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Computer Science

Course Overview

Computer Science is a fast-moving subject that underpins much of today’s society and will be the key to tomorrow’s. Often confused with learning to program, Computer Science is fundamentally about logical thinking and puzzle-solving. It combines the precision and rigour of mathematics, the excitement and tangibility of engineering, and the creativity of the arts. Although we use machines to develop the core principles, the skills of a computer scientist are highly transferable to many areas of life, and our graduates are in very high demand. Find out more about the course here.

The Benefits of Computer Science at Fitzwilliam College

Students of Computer Science at Fitz benefit from the college’s location, which is less than a five-minute cycle from the Computer Lab. However, the biggest benefit of studying Computer Science at Fitz is the incredibly friendly cohort; the college combines a studious and relaxed environment with plenty of social opportunities, allowing the students to dedicate themselves to their studies in a supportive setting.

Facts and Figures

Average intake each year: 3-4

Typical A Level offer: A*A*A

Typical IB offer: 40 – 42 points with 776 at Higher Level

We may modify offers to take account of individual circumstances.

Essential subjects: A Level/IB Higher Level Mathematics.

Application Process

Applicants are required to sit the Test of Mathematics for University Admissions (TMUA).  More information on these can be found here.

If shortlisted, candidates will normally have two interviews.

Director of Studies

Professor Srinivasan Keshav

Dr Andreas Vlachos

Headshot of Srinivasan Keshav

Professor Srinivasan Keshav

Find Out More

Every year, the College runs a Women in STEM programme. More information will be posted in the autumn.

If you want to find out about our open days or visiting the College, see here.

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