BSc (Hons)
Business Computing (Entrepreneurship)

Why study BSc Business Computing (Entrepreneurship) at Goldsmiths

Learn how to design, develop, and deploy software systems for business, while also honing skills in enterprise computing, business modelling and digital entrepreneurship.

  • This degree will provide you with hands-on experience of digital businesses, innovative technologies and entrepreneurship. You'll gain a detailed understanding of the major concepts and technologies underpinning entrepreneurship and their application to designing exciting new products, services and processes.
  • You'll explore how both new and established organisations can respond to the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation, and how entrepreneurs can secure and manage financial resources.
  • You'll develop practical computing skills and an understanding of the processes involved in creating digital start-up businesses from inception to launch.
  • The degree includes the opportunity for you to undertake a year-long placement in industry, enabling you to gain work experience, build confidence and contacts, develop your skills and industry insight, and enhance your career prospects.
  • You'll engage in critical thinking by analysing entrepreneurial situations and constructing and selecting viable solutions to solve problems.
  • You'll gain knowledge of current theories, models, techniques and practices in all major business disciplines including accounting and finance, information technologies, management and marketing.
  • You'll explore technological and innovation trends and their impact on organisations, considering the economics of digital business and the characteristics of businesses that succeed in a turbulent environment.

Contact the department

If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Professor James Ohene-Djan.

UCAS code


Entry requirements

A-level: BBB
IB: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655


3 years full-time; 4 years full-time with a placement year; 6-7 years part-time


Home - full-time: £9250
Home - part-time: £4625
International - full-time: £20160



Learn by doing
Our practical approach allows you to develop your technical skills and experience from the start of your programme.
Top facilities
As a computing student you'll have access to a wealth of specialist rooms and equipment to create cutting-edge work.
Industry experience
This degree includes the opportunity to undertake a year-long industry work placement, to enhance your career prospects.

What you'll study

From the start of your degree, you'll be developing your own projects and digital ventures, which will increase in scale and ambition. 

You'll also learn creative thinking and business techniques by studying topics such as user-centred design and digital venture creation, and develop key professional skills such as teamwork, project pitching, and project management.

While studying with us you will benefit from the Goldsmiths Department of Computing's unique interdisciplinary approach to teaching the subject, 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 compulsory modules, but also through fascinating optional topics – such as physical computing and virtual reality – that you'll get to explore in your final year.

Year 1

In your first year, you'll take the following compulsory modules:

Module title Credits
Identity, Agency & Environment 1 15 credits
Introduction to Programming 15 credits
Designing Digital Interactions 15 credits
Understanding Entrepreneurship 15 credits
Identity, Agency & Environment 2 15 credits
Computing Project 1 15 credits
Business Enterprise in the Digital Era 15 credits
Introduction to Statistics for Business and User Experience 15 credits

Note about optional modules (if available): The above is indicative of the typical modules offered, but is not intended to be construed or relied on as a definitive list of what might be available in any given year. The module content and availability is subject to change.

Teaching style

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.

How you'll be assessed

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These may 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.

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.


The Department of Computing has a wealth of specialist labs and facilities that enable students and academics to create cutting-edge work.

A close-up of a computer screen showing human motion capture points, with a person holding their arms out in the background.

Computing facilities at Goldsmiths include a VR lab equipped with a full multi-camera motion capture studio, similar to that used in the making of Avatar and The Last of Us.

A Goldsmiths computer suite, featuring rows of shiny iMac computers, interspersed with red chairs.

The Goldsmiths computer suites are equipped with more than 200 iMacs running Windows 10 and MacOS in parallel.


The explosive and ever-growing use of technology in business and enterprise means that there are 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 alumni have included:

  • User interface/user experience designer
  • Mobile developer
  • Full-stack web developer
  • E-learning programmer
  • Application programmer
  • App developer
  • Video game developer
  • Film special effects and post-production
  • Computer music/sound engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Database manager

Employers include:

The pace of change in the computing sector is rapid, and you may be pursuing careers and using digital methods we cannot yet imagine. You can read more about possible career options after you graduate on our computing careers page.


Throughout the degree you will learn skills including:

  • Business systems development skills – from design thinking and product development through to business creation and commercialisation
  • Core business competencies in finance, marketing, management and innovation
  • Creative techniques including brand storytelling
  • Technical know-how such as data analysis and visualisation
  • Programming skills, including those required to design and build business computing systems for
    internet and mobile environments
  • Project management
  • Teamwork and collaboration

All modules will prepare you for the future as a business computing entrepreneur or global business leader with a technology focus.

Industrial placement year

If you decide to take the industrial placement year, you will develop the practical skills and real-world experience that is sought after by employers.

Some of the companies students have worked at during their work placement year recently include:

Entry requirements

We accept the following qualifications:

A-level: BBB
International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655
UAL Extended Diploma: Merit overall
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: A1 A1 A2 B1

Additional requirements

If you don't have a Science- or Mathematics-based A-level, you should normally have at least Grade B/Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics. If you're already studying for the BSc in Computing and Information Systems on the University of London International Programme, you may transfer into the second or third year of this degree.

Alternative qualifications and experience

See our full list of undergraduate entry qualifications.

We welcome students with a range of educational experiences. If you believe you may not meet the standard qualification requirements we would still encourage you to apply because we consider all aspects of your application when making a decision. 

We’ll pay particularly careful attention to your personal statement, which is your opportunity to demonstrate your interest in the subject you’ve applied for. Your referees are also welcome to include any relevant contextual comments around your academic achievements. We’ll look at all these things when making a decision on your application, as well as your qualifications and grades, and may still be able to offer you a place.

International qualifications

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 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5 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 and funding

Annual tuition fees

These are the UG fees for students starting their programme in the 2024/2025 academic year.

  • Home - full-time: £9250
  • Home - part-time: £4625
  • International - full-time: £20160

If your fees are not listed here, please check our undergraduate fees guidance or contact the Fees Office, who can also advise you about how to pay your fees.

It’s not currently possible for international students to study part-time if you require a Student Visa, however this is currently being reviewed and will be confirmed in the new year. Please read our visa guidance in the interim for more information. If you think you might be eligible to study part-time while being on another visa type, please contact our Admissions Team for more information.

If you are looking to pay your fees please see our guide to making a payment.

Funding opportunities

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries, and our Careers Service can also offer advice on finding work during your studies. Find out more about funding your studies with us.

Additional costs

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. Please check the programme specification for more information.

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