The majority of TSM subjects are available only in Pattern B combinations but some (Economics, History, Geography, German, Maths, Philosophy & Sociology) are also available in certain Pattern A combinations. A full list of the subject combinations is available from The University Calendar or the link TSM Pattern Combinations here.
- Pattern A: students study both subjects for four years and their degree results are based on examinations taken in the Senior Sophister (fourth) year.
- Pattern B: students study both subjects for three years and only one subject in the Senior Sophister (fourth) year. Pattern B students are asked in Michaelmas Term of the Junior Sophister (third) year to choose their major subject.
- Pattern C: students study both subjects for two years. Students may seek permission to take part in an exchange with another institution in one subject only. Study in the other subject is terminated in the Senior Freshman (second) year. Students apply for permission to transfer to Pattern C in Trinity Term of their Senior Freshman year.