1-2 years from transfer
Studying at Goldsmiths gives you the opportunity to live in London with a vibrant mix of people whilst developing your technical skills in Computing and immersing yourself in a new culture. Students on campus have access to our outstanding dedicated labs and facilities and the support of the Department of Computing Student Office and technical team.
London is a global business and creative hub, meaning there is plenty of access to the London workplace, and you can also enjoy the city's world-famous galleries, museums, theatres and festivals while you study here. We're well connected too, so you can easily explore Europe and the rest of the UK during your time here. Find out more about life in London.
Create your own projects
Students who transfer will join the BSc Computer Science. You’ll be developing your own projects and digital ventures which will increase in scale and ambition. During this time, you’ll study a range of relevant technical disciplines including database and server-side programming, computer security, machine learning, data mining, digital business modelling, and mobile development. This work is underpinned by relevant theoretical learning including professional software development practices, analytical skills and problem-solving strategies.
After your degree
Our graduates have gone on to work in software engineering, data analysis, machine learning, finance, telecommunications, and user interface design. This programme is also a pathway into Masters-level study in a variety of computing disciplines. Find out more about visa options for international students working after studying in the UK.
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Dr Edward Anstead.
What you'll study
For 2020–21, we have made some changes to how the teaching and assessment of certain programmes are delivered. To check what changes affect this programme, please visit the Programme Changes page
Students who transfer will join the BSc Computer Science. You’ll be developing your own projects and digital ventures, which will increase in scale and ambition. During this time, you’ll study a range of relevant technical disciplines including database and server-side programming, computer security, machine learning, data mining, digital business modelling, and mobile development. This work is underpinned by relevant theoretical learning including professional software development practices, analytical skills and problem-solving strategies.
|Year 2 compulsory modules||Module title||Credits|
|Java for Industry||15 credits|
|Algorithms 1||15 credits|
|Computing Project 2||30 credits|
|Dynamic Web Applications||15 credits|
|Algorithms 2||15 credits|
|Extended Java||15 credits|
|Fundamentals of Computer Science||15 credits|
Your final year consists of compulsory and option modules (term one) and a major Computing project (terms two and three) in which you apply your new technological skills to solve real-world problems in innovative and practical ways.
|Year 3 compulsory modules||Module title||Credits|
|Databases and the Web||15 credits|
Some of the optional modules previously available on this programme have been:
|Year 3 option modules||Module title||Credits|
|Neural Networks||15 credits|
|Computer Security||15 credits|
|Data Mining||15 credits|
|Artificial Intelligence||15 credits|
|Physical Computing 1||15 credits|
This programme is taught through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, workshops and laboratory sessions. You’ll also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. This includes carrying out required and additional reading, preparing topics for discussion, and producing essays or project work.
The following information gives an indication of the typical proportions of learning and teaching for each year of this programme*:
- Year 1 - 27% scheduled learning, 73% independent learning
- Year 2 - 24% scheduled learning, 76% independent learning
- Optional placement year - 100% placement
- Year 3/4 - 14% scheduled learning, 86% independent learning
How you’ll be assessed
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.
The following information gives an indication of how you can typically expect to be assessed on each year of this programme*:
- Year 1 - 45% coursework, 50% written exam, 5% practical
- Year 2 - 63% coursework, 38% written exam
- Year 3/4 - 88% coursework, 13% written exam
*Please note that these are averages are based on enrolments for the traditional pathway in 2018/19. Each student’s time in teaching, learning and assessment activities will differ based on individual module choices. Find out more about .
Credits and levels of learning
An undergraduate honours degree is made up of 360 credits – 120 at Level 4, 120 at Level 5 and 120 at Level 6. If you are a full-time student, you will usually take Level 4 modules in the first year, Level 5 in the second, and Level 6 modules in your final year. A standard module is worth 30 credits. Some programmes also contain 15-credit half modules or can be made up of higher-value parts, such as a dissertation or a Major Project.
Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.
You can transfer from the University of London BSc in Computer Science into (Year 2 or Year 3) at Goldsmiths.
