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Computer Science

Typical Offer Conditions

IB:41 points, with 776 at Higher Level
Other:See the University's Entrance Requirements page.
STEP:Offers for Computer Science with Mathematics will usually include grades 1,1 in STEP Mathematics papers II and III.

Subject Requirements

Further Mathematics or IB HL Physics (if applying for Computer Science with Mathematics)
Desirable:Further Mathematics and/or a physical science

Written Work


Admissions Assessment

All applicants for Computer Science are required to take the Computer Science Admissions Test (CSAT) at interview if interviewed. Please see the Admissions Assessments page on the University website for further details.

For Computer Science candidates interviewed overseas, a written Maths assessment will be administered by the overseas interviewing team instead of the CSAT. This will then be made available to the Cambridge College along with the overseas interview report.  

General Comments

Computer Science may be approached from a variety of backgrounds. The Cambridge course rapidly teaches a broad range of practical and theoretical computer science topics. It is assumed that students will have a sound mathematical background but other topics (e.g. electronics) will be taught from their foundation. A physical science is also beneficial, particularly if choosing the Natural Sciences option in the first year. An A Level in Computer Science is useful, but not a requirement. An A Level in ICT is of less use in terms of preparation for the Cambridge course.


Miss Vicky Mills
Admissions Officer
Trinity Hall
Trinity Lane
Cambridge CB2 1TJ

t: +44 1223 332535

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