Department: Computer Laboratory
Contact: Andy Hopper
Tel No: 01223 763505
University of Cambridge, world famous university celebrated for its excellence in academia and acts as a beacon for UK education.
Cambridge was a pioneer of computer science and continues to lead its development. There are more than 1,000 specialist computing and advanced technology companies and commercial laboratories in the area (known as ‘Silicon Fen’), and many support our teaching and employ our students.
The undergraduate course, called the Computer Science Tripos, is a three-year or a four-year course. Students graduating after three years receive the BA honours degree. Students who achieve a high standard in the third year can stay on for a fourth year and receive both the BA and Master of Engineering (MEng) degrees.
The one-year MPhil in Advanced Computer Science is a general Masters degree, preparing students for PhD study in Computer Science. This course took its first students in October 2009.
The PhD is the primary research degree that can be taken in the Computer Laboratory. The Cambridge PhD is a three-year programme of individual research on a topic agreed by the student and the Laboratory, under the guidance of a staff member as the student’s supervisor. There is no compulsory course work, and students are expected to complete the substance of their research by the end of their third year, submitting their thesis then or within a few months.