Computer science is a fast-moving field that brings together disciplines, including mathematics, programming, engineering, the natural sciences, psychology and linguistics. Our course provides you with skills highly prized in industry and for research.
After completing three years of the Computer Science Tripos, you will be awarded your BA degree. Some students also go on to study for a fourth year, giving them the opportunity to graduate with an additional Masters of Engineering (MEng) qualification.
The College is ideally situated for students of Computer Science, being one of the closest to the splendid new Computer Laboratory facility on the West Cambridge site. There are usually a number of undergraduates and affiliated students, with a similar number of PhD students mixing freely in a supportive and cooperative environment.
Our Computer Science students are well supported in College. We are able to organise supervisions (small-group tutorials) for all courses, including the more specialised ones taken in the final year of the Computer Science Tripos. The Director of Studies maintains close contact with the students students and assists them throughout their degrees, including when applying for summer internships or jobs. Our undergraduate students also participate in the Computer Science Talks series (organised in collaboration with various other Colleges). This initiative not only enhances our students’ soft skills but also gives them an opportunity to explore state-of-the-art aspects of Computer Science.
For more information about first year options, please visit the Computer Science Faculty webpages. There is further information about the course on the University webpages.
There are no specific subject requirements requested by the College.
St Edmund’s would expect all applicants for Computer Science to have a strong background in Mathematics, with at least an A Level or equivalent in Mathematics.
Candidates are advised to register for and sit the Cambridge Test of Mathematics for University Admission (CTMUA) in October. Information on the CTMUA can be found on the Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing website. Candidates who are not able to sit the CTMUA will be required to take an at-interview admissions test, consisting of a one-hour maths/logic assessment of long and short questions.
Please note that your performance in the assessment at interview will not be considered in isolation, but will be taken into account alongside the other elements of your application.