United Kingdom

University of Kent

93 rd
Young University Rankings 2015
301–350 th
World University Rankings 2018
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Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, United Kingdom

University of Kent

Computer Science for Health with a Year in Industry

Computer Science is an exciting and rapidly evolving subject that offers excellent employment prospects and well-paid careers. Taught by acknowledged experts, this programme allows you to explore the subject’s fascinating growth as it relates to health and well-being, while developing a thorough understanding of current practice in computer science. Our programme focuses on the technical aspects of computer science. You learn how to develop software, program mobile devices and discover the underlying protocols on which the internet runs. Specialist modules cover human physiology and sensing, advanced topics in eHealth, mobile fitness and health computing. The first language you learn is Java, the standard programming language for many mobile devices and widely used in industry. Other areas covered include software engineering, network technology and human-computer interaction. You study a broad range of compulsory modules in your first and second years, which prepare you for a year in industry followed by a final year of study. In your final year, you select from a wide variety of options taught by acknowledged experts on cutting-edge computer science topics. There is a continual emphasis on health-related computing which includes mobile devices, health and fitness tracking, analysis of human measurements and data, understanding of back-end IT infrastructure, front-end web-based and mobile applications, data security, and human-centric computing. We also offer modules that allow you to gain practical experience. On our Kent IT Consultancy option, you learn how to become an IT consultant, providing computing support to local organisations and businesses while earning credits towards your degree.