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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years part-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Computer science
Student score
75% MED
% employed or in further study
80% LOW
Average graduate salary
£24k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

If you do not have a Science or Mathematics-based A-level, you should normally have at least Grade B at GCSE Mathematics.

Scottish Highers

If you do not have a Science or Mathematics-based A-level equivalent, you should normally have at least Grade B at GCSE Mathematics.

Scottish Advanced Highers

If you do not have a Science or Mathematics-based A-level equivalent, you should normally have at least Grade B at GCSE Mathematics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

If you do not have a Science or Mathematics-based A-level equivalent, you should normally have at least Grade B at GCSE Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate

With three Higher Level subjects at 655. If you do not have a Science or Mathematics-based Higher Level, you should normally have at least Grade B at GCSE Mathematics.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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


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


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 degree will prepare you to take an active role in the creation of computational systems in arts, music, film, digital media, and other areas of the software industry that require creative individuals. Why study BSc Creative Computing at Goldsmiths? You'll have the option of taking an industrial placement year between the second and final year, allowing you to gain invaluable work experience that will enhance your employability. You'll explore how computing interacts with a wide range of other subject areas, including applications in the arts and creative industries. Previous students have worked on paid professional creative projects, which have counted towards credits on their degree and have even lead to full-time work. You'll develop technical skills in programming for audio and visual media, and will have the freedom to use these skills in your own practical projects, creating games, applications, websites and interactive artworks. We'll prepare you to take an active role in the creation of computational systems in arts, music, film and digital media. Goldsmiths is one of the leading institutions in the UK for the application of computing in creative contexts. Our teaching is strongly focused on practical work in real world situations. We regularly invite industry experts to deliver lectures and talks, including people from the BBC, ITV, mainstream games companies, and high profile computer artists and filmmakers.


This degree is designed to prepare you for a career as a technology-led creative in the media industries. It will nurture your development not just as a technical expert, but also as a creative thinker, allowing you to learn and explore through a combination of technology and imagination. It will prepare you for a career in computation for media, games and related areas by giving you both the technical understanding and the creative freedom to develop your ideas. You'll study core elements of computing, including programming for audio and visual media, using a variety of programming languages. Modules will offer you the opportunity for in-depth studies of audiovisual computation techniques and include elements of cognition and perception, history, and appreciation of contemporary media. You'll also complete practical projects with a view to developing a portfolio.

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

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 78%
Student score 75% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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 80% LOW
Average graduate salary £24k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are elementary storage occupations


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


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 — employers really pay attention to the class of your degree and a low grade will serious hit your prospects. But you can get a job on pretty much any industry in the country with a computing degree - and organisation with an IT system and a web site needs graduates in this discipline - and many employers report difficulty in finding graduates. So most students do get jobs, 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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