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Computer Science (Networks) with a Year in Industry (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #351 (WUR) Canterbury, United Kingdom
Computer Science is an exciting and rapidly developing subject that offers excellent employment prospects and well-paid careers. On this Computer Science (Networks) with a Year in Industry (Hons) degree from University of Kent, you focus on networks, including computer systems, communication, security and cryptography. You put your skills into practice on a paid year in industry placement.
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Overview

On this themed degree, the specific focus (here, Networks) is decided at the time of enrolment and named in your degree title. You can also study our general Computer Science degree where a subject focus is decided during the course of your study.

The Computer Science (Networks) with a Year in Industry (Hons) degree from University of Kent 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.

The Kent IT Consultancy option offers you the opportunity to learn how to become an IT Consultant by providing computing support to local businesses while earning credits towards your degree.

You can also gain experience in teaching with our Computing in the Classroom module. This gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a school setting.

Careers

Graduate destinations

The high graduate employment rate speaks for itself. 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 CITP and partial CEng accreditation from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 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

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

    19000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 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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