Technologies in Business HND

UCAS code 261I

What is special about this course?

The HND Technologies in Business is for anyone who wishes to pursue a business career in the digital economy. It has been structured to provide you with a background in business operations, technology, project management and entrepreneurship, to give you access to employment across a wide variety of sectors. The course is uniquely positioned to allow you to gain an essential and highly sought-after combination of technology and business skills.

Special features

  • Work with real employers on small projects and case studies
  • Personal academic tutors provide individual support and advice
  • Opportunities for team-work with students from across the UHI network
  • Excellent progression opportunities


We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

Entry requirements

  • 2 Scottish Highers at grade C or above OR
  • 2 A levels at grade D or above
  • Preferably in a science-based or technology-based subject and/or Business, Mathematics or English
  • PLUS 6 National 5 passes or equivalent, preferably in science-based or technology-based subjects
  • Alternatively, NPA to SCQF level 6 in Data Science, Business with Information Technology or Cyber Security
  • Direct entry to year 2 may be possible with an HNC Technologies in Business

Year 1 - HNC

Modules may include:

  • Cyber resilience
  • Big Data
  • Business process management: introduction to project management methodologies
  • Introduction to software development: programming foundations, agile development and artificial intellience

Year 2 - HND

Modules may include:

  • Database server administration
  • Relational database management systems
  • Business culture and strategy
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Social media for business

How will I study my course?

  • Full-time
  • Part-time (structured)
  • Part-time (unstructured)
  • You will learn through face-to-face tuition, as well as a combination of video conference lectures and tutorials, and online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE) which is supported by your tutors

How long will my course last?

  • Full-time: 2 years @ 40 hours per week
  • Part-time (structured): 4 years @ 20 hours per week
  • Part-time (unstructured): up to 6 years

Where can I study my course?

  • Moray College UHI
  • Perth College UHI

Start date

  • September


For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2019-202020-21
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285
Part-time (per HN credit) £86 £86

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2019-202020-21
Full-time per year £6,720 £6,720
Part-time (per HN credit) £448 £448

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living while studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2019-202020-21
Full-time per year £6,855 £7,020
Part-time (per HN credit) £457 £468

Part-time study is not open to international student requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study in the UK.


External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant UHI partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Upon successful completion of the HND Technologies in Business, you may wish to pursue a career in:

  • Data analytics
  • Project management
  • IT management
  • Business analysis
  • Technology consultancy

Can I progress into further study?

You can progress directly from the HNC Tchnologies in Business to the following undergraduate courses:

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I want to start in Aug/Sep 2021

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