Cambridge's computer science course is challenging, exciting, inspiring, and highly marketable. The course attracts the best students from the UK and beyond. It provides a broad and deep education into all aspects of computer science. It is taught by some of the world's experts in the field.
The course moves quickly from the fundamentals of the subject in first year, through the core material in second year, to advanced topics in the third year, some of which are only covered in Masters degrees elsewhere. We expect a lot from our students but we know that they are capable. Our graduates are highly sought after by industry.
Emmanuel has excellent provision for computer scientists. All rooms are wired for network connections and there is an excellent suite of general purpose computers. The College is conveniently located for all of the first year lectures.
Standard offer: A-level - A*A*A; IB - 776 at Higher Level, 41 points overall; Advanced Highers: AAA; other exam systems.
Entrance requirements: A-level Mathematics; it is very useful to have AS or A2 Further Mathematics; for those applying to read Computer Science with Mathematics, STEP is a requirement.
Provisional interview date 2015: to be confirmed (interviews will take place at Emmanuel from Monday 7 - Wednesday 16 December).
Applying: applicants will be asked to take the Thinking Skills Assessment Test (TSA) at interview. This is designed to assess critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are highly relevant to successful study at degree level. More information and examples of questions can be found on the TSA website. Most Colleges set applicants a test at interview; further details can be found on the University's individual course page (Admissions tests are listed under the 'Entry Requirements' tab).
Course outline: further details are available on the Department's website.