University of Kent

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced Computer Science with an Industrial Placement (Taught)

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Course summary

This flexible course offers a largely free choice of modules from our range of Advanced Master's programmes. Overview Are you a computing graduate whose interests span more than one specialism? Do you want the freedom to explore a variety of advanced topics? This course serves as a springboard for employment or research. Your placement You undertake a work placement of between eight and 50 weeks. For Tier 4 students, the placement is available for a year only. You work in real-life technical and business roles, utilising your skills and gaining new ones. The experience you gain on your placement gives you an extra edge when applying for jobs in the future. You are responsible for finding your own placement but are supported by the School’s Placement Team. Dedicated to helping you get the right job, the Placement Team offer lots of practical support. It is possible to take your placement locally in Kent, elsewhere in the UK or perhaps overseas. About the School of Computing Our world-leading researchers, in key areas such as cyber security, programming languages, computational intelligence and data science, earned us an outstanding result in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF); an impressive 100% of our research was classified as either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' for impact. Strong links with industry underpin all our work, notably with Cisco Systems Inc, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Nvidia, Erlang Solutions, GCHQ and Google.

Assessment method

Assessment is through a mixture of written examinations and coursework, the relative weights of which vary according to the nature of the module. The final project is assessed by a dissertation.


How to apply

International applicants

Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Due to visa restrictions, students who require a student visa to study cannot study part-time unless undertaking a distance or blended-learning programme with no on-campus provision. The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level. For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. If you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Entry requirements

A first or second class honours degree or equivalent in computing or a related subject. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.


Fees and funding

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Advanced Computer Science with an Industrial Placement at University of Kent - UCAS