Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Computer Science (Cyber Security)
with a Year in Industry

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 year in industry gives you work experience, a salary and the possibility of a job with the same company after graduation.  

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

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 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.

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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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.

Fees for year in industry

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,850.

Fees for year abroad

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.

Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.

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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