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 and it is taught by some of the world's experts in the field at the Computer Laboratory (the name we give the Department of Computer Science).
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 Master's degrees elsewhere. We expect a lot from our students, but we know that they are capable.
Graduates in Computer Science are highly sought after by industry. In a typical year, around 50% go into the IT sector, 20% into banking and investment, 20% go on to research degrees at Cambridge and elsewhere, and the final 10% on to a range of other jobs. The Cambridge Computer Lab Ring is the department's graduate association which provides mentoring to graduates of the department.
Cambridge Coding Academy Summer Schools
The University is running a one-week Cambridge Coding Academy Summer School from 20-24 July to teach 14-24y/o students to code in the vibrant atmosphere of the University of Cambridge. During the summer school you will learn how to create games, websites and work with drones! This summer school is open to boys and girls with a drive to learn one of the most important skills in today's world.
There will also be a Cambridge Coding Academy Summer School for Girls aged 16-19 from 10-14 August. Attendees will work in pairs under the close supervision of experienced tutors in an informal atmosphere. During the summer school you will learn how to create games, websites and work with drones, as well as meet men and women doing exciting things at the forefront of Computer Science.