the Moderatorship Course in Theoretical Physics are set out in the The University of Dublin Calendar (School of Mathematics).

  • Students take modules to the value of 60 credits (30 in each term).
  • As all modules are compulsory, there is no need to register any module options, but students should check that their modules are correctly recorded at the student portal.
  • 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.
  • In order to pass an individual module, students must attain a mark of at least 40%.
  • In order to pass at the annual or supplemental examination students must either
    • pass in each module,
      OR
    • pass by compensation, which is possible in two ways:
      • Obtain a credit weighted average of at least 40% AND pass modules totalling at least 50 credits AND have at least 35% in the remaining module(s), or
      • Obtain a credit weighted average of at least 40% AND pass modules totalling at least 55 credits AND have at least 30% in the remaining module.
  • Students who do not either pass or pass by compensation at the annual examinations must supplement in all failed modules (at examinations held in August/September). Supplemental results are assessed by the same regulations as at the annual examinations, based on the modules passed at the annual examination session together with the results at the supplemental session.
  • 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.
  • Students who do not pass at the annual or supplemental examinations are subject to regulations on repetition of year stated in The University of Dublin Calendar (Part II).

(These regulations apply from the academic year 2012-13.)

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.

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This course is funded by the Irish government under the National Development Plan 2007-2013 and aided by the European Social Fund (ESF) under the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme 2007-2013.