Course Introduction

Study computing systems and the human/social aspects of computing. Learn how to build and deploy computing systems in contexts ranging from homes and offices to hospitals and supermarkets.

This degree develops your skills in both programming and information technology. You will learn key technical skills like web development, networking protocols, and computer security, as well as the ‘human’ facets around information systems.

**Study applied computing**

The degree is hands on and practical from the start. You will learn technical skills in software development and deployment, whilst also developing an understanding of software from a range of perspectives including social, economic, user experience, and security. You will put this knowledge into practice through individual and group project work throughout your degree. You will also have the option to take an industrial placement year after the second year – an invaluable experience which enhances your career prospects.

**Develop industry relevant skills**

We will teach you the skills you need to develop software, but you don’t need to know how to code before you start. We begin from the basics and bring you up to a professional level over the course of your degree. You’ll program in multiple languages, use industry-standard tools, and develop professional working practices such as design documentation, testing cycles, issue tracking, and version control.

**After your degree**

This degree equips you with the skills and knowledge to be immediately employable in a host of specialised IT and technology fields. Our graduates have gone on to work in areas such as software engineering, data analysis, finance, telecommunications, and user interface design. This programme is also a pathway into Masters-level study in a variety of computing disciplines.

Course Modules

From the start of your degree, you will be developing your own projects which will increase in scale and ambition. You’ll study a range of relevant technical disciplines, including database and server-side programming, computer security, networks and protocols, data mining, digital business modelling, and mobile development. This work will be supported by relevant theoretical learning around information systems design and deployment as well as professional software development practices.

Whilst studying with us you will also benefit from Goldsmiths Computing Department’s unique approach to teaching computing, informed by our wealth of expertise in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. You will notice this through the engaging and accessible way that we teach programming on core modules, but also through optional topics such as physical computing and virtual reality.

Year 1- In your first year, you will take the following compulsory modules.

Introduction to Programming

Front End Web

How Computers Work

Designing Digital Interactions

Business Enterprise in the Digital Era

Introduction to Computing

Computing Project 1

Perspectives on Capital: Cultural, Social, Financial, Critical

Year 2 - In your second year, you will take the following compulsory modules.

Java for Industry

Dynamic Web Applications

Computing Projects 2

Information Security

You will also choose from the following option modules.

Networks and Protocols

Spreadsheet Modelling for Business

Interaction Design

Extended Java

Optional placement year

Our degrees include an optional industrial placement year after the second year of study. You will be responsible for securing a placement, but we can support you through this process.

Although we encourage you to take the opportunity of a placement year, you can also complete your degree in three years.

Year 3 (or year 4 with placement year)

Digital Venture Creation 15 credits

Final Project in Computing 60 credits

You will also study option modules from a list annually approved by the department.

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

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) Other Fees
4 years
Full Time With Year in Industry
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) Other Fees

Qualifications Required

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 -- With no element lower than 5.5