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Sophister Pattern & Major/Minor Choices - SF Outgoing in JS year

 

Deadline for submitting Choice Form: Friday 06 April 2018

Current Senior Freshman students intending on participating in a full year or half year Erasmus/Study Abroad exchange programme in their Junior Sophister year must submit their choice to the TSM Course Office no later than the last day of Hilary Term of their Senior Freshman year. Please check that you satisfy any course prerequisites necessary for your choice of pattern and major/minor subject and discuss any subject-related queries with your departments and Erasmus/Study Abroad Coordinators before submitting your choice to the TSM Course Office. Please note your choice of pattern (if relevant) and major subject can affect departmental approval to participate in an Erasmus/Exchange programme. The deadline for submitting Choice Forms for SF students in the academic year 2017/18 is Friday 6 April 2018.

FORMS

  • Outgoing Pattern A 2017/18 Choice Form

  • Outgoing Pattern B 2017/18 Choice Form

Please make sure you have read the important information below before submitting your choice. Please complete the form relevant to you (A or B (or C)) and submit it by the DEADLINE of 06 April 2018. Please ensure that you complete your form correctly.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL SF TSM STUDENTS intending to go on a full or half year exchange in their Junior Sophister year 2018/19

Check your eligibility, get information, etc.

Some TSM subjects have prerequisites or JS module requirements for those intending to major in their subject. 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

TSM Patterns A, B & C
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 C Where an exchange in both subjects cannot be arranged to the satisfaction of the schools or departments concerned, students may seek permission for an exchange in one subject only. Please click for further information on Pattern C.

Pattern A or B?

Students on the following combinations 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.

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Pattern C - Out-going Erasmus/Study Abroad Students

Pattern C Choice Form

Where a Junior Sophister full-year Erasmus/Study Abroad Exchange in both subjects cannot be arranged to the satisfaction of the schools or departments concerned, students may seek permission for an exchange in one subject only: such an exchange must be undertaken for the full Junior Sophister year and will require the student to terminate study in the other subject with an examination at the end of the Senior Freshman year. This will result in a modified form of degree certificate which will indicate that only one subject has been studied to degree level. The second subject will be noted on the degree certificate as a subsidiary qualification. Pattern C is not available in the Senior Freshman year. Students wishing to apply for pattern C are required to complete the Pattern C Choice Form (Not currently live) by the last day of Hilary term of their Senior Freshman year. Students opting for pattern C are advised to consider their options fully before doing so and discuss their choice with both departments. Students are also advised to contact the TSM Course Office to discuss their choice.

Further information on Pattern C can be found in the University Calendar, Part II Undergraduate Studies, Part C 2, Two-subject moderatorship courses, No 13 "Pattern C".

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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'. TSM students on pattern C, who successfully complete the SS year, achieve the degree ''Bachelor in Arts (Moderatorship (B.A. with honors)) in Subject X' and the second subject (taken to SF level only and not to degree level) will be noted on the degree certificate as a subsidiary qualification.

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 The 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%

Pattern C The overall degree is based on JS and SS results in the one subject studied in the Sophister years. The JS and SS years contribute equally to the overall degree result: 50% from each year.

One Subject studied in Sophister years JS SS Overall Degree Result
Subject 1 50% 50% 100%

Choice Approval and Deadline

Following the deadline for submission of choices the TSM Course Office will contact all relevant Heads of Department and Study Abroad Coordinators to seek their approval for each student's choice. Please check your subject requirements carefully before submitting your choice. Students will be notified as soon as possible if approval is not granted. All outgoing Senior Freshman TSM students are therefore strongly advised to consult their departments and Study Abroad Coordinators before submitting their choice form. If a department does not give approval for your choice, due to departmental regulations on pattern or major/minor choice while on exchange, module choice or pre-requisite reasons etc, you will be informed as soon as possible. Students submitting their choice forms after the deadline are not guaranteed their choice.

Ineligible to participate or choose not to study abroad

If a student is either ineligible to participate in an exchange or is eligible but chooses not to participate and instead remain in Trinity for their JS year, these students may submit another choice form in their JS year at the same time as all other TSM JS students.

Change Request

There will be a change request facility which aims to assist TSM students who, for exceptional reasons, wish to request a change in their choice. IMPORTANT: Please note that NO change requests in the change request period are guaranteed! All such change requests are subject to departmental approval based on issues such as timetabling, module choice and pre-requisite modules, preparation of module choices for SS and departmental SS planning issues, etc. Please note that change requests are more difficult for students on Erasmus/Study Abroad. Please be mindful that the Learning Agreement will be agreed and approved with the relevant Pattern/Major/Minor choice in mind. Students are strongly advised that if they wish to request a change while abroad that this may affect their choice of modules while abroad and would therefore require changes to their Learning Agreement which would have to be approved by the relevant Study Abroad Coordinators.

The Change Request forms below are for students currently on Erasmus/Study Abroad in 2017/18:

The change request facility for 2018/19 students will open after the submission deadline.

Queries

If you have any queries please call into or email the TSM Course Office.

Further Information - College Calendar

Choice of pattern and pattern B major/minor subject

19 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 Fresh 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. 19, "Choice of pattern and pattern B major/minor subject

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Last updated 18 October 2017 by Two Subject Moderatorship (Email).