Goldsmiths, University of London

Computer Science Goldsmiths, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate

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This programme equips you with an in-depth understanding of the key conceptual and technological issues involved in building software systems.

Why study BSc Computer Science at Goldsmiths?

  • You’ll learn the fundamentals of computer science and programming, but you’ll also be encouraged to push the discipline forward. We want you to have one eye on the future so you can be ready to build software for the market as it develops.

  • You’ll explore how computing interacts with a wide range of other subject areas, including the arts and creative industries.

  • An optional placement year between your second and final year of study gives you the chance to gain valuable work experience in the computing, digital design or information technology sectors. You’ll be responsible for securing a placement, but we can help you through the process.

  • We want you to learn by doing - we’ve got a strong focus on the practical rather than the theoretical. From day one you’ll be getting your hands dirty: designing, developing and implementing software solutions.

Please note the BSc Computer Science only accepts applications for first year entry.

Course details

Modules

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.

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 deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code G400
Institution code G56
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB If you do not have a Science or Mathematics-based A-level, you should normally have at least Grade B/Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM 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.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject specific modules.

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.
Scottish Higher BBBBC If you do not have a Science or Mathematics-based Higher, you should normally have at least Grade B/Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics or equivalent.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 points With three Higher Level subjects at 655.

If you do not have a Science or Mathematics-based Higher Level, you should normally have at least Grade B/Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics equivalent.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2 If you do not have a Science or Mathematics-based Higher Level, you should normally have at least Grade B/Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics or equivalent.
Scottish Advanced Higher BBC If you do not have a Science or Mathematics-based Advanced Higher, you should normally have at least Grade B/Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics or equivalent.

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

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 With no element lower than 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
Lewisham
SE14 6NW


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