School of Computing

Welcome to the School of Computing

Our reputation for providing top quality graduates puts Kent fifth out of all Computing departments for 'Career after 6 months' in the Guardian league tables for 2013.

  • Funded PhD opportunities available.
  • Year in Industry: 75% of our undergraduates in 2014/15 are on a placement with leading companies including CISCO in California, HSBC in Hong Kong and IBM in the UK. Placements opportunities are available for all MSc students.
  • KITC: students gain first-hand experience of working as IT consultants as part of their degree.
  • Find out more at our Open Days. The next Postgraduate Open Day is on 29 November 2014 at our Canterbury campus.
  • We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the University of Kent with the Kent Crypto Challenge. Can you crack the code?


How could technology improve your neighbourhood? Kent is hosting an Innovation Day open to anyone with a good idea to improve their neighbourhood with technology. The Innovation Day, on Saturday 29 November, is a culmination of the 'Embrace Your Space' challenge,  run by the Kent Connects partnership and co-sponsored by the University of Kent. The challenge has already caught the imagination of local people and University students, who have posted over 100 ideas onto the Transforme...

21st November 2014

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Hannah’s website wins her a scholarship Master's student Hannah Ellerby has been awarded a scholarship from the and 2014 Postgraduate Scholarships scheme. Hannah who is studying MSc Computer Science at the University of Kent received the Engineering, Maths and Computing Masters Scholarship worth £500. Hannah responded to the open ended challenge of 'Tell us why you deserve to win a scholarship' with an innovative website. Hannah said: 'I designed the websit...

11th November 2014

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Academic Promotions Four members of staff from the School of Computing have had their success recognised with an academic promotion. Andy King has been promoted to Professor and Fred Barnes, Dominique Chu and Scott Owens have all been promoted to Senior Lecturer. Professor Andy King is one of five new professors at the University of Kent. 'My recent focus has been on cyber-security, with two threads of work. Firstly, I have been developing techniques for automating the classification of malware samples. Tho...

7th November 2014

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Congratulations to our most recent Alumni who graduated today #KentGrads @UniKentAlumni

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Have you signed up for #Innovation Day on 29 November? Improve your neighbourhood with technology. Free registration

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Lecturer @annajordanous recently took part in a panel discussion on 'Computational Creativity and the Arts'

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School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 11/11/2014