School of Computing

Academia and industry

Computer science is at its heart a practical subject. We see our programmes as a partnership between ourselves, who can provide the academic principles and underpinning of the subjects, and our partners, who can show how these principles works in practice.

We can enhance our academic courses too through bringing in industrial speakers and case studies which help us to show how principles get applied.

If you are interested in helping us to strengthen the industrial and practical context of our course, and would like to do this though contributing to our teaching, please contact us.

Student projects

Most of our students do a large project that pulls together the skills and knowledge that they have gained during their study. Our final year undergraduate students work in a group of about four students on a project that focusses on software development, or individually on a more research-oriented topic. Our postgraduate Master's students complete a project individually, and these can focus on development, but also more widely on research, technology evaluation and design.

There are opportunities for you to work with our students on a project. Our students benefit from heaving a “real customer” for their project, and you get a chance to try out some ideas, or to prototype a design, that you might not have time to do in-house.

  • Undergraduate projects run from September to March. Project suggestions are needed by the end of March for the following academic year. For more details contact
  • Master's projects run from March to early September (full time June to August). Project suggestions are needed by 20th December. For more details contact


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

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

Last Updated: 31/03/2017