The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Why choose Kent?
|School of Computing|
Excellent teaching backed by world-class research
Our staff have won national and international prizes for teaching innovation. We have two National Teaching Fellows, two ACM Distinguished Scientists and two ACM awards for Outstanding Contributions to Computer Science Education. Staff have authored best-selling textbooks in a variety of computer science topics.
We are home to the award-winning BlueJ interactive Java programming environment used in over 1000 universities, colleges and schools around the world.
Our courses are taught by experts in their field. In the latest UK Research Assessment Exercise 95% of our research was judged of international quality with 65% rated as world leading or internationally excellent. Staff regularly win major grants from research councils and industry. Recent awards include £1.5M for research into areas such as information security, computational intelligence and memory management for multi-core systems.
Excellent employment prospects
We are consistently ranked in the top ten for student employment prospects (currently #5 in the UK). Our graduates go on to work for leading companies including Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Intel, Eli Lilly, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Thomson Reuters and T-Mobile. Many have gone on to develop their careers as project leaders and managers.
Students can gain practical work experience as part of their degree through our industrial placements scheme and the Kent IT Clinic which provides consultancy services to businesses in the region.
We provide dedicated laboratory and study facilities for Masters students.
School of Computing
"The teachers were enthusiastic and excellent in their approach to teaching, I learnt more than I could ever have imagined" - Dr Jacqui Whalley, MSc Computer Science 2001 (read more).
"The best things were the mix between social activities, studying and the people you meet" - Chris Searle, MSc Distributed Systems and Networks, 2010 (read more).
"The breadth, depth and, importantly, the usefulness of the teaching really impressed my prospective employers" - Alex Wescomb, MSc Computer Science 2006 (read more).
|University of Kent|
Top 10 university
Voted #3 in the UK for overall satisfaction (National Student Survey 2012).
Voted #2 university in the UK by international students (i-graduate International Student Barometer, summer 2009). Our English language support was voted the best in the UK.
Attractive, friendly and vibrant campus
Our Canterbury campus is situated in 300 acres (1.2km2) of parkland in the midst of the Kent countryside on a hill overlooking the city. It combines modern architecture with open green spaces, courtyards, gardens, ponds, woodland and a picturesque view across Canterbury and the Stour Valley. There are shops, cafes, bars, a cinema, theatre, music venue and nightclub. The city is within walking distance.
A new purpose-built graduate college provides accommodation for Masters students and serves as a focus for the wider postgraduate community, supporting academic and social activities.
Our students come from almost every country in the world and more than half are female. There are over 150 student societies and sports clubs from archery to volleyball, from chess to sci-fi, from jazz to rock, from break dancing to salsa.
Extensive sports facilities include a gym and cardio theatre, climbing wall, squash courts, an artificial "3G" football pitch and a new £2.5 million sports pavilion. The University was a training base for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Safe and convenient location
Canterbury has good transport links to London (1 hour by train) and is situated conveniently for the Eurostar rail service to Paris (2 hours by train from Ashford).
Canterbury has the lowest crime rate of any university city in England and Wales (The Complete University Guide 2012).
Degree ceremonies take place in the historic setting of Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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