Oxford computer science and philosophy personal statement
The best way to prepare for any interview is to anticipate the questions you'll be asked. In this post I'm sharing some questions that successful Oxbridge applicants remember being asked at their interviews. Mixed in with the questions are some gems of advice from these people who have gone on to forge successful careers in a range of industries I'm proud to say they're all my friends — I never said this was a scientific sample! Given an extract from the Odyssey, Catherine was asked to think about it and then questioned about Odysseus' characterisation. Catherine had written that she found Ovid funny in her personal statement.
Example Personal Statement - Oxford Maths and Philosophy
Artificial intelligence AI , robotics, virtual reality: fascinating areas where Computer Science and Philosophy meet. But there are also many others, since the two disciplines share a broad focus on the representation of information and rational inference, embracing common interests in algorithms, cognition, intelligence, language, models, proof, and verification. Computer Scientists need to be able to reflect critically and philosophically about these, as they push forward into novel domains. Philosophers need to understand them within a world increasingly shaped by computer technology, in which a whole new range of enquiry has opened up, from the philosophy of AI, artificial life and computation, to the ethics of privacy and intellectual property, to the epistemology of computer models e. Some of the greatest thinkers of the past - including Aristotle, Hobbes, Leibniz, Frege and Turing - dreamed of automating reasoning and what this might achieve; the computer has now made it a reality for those with the necessary skills, providing a wonderful tool for extending our speculation and understanding.
So, this is it. You could write about any topic on any subject in the dizzying realms of the known universe. Alternatively, students can create an artefact or product, and write a shorter essay explaining it. EPQs are a fantastic way of proving to universities that you are the best prospective student for them, and that you deserve a place on one of their courses.
I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do. Studying the Turing module in first year was incredible. The 'lectures' were just 12 of us talking to Peter about really fascinating ideas and discoveries from the last century about computability. Two things really appealed to me about this course.