Lucy Cavendish has a small but keen community of Computer Scientists, comprising around four Bachelors, Masters, and PhD students.

The BA in Computer Science covers all aspects of modern computer science, along with the underlying theory and foundations in economics, law and business. Students also develop practical skills, such as programming, and around half go on to work in the computer industry.

Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Director of Studies

Dr John Fawcett

Course Requirements

Applicants for Computer Science should have a very strong background in mathematics: a good A-level (or equivalent) in Mathematics is essential and Further Mathematics highly desirable. Some formal study of Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and/or Electronics is also helpful. Applicants for Computer Science with Mathematics will be expected to sit STEP Mathematics

See the general Entrance Requirements and FAQ for more information about our academic conditions. You can also contact our Admissions Office with queries.

Admissions Assessment

Applicants invited for interview will be asked to sit the Computer Science Admissions Test (CSAT) on the day of their interviews. The CSAT is one hundred minutes in length. Specifications can be found in the Entry Requirements section here.