Part A, Computer Science and Philosophy
In the second year of the degree students are required to take the core Computer Science subjects:
- Models of Computation
These subjects will be examined at the end of the second year.
Students should also take four, six or eight Computer Science courses, during the second and third years, from Schedules S1(CS&P) and S2(CS&P), with no more than two subjects from Schedule S2 (CS&P). It is recommended that students take at least two of these courses during their second year.
There are no courses listed under schedule S2(CS&P) in 2017/18.
It is strongly recommended that if you intend to study any Computer Science optional course that is scheduled in Trinity term, that you do so in your second year as they may clash with examinations if studied in your third year.
Problem classes will be organised centrally for the computer science optional courses although colleges may also organise tutorials. Practicals will be assessed as a nominal paper, as for Prelims. They play no part in the classification but each year a candidate must pass the practical component of the course in order to pass the exam, i.e. candidates must achieve 40% or more overall in their practicals each year to pass. All 2nd year students are required to complete the Group Design Practical.
Part A - Philosophy
Students take three, four or five Philosophy courses during the second and third years, from the following list of courses. It is recommended that students take two courses in the second year. Students must take at least two of 101, 102, 103, 104, 108, 122, 124, 125 and 127. The subject list for Philosophy is:
101. Early Modern Philosophy; 102. Knowledge and Reality; 103. Ethics; 104. Philosophy of Mind; 106. Philosophy of Science and Social Science; 107. Philosophy of Religion; 108. The Philosophy of Logic and Language; 109. Aesthetics; 110. Medieval Philosophy:Aquinas; 111. Medieval Philosophy: Duns Scotus and Ockham; 112. The Philosophy of Kant; 113. Post-Kantian Philosophy; 114. Theory of Politics; 115. Plato, Republic; 116. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics; 117. Frege, Russell, and Wittgenstein; 118. The Later Philosophy of Wittgenstein; 120. Intermediate Philosophy of Physics; 122. Philosophy of Mathematics; 124. Philosophy of Science; 125. Philosophy of Cognitive Science; 127 Philosophical Logic; 128. Practical Ethics.
Full course details can be found on the Philosophy website at:
Note that each Philosophy option is twice the weight of a Computer Science option.
- Models of Computation Michaelmas Term 2017
- Algorithms Hilary Term 2018
- Group Design Practical Hilary Term 2018, Trinity Term 2018
- Compilers 16 Lectures, Michaelmas Term 2017
- Computer Security 16 Lectures, Michaelmas Term 2017
- Computer-Aided Formal Verification 16 Lectures, Michaelmas Term 2017
- Databases 16 Lectures, Michaelmas Term 2017
- Geometric Modelling 16 Lectures, Michaelmas Term 2017
- Intelligent Systems 16 Lectures, Michaelmas Term 2017
- Machine Learning 20 Lectures, Michaelmas Term 2017
- Principles of Programming Languages 16 Lectures, Michaelmas Term 2017
- Computational Complexity 16 Lectures, Hilary Term 2018
- Computer Architecture 16 Lectures, Hilary Term 2018
- Computers in Society 16 Lectures, Hilary Term 2018
- Concurrent Programming 16 Lectures, Hilary Term 2018
- Knowledge Representation & Reasoning 16 Lectures, Hilary Term 2018
- Lambda Calculus and Types 16 Lectures, Hilary Term 2018
- Logic and Proof 16 Lectures, Hilary Term 2018
- Computer Graphics 16 Lectures, Trinity Term 2018
- Computer Networks 16 Lectures, Trinity Term 2018
- Concurrency 16 Lectures, Trinity Term 2018