Mathematics in Two-Subject Moderatorship 2013-14
(for all combinations except Mathematics + Economics)
Junior Sophister Year
Note that this is a preliminary version for planning purposes. All details are not yet final and are still subject to change.
- MA2321 Analysis in several real variables [prerequisites: MA1124, MA1132, MA1212] Lecturer: Prof. David Simms
- MA2325 Complex analysis I [prerequisite: MA1124] Lecturer: Prof. John Stalker
- MA2331 Equations of mathematical physics I [prerequisite: MA1132] Lecturer: Prof. Darran McManus
- MA2341 Advanced classical mechanics I [prerequisite: MA1242] Lecturer: Prof. John Bulava
- ST2351 Probability and Theoretical Statistics I [prerequisite: ST1252] Lecturer: Prof. Simon Wilson (Statistics)
- MA3411 Abstract algebra I Lecturer: Prof. David Wilkins
- MA3417 Introduction to Gröbner bases [prerequisite: MA2215] Lecturer: Prof. Vladimir Dotsenko
- MA3423 Topics in complex analysis I [prerequisite: MA2325] Lecturer: Prof. Dmitri Zaitsev
- MA3467 Algorithms Lecturer: Prof. Colm Ó Dúnlaing
- MA346A Cryptology Lecturer: Dr. Michael Purser
Students take three modules from the above list. Other modules may also be considered subject to approval.
- MA2316 Introduction to number theory Lecturer: Prof. Vladimir Dotsenko
- MA2322 Calculus on manifolds [prerequisite: MA2321] Lecturer: Prof. David Simms
- MA2326 Ordinary differential equations [prerequisite: MA1124] Lecturer: Prof. John Stalker
- MA2332 Equations of mathematical physics II [prerequisite: MA2331] Lecturer: Prof. Sinéad Ryan
- MA2342 Advanced classical mechanics II [prerequisite: MA2341] Lecturer: Prof. Dmytro Volin
- ST2352 Probability and Theoretical Statistics II [prerequisite: ST2351] Lecturer: Prof. John Haslett (Statistics)
- MA3412 Abstract algebra II Lecturer: Prof. David Wilkins
Students take three modules from the above list. Further modules may also be considered subject to approval. (This makes a total of 30 credits. Unless indicated otherwise, modules are 5 ECTS credits.)
All module choices are subject to them being possible within the timetable.
Approved additional modules
A single BC module is allowed, in Michaelmas or Hilary term.
Junior Sophister Regulations (Mathematics in TSM)
The regulations that apply to the Two-subject Moderatorship Course in Mathematics are set out in the The University of Dublin Calendar (Two-Subject Moderatorship Courses - General Regulations).
- Students take modules to the value of 60 credits between their two subjects (30 in each term, divided equally between the two subjects).
- 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%.
- 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.
Examinations for Pattern A students
Pattern A is available for the combinations of Mathematics with Economics, Geography and Philosophy only.
- In order to pass their year in TSM,
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.
students must either
pass all modules or pass by compensation, which is possible
in two ways:
- pass modules totalling at least 25 credits in each subject (Mathematics and the other subject) and obtain at least 30% in all modules, OR
- pass all modules in one subject and pass modules totalling at least 20 credits in the other subject with no module mark below 35%.
- A supplemental examination is held in September for those who have failed to pass the year at the annual examination. Junior Sophister pattern A students will be required to sit the supplemental examination in all failed modules if they have neither passed nor passed by compensation at the annual examinations. 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.
- The Junior Sophister result does not contribute to the final Moderatorship result in the case of pattern A students in TSM.
- Pattern A students who do not pass following the annual and supplemental examinations are subject to regulations on repetition of year stated in The University of Dublin Calendar (Part II).
Examinations for Pattern B students
- In order to pass their Junior Sophister year in TSM,
pattern B students must attain an average
mark (credit weighted average)
of at least 40% in each of their subjects (Mathematics being one).
In addition, if a student has not passed all individual modules, they
may pass by sompensation only if
- they pass modules totalling at least 20 credits in each subject and
- no module has a mark below 30%.
- The annual examination held in April/May (in both subjects) is part I of the moderatorship examination. The Junior Sophister results count overall equally with the Senior Sophister results in calculating the overall Moderatorship result (so that the Junior Sophister result in each subject counts 25% of the overall, while the Senior Sophister results [in the major subject] accounts for the remaining 50%). From 2013-14, compensation ruless will apply to the Senior Sophister results.
- There are no supplemental or special examinations for Junior Sophister pattern B students.
- Pattern B students who do not pass at the annual examinations are subject to regulations on repetition of year stated in The University of Dublin Calendar (part II).
(These are the rules valid from 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:
- 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.