University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Science

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Course summary

Computer Science is an exciting and rapidly evolving subject that affects every area of our lives. A deep understanding of computing puts you in a great position to influence the future as well as opening up excellent employment prospects and well-paid careers. At Kent, we teach you the fundamentals of computer science as well as giving you the opportunity to specialise in areas of your choice in your final year. Our excellence in teaching is underpinned by our research; we are an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research as well as being experts in programming languages and artificial intelligence. We give you lots of support via peer mentoring, web forums as well as study skills services to help you fulfil your potential. Choose to study a Computer Science degree at Kent because:

  • We lead cutting-edge research in cyber security, artificial intelligence and programming languages
  • Our graduates have excellent career prospects. Recent graduates have gone to work at companies including BT, The Walt Disney Company, Microsoft, IBM and HSBC
  • You can add a year in industry after the second year, giving you work experience, a salary and the possibility of a job with the same company after graduation
  • You can take advantage of the fantastic resources in ‘The Shed’, our creative makerspace
  • This programme has full CITP and partial CEng accreditation from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • You can join ‘TinkerSoc’, a student-run society for those who enjoy making things
  • Computer Science at Kent was ranked 8th for research intensity and scored 87% overall in The Complete University Guide 2022
You’re taught by experts in programming languages, data science, artificial intelligence and cyber security and learn to code in several languages, starting with the Java programming language, which is widely used in industry. Building on these programming skills, you learn the principles and techniques that underpin the algorithms and systems shaping our world today. These include artificial intelligence, computer security, network technology, software engineering, and human-computer interaction. Using your knowledge you develop software in small-scale exercises before completing a major software project. You can gain experience in teaching with our Computing in the Classroom module.

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
G400
Institution code:
K24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

Please visit our website for further information:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements.html


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
63%
Student satisfaction
55%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

All fees for 2022/23 are to be confirmed. Please see the programme page at www.kent.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding options.
Computer Science at University of Kent - UCAS