Peterhouse does not operate a fixed quota of places in Computer Science, but tends to admit 1 or 2 students each year. Dr Robert Mullins is the Director of Studies for Peterhouse as well as St John's College. For a student's perspective on studying Computer Science at Peterhouse, have a look at the JCR's alternative prospectus and read their interview with a current student.
Our three-year course is designed to put you at the forefront of modern Computer Science. A pair of alternative routes to a Computer Science degree are available, according to whether or not you wish to study a course from another subject alongside Computer Science.
75% Option: Here 75% of your first year is spent studying computer science and 25% studying mathematics.
50% Option: This option involves studying 50% computer science, 25% mathematics and an option worth 25%. The option is selected from a range of courses: Mathematics, Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physiology or Evolution & Behaviour.
The Computer Science Faculty website provides guidance on making this decision.
The second and third years of the Computer Science course cover a full range of hardware, software and application areas; include Group and Individual projects and advanced topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computation, Security, e-Commerce and Complexity Theory.