University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Aviation and Airport Management Top-up

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Course summary

OVERVIEW Airlines welcomed more than 4.5 billion passengers in 2019, while global cities, ‘mega-regions’ and emerging destinations have experienced phenomenal growth in aviation development. Devised in response to these trends, our Aviation and Airport Management top-up degree will build on your existing industry knowledge and help get your career flying in this dynamic sector. Designed for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject (up to Level 5), this top-up course will enhance your understanding of global aviation and the industry’s contribution to national economies. Studying at a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, you’ll also have access to University College Birmingham’s stunning Aviation and Tourism Suite, offering state-of-the-art simulation facilities including a mock plane cabin. Our course gives you the chance to travel overseas and undertake a project examining the impact of aviation connectivity. With nearby Birmingham Airport’s £500 million expansion plan to become the ‘Midlands Gateway to the World’, there is also a wealth of practical opportunities right on your doorstep. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Residential visit – Gain unique industry insight by undertaking an overseas project, with essential trip costs covered by the University – past destinations have included Dubai and Istanbul
  • Practical application – Put your theory into practice working on real aviation projects and studying in our cutting-edge Aviation and Tourism Suite
  • Specialise your studies – Develop specialist knowledge of an area of the aviation industry that interests you for your final research project
  • Industry approved – Study at an ITT Centre of Excellence, with enrichment opportunities available including tourism and travel industry events on campus
FACILITIES Students on our aviation courses have access to outstanding simulation facilities in our Aviation and Tourism Suite, featuring a state-of-the-art mock plane cabin as well as check-in areas, a working security gate and Galileo GDS system for training students. You will also have the chance to develop new skills in our Digital Creative Studio, featuring state-of-the-art video and audio production facilities including a video production studio with 4K cameras and green screen technology. The studio also hosts audio podcasting, vision mixing and editing facilities, as well as high-spec computers with Adobe Creative Cloud software and graphics tablets. ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS University College Birmingham is a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism Centre of Excellence. This course has been developed with extensive input from industry experts, including Swissport. PLACEMENTS We encourage students on our top-up course to gain work experience throughout your studies. CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Airport operations manager
  • Passenger transport manager
  • Sustainability manager
  • Transport planner
  • Business development manager
  • Regional sales manager
You could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham.
  • Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course

Course details

Modules

  • Aviation Crisis Management
  • Contemporary Aviation Issues
  • Strategic Aviation Management
Plus one option from:
  • Financial Strategy
  • Destination Management
  • International Marketing
Research option:
  • Research Project
- Enterprise and Innovation Showcase

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk ASSESSMENT Estimated breakdown of assessment for this course:

  • Coursework – 34%
  • Practical assessment – 33%
  • Independent research project – 33%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.


How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 3

International applicants

All non-EU international students can apply directly via our online application forms: https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/direct-application/intro Undergraduate applicants can also apply via UCAS, if they wish to apply to more than one university. The International Admissions team aim to respond to any new application made directly via the online application form within 5 working days of receipt. However, this can vary during peak application periods (particularly January-March) or if the team require additional information to process your application. Applicants who apply to transfer to University College Birmingham on to a second year or final year of a course will have their previous course matched for entry. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form. We may also need to contact you regarding your immigration status or previous studies in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are unsure if your previous qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email: [email protected] EU/international students Academic: European and International qualifications studied in a relevant subject matter will also be considered applicants will need to have achieved 120 ECTS or equivalent (European Credit Transfer) If you are unsure if your previous qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email EU: [email protected] International: [email protected]

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/top-up/hospitality-tourism-and-events/aviation-and-airport-management.aspx


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Aviation and Airport Management Top-up at University College Birmingham - UCAS