Mathematics in Two-Subject Moderatorship 2013-14
(for all combinations except Mathematics + Economics)
Senior Sophister Year (pattern B)
Note that this is a preliminary version for planning purposes. All details are not yet final and are still subject to change.
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 otherwise, modules are 5 ECTS units.
All module choices are subject to them being possible within the timetable.
- 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
- MA3429 Differential geometry I [prerequisite: MA2322] Lecturer: Prof. Peter Taylor
- MA3467 Algorithms Lecturer: Prof. Colm Ó Dúnlaing
- MA346A Cryptology Lecturer: Dr. Michael Purser
- ST3010 Applied Forecasting [5 credits, prerequisite: ST2352] Lecturer: Prof. Rozenn Dahyot (Statistics)
- ST3011 Multivariate Data Analysis Lecturer: Prof. Brett Houlding (Statistics)
- ST3451 Applied linear statistical models I Lecturer: Prof. Rozenn Dahyot (Statistics)
- ST3457 Statistical inference I [prerequisite: ST2352] Lecturer: Prof. Simon Wilson (Statistics)
- ST4003 Data Analytics [10 credits, prerequisites: ST3010, ST3011] Lecturer: Prof. Myra O'Regan (Statistics)
- MA3481 Mathematical economics I Lecturer: Prof. Eleanor Denny (Economics)
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
- CS4002 Category theory Lecturer: Prof. Arthur Hughes (Computer Science)
- MA342H Partial differential equations (methods and applications) Lecturer: Prof. John Stalker
- MA342L Probability --- topic TBC [prerequisite: MA2224]
- ST3452 Applied linear statistical models II [prerequisite: ST3451] Lecturer: Prof. John Haslett (Statistics)
- ST3458 Statistical inference II [prerequisite: ST2352] Lecturer: Prof. Cathal Walsh (Statistics)
- MA3482 Mathematical economics II [prerequisite: MA3481] Lecturer: ECON
Further modules may also be considered subject to approval.
Year long modules
- MA4491 Research assignment [5 credits] Lecturer: Prof. Paschalis Karageorgis
- MA4492 Project [10 credits] Lecturer: Prof. Paschalis Karageorgis
- MA3496 Mathematics Education [10 credits] Lecturers: Prof. Elizabeth Oldham, Prof. Donal O'Donovan
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 overall result awarded in the Junior Sophister year (known as part I of the Moderatorship examination), which is in turn based on both subjects.
- Students take modules to the value of 60 credits in total, (30 in each term).
- At least half of their Senior Sophister Mathematics credits must be chosen at the advanced level.
- 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 order to pass an individual module, students must attain a mark of at least 40%.
- In order to pass the annual examinations students must either
pass in each module,
pass by compensation, which means to
obtain a credit weighted average of at least 40% AND
pass modules totalling at least 40 credits
AND have at least 30% in
the remaining module(s),
- pass by aggregation, which means to obtain a credit weighted average of at least 40% AND pass modules totalling at least 40 credits AND have at least 30% in modules totalling at least 50 credits.
- pass in each module,
- 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.
- There are no supplemental or special examinations for Senior Sophister students.
- Students who fail to pass the annual examination in their Senior Sophister year will be awarded an ordinary B.A. degree (provided that they have spent at least three yeas in the University).
- For students who pass the annual examination in their Senior Sophister year, the examinations of the two Sophister years count equally towards the overall mark for moderatorship (and in determining the class of the degree awarded).
(These regulations apply from the academic year 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:
- 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.