BSc (Hons)
Computer Science & Management

Why study BSc Computer Science & Management at Goldsmiths

Gain strong technical computer science skills alongside a deep understanding of technology-related management within large organisations.

  • On this joint degree you'll develop a strong background in both computer science and management science, so you'll graduate with excellent technical computing skills alongside a solid understanding of business (including organisational behaviour and strategy, marketing management, and finance and accounting).
  • You'll gain a deep understanding of core computer science principles, getting hands-on experience of programming, software engingeering, digital interaction design, and systems implementation. Each year you'll study a project-based module focused on building a real-world software solution in a team, providing you with valuable skills for your future.
  • You'll also develop insights into the main challenges and opportunities faced by organisational management in today's rapidly evolving technology-driven world – from computer security to the rise of artificial intelligence.
  • In your final year you'll explore your own interests in-depth through an individual project, where you could specialise in areas such as virtual reality, data science, international business, machine learning, or corporate systems development.
  • 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.
  • Graduates of this degree will be well placed to become entrepreneurs or leaders of global organisations that have a technology focus.

Contact the department

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

UCAS code

I1N1

Entry requirements

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

Length

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

Fees

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

Departments

Computing
Institute of Management Studies

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

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
Strategic Management 15 credits
Identity, Agency & Environment 2 15 credits
Computing Project 1 15 credits
Marketing Management 15 credits
Finance and Accounting 15 credits

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.

Facilities

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.

Careers

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.

Skills

Throughout the degree you will learn skills including:

  • Excellent programming skills, including those required to design and build computing systems for web and mobile environments
  • Computational problem solving skills
  • Business skills in areas like organisational behaviour and strategy, marketing management, finance and accounting
  • Business development, ideas generation and innovation skills
  • Entreprenurial thinking and evaluation skills
  • An understanding of the management strategies that could be applied when computing systems are used in business
  • 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
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: 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.

Transfers

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
  • 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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