Mathematics Moderatorship 2014-15
Senior Sophister Year
Note that these details are not yet final and are still subject to change.
SS Mathematics students take a total of 60 ECTS credits, which normally 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.
- MA3421 Functional analysis I [prerequisites: MA2223, MA2224 are desirable] Lecturer: Prof. Richard Timoney
- MA3425 Partial differential equations I Lecturer: Prof. Ernesto Nungesser
- MA3427 Algebraic topology I [prerequisite: MA1214 and at least one of MA2223, MA2321] Lecturer: Prof. David Wilkins
- MA3429 Differential geometry [prerequisite: MA2322] Lecturer: Prof. Sergey Frolov
- MA3431 Classical field theory [prerequisite: MA2342] Lecturer: Prof. Tristan McLoughlin
- MA3441 Quantum mechanics I [prerequisite: MA2342] Lecturer: Prof. Michael Fry
- MA3443 Statistical physics I [prerequisite: MA2342] Lecturer: Prof. Dmytro Volin
- MA3461 Computational geometry and computer graphics Lecturer: Prof. Colm Ó Dúnlaing
- MA4445 Quantum field theory I [prerequisites: MA3442 [MA3444 recommended]] Lecturer: Prof. Samson Shatashvili
- ST3010 Applied Forecasting Lecturer: Prof. Rozenn Dahyot (Statistics)
- ST3011 Multivariate Data Analysis Lecturer: Prof. Brett Houlding (Statistics)
- ST3453 Stochastic models in space and time I [prerequisite: ST2352] Lecturer: Prof. Jason Wyse (Statistics)
- ST3455 Modern statistical methods I [prerequisite: ST2352] Lecturer: Prof. Simon Wilson (Statistics)
- ST4003 Data Analytics [10 credits, prerequisite: ST3011] Lecturer: Prof. Myra O'Regan (Statistics)
Appropriate approved modules offered by other Schools in College may be substituted for advanced level modules listed above up to a maximum of 10 credits per term. See below for a list of modules that are already approved.
- MA3416 Group representations [prerequisites: MA1212, MA1214 [and MA2215 recommended]] Lecturer: Prof. Vladimir Dotsenko
- MA3422 Functional analysis II [prerequisite: MA3421] Lecturer: Prof. Richard Timoney
- MA3426 Partial differential equations II [prerequisite: MA3425] Lecturer: Prof. John Stalker
- MA3428 Algebraic topology II [prerequisite: MA1214 and at least one of MA2223, MA2321, MA3427] Lecturer: Prof. David Wilkins
- MA3432 Classical electrodynamics [prerequisite: MA3431] Lecturer: Prof. Tristan McLoughlin
- MA3442 Quantum mechanics II [prerequisite: MA3441] Lecturer: Prof. Michael Fry
- MA3444 Statistical physics II [prerequisite: MA3443] Lecturer: Prof. Dmytro Volin
- MA4446 Quantum field theory II [prerequisite: MA4445] Lecturer: Prof. Samson Shatashvili
- MA4448 General relativity [prerequisites: MA2342, MA3429, MA3432] Lecturer: Prof. Andrei Parnachev
- MA346F Practical numerical simulations Lecturer: Prof. Michael Peardon
- MA3484 Methods of Mathematical Economics [prerequisite: MA1212] Lecturer: Prof. David Wilkins
- ST3454 Stochastic models in space and time II [prerequisite: ST2352] Lecturer: Prof. Rozenn Dahyot (Statistics)
Appropriate approved modules offered by other Schools in College may be substituted for advanced level modules listed just above up to a maximum of 10 credits per term. See below for a list of modules that are already approved.
Year long modules
- MA3496 Mathematics Education [10 credits] Lecturers: Prof. Elizabeth Oldham, Prof. Donal O'Donovan
- MA4491 Research assignment [5 credits] Lecturer: Prof. Richard Timoney
- MA4492 Project [10 credits] Lecturer: Prof. Richard Timoney
- MA4493 Additional Project [10 credits] Lecturer: Prof. Richard Timoney
- MA4498 Major Project [20 credits] Lecturer: Prof. Richard Timoney
Approved additional modules
- CS3011 Symbolic Programming [5 credits] Lecturer: Prof. Tim Fernando (Computer Science)
- CS4001 Fuzzy Logic [5 credits] Lecturer: Prof. Khurshid Ahmad (Computer Science)
- CS4052 Computer Graphics [5 credits] Lecturer: Dr. Anton Gerdelan (Computer Science)
- CS4053 Computer Vision [5 credits] Lecturer: Prof. Kenneth M. Dawson-Howe (Computer Science)
Computer science options may have additional prerequisites and students should check that they have the appropriate background. See //www.scss.tcd.ie/undergraduate/computer-science/js or https://www.scss.tcd.ie/undergraduate/computer-science/ss/ for more information.
None at the moment.
Year long modules
Mathematics Moderatorship Senior Sophister Regulations
The regulations that apply to the Moderatorship Course in Mathematics 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).
- Students must register for 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.
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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 examinations in the Sophister years.
- 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.