Goldsmiths University of London Computing

By | 9th June 2017

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Goldsmiths University of London Computing

As a department we’re interested in a certain kind of study: one that’s founded on creativity, independence and learning by doing.

As a student here you’ll really get to create the software you want to create – so you’ll be working on your own projects from the start of your degree.

We want you to graduate with a computing degree that has weight in the real world, so you’ll be taught to apply computing to a whole range of real-life situations and to many industries within the creative arts and business sectors. And, because you apply computing to other subjects such as music and media when you’re here, you’ll be able to think on your feet and adapt within this evolving field.

Undergraduate degrees

  • Foundation Year in Computing
  • BSc (Hons) Business Computing & Entrepreneurship
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) Computing & Chinese
  • BSc (Hons) Creative Computing
  • BSc (Hons) Data Science
  • BSc (Hons) Digital Arts Computing
  • BSc (Hons) Games Programming
  • BMus/BSc (Hons) Music Computing
  • BA (Hons) Journalism (with modules on web, data and digital interactions)

Postgraduate degrees

  • MA in Computational Arts and MFA in Computational Arts
  • MSc in Computer Games & Entertainment
  • MA in Computer Games Art & Design
  • MSc in Data Science
  • MA Independent Games and Playable Experience Design

Masters degrees run by other departments

  • MA in Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship: Computing Pathway
  • MA/MSc in Digital Journalism and MRes in Digital Journalism*

* These programmes have an associated pre-sessional Digital Bootcamp

PhD and MPhil programmes

Our MPhil/PhD programmes offer you the opportunity to participate fully in the highly interdisciplinary research environment of our department and of Goldsmiths as a whole.

  • MPhil & PhD in Arts & Computational Technology
  • MPhil & PhD in Computer Science
  • MPhil & PhD in Intelligent Games & Game Intelligence

  • See our current list of PhD/MPhil students

Study Abroad

Goldsmiths’ Study Abroad programme gives international students the opportunity to live, study and socialise with Goldsmiths undergraduate students for one or two terms, or the full academic year. About Study Abroad

Erasmus Scheme

The Department of Computing offers an Erasmus scheme which enables UK undergraduates to live in a European city for part of their degree. About Erasmus

Hacksmiths – Goldsmiths’ Computing Society

Hacksmiths is a group of technology-loving students who collaborate, learn, and create things with one another. They organise regular workshops and hack days for Goldsmiths students and the wider UK student hacker community. Join Hacksmiths

We have a wealth of specialist rooms and equipment that enable students and academics to create cutting-edge work and form friendships, networks and collaborations.

Department of Computing
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW

Phone: +44 (0)20 7919 7850
Fax: +44 (0)20 7919 7853
Email: computing (

The Department of Computing is based at 25 St James, off New Cross Road. It is visible on the campus maps in the row of buildings at the end of St James next to the Laban Centre (28).