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Mathematics in Two-Subject Moderatorship 2014-15

(for the combination Mathematics + Economics only)

Junior Sophister Year

Note that these details are not yet final and are still subject to change.

Michaelmas term

Students take three modules from the above list. Other modules may also be considered subject to approval.

Hilary term

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.)

Year long modules

MA3496 Mathematics Education [10 credits] Lecturers: Prof. Elizabeth Oldham, Prof. Donal O'Donovan

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

Approved additional modules

Michaelmas term

BC Broad Curriculum Modules

A single BC module is allowed, in Michaelmas or Hilary term.

Hilary term

BC Broad Curriculum Modules

Year long modules

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. In addition 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:

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.