Technologies in Business HND

Course 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

Year 1 of the course is HNC Technologies in Business.

Year 2 - HND

Modules may include:

  • Business culture and strategy
  • Database server administration
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Relational database management systems
  • 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
  • Perth

Start date

  • September


For students normally domiciled in Scotland, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

This includes

  • EU nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK,
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with settled status in the UK
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.
Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2023-24 2024-25
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, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2023-24 2024-25
Full-time per year £7,110 £7,110
Part-time (per HN credit) £474 £474

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

There are a number of funding options available to UK 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, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

This includes EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are not self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2023-24 2024-25
Full-time per year £7,980 £8,775
Part-time (per HN credit) £532 £585

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


UHI has a number of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and discretionary fund opportunities available to new and current students. Please use the A-Z of funds or use the filter to see which ones may be relevant to you. All students are welcome to apply.

Further information on funding your studies is also available, please see the attached link or contact the relevant UHI partner.

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 HND Technologies in Business to the following undergraduate courses:

Is there more information available online?

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I decided to study at UHI so I could learn locally and the organisation, patience and communication from my lecturers was brilliant! All of the teaching staff work so hard, and they are always so friendly and willing to help. I love how flexible UHI is, and I always found UHI MyDay and Brightspace so useful. 

I spotted the job I am doing now on MyDay, and applied straight away! I am now an Information Systems Graduate in the third sector. Having studied at UHI was a great advantage, I was so fortunate being able to walk straight into such a flexible and varied job which was so relevant to my studies. 

The best thing about living here is that we have the best of both worlds, being in a city- but also so close to amazing walks, hills, beaches and gorgeous scenery.   

Lauren studied Business at UHI Inverness. 

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