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Goldsmiths, University of London

Computing

UCAS Code: I200

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

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.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30

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.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

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.

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.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

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.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,C

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.

UCAS Tariff

120-136

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2021

Subject

Computing and information technology

Study computing systems and the human/social aspects of computing. Learn how to build and deploy computing systems in contexts ranging from homes and offices to hospitals and supermarkets.

This degree develops your skills in both programming and information technology. You will learn key technical skills like web development, networking protocols, and computer security, as well as the ‘human’ facets around information systems.

**Study applied computing**
The degree is hands on and practical from the start. You will learn technical skills in software development and deployment, whilst also developing an understanding of software from a range of perspectives including social, economic, user experience, and security. You will put this knowledge into practice through individual and group project work throughout your degree. You will also have the option to take an industrial placement year after the second year – an invaluable experience which enhances your career prospects.

**Develop industry relevant skills**
We will teach you the skills you need to develop software, but you don’t need to know how to code before you start. We begin from the basics and bring you up to a professional level over the course of your degree. You’ll program in multiple languages, use industry-standard tools, and develop professional working practices such as design documentation, testing cycles, issue tracking, and version control.

**After your degree**
This degree equips you with the skills and knowledge to be immediately employable in a host of specialised IT and technology fields. Our graduates have gone on to work in areas such as software engineering, data analysis, finance, telecommunications, and user interface design. This programme is also a pathway into Masters-level study in a variety of computing disciplines.

Modules

From the start of your degree, you will be developing your own projects which will increase in scale and ambition. You’ll study a range of relevant technical disciplines, including database and server-side programming, computer security, networks and protocols, data mining, digital business modelling, and mobile development. This work will be supported by relevant theoretical learning around information systems design and deployment as well as professional software development practices.

Whilst studying with us you will also benefit from Goldsmiths Computing Department’s unique approach to teaching computing, informed by our wealth of expertise in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. You will notice this through the engaging and accessible way that we teach programming on core modules, but also through optional topics such as physical computing and virtual reality.

Year 1- In your first year, you will take the following compulsory modules.
Introduction to Programming
Front End Web
How Computers Work
Designing Digital Interactions
Business Enterprise in the Digital Era
Introduction to Computing
Computing Project 1
Perspectives on Capital: Cultural, Social, Financial, Critical

Year 2 - In your second year, you will take the following compulsory modules.
Java for Industry
Dynamic Web Applications
Computing Projects 2
Information Security

You will also choose from the following option modules.
Networks and Protocols
Spreadsheet Modelling for Business
Interaction Design
Extended Java

Optional placement year
Our degrees include an optional industrial placement year after the second year of study. You will be responsible for securing a placement, but we can support you through this process.

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)
Digital Venture Creation 15 credits
Final Project in Computing 60 credits

You will also study option modules from a list annually approved by the department.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

The Uni


Course location:

Goldsmiths, University of London

Department:

Computing

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What students say


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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
24%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Computing

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£24,000
med
Average annual salary
85%
low
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

34%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Information technology technicians

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