University of the West of Scotland
Business Technology BSc (Hons)
University of the West of Scotland

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 140 graduates of Business Technology BSc (Hons) and other courses in Computing at University of the West of Scotland for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Computing.

Overall student satisfaction
100 /100
140 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Computing

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Computing at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25000 £20500 £24500
25-75 percentile range £23500 - £30000 £15500 - £26500 £18500 - £31000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Computing

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26112 £29000 £27000
25-75 percentile range £23061 - £30112 £19500 - £32000 £17500 - £40500

Course Description

OVERVIEW

The professionally-accredited BSc Business Technology opens up a wide range of roles and opportunities for you with many organisations, including large blue chip international companies.

You will learn about the fundamentals of business operations and technology, and progress to the in-depth study of systems analysis, project management, and recent advancements in business intelligence and information security management.

The course is designed to be practical in nature and up-to-date equipment, teaching methods and industry-standard software tools are used throughout.

  • PRACTICAL FOCUS

With industry placements, business-focused content and work-related learning, the BSc (Hons) Busienss Technology prepares you for a modern career in technology-reliant businesses.

Optional industrial placements are designed to make you work-ready and able to meet the needs of industry:

// 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.

// a number of shorter (8 to 10 week) work-based placement opportunities are also available during years 2, 3 and 4. 

The course is designed to be practical in nature and up-to-date equipment, teaching methods and industry-standard software tools are used throughout.

Guest lectures and seminars are organised on a regular basis with industry specialists.

Where possible, visits to local businesses, attendance at industry conferences and direct involvement in industry projects will be used as integral aspects of modules and the degree delivery.

  • PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) as fully meeting the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).

  • CAREER PROSPECTS

The BSc Business Technology produces graduates with multidisciplinary skills. Graduates will therefore be of interest to almost all businesses, particularly those with a need to employ someone who can analyse and understand how their business works and how best to use modern business technology to help the business develop and grow.

Jobs

In previous years, graduates have found employment with large organisations such as Oracle, Dell, Aggreko, Hewlett-Packard, Ernst & Young, Pernod Ricard, Clydesdale Bank, Standard Life, and McLaren Software.

Typical roles include: Business Systems Analyst; Data Analyst; Project Manager; Technical Support Specialist; Systems Administrator; Business Intelligence Analyst; Data Analytics Specialist; Business Technology Consultant; Technology Trainer; and Teacher.

Further Study

Many graduates have advanced their studies to master's degrees or research degrees in a variety of business areas.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Business Technology BSc (Hons) at University of the West of Scotland

20% Business and Financial Project Management Professionals
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Caring personal services
10% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Sales occupations
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Elementary occupations

Grading & Study Time

The course delivers a combination of technology and business related modules in every year, some of which are designed around accredited material from organisations such as Microsoft , Cisco and the British Computer Society, affording you the opportunity to supplement academic studies with professional certification, if you so desire. The main teaching instruments are lectures, tutorials and laboratory work. Classes are divided into smaller groups for laboratory work and tutorials. Seminars and group work are used where appropriate. Many of the modules place a focus on interactive student-centred learning using online materials or interactive systems or applications that the you can work through at your own pace.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Computing

Qualification requirements

Including a relevant subject/science @ C or above (80 UCAS tariff points)

HNC in Care and Administrative Practice or Applied Science with B required in graded unit for entry to Year 1 Sufficient science and discursive subjects and a strong academic profile to be competitive. English and Maths at least at National 5 Grade B.

HND Legal Services: AAA in Graded Units. Other relevant HND qualifications will be considered on an individual basis; please contact us for advice.

Including one in a relevant subject/science (80 UCAS tariff points)

Year 1 entry with SWAP (BBB) Access to STEM. Year 2 entry with Scottish Baccalaureate in Science (subject to review by programme leader)

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6

IELTS 60 with 5.5 minimum in each skill / component.

Cambridge English Advanced

176 overall with no sub-test less than 169

Cambridge English Proficiency

176 overall with no sub-test less than 169

Trinity ISE

ISEII with the minimum of a Pass in all sub-tests

PTE Academic 54

An overall score of 54 with no element below 51

TOEFL (iBT) 78

no sub-test less than: Reading: 17; Listening: 17; Speaking: 17; Writing: 17

IELTS (Academic) 6

IELTS 60 with 5.5 minimum in each skill / component.

Cambridge English Advanced

176 overall with no sub-test less than 169

Cambridge English Proficiency

176 overall with no sub-test less than 169

Trinity ISE

ISEII with the minimum of a Pass in all sub-tests

PTE Academic 54

An overall score of 54 with no element below 51

TOEFL (iBT) 78

no sub-test less than: Reading: 17; Listening: 17; Speaking: 17; Writing: 17

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. These are shown below.

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Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Business Technology, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Business Technology BSc (Hons)

Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Scotland £1820 year 1
EU £15250 year 1
International £15250 year 1

Additional fee information

Students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales are offered one year of free tuition fees at the University of the West of Scotland and so students only pay for 3 years of study from a 4 year undergraduate degree programme.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2
  • year 3
  • year 4

University Rankings

Positions of University of the West of Scotland in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of the West of Scotland

Located in the Scottish town of Paisley, we find the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). This institution also owns and operates three other secondary campuses in Ayr, Blantyre and Dumfries. Paisley campus is attended by a medium-sized student population of roughly 10,000 and provides the opportunity to study a selection of programmes related to Nursing, Engineering, Social Sciences, Business, and Computing.

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Where is this programme taught

Paisley Campus
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