Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Computer Science

You’ll gain the skills to innovate, create and find solutions.

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Course overview

Computer science is an exciting and 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 paving the way to excellent employment opportunities and well-paid careers.  

You'll be offered plenty of support, including peer mentoring, web forums and study skills services to give you the best start to your career.


This degree has been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK- PEC). 

Why study Computer Science at Kent?

Student placement success

"The School of Computing manages everything to do with the year in industry, and how much support they give you."



in the UK for our research into programming languages since 2014, according to the independent website csrankings.com

Real-world experience.

Choose to add an industry placement, giving you work experience, a salary and the chance to secure a job with the same company after graduation.

Wide range of modules.

We'll teach you the fundamentals of computer science and you'll have the opportunity to tailor the course to suit your interests and goals.  

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Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

You'll learn to code in several languages, starting with the Java programming language, which is widely used in industry.

How you'll study

You'll have access to academics who are pushing boundaries with their research. Kent is an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research as well as being experts in programming languages and artificial intelligence.

Encouraging innovation.

The School has superb makerspaces, which house equipment including 3D printers, a laser cutter and metal fabrication machinery.

Your future

An accredited degree gives you the knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers prefer graduates from accredited degrees, and your degree is also more likely to be recognised in other countries if you're looking to work abroad.  

Our graduates have gone on to work in:

  • software engineering
  • mobile applications development
  • systems analysis
  • networking
  • finance and insurance
  • education
  • healthcare.

Recent graduates have gone on to develop successful careers at leading companies such as:

  • BAE Systems
  • Cisco
  • IBM
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Citigroup
  • BT
Advice from the Placements Team
"There's a lot of focus on placements, and on applying your skills."

From BSc to MBE

The only chance of me pursuing my career of choice was to find a great University that offered an industrial placement year.

Alumnus, Ezechi Britton, receives MBE

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:


  • UK
  • EU
  • International

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 


We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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In the QS World University Rankings 2024, Kent has been ranked 39th within the UK and is in the top 25% of Higher Education Institutions worldwide.

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Kent has risen 11 places in THE’s REF 2021 ranking, confirming us as a leading research university.


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