Processor 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 three or four 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-minute cycle away (15-minute 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 (or equivalent) Mathematics is required. Further Mathematics is not a formal requirement, but the majority of admitted candidates do study this subject. Other useful subjects include Physics and Chemistry.


The admissions process

Candidates should normally expect two interviews. 

Applicants are required to sit the Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA) pre-interview and must register for the assessment by 15 October, separately to the UCAS application. More information can be found on the University website.

Director of Studies

Dr Robert Harle (1st and 3rd years)

Professor Srinivasan Keshav (2nd year)