Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme will provide you with a technical and business education required for modern digital and computing businesses. Goldsmiths’ creative approach uniquely prepares you for the modern creative technologies and digital media industries.

The Foundation Year provides an alternative entry route for students who don’t currently have the necessary academic profile to enter on to degree level study.

You'll learn to develop simple software programs, a key feature of our department is its interdisciplinarity, so you'll explore how computing interacts with a wide range of other subject areas. Successful completion of the Foundation Year will enable you to progress into the first year of the BSc Business Computing and Entrepreneurship.

You’ll learn the technical skills to develop digital product as well as the entrepreneurial skills to bring them to market. Our teaching is strongly focused on practical work in real world situations. The degree aims to equip you with a wide range of technical and business skills, ranging from computer programming to team work and creative thinking, to meet the current demands of the industry and to increase your career prospects. You'll have the option of taking a business placement year between the second and final year, allowing you to gain invaluable work experience that will enhance your employability. The creative technologies industry is growing, both in London and globally; Goldsmiths' creative ethos will mean you're well prepared to join this industry.

Course Modules

During the foundation year (year 0) you will gain basic computer systems skills and learn the mathematics fundamental to information technology systems. You will work on practical examples of computing applications and learn to develop simple software programs.

Level 4 or First year modules get you developing real'world software from the very beginning. You will learn technical programming and web development skills while at the same time working in teams to develop complete software products. You will develop web and mobile apps that fulfill the needs of you target market, ranging from a website for a local business to an iPhone app advertising a fantasy virtual band. You will be encouraged to work independently and think creatively about your target market and how to design software for them. In the second term, you will undertake the Computing in Business module that focuses both on business and technical aspects of Business Computing by analysing the technologies used, and business theories applied, by successful businesses across the world.

Level 5 modules include:

Principles and Applications of Programming

Data, Networks and the Web

Software Projects

Creative and Social Enterprises: Business Models, Value and Planning

At Level 6 you will complete a project in an area of Business Computing which will be worth 50% of your final mark for the year. You will also select up to 60 credits from a list of 3rd year annually approved list of optional modules including:

Digital Venture Creation

Computer Security

Innovation Case Studies

Social Media, Crowdsourcing and Citizen Sensing

Interaction Design

Data Mining

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
5 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
5 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £14,600 Overseas Fees