International Airline and Airport Management with Placement

Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

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Course summary

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This dynamic course will challenge you to develop all the skills you need for a career in air travel, tourism and airport management. From foundation year to your final year, you will gain insight into a range of topics such as airport operations, security, safety and risk management, sustainable development, changing consumer behaviour, international standards and impact of emerging markets. You’ll develop your management expertise, resilience and people skills, and explore management on regional, national and international scales – becoming proficient in all aspects of this complex profession. Taught by experts with ongoing research and strong ties to the industry, including local players such as Cunard and Carnival, you will also be able to benefit from a programme of guest lectures from key players in the industry – informing your learning with the latest debates and best practice, and providing the opportunity to apply your knowledge to practical challenges. And a wide range of embedded field trips including local sites and international destinations such as Bruges, Athens or Belfast – as well as the option to undertake a year’s study abroad – you’ll build a globalised understanding of the fascinating tourism industry and air travel’s critical role. Strong industry links with major tourism related employers eg local airports, Cunard, Carnival P&O, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard etc. What does this course lead to? This new course will prepare you for an exciting and varied career within the air travel and tourism industry, with graduates from Solent’s existing tourism courses finding management jobs with leading cruise specialists such as Carnival and Royal Caribbean. Others have pursued a career in heritage and cultural venues such as Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, while students have also set up their own businesses to freelance around the world. Who is this course for? Solent’s international airline and airport management degree is ideally suited for those seeking to develop their all-round management and interpersonal skills whilst focusing on developing their leisure, air travel and tourism knowledge. If you are looking for a highly practical and applied degree to hone skills which are highly sought after within the industry – while becoming a specialist in air travel, tourism and airport management – then this is the course is for you. There is no requirement to have previously studied air travel or tourism management, but a desire to learn more and an interest in local, national and international air travel and the wider leisure industry is essential.

Course details


YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Introduction to Travel and Tourism Introduction to the Airline and Airport Industry Academic and Employability Skills for Festivals, Events, Air and Tourism Marketing for Festivals, Events, Air and Tourism Introduction to Organisations and Finance Global Travel and Tourism with Field Trip YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Sustainable Economics for Tourism and Air Travel Airport Operation Management and Field Trip Airline Management and Organisation Festivals, Events, Tourism and Air Research Skills Relationship Marketing in the Digital Era Tourism and Destination Management and Planning YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (Please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Study Abroad - Semester Study Abroad - Year Work Placement YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Contemporary Issues in Global Aviation and Tourism Risk and Crisis Management Strategic Management in Global Aviation and Tourism YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (Please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Dissertation for Festival, Events, Air and Tourism Consultancy Project International Hospitality and Resort Management International Marketing for Tourism and Air Business Start Up Intercultural Competence for 21st Century Managers

Assessment method

The assessment strategy has been especially designed to allow you to showcase a range of skills, not just writing, and it is balanced to reflect a variety of key skills and abilities that you will need in the 21st century. There are traditional assessment methods such as reports, essays and portfolios that can showcase your analysis, research and written communication. In addition, more creative assessments such as videos, pitches and posters allow you to develop your own style and creativity. Balancing individual and group work, the assessment strategy focuses on group work as formative assessment in order to develop your teamwork and opportunities get real-world experience, with the majority of final assessments are individual.

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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Course codeIAM2
Institution code S30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points From a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - DMM

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)8080 overall with a minimum 19 in each individual component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13260 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

International Airline and Airport Management with Placement at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS