Overview

Artificial intelligence (AI), logic, robotics, virtual reality: fascinating areas where Computer Science and Philosophy meet.

Computer Science and Philosophy at LMH

Lady Margaret Hall provides an excellent academic environment for undergraduates reading Computer Science, Computer Science and Mathematics or Computer Science and Philosophy. LMH has a thriving community of philosophy undergraduates with diverse interests. We typically admit around 18 students each year across the various philosophy joint schools. The Philosophy Faculty (located in Radcliffe Humanities) is just 11 minutes from the College by foot.

Varun Kanade will join LMH as Computer Science Tutor from October 2017.

Admissions requirements and course information

A*AA with the A* in Mathematics, Further Mathematics or Computing/Computer Science. More information on other requirements, how to apply, and a typical week can be found here and here. Visit the website of the Department of Computer Science.

Career prospects

Computer scientists from the University of Oxford have the highest graduate salaries of any UK course, according to a 2014 Sunday Times report, earning an average of £43,895 six months after leaving university. Graduates enter into technical, managerial, academic, financial or commercial posts, both in the UK and abroad, and in recent years Oxford graduates have progressed to careers in many fields that need an understanding of computer systems, what such systems can (and cannot) do, and how to design them. Oxford has also seen students going into teaching, government and policy organisations, management consultancy and law3. Others have continued onto PhDs and academic or research careers, or started up their own companies.

The analytic, communication, and reasoning skills the study of philosophy imparts are highly valued by a wide range of employers in the public and private sector. Philosophy graduates often go on to have careers in law, management consultancy, banking and finance, the civil service faststream, teaching, and research, among many other professions.