School of Computing

Taught Master's course formats

Each of our taught MSc courses is available with an industrial placement.

Format Entry requirement Mode of study Duration
Full-time Honours degree full-time 12 months
Full-time with an industrial placement Honours degree full-time 14-24 months


MSc courses are suitable for graduates with a good Honours degree or an equivalent qualification (more about entry requirements).

  • During the Autumn and Spring terms, full-time students attend campus from Monday to Friday inclusive.
  • The timetable typically involves 10 - 15 hours of lectures and classes per week with the remainder set aside for private study, coursework, project work, etc.
  • Teaching may be scheduled any time between 09:00 and 18:00, but we try to avoid 09:00 starts.
  • Wednesday afternoons are normally left free for sports and other recreational activities.
Year Period Activity Duration (weeks)
1 Welcome week (late September) Introduction and orientation for new students 1
Autumn term Taught modules 12
Winter vacation Break 3 - 4
Spring term Taught modules continue and project research begins 12
Spring vacation Break, exam revision 3 - 4
Summer term Examinations followed by short break 5
Remainder of summer Project continues until mid September 14 approx


2 Industrial placement (optional) Practical work experience (paid) 8 - 50

See general terms for progression requirements


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

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Last Updated: 10/10/2018