Airline and Airport Management at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Develop critical aviation industry skills in sustainability and pricing.
  • Study marketing, digital skills, project and talent management.
  • Collaborate with industry partners to work on live projects.
  • Learn from industry experts and engage with aviation field trips.
  • Build your professional network through our extensive links with airlines, airports and aviation agencies.
On this course you’ll learn about the technical aspects of the industry, from aviation law and regulation to safety and security management. You’ll study airlines and airports from both an operational and managerial perspective using specialist simulation software. Whether you plan to work air-side, land-side or directly with airlines, you’ll be fully prepared to hit the ground running. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. Our teachers have held senior positions in airline and airport management – bringing a wealth of aviation case studies to support your learning. They’re actively involved in applied and impactful research, so you’ll get to understand the latest trends in the global aviation industry. At every level of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with the industry. Thanks to our extensive network of external partners, you’ll enhance your learning through expert guest speakers and field trips. You learn through:
  • Lectures, seminars and workshops
  • Field trips and site visits
  • Talks and resources developed by our accrediting bodies
  • Live projects with external organisations
  • Independent study and group work
You’ll develop your knowledge of how the aviation industry interlinks with the environment, climate change, regulatory frameworks and the broader sustainability agenda. You’ll also develop your core business acumen in marketing, people management and finance to make sure you’re industry ready. We believe you learn best when you engage with the industry first-hand to appreciate the complexities, challenges and rewards of working in the airline and airport management sector. In your final year you’ll apply the knowledge you’ve gained in a client-led consultancy project. You will be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled, graduate level employment through
  • Access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development.
  • Access to our Skills Centre with one to ones, webinars, and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments.
Work Placements You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you industry experience to prepare you for your future career – and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. For example, previous students have secured placements with Swissport and Jet2. Live Projects In every year of your course, you’ll have the opportunity to work on live projects to build your skills and professional experience. Field Trips Field trips are an important part of your studies. They're the perfect opportunity to connect with your peers and tutors – as well as to put your theoretical knowledge into context and engage in in-depth discussions about your discipline. Some of the most popular field trips our Airline and Airport Management students have enjoyed have been to local and international airports.


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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Compulsory modules Applied Academic Skills Finance And Data Interpretation Introduction To The Aviation Industry Marketing And Consumer Behaviour For The Aviation Industry Year 2 Compulsory modules Airline Operations And Pricing Management Personal And Professional Development Airport Operations Management Elective modules Foreign Language Research Skills Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Consultancy And Enterprise Challenge Strategic Management For Airline And Airport Development Safety And Security Management In Aviation Elective modules Foreign Language Research Project

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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Additional entry requirements


Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

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

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Airline and Airport Management at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS