Computer Science is about learning and understanding the mathematical, scientific and engineering principles underlying every kind of computing system.
To be a successful Computer Science student, you will need to be curious about how things work, and the ability to use mathematics to solve problems creatively. Our course starts with the fundamentals of computers and programming, so it is not necessary to have studied these subjects before coming to Oxford.
Our graduates go on to careers in many fields that need an understanding of computer systems, what they can (and cannot) do, and how to design them: from computer manufacturers and software firms to management consultancy, finance and teaching.
For further information about Computer Science at Oxford, see the Department of Computer Science website and the Computer Science and Mathematics and Computer Science pages on the Oxford University website.
At Keble: 7-8 (including joint schools)
At Oxford: 31
Offered at Keble
Mathematics & Computer Science (also see Mathematics)
Past Admissions Feedback
Every year tutors prepare detailed feedback about the admissions process.
Links to the text from the last three years can be found below.
The Course at Keble
The Computer Science department is situated right next to Keble, which makes it extremely convenient for students to get to classes and lectures. There are two tutorial fellows in Computer Science. Professor Bernardo Cuenca Grau works in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and Professor Alfonso Bueno Orovio works on computational biology and health infomatics.
We aim to admit 4-5 Computer Science students each year plus 2-3 students in Mathematics and Computer Science. Together with a large group studying Mathematics or Mathematics and Statistics – and a sizeable cohort of graduates on taught and research degrees – you’ll be part of a thriving, diverse, and notably international community in the mathematical and computing sciences.