School of Computing

What others say about us

League tables

  • Joint 7th in the UK for Computer Science & IT graduating students' career prospects - 2018 Guardian University Guide
  • Canterbury is consistently ranked as one of the safest university cities in England - The Complete University Guide

Teaching Excellence

The University has been awarded a gold rating, the highest, in the UK Governments Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Quality research

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) the School was judged to be in the top quarter of institutions for the first time, with a rank of 22nd out of 89 based on the key indicator of research power, showing that 81% of research was either world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*). Even better is the Times Higher Education Research Intensity Measure which places the School of Computing 12th out of 89. Our research impact was especially impressive, with 100% of our submission being rated either world leading or internationally excellent.

Student satisfaction

The 2016 National Student Survey confirmed Kent as a top UK university for student satisfaction. 91% of Computer Science with a Year in Industry students were satisfied with their course overall.

Professionally recognised qualifications

Most of our undergraduate programmes have either full or partial Chartered IT Professional (CITP) accreditation from the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.


My MSc gave me loads of knowledge on how to be an entrepreneur. But mainly, it gave me more experience and knowledge in how to deal with real IT consultancy projects, work within a team and improve leadership thanks to the KITC.

Andrea Reyes Romo, MSc IT Consultancy

I had two graduate job offers within a week of finishing my dissertation.

James Young, MSc Computer Science

Kent has always been very highly regarded, particularly in the field of computing, and I wanted to push myself to the limit. Kent certainly did that.

Joseph Williams, MSc Advanced Software Development




Without the degree and placement year I wouldn't have the great job I do now, simple as that! The help from the placement team is invaluable as they teach you how to deal with future employers, and get the best deal for you. It is very easy to undervalue yourself in the tech industry

Christian Baverstock, MSc Computer Science with a Year in Industry


I think the Computer Science course is very well structured and the modules are interesting and relevant. I also like the atmosphere on campus, I've always been able to ask lecturers about anything that I haven't been sure of.

Zach Antonas, BSc Computer Science with a Year in Industry

The course has given me experience of lots of things; theory, group work as well as programming and interesting modules such as human computer interaction. In Hong Kong, where I did my placement, the computer science courses are maths based; ours is much broader than that.

Robert Day, BSc Computer Science with a Year in Industry

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

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Last Updated: 15/01/2018