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Computer Science (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #351 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
This Computer Science (Hons) programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, equips you with an in-depth understanding of the key conceptual and technological issues involved in building software systems

Overview

Why study Computer Science (Hons) at Goldsmiths, University of London?

  • 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.

Careers

The explosive and ever-growing use of technology in business and commerce means that there's a whole range of different career possibilities for computing graduates. In terms of job opportunities and salaries, the IT sector is well ahead of most other industrial and commercial sectors.

Where do Goldsmiths computing graduates work?

Some of the recent graduate level careers for computing graduates have included:

  • Application programmer
  • Mobile App developer
  • Web developer
  • Video game developer
  • Film special effects and post-production
  • Computer music/sound engineer
  • Interface designer
  • Systems analyst
  • Database manager

Employers include:

  • FDM Academy
  • Hepco Motion
  • ACL
  • Jigsaw Systems Ltd
  • KCom
  • Sanna Systems Ltd

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

       4 years full-time with the third year spent on industrial placement

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Mathematical Modelling for Problem Solving
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Web Development
  • Problem Solving for Computer Science

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A-level: BBB
  • BTEC: DDM
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655 
  • Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules
  • Scottish qualifications: BBBBC (Higher) or BBC (Advanced Higher)
  • European Baccalaureate: 75%
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H2 H2

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15040 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Home/EU - part-time: £4625

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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