Before making your application, we recommend that you research your course thoroughly by reading / using the main sources of subject information at University, Department and College level.

Below is an example set of websites, using Computer Science as an example.

Cambridge Admissions Website Course page

The place to start and the key information

  • a fact file
  • Overview
  • Course outline
  • Entry requirements
  • Resources
  • Course film

All Cambridge Admissions course pages

Computer Science website

Cambridge Course Film
(on the course page, top right)

Chance to hear from

  • academics
  • students

See some of the subject facilities

Computer Science film

Subject Department website
(via the course page click on the resources tab)

  • What you can cover in each option.
  • Advice about applying
  • Open Days and events
  • Faculty handbook etc.
Faculty website

Christ's College subject page

  • What the subject is like at Christ's
  • Christ's academics
  • Applying for that subject at Christ's
  • Subject requirements & offer levels
  • Helpful resources and reading lists

All Christ's subject pages

Christ's website

Christ's Student Profiles
(on the Christ's subject page)

  • How the teaching works
  • What they've enjoyed
  • What they've found hardest
  • What the work/life balance is like
.CS student 1CS Student 2

Visit your department online
(Cambridge University virtual tour)

  • 360 degree views
  • Photo gallery
  • Further information
  • Film

Cambridge University virtual tour

Virtual tour


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