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Theoretical Physics Moderatorship: Senior Sophister year

Mathematics: Yearlong modules 2019-20

Mathematics: Michaelmas term modules 2019-20

Mathematics: Hilary term modules 2019-20

Students take a 10 ECTS project in either Mathematics (module MAU44M00) or Physics (module PYU44TP2), and 50 ECTS worth of semester long modules (25 in each semester). At least 20 ECTS of mathematics [MAU] modules must be taken (not counting the research project), moreover at least 5 ECTS in either quantum field theory or general relativity must be taken. A single Trinity elective may also be taken.

Physics: Yearlong modules 2019-20

  • PYU44TP2 Theoretical Physics project [10 credits]

Physics: Michaelmas term modules 2019-20

  • PYU44T10 Condensed Matter Theory
  • PYU44PP5 Problem Solving for Physics

Physics: Hilary term modules 2019-20

  • PYU44A05 Cosmology
  • PYU44C01 Computer simulation II
  • PYU44P02 High Energy Physics
  • PYU44P04 Nanoscience
  • PYU44P07 Advanced Topics in Physics
  • PYU44T20 Quantum Optics and Information

Students take the compulsory modules PYU44T10, PYU44PP5 during the Michaelmas term and the compulsory modules PYU44P02, PYU44T20 during the Hilary term. This gives 20 compulsory credits in Physics, while the remaining Physics modules are optional. A 10-credit project is required in either Mathematics or Physics. Further details about the Physics modules can be found here.

General regulations for undergraduate students

The general regulations that apply to all undergraduate students are outlined in the College Calendar (Part II). The following is only a brief summary of some important points and it is not meant to either replace or override the information in the College Calendar.

  • All students must register for 60 ECTS credits and those must be divided equally between the two terms.
  • Students will only be assessed on their registered modules.
  • 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, F1 = 30 to 39, F2 = 0 to 29.
  • In order to pass an individual module, students must achieve an overall score of 40% or higher.
  • In order to pass the year, students must achieve an overall credit-weighted average of 40% and EITHER
    • pass each of their modules (by achieving 40% or higher in each of their modules) OR
    • pass by compensation (by achieving 40% or higher in modules that are worth at least 50 ECTS credits and by achieving 35% or higher in their remaining modules).
  • Students who do not pass the year at the end of the Hilary term are required to present for reassessment at the beginning of the next Michaelmas term. These students will be reassessed in all failed components of the modules for which they obtained a score below 40%.
  • Students who do not manage to pass the year at the reassessment session must repeat the year in full (i.e., they must repeat all their modules and all their assessment components).

These regulations apply since the academic year 2018/19.

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.

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.