School of Computing

Fees, funding and entry requirements

What does it cost? Tuition fees

The 2017/18 tuition fees are:

  • UK/EU: £9,250 full-time per year
  • International: £16,480 full-time per year
  • Year in Industry: £1,350 per year (from 2017 entry)
Exceptions may apply. See Kent's fees and funding section for the most up to date information.

Funding

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to support eligible undergraduate students during their studies. Find out more on Kent's fees and funding page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence is automatically awarded to applicants who achieve high grades in their A levels or equivalent qualifications. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see Kent's scholarships website.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements

The following are typical entry requirements for our undergraduate programmes. However, we consider each application individually and hence your offer could vary. We invite every applicant from the UK for an information and interview day; we send offers after the interview day.

We accept qualifications from all over the world. This webpage is not exhaustive.

General requirements

We require basic qualifications in English Language and Mathematics. Typically that means at least GCSE English C and GCSE Maths C.

If English is not your first language and you have not predominantly been taught in English, then we require IELTS 6.5 overall or equivalent.

Computer Science programmes at Canterbury

  • A-levels AAB. We accept any A-level subject, including General Studies. If you obtain AAA, you will qualify for the Kent scholarship of academic excellence. We particularly welcome applicants who have studied Computing at GCSE and/or at A-level, and can be more flexible if you have done so. However, study of Computing at school is not a requirement at all. Similarly, we welcome Mathematics A-level, but do not require it; all necessary post-GCSE mathematics is taught within the degree programme.
  • IB Diploma 34 points. You can cover our general Mathematics requirement with a 5 in Mathematics or 6 in Mathematics Studies. Note that you are likely to qualify for the Kent scholarship of academic excellence if you obtain at least 35 points.
  • BTEC National Diploma NQF / Extended Diploma QCF Distinction, Distinction, Distinction overall. Note that if you attain Distinction, Distinction, Distinction, this will qualify you for the Kent scholarship of academic excellence.
  • Access Course We accept relevant access courses with a Mathematics component. We expect Merits in all units. The interview is particularly important in assisting us to come to a decision about offering a place.
  • European Baccalaureate 80% overall. Our English requirement is covered by a 7 in English if it is language 1, 7.5 if it is language 2 or 8 if it is language 3. In Mathematics you need a 6.0.
  • Cypriot Apolyterion 18.0 overall plus two good A-levels; exceptionally one A-level. If no A-levels, then you can enter via an additional foundation course. Apolyterion Mathematics at 15 or good Mathematics in the foundation course.
  • French Baccalaurat 14.0 overall. Mathematics at 9. Written English at 12.5.
  • Greek Apolyterion Eniaio Lykeio 18.0 overall plus two good A-levels; exceptionally one A-level. If no A-levels, then you can enter via an additional foundation course. Apolyterion Mathematics at 11 or good Mathematics in the foundation course.
  • German Abitur or Fachhochschulreife Approximately 1.6 overall. Abitur Mathematics at 4 or higher.
  • Hong Kong A-levels Like UK A-levels (see above). Additionally, we consider the examinations in Mathematics and Natural Science subjects to be more severe and hence increase their grades by one for our calculations. E.g. a Hong Kong A-level Physics C is counted as an UK A-level B.
  • Indian Standard 12 75% overall. Mathematics 40%. English 55%, if English is the school teaching language,otherwise 65%.
  • Polish Matura 86% overall and an advanced subject at 86% and an advanced subject at 84%. 75% in Mathematics, or 60% if it is an advanced subject.
  • Romanian Diploma de Bacalaureat 9.0 overall. Mathematics at 7.0.
  • US Advanced Placements A high school diploma with CGPA 3.4 plus two full advanced placements, one at 4 and one at 5.
  • Foundation Courses If your qualifications are slightly below those listed above (basically between GCSEs and A-levels), you can take a one year foundation course. Many international students also improve their English language in such a course. There exists a huge number of foundation courses of varying quality. We accept many foundation courses for entry (e.g. NCUK), but requirements are different for every course. The University of Kent also offers an International Foundation Programme with pathway Computing, which, on successful completion, guarantees entry to our computing programmes. Note that this programme is only open to non UK/EU applicants.

Direct entry to Stage 2

Direct entry to Stage 2 (but not Stage 3) is possible. We consider each case individually. Your prior experience and education must broadly cover the topics in our Stage 1 modules. Typically we demand Distinction at BTEC HND level.

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Computing and Business Information Technology at Medway

  • A-levels ABB. We accept any A-level subject, including General Studies. If you obtain AAA, you will qualify for the Kent scholarship of academic excellence. We particularly welcome applicants who have studied Computing at GCSE and/or at A-level, and can be more flexible if you have done so. However, study of Computing at school is not a requirement at all. Likewise, we welcome Mathematics A-level, but do not require it; all necessary post-GCSE mathematics is taught within the degree programme.
  • IB Diploma 34 points. You can cover our general Mathematics requirement with a 5 in Mathematics or 6 in Mathematics Studies. Note that you are likely to qualify for the Kent scholarship of academic excellence if you obtain at least 35 points.
  • BTEC National Diploma NQF / Extended Diploma QCF Distinction, Distinction, Merit overall. Note that if you attain Distinction, Distinction, Distinction, this will qualify you for the Kent scholarship of academic excellence.
  • Access Course We accept relevant access courses with a Mathematics component. We expect Merits in all units. The interview is particularly important in assisting us to come to a decision about offering a place.
  • European Baccalaureate 80% overall. Our English requirement is covered by a 7 in English if it is language 1, 7.5 if it is language 2 or 8 if it is language 3. In Mathematics you need a 6.0.
  • Cypriot Apolyterion 18.0 overall plus two good A-levels; exceptionally one A-level. If no A-levels, then you can enter via an additional foundation course. Apolyterion Mathematics at 15 or good Mathematics in the foundation course.
  • French Baccalaurat 14.0 overall. Mathematics at 9. Written English at 12.5.
  • Greek Apolyterion Eniaio Lykeio 18.0 overall plus two good A-levels; exceptionally one A-level. If no A-levels, then you can enter via an additional foundation course. Apolyterion Mathematics at 11 or good Mathematics in the foundation course.
  • German Abitur or Fachhochschulreife Approximately 1.6 overall. Abitur Mathematics at 4 or higher.
  • Hong Kong A-levels Like UK A-levels (see above). Additionally, we consider the examinations in Mathematics and Natural Science subjects to be more severe and hence increase their grades by one for our calculations. E.g. a Hong Kong A-level Physics C is counted as an UK A-level B.
  • Indian Standard 12 75% overall. Mathematics 40%. English 55%, if English is the school teaching language,otherwise 65%.
  • Polish Matura 86% overall and an advanced subject at 86% and an advanced subject at 84%. 75% in Mathematics, or 60% if it is an advanced subject.
  • Romanian Diploma de Bacalaureat 9.0 overall. Mathematics at 7.0.
  • US Advanced Placements A high school diploma with CGPA 3.4 plus two full advanced placements, one at 4 and one at 5.
  • Foundation Courses If your qualifications are slightly below those listed above (basically between GCSEs and A-levels), you can take a one year foundation course. Many international students also improve their English language in such a course. There exist a huge number of foundation courses of varying quality. We accept many foundation courses for entry (e.g. NCUK), but requirements are different for every course. The University of Kent also offers an International Foundation Programme with pathway Computing, which, on successful completion, guarantees entry to our computing programmes. Note that this programme is only open to non UK/EU applicants.
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School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824180 or contact us.

Last Updated: 28/11/2017