Putting you at the Top of the Field: the CS Tripos

Our three year course (the Computer Science Tripos) is designed to put you at the forefront of modern CS with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) qualification. If you’re looking to go a bit further and experience the leading edge of CS research, our fourth year option provides you with the opportunity to graduate with an additional Masters of Engineering (MEng) qualification. More details on what we actually teach is broken down by year:

If you would prefer to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge, then it is also possible to study a subset of the first year of CS as part of the Natural Sciences course.


The two main professional computing societies in the UK, the British Computer Society (BCS) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), have both accredited our Computer Science degree from its inception.

Employment prospects

Cambridge computer science graduates are highly employable. The latest statistics from Unistats, the official website to help you make an informed choice when deciding which UK university to apply to, show that 100% of our graduates were employed with a graduate-level job six months after graduation. This is best possible outcome, and is better than most other subjects, even at Cambridge!