Airline, Airport And Aviation Management (Including Foundation Year) – BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

The Airline, Airport and Aviation Management (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree is a four-year course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0) that has been designed with input from senior aviation managers.

It is the ideal start to university if you’re interested in studying airline, airport and aviation management but don’t meet the entry requirements for the three-year undergraduate degree programme.

91% of students on this course were satisfied with the teaching according to the National Student Survey 2021.

More about this course

The foundation year on our four-year airline, airport and aviation management course has been designed to allow you to acquire vital business skills and build your confidence as you start your degree.

It will focus on the general principles of business and help you develop effective communication, research and data analysis skills. It is also designed to be an introduction to academic life, preparing you for your subsequent years of study and allowing you to get to grips with various learning styles.

In the following three years of your degree you will focus more heavily on aviation, studying the same course content and having the same choice of modules as those who study  Airline, Airport and Aviation Management BSc (Hons) degree. The teaching staff are well connected within the aviation industry, allowing you to learn from experts in your field of interest.

This course shares its foundation year with a number of our other foundation year degrees, allowing you to share ideas across a wide range of business disciplines.

If, following your foundation year, you decide to specialise in a different business-related subject, there is flexibility to allow you to do this.

You will graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

In Year 2 or 3 you’ll be required to complete a work-related learning module, as students graduating with work experience are more likely to get into a career they want. The University will advertise suitable opportunities and provide guidance on completing the application process, but we can’t guarantee you a work placement.

Professional accreditation

You’ll be encouraged to obtain membership of the Royal Aeronautical Society membership and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 0 modules include:

Development for Success in Business (core, 30 credits)

Orientation for Success in Higher Education (core, 30 credits)

The Context of Business (core, 30 credits)

Using and Managing Data and Information (core, 30 credits)

Year 1 modules include:

Air Cargo Services and Operations (core, 15 credits)

Airport Management (core, 15 credits)

Fundamentals of Airline Management and Operation (core, 15 credits)

Learning Through Organisations (Professional Practice-1) in Aviation (core, 15 credits)

Principles of Management (in Aviation Context) (core, 15 credits)

Principles of Marketing: for Creative Industries and Aviation (core, 15 credits)

Understanding and Managing Data (core, 15 credits)

Understanding the Business and Economic Environment: The Aviation Industry (core, 15 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Airline Commercial Planning (core, 15 credits)

Airline Revenue and Pricing Management (core, 15 credits)

Aviation Psychology and Human Factors (core, 15 credits)

Risk and Crisis Management (core, 15 credits)

Safety and Security for Aviation (core, 15 credits)

Sustainability, Business and Responsibility (core, 15 credits)

Creating a Winning Business 1 (alternative core, 15 credits)

Learning through Work (alternative core, 15 credits)

Problem Solving: Methods and Analysis (alternative core, 15 credits)

The Practice of Consultancy (alternative core, 15 credits)

Cultural Tourism Management (option, 15 credits)

Developing Inclusive Organisations (option, 15 credits)

Fundamentals of Project Management (option, 15 credits)

International Selling and Negotiation (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Airline and Airport Strategic Management (core, 15 credits)

Airport Planning and Development (core, 15 credits)

Brand Management in Aviation (core, 15 credits)

Financial decision – Making in context for Aviation (core, 15 credits)

Leading Innovation in the Aviation Industry (core, 15 credits)

Consultancy Project (alternative core, 30 credits)

Dissertation (alternative core, 30 credits)

Personal Finance (option, 15 credits)

Service Excellence for Creative industries (option, 15 credits)

Where this course can take you

Aviation is a global industry so you’ll have a wide range of opportunities available to you on graduation. Well-equipped to become a leader or manager within the aviation industry, you could go on to work in areas such as operations, strategy, planning or regulations within the sector.

Many graduates have gone on to work for major airlines and airports such as British Airways, easyJet, London City Airport, London Gatwick and London Heathrow. There are also career opportunities in National Air Traffic Control and the Civil Aviation Authority.

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