Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme equips you with an in'depth understanding of the key conceptual and technological issues involved in building software systems. After completing this degree, you'll have a strong understanding of how to design, develop and apply software in all areas of commerce and industry. You'll have the option of taking an industrial placement year between the second and final year, allowing you to gain invaluable work experience in a computing, digital design or information technology field. You'll develop a clear sense of the issues involved in building and maintaining reliable software for the sophisticated demands of today's market and for the software industry as it develops throughout the 21st century. You'll explore how computing interacts with a wide range of other subject areas, including applications in the arts and creative industries. Our teaching is strongly focused on practical work in real world situations.

Course Modules

Modules include: Introduction to programming; mathematics for problem solving; problem solving for computer science; introduction to digital media; audio'visual computing; web programming; introduction to social computing; principles and applications of programming; databases, networks and the web; software projects; algorithms and complexity theory.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £16,280  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time Day
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBCCC
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • SQA Higher ABBBC
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABC
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)

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22% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 39%

Total Coursework: 57%

Total Practical: 4%

£5,247 - £5,247
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,906 - £7,306
Typical cost of private accommodation