I am a student in an Irish university and I will be going into my fourth year in September. My problem is that I would like to apply for a MSc programme, for which one of the requirements is previous enrollment in mathematics modules, but, unfortunately, my course did not offer any classes in maths. I would like to choose mathematics as a part of my elective subjects, but administrators in my school told me that I am not allowed to do that, since mathematics is not in a domain of my course. I looked up college policies and none of them specifically mentioned that I cannot do that. Though, they indicate that:
The selection of the module depends on the lecturer and the school concerned. The student is allowed to choose a module provided they are capable of profiting by attendance thereat.
Some schools explicitly point out that if a student wishes to enroll in a module not allowed by the regulations they must make an application to the college.
My question is: is it worth arguing with the college administrators to make an exception or should I just accept that I am simply not allowed to do that. I think they rationale is that no-one ever made such a request and that it could become a precedent.