Computer Science (Cybersecurity) at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

On this computer science degree you'll develop specialist knowledge of cybersecurity and learn how to keep operating systems secure and protected in the global digital age Why study BSc Computer Science (Cybersecurity)

  • In this BSc Computer Science pathway you'll specialise in cybersecurity, exploring how to keep computer systems secure from hackers and how to protect users from fraud. These skills are incredibly in demand across a wide range of industries, making you highly employable in a competitive jobs market.
  • You'll learn how to interrogate the underlying principles of networking and operating systems, find vulnerabilities, and propose solutions.
  • You'll get to grips with understanding cryptography (hiding or coding information to protect it) and how it is used.
  • You'll challenge the methods that protect a computer system and network from attack, and develop websites and software that use secure models and principles.
  • You'll investigate information flows and the transactional nature of data in both client-server and peer-to-peer networks.
  • In your third year, you'll have the opportunity to undertake a year-long industry placement (making this programme four years full-time, or eight years part-time). This gives you valuable experience to build confidence and contacts, further develop your skills and industry insight, and enhance your career prospects.
  • The degree is hands-on and practical from the start. You'll explore your potential through practical projects while learning relevant technical skills for your future career.


Year 1 In your first year, you'll take the following compulsory modules: Introduction to Programming User Experience and the Web Logic and Computer Architecture Computing Project 1 Graphics 1 Algorithms 1 Identity, Agency & Environment 1 Identity, Agency & Environment 2 Year 2 In your second year, you'll take the following compulsory modules: Software Development and Design Computing Project 2 Object Oriented Programming Networks and Operating Systems Information Security The Goldsmiths Elective You'll then take 2 optional modules from the following list: Data Programming for Artificial Intelligence Interaction Design Fundamentals of Computer Science Algorithms 2 Goldsmiths’ Social Change Module Optional placement year Our degrees include an optional industrial placement year after the second year of study. You'll be responsible for securing a placement, but we can support you through this process. The industrial placement year is a great opportunity for you to gain work experience, build confidence and contacts, develop your skills and industry insight, and enhance your career prospects. You'll be supported throughout your placement year by a placement tutor, who will provide you with guidance and liaison between you and your employer. 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) In your final year, you'll complete the following compulsory modules: Final Project in Computer Science Network And System Security Cryptography You'll then use your remaining credits to take 2 to 3 optional module from a list provided annually by the Department of Computing. *Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects. If you opt for an industrial placement year, your placement tutor will assess your work. If you complete the placement year successfully, you earn the endorsement 'with work experience' on your degree certificate.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you do not have a Science or Mathematics-based A-level equivalent, you should normally have at least Grade B/Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With no element lower than 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Computer Science (Cybersecurity) at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS