Course information

Entry requirements

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 the third year spent on placement in businesses in a Computing or Information Technology field; 6-7 years part-time



Course overview

BSc Computer Science and Management is designed to help you gain a strong technical computer science background and understanding of management issues within large organisations.

Why study BSc Computer Science and Management:

  • This joint programme allows you to develop a strong background in both computer science and management science, enabling you to gain an excellent blend of technological knowledge in computer science and business skills.

  • You'll be equipped with a deep understanding of the core computer science competencies, programming software engineering, design and systems implementation while also gaining insight into the main challenges, processes and activities faced by management of organisations working in today’s rapidly evolving technology-driven world.

  • You'll study across the Department of Computing and Institute of Management Studies, gaining essential skills in both computer science, business and management.

  • You'll learn the skill to become leaders of global organisations that have a technology focus.


In your third year, you’ll have the opportunity to take a full-year industry placement (making this programme four years full-time, or seven years part-time).

This gives you valuable experience to build confidence, further develop skills and industry insight, and enhance your career prospects. By the end of your degree, you’ll have built a portfolio of work to kickstart your career in the creative industry.

Contact the department

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

What you'll study

Note about optional modules (if available): The below 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.

Year 1

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


Module title Credits
Identity, Agency & Environment 1 15 credits
Identity, Agency & Environment 2 15 credits
Introduction to Programming 15 credits
Designing Digital Interactions 15 credits
Strategic Management 15 credits
Computing Project 1 15 credits
Marketing Management 15 credits
Finance and Accounting 15 credits

Year 2

Compulsory modules

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

Module title Credits
The Goldsmiths Elective 15 credits
Dynamic Web Applications 15 credits
Fundamentals of Computer Science 15 credits
Organisational Behaviour 15 credits
Developing Business Ideas and Opportunities 15 Credits
Computing Project 2 15 credits
Goldsmiths’ Social Change Module 15 credits
Software Development and Design 15 credits

Optional placement year

Our degrees include an optional industrial placement year between the second and final 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, it isn't compulsory and you can complete your degree in three years.

Year 3 (or Year 4 with work placement)

Compulsory modules

You'll complete a project in an area of Business Computing which will be worth 45 credits of your final mark for the year. You'll complete the following compulsory modules:

Module title Credits
Final Project in Business Computing 45 credits
Social Responsibilities of Management 15 credits

Optional modules

You'll also take:

  • 15 credits of optional modules from a list provided annually by the Institute of Management Studies.
  • 15 credits of optional modules from a list provided annually by the Department of Computing.
  • 30 credits of optional modules from a list of third-year optional modules.

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.

The following information gives an indication of the typical proportions of learning and teaching for each year of this programme*:

  • Year 1 - 21% scheduled learning, 79% independent learning
  • Year 2 - 21% scheduled learning, 79% independent learning
  • Optional placement year - 100% placement
  • Final year - 22% scheduled learning, 78% 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.

*Please note that these are averages are based on enrolments for the traditional pathway in 2020/21. Each student’s time in teaching, learning and assessment activities will differ based on individual module choices. Find out more about Institute of Management Studies.

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.

Download the programme specification.

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

Entry requirements

We accept the following qualifications:

A-level: BBB
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: 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.

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 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.

Alternative qualifications

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.

Fees & funding

Annual tuition fees

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

From August 2021 EU/EEA/Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for 'Home' fee status. EU/EEA/Swiss nationals will be classified as 'International' for fee purposes, more information can be found on our fees page.

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

If you choose to do a placement year, the fee for this year will be different to that listed above. Please contact the Fees Office for details.

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 under a student visa. 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.

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.

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.


Industrial placement year

Our degree programmes include an optional Industrial Placement Year between the second and third year of study. This offers you an invaluable opportunity to gain real world experience and form valuable relationships with employers.

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

Where do Business Computing graduates work?

Our graduates have gone on to develop careers in the following areas:

  • User interface/user experience design
  • Mobile development
  • Full-stack web development
  • Software Engineering
  • E-learning