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Mathematics in Two-Subject Moderatorship 2018-19

(for the combination Mathematics + Economics only)

There is a special programme for the combination Mathematics and Economics, where Mathematical courses normally within Economics are replaced by more substantial courses in Mathematics in the Junior Fresh Year, and Mathematical Economics courses may be taken as part of the Mathematics programme in the Sophister years.

Junior Fresh Year

Note: Although the list of modules has been updated recently, the regulations that appear below refer to the academic year 2017/18. These regulations will slightly change because of the Trinity Education Project and their updated version will be posted in mid August.

Michaelmas term

Hilary term

All modules must be taken. Unless indicated otherwise, each module is worth 5 credits.

Modules MA1111, MA1112, MA1125, MA1126 and MA1132 make up the Mathematics result at the end of the year, while modules ST1251 and ST1252 count towards the Economics result. This gives a total of 40 ECTS credits, but 10 of them are part of Economics.


Please refer to the website for Economics in TSM for details about Economics.

Freshman Regulations (Mathematics)

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 including both Mathematics and Economics (30 in each term divided equally into Mathematics and Economics credits).
  • As all modules are compulsory, there is no need to register any module options, but students should check that their modules are correctly recorded at the student portal.
  • Papers are set on a majority of Mathematics 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 their year in TSM, 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 Economics. 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 of Mathematics and Economics 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%.
  • 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.
  • A supplemental examination is held in August/September for those who have failed to pass the year at the annual examination. Freshman students will be required to sit a supplemental examination in all failed modules if they have not either passed or passed by compensation at the annual examination. 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.
  • Students who do not pass at the annual or supplemental examinations are subject to regulations on repetition of year stated in The University of Dublin Calendar (Part II).

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.