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 and part-time PhD opportunities available
  • REF 2014: Most of the research in the School is ranked world leading or internationally excellent.
  • 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.
  • We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the University of Kent with the Kent Crypto Challenge. Can you crack the code?


University recognised for excellence in cyber security research The internationally leading research activity at the University of Kent’s Cybersecurity centre has been recognised by GCHQ and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through the award of the title of  Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR). This recognition is in the first instance for a two year period from July 2015, and comes with funding for promotion...

25th March 2015

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There's no deceiving University of Kent technology Final year Undergraduate student Oliver Florence explores deception detection and a new technology being developed at The University of Kent's School of Computing. Although the idea of being strapped into a polygraph machine might well make you uncomfortable, it seems as though there isn't much to be worried about. The American Psychological Association assert that 'Most psychologists agree that there is little evidence that polygraph tests ca...

5th March 2015

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Summerbuzz competition for Stage 1 students A £500 prize is on offer to first year School of Computing students who can demonstrate that their plans for the summer will make them more employable. The prize is being offered by employer Kinetic Solutions, who has a longstanding relationship with the School and has offered employment to placement student and graduates. Stage 1 students are asked to outline a plan for  something they want to do over the forthcoming summer that will aid the...

3rd March 2015

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

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Last Updated: 13/03/2015