Computer Science

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.

Admissions Information

Standard offer: A-level - A*A*A with A* in Mathematics or Further Mathematics (if taken); IB - 776 at Higher Level, 42 points overall with 7 in Mathematics or Further Mathematics (if taken); Advanced Highers: A1A1A2 with A1 in Mathematics; other exam systems.
Course requirements:

A-level Mathematics is essential; it is very useful to have Further Mathematics.

Course outline: Further details are available on the Department's website.
Applying: For information on how to apply: University application process and Emmanuel application timeline.
Admissions Assessment:

All applicants will take the Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA). You must register - separately from your UCAS application - in advance to take the relevant pre-registration assessment. Information on the assessment format is available online.

Registration Deadline - Friday 29 September 2023

Assessment Date - Wednesday 18 October 2023


Candidates should normally expect two interviews. The interviews will take place during the period Monday 4 - Wednesday 13 December 2023. Specific subject dates will be emailed to applicants in November.

Course enquiries: Emmanuel Admissions Office