Business Technology

UCAS codes

  • G290 -

Course contact

Tom Caira
+44 (0)141 848 3915


  • School of Engineering and Computing

Qualifications and durations

  • BSc Hons - 4 Years
  • BSc Hons (Sandwich) - 5 Years



Business Technology - 98 percent for overall student satisfaction

The BSc (Hons) Business Technology degree will give you the knowledge and skills to manage and improve modern business technology. Paid placements also offer the opportunity to gain invaluable workplace experience.

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  • SQA Highers: ABB inc English or Maths or Computer Science 
  • GCE A Levels:  BB inc English or Maths or Computer Science 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (4, 4 at HL and one of English, Maths or Computer Science)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: ABB inc English or Maths or Technology
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Administration and IT; Business
  • SQA Advanced Highers: AAB inc 2 from English, Maths or Computer Science, plus 2 HGs in other subjects at AB
  • GCE A Levels: AAB inc Computer Science and either English or Maths
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 38 points (6, 6, 6 at HL and Maths and Computer Science)
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM 
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: IT; Computing & Interactive Media; Computing or relevant discipline
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Administration and IT; Business
  • SQA HND (Grade B) / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree: Computer Networking; Computer Networking and Internet Technology; Computer Networking and Security; Computer Science; Computing: Software Development; Computing: Technical Support; IT; Interactive Media/Web Development; or a relevant discipline
Industry requires graduates who can combine sound business knowledge with technical expertise to manage, maintain and improve modern business technology. You will regularly work with real companies, which will greatly enhance your appeal to future employers.

Year 1

Learning includes the fundamentals of business operations and the opportunity to experience working in a technical support environment.

Year 2

You will learn how to analyse, innovate, propose and procure business technology requirements and solutions. You will undertake either a team-based computing project (which may involve direct interaction with a local business) or a short individual placement.

Year 3

You will learn about recent advancements in areas such as business intelligence and information security management.

Sandwich Placement (Optional)

Between years 2 and 3 or years 3 and 4, you may undertake a placement on a full-time basis over a minimum 36 weeks duration, leading to a sandwich award.

Year 4 (Honours)

You will conduct an individual research project and study key strategic level aspects of business technology.
UWS graduates have found employment with organisations including Oracle, Accenture, Honeywell, Diageo, Cigna, Citibank, Dell and North Lanarkshire Council. Roles include Project Manager; SharePoint Consultant; Information Security Analyst; Systems Administrator; Business Intelligence Analyst; and Data Analytics Specialist.

An optional 12-month paid placement in an organisational setting is offered, in the UK or abroad, at the end of year 2 or 3. Short (eight-week) placement opportunities are also available during years 2, 3 and 4.

You may study abroad while gaining credit towards your degree at one of our 80 educational partner organisations.

The Honours degree is accredited by the British Computer Society, fully meeting the educational requirements for Chartered IT Professional registration. Honours students must complete a year of postgraduate study if they wish to complete Chartered IT Professional registration. Part-time students must gain their award within six years if they wish accreditation.
This well-rounded programme is tuned in to what employers are looking for, and let’s not forget the staff, who go the extra mile in their efforts to educate and prepare. I couldn’t rate UWS more highly.
James Allan, Business Intelligence Analyst

Useful Information

  • For course availability, check UCAS