University of Kent: School of Computingwww.cs.kent.ac.uk/
University of Kent
School of Computing
The School of Computing is home to world-leading research in key areas including programming languages, cyber security, computational intelligence, computer education and data science. We also work across disciplines in areas such as biosciences, psychology and business.
Our students benefit from excellent teaching and enjoy a high level of access to academic staff, some of whom are authors of widely-used textbooks. We are skilled at teaching students from a variety of backgrounds on our conversion and advanced computer science programmes.
“I applied for a Master’s because I wanted to challenge myself, to see what I was capable of and open up career opportunities. I chose Kent because of the high quality of teaching that the School of Computing is known for.”
Don Shaw-Case, MSc Advanced Computer Science
The Computer Science MSc is a conversion degree programme. You do not need any prior knowledge or experience of computing to take this course. Our students come from backgrounds including natural sciences, engineering, arts, humanities and social sciences. This programme is popular with recent graduates and career-changers too.
Our advanced Master’s degrees are for students who have studied computing at honours degree level and wish to extend their knowledge. You can select the programme that best suits your interests:
- Advanced Computer Science MSc
- Advanced Computer Science (Computational Intelligence) MSc
- Cyber Security MSc
- Networks and Security MSc
We are ranked 12 in the UK for research intensity in computer science and informatics (REF 2014 -2021) and offer a stimulating and supportive academic environment, whether you are interested in a taught programme or in research. The Times Higher Educations also ranked the School 22 out of 89 for research power, with 100% of the School’s research impact rated world leading or internationally excellent.
An industrial placement is an ideal way to gain workplace experience, make useful contacts and develop and understanding of graduate careers in computing and IT. In the School of Computing we have a specialist team to assist you to find a placement and provide support while you are there. Our students have worked in the UK, the US, Asia and continental Europe in a variety of roles in major brands through to small start-up enterprises.
Student success and careers
We help you to develop key transferrable skills that are essential within the competitive world of work. These include the ability to adapt to challenges, analyse complex real-world problems and develop original ideas.
Within the School of Computing we have strong links with industry, notably with Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Agilent Technologies, Erlang Training and Consulting, HP Labs, Ericsson and Nexor. Destinations for our graduates include the leading technology companies, major corporate brands and smaller organisations, as well as academic careers. Read our students’ stories.
As a postgraduate student at Kent you have access to a range of facilities including the support of the graduate school and the careers and employability service.
In the School of Computing you can make use of our makerspace to build physical objects to support your studies or for personal projects. This large, open-plan workshop is fitted with 3D printers, a laser cutter and metal fabrication machinery as well as electronic engineering equipment.
The Kent IT Consultancy (KITC) is part of the School and is run by student consultants working with local ambitious enterprises to help them make better use of technology. For example, our students have helped a local entrepreneur to launch and online clothing store and have supported businesses to modernise their websites.
Funding and Scholarships
The University of Kent is proud of its £12m Postgraduate Scholarship Fund and has an online database of all available postgraduate funding.
You can apply online via the University’s website. There is no fixed application deadline for applications from home/EU students, though we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible; no later than three months before your intended start date. For international students the deadline for applications is 31 July for the following September.
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