For both points of entry, you must hold IELTS 6.0, with no section less than 5.5 (valid to within two years of your Goldsmiths start date) or an equivalent. You can find a list of alternative tests we can accept here. If your test isn’t on this list please upload a copy of your English Language qualification(s) with your application and we will consider them.
To Enter at Year 2
You must have completed and passed all University of London, BSc Computer Science Year 1 Modules.
To Enter at Year 3
You must have completed and passed all modules University of London Year 1 and Year 2 Modules.
We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.
If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.
Fees & funding
In addition to your tuition fees, you'll be responsible for any additional costs associated with your course, such as buying stationery and paying for photocopying. You can find out more about what you need to budget for on our study costs page.
There may also be specific additional costs associated with your programme. This can include things like paying for field trips or specialist materials for your assignments.
How to apply
Before beginning your application, you will require the following documents. Please note the documents required differ slightly for entry into Year 2 and Year 3 of the BSc Computer Science at Goldsmiths.
- Year 1 or Year 1 and year 2 UoLW transcript showing you have completed and passed all year 1 modules to a total of 120 credits.
- A copy of an English Language qualification such as IELTS academic (or equivalent English language qualification) showing you hold an overall score of 6.0 with no section less than 5.5. Your English Language qualification must be two years old or less, measured from the start date of your Goldsmiths programme. If your English Language qualification is not listed at the above link, please upload it and we will assess it, but cannot guarantee we will be able to accept it.
Please ensure you have the above documents before you begin your Transfer application as your application cannot progress without them. Failing to upload them when you complete your application will slow it down.
Choose Your Programme & Create a ‘My Goldsmiths’ Account.
Click on the yellow Apply Now button at the top of this page. Make your Programme Choice, and create a ‘My Goldsmiths’ account by clicking on the “register” button.
Filling Out the Online Application.
There are nine sections to our online application form, but because you are transferring from UoLW you do not need to complete every section. If you have your documents ready to upload it should take around fifteen minutes to complete.
Qualifications, employment history, and references
- In the ‘Current/previous institution’ field, please enter ‘University of London Worldwide’, so we know you are a transferring student.
- Enter the date you started your UoLW course and date you completed Year 1 if you are applying to enter Year 2 at Goldsmiths or the date you completed Year 2 at UoLW if you’re applying to enter Year 3 here.
- For ‘Year Qualification Completed’ simply enter the year you completed/will complete Year 1 of your UoLW programme for Year 2 entry at Goldsmiths, or the year you completed/will complete Year 2 of your UoLW programme for Year 3.
- For ‘Level of Qualification’ select ‘Level not in list’.
- Add ‘Year 1’ if you are applying to transfer into Year 2 at Goldsmiths, or ‘Year 1 and 2’ if you are applying to enter Year 3.
- Enter ‘Computer Science’ in ‘Subject’ and add ‘Pass’ in the ‘Grade’ box.
Finally, upload your UoLW transcript(s) using the final box in the ‘Qualifications’ section. Please clearly label your Transcript as UoLW Year 1 or UOLW Yr 1 and 2 when uploading.
Please leave the 'Employment History' section blank.
You do not need to provide a reference but must enter some values into the form to be able to submit it. Please enter the below details into the form and click ‘Add’:
Contact Referee: No
Please enter whichever of the following applies to you when asked for a personal statement:
- I am a UoLW student applying to transfer into Year 2 of Goldsmiths BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (G400). I do not plan to transfer back to UoLW for my final year.
- I am a UoLW student applying to transfer into Year 2 of Goldsmiths BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (G400). I plan to transfer back to UoLW for my final year.
- I am a UoLW student applying to transfer into Year 3, the final year, of Goldsmiths BSc (Hons) Computer Science.
Please upload your English Language qualification here by selecting ‘English Language Qualification’. Ensure to title it appropriately (IELTS, Pearson etc).
After submitting your application
Make a note of your eight-digit applicant reference number and please quote it in all correspondence.