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Joint Honors Mathematics: Senior Fresh year

This page refers to all combinations except for Mathematics and Economics.

When it comes to their Senior Fresh year, students have three different options.

  • The first option is the Single Honors option which leads to a Single Honors degree: students drop one of their subjects and take 40 ECTS credits in their other subject along with 20 ECTS credits in Open Modules & Trinity Electives.
  • The second option is the most flexible option which may lead to a Single Honors degree or a Joint Honors degree or one with a Major and a Minor: students take 40 ECTS credits in one subject and 20 ECTS credits in the other.
  • Finally, the third option may lead to either a Joint Honors degree or one with a Major and a Minor: students take 20 ECTS credits in each subject along with 20 ECTS credits in Open Modules & Trinity Electives.
In each case, the total number of 60 ECTS credits must be divided equally between the two semesters.

Open Modules & Trinity Electives

Students who take 20 ECTS credits in Open Modules & Trinity Electives have access to a variety of options. The list below refers to the modules that are available through the Mathematics component of the Joint Honors degree, but there is also a more thorough list on the College web page about Open Modules. These modules are generally allocated on a first come first served basis, but the Mathematical Physics module MAU23403 has a quota that is high enough to accommodate all students.

Semester 1 Open Modules

Semester 2 Open Modules

Mathematics Modules

Most of the Mathematics modules are compulsory during the Senior Fresh year. A precise list of the available options is given below.

Yearlong Mathematics Modules

Semester 1 Mathematics Modules

Students who take 20 ECTS credits in Mathematics have no optional modules during the first semester; they must take MAU22101 and MAU23203. Students who take 40 ECTS credits in Mathematics must take the yearlong module MAU22200 along with MAU22101, MAU23203 and one of MAU11601, STU12501.

Semester 2 Mathematics Modules

Students who take 20 ECTS credits in Mathematics must take MAU22102 and one of MAU23204, MAU23302. Students who take 40 ECTS credits in Mathematics must take MAU22102 and two of MAU23204, MAU23302, STU12502.

Foundation Scholarship examination

Information about the Foundation Scholarship examination in Mathematics 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.

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.