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University of the West of Scotland

Business Technology

UCAS Code: G290

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H4

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

UCAS Tariff

102
94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Computer forensics

This programme will give you the skills to manage and improve modern business technology.An optional 12-month paid sandwich placement in the UK or abroad is offered while short (8-10 week) placement opportunities are also available. Guest lectures from industry are included in the programme and study abroad opportunities are offered.UWS graduates have found employment with organisations including Oracle, Hewlett Packard, Dell, Aggreko, Lloyds Bank, Clydesdale Bank, Hitachi Solutions Europe 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.The Honours degree is accredited by the British Computer Society1 conditions apply, for full details see our website.Course contentIndustry 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 1You will learn the fundamentals of business operations, computer systems, networks, web development, programming and design.Year 2You 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 3You 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 awardYear 4You will conduct an individual research project and study key strategic level aspects of business technology.Career prospectsUWS 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.Placement/Work-based learningAn 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 abroadYou may study abroad while gaining credit towards your degree at one of our 80 educational partner organisations. Professional recognitionThe 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.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Paisley Campus

Department:

Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences

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What students say


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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
32%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Computing

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£22,500
med
Average annual salary
83%
low
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
13%
Information technology technicians
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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