Business Technology

UCAS codes

  • G290 -

Course contact

Tom Caira
0800 027 1000 (44 141 849 4101 outwith UK)


  • School of Engineering and Computing

Qualifications and durations

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



The BSc 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.

BSc Business Technology - University of the West of Scotland

Business Technology - 98 percent for overall student satisfaction



SQA Highers: BBBC including English or Maths or Computing Science

GCE A-Levels: CCC including English or Maths or Computer Science
Irish Leaving Certificate: HL: BBBC2 including English or Maths or Technology
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (including 4, 4 at HL and one of English, Maths or Computer Science)
SQA HNC/BTEC Level 4 HNC: Administration and IT; Business

SQA Advanced Highers: AAB including two from English, Maths or Computing Science, plus 2 HGs in other subjects at Grades AB

GCE A-Levels: BBB including Computer Science and either English or Maths
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 38 points (including 6, 6, 6 at HL including Maths and Computer Science) SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Information Technology; Computing or relevant discipline (for SQA awards, with Grade A in the Graded Unit)
SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Administration and IT (for SQA awards, with Grade A in the Graded Unit)
BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM
SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree: Information Technology; Computing or relevant discipline (for SQA awards, with Grade A in the Graded Unit)

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.

Guest lectures from industry are included in the programme.  Ann Davidson from the Scottish Institute for Enterprise recently delivered an enterprise workshop to students.

Year 1

You will learn the fundamentals of business operations, computer systems, networks, web development, programming and design.

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 business systems analysis, project management, and 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, Hewlett Packard, Honeywell, Diageo, Cigna, Citibank, Dell, Aggreko, Pernod Ricard, North Lanarkshire Council, Lloyds Bank, Clydesdale Bank, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Iomart, BMI Healthcare, Hitachi Solutions Europe, Capgemini and Standard Life. Roles include Project Manager; SharePoint Consultant; Information Security Analyst; Systems Administrator; Business Intelligence Analyst; Data Loss Prevention Analyst; Social Media Consultant; Cloud Projects Engineer; Digital Marketing Manager; 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 to ten week) placement opportunities are also available during years 2, 3 and 4. 

In recent years students have completed placements with organisations such as Lenovo, Hewlett Packard and Oxfam.

Study abroad

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* as 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. 

*Subject to re-accreditation approval 

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

“During my final year I completed an internship as a Business Analyst for a charity organisation.  Not only did they pay me but it gave me vital experience which will be important after I graduate.”


Jason Dowd, Business Technology Graduate, now working in IT Support at Forbidden Technologies PLC

Useful Information

  • For course availability, check UCAS

    This course can also be studied part-time (day, evening and distance learning). Please contact us for more information.