University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Computer Science

Research areas include: computer architecture and electronic computer-aided design; networks and systems; compilers and programme manipulation; automated reasoning; theory and semantics; computer vision and neural computing; natural language and information processing; bioinformatics; computer and communications security; computer graphics and interaction.

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a very good degree (in the UK a 1st class Honours degree) in computer science or a related subject; where 1st language is not English IELTS 7.0 with at least 7.0 in each element; TOEFL 600 with TWE 5.0; or other acceptable test are required; applications should be accompanied by research proposal.

Course modules

New research students are admitted on a probationary basis and are registered in the first instance for the Certificate of postgraduate studies in computer science (CPGS). Successful completion of the mandatory course in research skills is a standard requirement for new research students wishing to be registered for the PhD cegree. Research students may also select to attend modules offered on the MPhil in advanced computer science course.

Sponsorship information

Between 5 and 10 studentships per year funded by government and industry.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 7,362 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
PhD Full-time £ 23,889 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Graduate Education Manager
Telephone number: 
01223 334656