Goldsmiths, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
This programme equips you with an in-depth understanding of the key conceptual and technological issues involved in building software systems. 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.
Our teaching is strongly focused on practical work in real world situations
We're ranked number 2 in London for computing (Guardian University League Tables 2017)
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 onto one of our undergraduate computing degrees in the Department of Computing
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 - You take the following modules: Fundamentals of Computer Science, Mathematical Modelling for Problem Solving, Introduction to Programming Web Development, Problem Solving for Computer Science.
Level 5 - You take: Principles and Applications of Programming Data, Networks and the Web, Algorithms and Data Structures, Software Projects.
Optional placement year - Our degrees include an optional industrial placement year between the second and final year of study. Although we encourage you to take the opportunity of a placement year, you can also complete your degree in a straight three years.
Level 6/your final year consists of option modules (term one) and a major project (term two and three), in which you apply your new technological skills to solve real-world problems in innovative and practical ways. Some examples of current final year option modules include: Neural Networks, Computer Security, Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Physical Computing, Digital Venture Creation.
Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.
You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
There are no qualification requirements for this course.
There are no formal entrance qualifications for this programme; we consider all relevant qualifications and related experience, but you might be invited to take a short test in maths and problem solving at our New Cross campus. The test is help the admissions tutor assess your current knowledge of problem solving and mathematics.
Part of the reason we ask you to take this test is because some applicants who apply for our integrated degrees (with foundation year) might be better suited to one of our three year degrees despite not meeting the entrance requirements for those programmes. If you live a long way from London, you may be able to take the test remotely and some financial help might be available.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||With no element lower than 5.5|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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