Computer Science

Computer Science

Computer science is a fast-moving, exciting field that brings together many different disciplines, including mathematics, programming, engineering, the natural sciences, psychology and linguistics. It can be found in the technologies that run our transport infrastructure, our economics, our homes and our communications systems.

Number of students

We typically admit 3 or 4 undergraduates per year.


The Course

At its heart, the discipline is one of problem solving – seeking out and implementing solutions. It has revolutionised the world we live in and will help to define our future. A Computer Science degree puts you at the forefront of this revolution and develops valuable transferable skills such as analytic thinking and programming.


The benefits of Computer Science at Fitzwilliam College

Fitzwilliam College benefits from being situated close to the Computer Lab, less than a five minutes cycle away (15 minutes walk) .


Entry Requirements

Our standard conditional offer for this subject is usually A*A*A at A-level or 40-42 points overall and 7, 7, 6 at Higher Level in IB. We may modify offers to take account of individual circumstances.

A Level Mathematics is required. Other useful subjects include Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

Offers for the Computer Science with Mathematics course will include STEP paper conditions, usually grades 1,1 in papers II and III for applicants taking Further Maths, and grades 1,1 in papers I and II for those without Further Maths.


The Admissions Process

Candidates should normally expect two interviews. 

Applicants are required to sit the Computer Science admissions written assessment, if invited to interview. More information can be found on the University website.


Director of Studies

Dr Graeme Jenkinson

Research interests: computer security, authentication, usability, distributed systems, system tracing and performance

Dr Rob Harle

Research interests: Cyberphysical Systems, Mobile sensing, Positioning and Location Tracking, Wearable Computing, Ubiquitous and Context-aware Computing

Fellows

  • Dr Graeme Jenkinson, Fitzwilliam College Bye-Fellow
    Acting Director of Studies, Computer Science
    Research: computer security, authentication, usability, distributed systems, system tracing and performance