Computer Science

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A world-leading course which brings together disciplines including mathematics, engineering, natural sciences and psychology.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Computer Science.


Overview ๐Ÿ”— This is the Computer Science section of the University undergraduate prospectus. The most important information about the course is here, including entry requirements, course structure, and prerequisites.

Faculty website ๐Ÿ”— This is the official Faculty webpage for prospective undergraduates, which links to various resources. The most important of them is the course overview ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ, which gives a general overview of what studying Computer Science at Cambridge is like.

Unofficial Prospectus ๐Ÿ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Cambridge University Student Union; itโ€™s written based on studentsโ€™ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a Computer Science student is like, compared to official materials.

More things to explore

Studying Computer Science at Trinity College ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ A great interview with Dr Neel Krishnaswami from the Department of Computer Science.

Interviews with Computer Science students ๐Ÿ”— Six Computer Science undergraduates talk about their favourite parts of the course.

CambTweet CompSci ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Follow the daily life of a current Computer Science student through this Twitter account.

Application Resources

Reading Lists ๐Ÿ”— These are the reading lists for the papers that first-years take. Donโ€™t be intimidated by how long they are; theyโ€™re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway.

FAQ ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Some useful answers to common questions about the application process, including information about the Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA) and the Computer Science Aptitudes Test (CSAT).

InsideUni Computer Science interview experiences ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. Weโ€™re biased, but we think theyโ€™re useful!