Airline and Airport Management

Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Ready for take off? This course focuses on the development of the business management skills necessary for a career in the airline industry. Course summary •Learn the elements of airline and airport businesses and their practices •Develop a deep understanding of management principles and theory •Develop transferable skills and professional competencies •Make the most of your degree with placement opportunities Studying at Sheffield Hallam enables your academic, personal and professional development. You develop the knowledge, attributes and skills desired by employers for highly skilled employment. With placement opportunities, use of airline and airport simulation programmes, consultancy experience and regular guest lectures and field-trips, this industry-focused degree provides you with the appropriate knowledge and skills to become a highly employable individual within the airline and airport industries. **Applied learning Work placements** This course offers a variety of opportunities to develop your employability skills for highly skilled employment in the aviation industry. You have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement in your third year of study. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Please note Aviation businesses carry out pre-employment security clearances and this is outside the control of Sheffield Hallam. The basic security clearance (Baseline Personnel Security Standard) requires the verification of the following four elements •identity •employment history (past five years) •nationality and immigration status •criminal record (unspent convictions only) For more information, please visit the Civil Aviation Authority website. Live projects As part of the course, you get the opportunity to work on real business projects to build your skills and professional experience. Networking You will frequently engage with airline and airport industry stakeholders throughout your study via industry guest talks and field trips. Field visits may require security checks. Future careers This course prepares you for a career in •operations management •human resource management •customer experience management •business support •sales and marketing Many airlines and airports also have graduate training schemes and this course will provide a competitive advantage for you.

Course details


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You can take an optional placement in year three. **Year 1 Compulsory modules** Academic And Professional Skills 20 credits Aviation Law And Regulation 20 credits Business Analysis For The Service Sector 20 credits Introduction To The Aviation Industry 20 credits Marketing Communications 20 credits Consumer Behaviour In Aviation 20 credits **Year 2 Compulsory modules** Academic Research Skills 20 credits Airline Pricing and Revenue Management 20 credits Airlines Operations Management 20 credits Airport Operations Management 20 credits Aviation and Environment 20 credits People and Organisations in Context 20 credits **Final year Compulsory modules** Aviation Consultancy Experience 40 credits Research Project 20 credits Safety and Security Management in Aviation 20 credits Strategic Management for Airlines and Airports 20 credits Elective modules Airport Planning and Development 20 credits Media Relations in Travel and Tourism 20 credits

Assessment method

Coursework Exams

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 points This must include at least 48 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications. For example: CDE at A Level MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13650 Year 1

Additional fee information

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Airline and Airport Management at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS