The School of Computing has an excellent reputation for research and for equipping our students for their future careers.
Why choose us?
Some good reasons to choose to study at the School of Computing.
Computer Science at Kent was ranked 12th for graduate prospects in The Complete University Guide 2017 and in The Times Good University Guide 2016.
Of Computer Science students at Kent who graduated in 2015, 92% were in work or further study within six months (DLHE). Of those who went into employment, 95% found professional jobs.
2. Student satisfaction
We have consistent good feedback from our students. In the most recent National Student Survey 91% of BSc Computer Science students were satisfied with their course.
3. Industrial experience
During your degree you can gain industrial experience with leading companies in the UK and overseas as part of an Industrial Placement with support from the School’s dedicated placement office. This experience means that after graduation many of our students go on to work for world-class businesses. The School of Computing can also provide commercial experience working as a student consultant within our KITC.
4. World leading research
Our programmes are taught by leading researchers. The School of Computing was ranked highly in the recent government run Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise. 100% of our research impact was ranked as world leading or internationally excellent.
5. Teaching excellence
Kent has developed two leading object-oriented teaching environments for the Java programming language – BlueJ and Greenfoot. Our staff have also written several internationally acclaimed textbooks for learning programming, which are used worldwide.
The School of Computing has been awarded the status of Centre of Excellence in Object-Oriented Programming and two of our staff have received the SIGCSE Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education.
6. Wide ranging courses
We offer a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes ranging from the conversion MSc Computer Science for graduates of any discipline, through to more specialised programmes such as the GCHQ accredited MSc Cyber Security. Our undergraduate programmes include professional accreditation by the BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT.
7. Attractive campuses
We are based at both the Canterbury and Medway campuses. Both sites have excellent facilities and combine a very safe and friendly environment with a great location, a wealth of cultural links and superb transport connections to London and continental Europe.
8. Excellent study support
We provide excellent support including access to web-based information systems, podcasts and web forums for students who can benefit from extra help. We use innovative teaching methods, including BlueJ and LEGO® Mindstorms for teaching Java programming. The library has over a million books, periodicals and journals, many of which are available online and can be used remotely as well as on campus.
9. Broad range of careers
Our graduates have launched their careers in many different sectors including finance and insurance, technology and IT, commerce, engineering, government, education, and health. Leading companies, such as, BAE Systems, Cisco, IBM, Disney, CitiGroup and BT, are keen to employ our graduates.
10. Specialist research
We excel in several specialist areas including cyber security, computing education and e-health. The School hosts the University's GCHQ/EPSRC accredited Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, one of only 13 in the country.
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