Computer Science is an exciting and rapidly developing subject that offers excellent employment prospects and well-paid careers.
At the University of Kent, we teach you the fundamentals of computer science as well as giving you the opportunity to choose from a broad range of options in areas such as computer security and cryptography, mobile computing and parallel computing.
Our degree programme can be studied as the Computer Science general degree, where a subject focus is decided during the course of your study, or as a themed degree, such as Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence), where a specific focus is decided at the time of enrolment and named in the degree title.
Over half our students choose to do a year in industry. This gives you work experience, a salary and the possibility of a job with the same company after graduation. You can also work during your studies as a consultant at our Kent IT Clinic, earning credit towards your degree while providing computing support to local businesses.
The School of Computing is an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence for programming education, with 95% of our research judged to be of international quality. The School is also home to two National Teaching Fellows, authors of widely used textbooks and award-winning Java teaching systems such as BlueJ and Greenfoot.
Those students who choose to take the year in industry option, find the practical experience they gain gives them a real advantage in the graduate job market. In addition, the Kent It Clinic gives you the opportunity to take on consultancy work for local companies, giving you real-world experience and earning credits towards your academic studies. Our high graduate employment rate speaks for itself, with recent graduates going on to work at Accenture, BT, Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Intel, Lilly, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Oracle, Thomson Reuters, Siemens and T-Mobile.
The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take wild modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.
Possible modules may include:
CO320 - Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
CO322 - Foundations of Computing I
CO323 - Databases and the Web
CO324 - Computer Systems
CO325 - Foundations of Computing II
CO328 - Human Computer Interaction
CO334 - People and Computing
CO520 - Further Object-Oriented Programming
Possible modules may include:
CO527 - Operating Systems and Architecture
CO510 - Software Engineering
CO518 - Algorithms, Correctness and Efficiency
CO519 - Theory of Computing
CO532 - Database Systems
CO539 - Web Development
CO545 - Functional and Concurrent Programming
Possible modules may include:
CO600 - Project
CO620 - Research Project
CO650 - IT Consultancy Project
CO831 - Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
CO832 - Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
CO528 - Introduction to Intelligent Systems
CB612 - New Enterprise Startup
CO633 - Computer Networks and Communications
CO634 - Computer Security and Cryptography
CO636 - Cognitive Neural Networks
CO637 - Natural Computation
CO639 - Electronic Commerce
CO641 - Computer Graphics and Animation
CO643 - Computing Law and Professional Responsibility
CO645 - IT Consultancy Practice 2
CO646 - Computing in the Classroom
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 6.5 CAE score : 60(Grade C)
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test.
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.
Typical offer/minimum requirement
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.
This programme has full CITP and partial CEng accreditation from the British Computer Society (BCS).