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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

77%

Subjects
  • Computer science
Student score
62% LOW
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB

Scottish Highers
ABBBC

ABBBBC

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABC

ABC

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
33

Including 3 subjects at Higher Level

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

77%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This programme equips you with an in-depth understanding of the key conceptual and technological issues involved in building software systems. After completing this degree, you'll have a strong understanding of how to design, develop and apply software in all areas of commerce and industry. You'll have the option of taking an industrial placement year between the second and final year, allowing you to gain invaluable work experience in a computing, digital design or information technology field. You'll develop a clear sense of the issues involved in building and maintaining reliable software for the sophisticated demands of today's market and for the software industry as it develops throughout the 21st century. You'll explore how computing interacts with a wide range of other subject areas, including applications in the arts and creative industries. Our teaching is strongly focused on practical work in real world situations.

Modules

Modules include: Introduction to programming; mathematics for problem solving; problem solving for computer science; introduction to digital media; audio-visual computing; web programming; introduction to social computing; principles and applications of programming; databases, networks and the web; software projects; algorithms and complexity theory.

Goldsmiths, University of London

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At Goldsmiths we offer undergraduate opportunities in subjects covering the arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management. Goldsmiths is located in New Cross, south-east London. Vibrant, urban and with great transport connections to Central London, it's an ideal base for experiencing and enjoying the capital.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

22%
78%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
60%
40%

Year 1

55%
45%

Year 2

26%
74%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 63%
Student score 62% LOW
Able to access IT resources

81%

Staff made the subject interesting

67%

Library resources are satisfactory

77%

Feedback on work has been helpful

45%

Feedback on work has been prompt

34%

Staff are good at explaining things

82%

Received sufficient advice and support

61%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
21% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
313 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
63% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are information technology technicians

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

36%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade – unemployment rates for graduates with good grades can be half those of graduates with slightly poorer degree classes. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.
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