A first or 2.1 degree or advanced/specialist taught MSc in computer science or a related discipline (such as mathematics, business studies or electronics, as long as the degree has a strong computing component).
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.
Months of entry
Your research should produce an original contribution in your chosen field of study. You work closely with your supervisor, a member of academic staff, who is your principal source of support. If you choose a research area that has interdisciplinary aspects, you may have more than one supervisor. In addition to regular supervision, you will be supported by a supervisory panel of three academic staff who provide further structured input and guidance.
We offer an extensive support framework to all our research students. We support you in becoming an effective researcher through a series of weekly workshops taken in the first year. These cover researchspecific subjects including how to access journals and review research publications, how to write and publish academic articles and how to present your work at seminars and conferences. You may also attend workshops on key transferable skills including communication, time management and teamwork.
You will join one or more of our well-integrated, active research groups where you will be able to test and discuss your ideas and place your research in a broader context.
We host a seminar series for visiting speakers as well as holding regular seminars within our research groups where research students are encouraged to participate. We also host an annual postgraduate conference where you have the opportunity to both present your work and to gain experience as a conference organiser.
Many of our research students earn money by teaching on our undergraduate programmes. We provide teaching development courses in your first year to give you the skills to teach effectively.
Research areas: Programming Languages and Systems Research Group Computational Intellidence research Group Security Research Group Computing Educarion Research Group Future Computing Research Group
Information for international students
Please see http://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html for English language requirements
Fees and funding
Please refer to the University's postgraduate funding pages at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- School of Computing
- +44 (0)1227 764000