A Level: A*A*A IB: 40-41 points, with 776 at Higher Level For other qualifications, see the Cambridge University main Entrance requirements pages

Robinson is an excellent college at which to study Computer Science. We have four Fellows in the subject whereas many colleges have only one or two. All four fellows taken an active part in small group teaching in the college, and this means that our Computer Science students are very well supported. Robinson is also only a ten minute, traffic-free walk, away from the Computer Laboratory and therefore is one of the closest colleges to the department.

Computer Science students find Robinson a friendly and stimulating place to study. This is partly due to the college's modern outlook, but also because Robinson’s Computer Science intake is one of the largest amongst the Cambridge colleges and, as a result, we have an active and vibrant community of undergraduate and graduate computer scientists. 

Note: When applying for Computer Science at Cambridge, you need to indicate on your Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ) or Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA) whether you wish to apply for Computer Science with (additional) Mathematics, a Natural Science or Psychology.

Subject Requirements

Essential: Mathematics

Highly Desirable: Further Maths to A or AS level.

Desirable: a physical science A level.

Most of our computer scientists have taken A levels in Maths, Further Maths, and a physical science. Mathematics is essential in Computer Science and should be taken to as high a level as you can manage.

Written Work


Admissions Assessments

Students will sit the CSAT test on the same date as their interview. The test measures students’ mathematical ability and their general aptitude for studying computer science at university. A wide range of questions ensures that students will be able to perform well regardless of A-level syllabus. For further information on the assessment format, please view the entry requirements tab on: https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/admissions-test/

Directors of Studies - Dr Richard Sharp and Dr Alastair Beresford

Teaching Fellows in Computer Science - Professor Anuj Dawar and Professor Alan Mycroft

Further information

Computer Science  (information from Cambridge Undergraduate Admissions)

Computer Science Tripos FAQs

Updated May 2016