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Computer Science with a year in Industry BSc (Hons)

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    17-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Computer Science is an exciting and rapidly evolving subject that affects every area of our lives. A deep understanding of computing puts you in a great position to influence the future as well as opening up excellent employment prospects and well-paid careers.At Kent, we teach you the fundamentals of computer science as well as giving you the opportunity to specialise in areas of your choice in your final year. Our excellence in teaching is underpinned by our research; we are an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research as well as being experts in programming languages and artificial intelligence. We give you lots of support via peer mentoring, web forums as well as study skills services to help you fulfil your potential. Take a year in industry and gain paid practical experience and a real advantage in the graduate job market. Our dedicated placement team supports you through the process.**Choose to study Computer Science with a Year in Industry at Kent because:*** We lead cutting-edge research in cyber security, artificial intelligence and programming languages.* Our graduates have excellent career prospects. Recent graduates have gone to work at companies including BT, The Walt Disney Company, Microsoft, IBM and HSBC.* We have established links with leading companies in a range of business areas both in the UK and internationally. Our dedicated placement team is on hand to offer advice and help you secure a role.* Take advantage of the fantastic resources in ‘The Shed’, our creative makerspace.* Computer Science at Kent was ranked 8th for research intensity and scored 87% overall in The Complete University Guide 2022.* This programme has full CITP and partial CEng accreditation from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.* Join ‘TinkerSoc’, a student-run society for those who enjoy making things.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.On our flexible programme, you take a broad range of compulsory modules in your first and second years. You then select from a variety of options in your final year of study, so it's ideal if you want to keep your options open.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.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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21,200per year

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University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    50th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

A range of scholarships for international students, including GREAT Scholarships for students from China, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Kenya and Thailand.
Kent offers globally recognised degrees, and has a diverse student community representing over 159 nationalities.
Kent provides excellent support for international students, including English language training and academic study support.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 113 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    139 62%

    40th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    55th

    40
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    73rd

    26

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