Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Computer Science (Cyber Security)

If you're looking for a career in information security management or cyber security, Kent's got you covered.

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Course overview

Cyber security expertise is in demand across all industries as we look to protect our economies, health services and data. Be part of the future of cyber security.

The University has been recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (ACE-CSE) with a Gold Award. This means that it has met the ACE-CSE standard for Gold Award, and makes Kent one out of only 12 ACEs-CSE in the UK to obtain Gold status.

Why study Computer Science (Cyber Security) at Kent?

Open doors.

Graduates have gone on to excel in well-paid careers at companies such as Cisco and IBM.


Develop your skills.

Learn to code in languages like Java and Python.

Cutting-edge tech.

Amazing facilities, software packages and makerspaces on a vibrant campus with stunning city views.

Wide range of modules.

We'll teach you the fundamentals of computer science and you'll choose from a range of modules with a focus in cyber security.  

Get ahead.

Take a paid placement year to help boost your professional skills and kick-start your career.  

Everything you need to know about our Computer Science (Cyber Security) course

Entry requirements

During Clearing our entry requirements change in real time to reflect the supply and demand of remaining course vacancies. If you think you've found the course for you, apply now to start your Kent journey this September.

Course structure

You’ll learn the fundamentals of computer science with our range of compulsory modules.

How you'll study

Kent is an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, so you’ll be taught by world-leading experts.

Kent recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (Gold Award)

The University has been recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (ACE-CSE) with a Gold Award. Kent is now one out of only 12 ACEs-CSE in the UK to obtain Gold status.

Your future

You'll be on course for a big future. 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:

  • Cisco
  • IBM
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Citigroup
  • BT.
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Encouraging innovation.

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

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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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

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