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Computer Science (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #351 (WUR) Canterbury, United Kingdom
Computer Science is an exciting and rapidly evolving subject that offers excellent employment prospects and well-paid careers. In the Computer Science (Hons) programme at University of Kent you will learn the fundamentals of computer science as well as giving you the opportunity to specialise in an area of your choice.
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Overview

The School of Computing at University of Kent is home to several authors of leading textbooks, a National Teaching Fellow, an IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) Fellow and two Association of Computer Machinery (ACM) award-winning scientists. Kent was awarded gold, the highest rating, in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

The Computer Science (Hons) programmee is taught by leading researchers who are experts in their fields. The wide-ranging expertise of the teaching staff means you have the chance to explore a large choice of subjects, from artificial intelligence and computer security to parallel systems and mobile computing.

The programme focuses on the technical aspects of computer science. You learn to code in several languages, starting with the Java programming language, which is widely used in industry across a range of applications including mobile devices.

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. You put these principles and techniques into practice to develop software in a variety of ways, from small-scale exercises to a major software project.

Careers

Graduate destinations

  • The graduates have gone on to work in:
  • software engineering
  • mobile applications development
  • systems analysis
  • consultancy
  • networking
  • web design and e-commerce
  • finance and insurance
  • commerce
  • engineering
  • education
  • government
  • healthcare.

Accreditation

This programme has full Chartered IT Professional (CITP) accreditation from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Further Object-Oriented Programming
  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • Foundations of Computing 
  • Databases and the Web
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Computers and the Cloud
  • Problem Solving with Algorithms
  • Database Systems
  • Web Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A level: AAB-BBB
  • GCSE: Mathematics grade C
  • Access to HE Diploma: The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. 
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma): Distinction, Distinction, Distinction
  • International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall or 15 points at HL including Mathematics 5 at HL or SL, or Mathematics Studies 6 at SL

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Canterbury

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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