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Department of Computer Science and Technology


Resource material

  • CamGuides is a free online resource for all Master’s students with a taught element, designed as an introduction to some of the academic, digital and research practices that they will engage in at the University of Cambridge. It encourages students to think about ways they can prepare for their Master’s degree before it starts.
  • Computer systems and software Part III and MPhil students have dedicated facilities. All students have access to MCS facilities in the Intel Laboratory.
    Students also benefit from special cost-free licences for MathWorks' MATLAB and certain Microsoft software under its Academic Alliance Programme.
    Additional account details are provided by e-mail in the Michaelmas term after arrival.
  • Library
    The facilities provided by the Computer Laboratory's library.
  • Online services
    Mailing lists, newsgroups, student-operated web sites, etc.
  • Upper limb disorder/RSI/OOS
    Information on typing-related injuries (part of the main Laboratory safety page).
  • Policy statements relating to students
    Official policy statements released by the Head of Department.
  • Postgraduate Education Office Contacts
    Contact details for the Postgraduate Education team
  • Health and Safety
    Provides information regarding health and safety in the building and also what to do in case of emergency.
  • Seminars
    Upcoming talks and seminars in the Department

Student support

The main source of pastoral support for students is provided by Colleges. Each postgraduate student is assigned a Tutor by the College who will be available to meet, or correspond by email, with students to discuss personal and tutorial matters. Please see Cambridge Colleges - a guide for postgraduate students for further information.
MPhil students are also assigned a Course Adviser by the Department who will advise on course matters.

Other sources of student support may be found from the following bodies:

Official University Documents


Information for prospective students

If you are considering applying to Cambridge to study for the MPhil in Advanced Computer Science then look at our information for prospective students.