A Level: A*A*A IB: 40-42 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, all of whom take 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. 

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.

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Admission Assessments

Applicants for Computer Science are required to take the pre-interview Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA) at an authorised centre local to them (for a lot of applicants, this will be their school/college).

  • Paper 1: Mathematical Thinking multiple-choice questions. (75 minutes, no calculator)
  • Paper 2: Mathematical Reasoning multiple choice questions. (75 minutes, no calculator)

You must be registered in advance (separately to your UCAS application) to take the pre-interview assessment. Please note that open centres may set an earlier deadline for accepting entries, and it is your responsibility to check if this applies at your centre. Your assessment centre must register you for the pre-interview assessment; you are not able to register yourself. 

For further information on assessment formats, please view the entry requirements tab on: https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/computer-science and https://www.cst.cam.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/entry

Directors of Studies - Dr Richard Sharp

Teaching Fellows in Computer Science - Professor Anuj DawarProfessor Alan Mycroft and Dr Jeremy Yallop

Further information

Computer Science  (information from Cambridge Undergraduate Admissions)

Computer Science Tripos FAQs

Last updated September 2022