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Change Request - Sophister Pattern & Major/Minor Choices

This page is for students who wish to apply to change their choice of Pattern and/or Major/Minor subjects. The original deadline for submitting your initial choice was 16 December 2016.

Deadlines for Change Request

Main Deadline - Friday 30 June 2017

The main deadline applies to all students who are in College for the full academic year (2016/17), or who participated in a MT exchange, and will be assessed at the annual examination session. These students will be permitted to submit a change request on the relevant form to the TSM Course Office by the close of business at the end of statutory term which is Friday 30 June 2017.

Supplemental Deadline - Friday 22 September 2017

The Supplemental deadline applies to students who participated in a full year Erasmus/Study Abroad exchange or a half year Hilary Term exchange in their JS year (2016/17) and students sitting or deferred to the Supplemental examination session. These students will be permitted to submit a change request on the relevant form to the TSM Course Office by the Friday following the publication of Supplemental results which is Friday 22 September 2017.

Change Request Forms

Please fill in the relevant form below:

IMPORTANT - Please be aware that by submitting this change request form you are not automatically guaranteed your choice. This is subject to departmental approval depending on module requirements, pre-requisites and timetable availability etc. It is your responsibility to check that you are eligible for your choice. Please read the information below before submitting this form.

Following receipt of change request forms the TSM Course Office will consult the relevant department(s) and seek approval for the request. If approval is granted the student will be informed and the choice will be updated in the student's portal record. If the relevant department(s) do not approve the change then the original choice will remain and the student will be informed of the decision and reason why the change is not possible. Please submit change request forms as soon as you wish to change. We strongly advise students who may be thinking about submitting a change request to submit this sooner rather than later.

Check your eligibility, get information etc

Some TSM subjects have pre-requisites or JS module requirements for those intending to major in their subject. Please also see our web pages on Independent Project and Dissertation Requirements.It is your responsibility to check with your department(s) if any of these issues, or any other issues, affect your eligibility for your choice, prior to submitting your choice. If you need further general information before making a decision you could contact your department(s), check your subject course handbook, the Careers Advisory Service, your Tutor, etc.

 

TSM Patterns A and B

 
PATTERN A Both subjects are studied equally for all four years and degree results are based on examinations taken in the Senior Sophister (fourth) year.
PATTERN B Both subjects are studied equally for the first three years, and one subject only (the Major subject) is studied in the SS year. Degree results are based on examinations taken in the Junior Sophister (third) and Senior Sophister (fourth) years.

Pattern A or B?

If you are on one of the the following combinations you can choose either Pattern A or B:

Pattern A Combinations
Economics and Geography, German, Mathematics, Philosophy or Sociology
Geography and Economics, German, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, or Sociology
German and Economics, Geography, Jewish & Islamic Civilisations, or World Religions & Theology
History and Geography
Jewish & Islamic Civilisations and German
Mathematics and Economics, Geography, or Philosophy
Philosophy and Economics Geography, Mathematics, or Sociology
Sociology and Economics, Geography, or Philosophy
World Religions & Theology and German

Pattern B Only
If you are not on one of the above combinations then you MUST take Pattern B and must choose your major and minor subjects.

TSM Sophister Exam Regulations

Information on all Examination regulations for TSM students are available at the TSM Examination Regulations page.

Detailed examination regulations for each of the sophister years are available at the Junior Sophister and Senior Sophister webpages.

Important - Supplemental Examinations/Assessments in the Sophister years:

Junior Sophister Year: Pattern A students are eligible. Pattern B students are not eligible.

Senior Sophister Year, all Patterns: Senior Sophister students in all patterns are not eligible for supplemental examinations/assessment.

Degree Title and Weightings

Degree Title: TSM students on either Pattern A or B, who successfully complete the SS year achieve the degree 'Bachelor in Arts (Moderatorship (B.A. with honors)) in Subject X and Subject Y'.

Degree Weightings:

Pattern A The Overall Degree is calculated on the SS year only, both subjects are weighted equally.

  SS   SS Overall Degree Result
Subject 1 50% Subject 2 50% 100%

Pattern B Overall Degree is based on JS and SS results in both the Minor and Major Subjects. The JS year accounts for 50% of the degree, with both subjects are weighted equally. The SS year accounts for the remaining 50%. The Minor Subject is 25% and the combined Major Subject is 75% of the Overall Degree result.

Minor Subject JS Major Subject JS SS Major Subject JS + SS Overall Degree Result
Subject 1 25% Subject 2 25% 50% 75% 100%

JS Erasmus/Study Abroad

JS 2016/17 student on a full year or MT only exchange, should have already submitted their choice form. If you haven't submitted a form yet please contact us as a matter of urgency.

SF 2016/17 students intending on participating in an Erasmus or Study Abroad (Non-EU) exchange in their JS year in 2017/18 should submit the relevant choice form to TSM by the last day of Hilary Term 2016/17, Friday 7 April 2017. Further information and links to the forms will be emailed to all SF students in Hilary Term 2017.

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Choice Approval and Deadline

Following the deadline for submission of choices the TSM Course Office will seek departmental approval for each students choice. Please check your subject requirements carefully before submitting your choice. If a department does not give approval for your choice, due to module choice or pre-requisite reasons etc, you will be informed in January 2017. Students submitting their choice forms after the 16 December 2016 deadline will not be guaranteed their choice.

Further Information - College Calendar

Choice of pattern and pattern B major/minor subject

18 All Junior Sophister students must choose their pattern (where relevant), and if pattern B, their major and minor subjects, not later than the last day of Michaelmas term in the Junior Sophister year. Students who are participating in a Junior Sophister exchange must choose their pattern (where relevant) and if pattern B, their major and minor subjects not later than the last day of Hilary term in the Senior Freshman year. This choice must meet with the approval of both schools or departments."

University Calendar, Part II Undergraduate Studies, Part C 2, Two-subject moderatorship courses, no. 18, "Choice of pattern and pattern B major/minor subject

Any Queries?

If you have any queries please contact Andrea Yeates or call into the TSM Course Office.

 

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Last updated 3 November 2017 by Two Subject Moderatorship (Email).