Technologies in Business HNC

UCAS code 161I
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What is special about this course?

The HNC 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

Accommodation

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

Entry requirements

  • 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above OR
  • 1 A level at grade D or above
  • Preferably in a science-based or technology-based subject and/or Business, Mathematics or English
  • PLUS 3 National 5 passes or equivalent, preferably in science-based or technology-based subjects
  • Alternatively, NC in Computing or NC in Business, to SCQF level 6 OR
  • NPA to SCQF level 6 in Data Science, Business with Information Technology or Cyber Security

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 intelligence

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will mainly be delivered online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities and opportunities for campus attendance will be introduced as soon as it is safe to do so and in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.
  • 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: 1 year @ 40 hours per week
  • Part-time (structured): 2 years @ 20 hours per week
  • Part-time (unstructured): up to 4 years

Where can I study my course?

  • Moray College UHI
  • Perth College UHI

Start date

  • September 2021

Fees

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 a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Funding

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 HNC 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?

Upon successful completion of the HNC Technologies in Business you may progress on to the second year of HND Technologies in Business.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Technologies in Business HNC

This course will begin in September 2021. Applications will open in September 2020, please revisit this page then to apply.

 

 

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands. We operate a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.