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

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Course summary

Why study BSc Computer Science (Software Engineering) at Goldsmiths Develop the skills you need to pursue a career in software design and development, with a focus on software engineering techniques.

  • In this BSc Computer Science pathway, you'll become a specialist in software engineering techniques. This is excellent preparation for a career in software design and development.
  • On the degree you'll learn to develop software using advanced coding techniques, gaining an understanding of the full power of modern programming languages.
  • You'll explore the security issues raised by the development of networked software systems.
  • You'll develop databases using advanced data storage techniques (such as NoSQL), and you'll build applications using object-orientated programming languages and dynamic web tools.
  • The degree is hands-on and practical from the start. You'll gain experience working on projects using a range of software development techniques, honing technical and teamwork skills for your future career.
  • 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.


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 Algorithms 2 Networks and Operating Systems The Goldsmiths Elective Optional modules You'll then take 2 optional modules from the following list: Data Programming for Artificial Intelligence Interaction Design Fundamentals of Computer Science Information Security 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 Databases and Advanced Data Techniques Extended Object Oriented Programming Network And System Security Dynamic Web Applications Optional modules You'll then take 1 optional modules from a list produced 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 (Software Engineering) at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS