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University of Cambridge

Computer Science

UCAS Code: G400

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A*,A

Typical A Level offer: A*A*A Computer Science - all Colleges require: A Level Mathematics Computer Science - some Colleges require: A Level in a second or three science/mathematics subjects and/or particular subjects (see individual College websites for details) Computer Science with Mathematics - all Colleges require: A Level Mathematics; STEP Computer Science with Mathematics - some Colleges require: AS or A Level Further Mathematics; A Level Physics; three science/mathematics subjects

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

40-42

776 at Higher Level Computer Science - all Colleges require: Higher Level Mathematics Computer Science - some Colleges require: Higher Level in a second or three science/mathematics subjects and/or particular subjects (see individual College websites for details) Computer Science with Mathematics - all Colleges require: Higher Level Mathematics; STEP Computer Science with Mathematics - some Colleges require: Higher Level Physics; three science/mathematics subjects

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160

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Computer science

Computer science is a fast-moving field that brings together disciplines including mathematics, engineering, the natural sciences, psychology and linguistics. Our course is broad and deep – providing you with skills highly prized in industry and for research, and giving skills to create future technology. All aspects of modern computer science are covered, along with the underlying theory and foundations in economics, law and business. You also develop practical skills, such as programming and hardware systems. The course offers an optional fourth year leading to an MEng degree (progression to the fourth year is dependent on satisfactory performance).

The Uni


Course locations:

Peterhouse

Murray Edwards

Wolfson

Gonville & Caius

Newnham

Magdalene

Clare

Pembroke

Open application

Emmanuel

Homerton

Fitzwilliam

Queens'

Sidney Sussex

King's

Corpus Christi

Churchill

Lucy Cavendish

St Catharine's

Christ's

St John's

Jesus

Downing

St Edmund's

Robinson

Trinity Hall

Girton

Trinity

Selwyn

Hughes Hall

Department:

Computer Laboratory

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Computer science

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

48%
UK students
52%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A*
A*

After graduation


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Computer science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£35,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
66%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
4%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computer science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£40k

£40k

£64k

£64k

£50k

£50k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Graduate field commentary:

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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