BA (Hons) in Airline and Airport Management

General

Program Description

According to the Guardian University Guide 2019, we were ranked 2nd equal in London and 26th equal in the UK for our hospitality, event management and tourism courses.

Overview

Get a flying start to your career! This exciting course is designed to build the skills and experience you need to work in management positions in the aviation industry. Accredited by the Institute of Travel and Tourism and taught by experienced academics, this is truly a vocationally-focused course to launch your career.

Why choose this course?

You will be positioned just 12 kilometres from London Heathrow, one of the world's busiest international airports. Our strong links with Heathrow Airport Limited and other aviation companies enables us to arrange guest lecturers from leading industry practitioners. This helps develop your understanding of the field of aviation and exposes you to the diversity of the industry.

In your final year of study, you will undertake a research project of your own choosing related to the aviation industry, putting into practice the academic theory you have obtained and your work experience.

Career and study progression

Your degree can take you anywhere, but some of the most popular careers for graduates include a range of management roles within aviation and tourism.

Our graduates go on to work for a wide range of international airlines, airports, aviation agencies, in-flight catering companies and international cargo organisations. These have included:
  • British Airways
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • London City Airport
  • London Heathrow.
Although this course is most suited to individuals pursuing a career in aviation, the management and professional skills you will gain in this course can be transferred to a range of other business contexts.
Whilst studying, you may have discovered an area you want to learn more about. The postgraduate study enables you to specialise in the field you are passionate about.
Popular degrees after this course include:
  • MA International Tourism and Aviation Management
  • MA International Tourism and Aviation Management with Internship.

Course detail

Year one (Level 4) modules

  • The Aviation Experience
  • Principles of Management and Leadership
  • Introduction to Airline and Airport Management
  • Academic Development and Employability
  • Aviation Travel Geography
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance.

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • Managing Human Resources
  • Airline and Airport Operations Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Aviation Law for Managers
  • Research Methods for Managers.

Plus one option from:

  • Human Factors in Aviation
  • Air Cargo Operations.

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • Strategic Airport Planning and Development
  • Aviation Policy and Strategy
  • Air Route Planning
  • Service Industries Dissertation
  • Contemporary Aviation Issues and Management of Change

Entry requirements

112 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications.

These can include:

  • A Levels at grade B, B and C, or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • Access to HE Diploma

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade A*-C) or Level 2 equivalents.

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents.

Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the above qualifications but possess relevant work experience, you are invited to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

Level 5 entry
If you wish to enter directly at level 5 of this course you will be required to follow procedures in accordance with the university regulations. The demonstration of appropriate knowledge, competencies and relevant industrial experience is required and will be considered by the relevant university board. You are an ideal candidate for entry at this level if you have a 120 undergraduate credit at level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area.

Level 6 entry
If you wish to enter directly at level 6 of this course you will be required to follow procedures in accordance with the university regulations. The demonstration of appropriate knowledge, competencies and relevant industrial experience is required and will be considered by the relevant university board. You are an ideal candidate for entry at this level if you have a 240 undergraduate credits (at level 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.

International entry criteria
International students need to meet our English language requirement at IELTS 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications.

Last updated January 2019

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