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Course summary

This is a highly focused business management degree, designed to develop resilient professionals able to proactively apply specialist knowledge, skills and capabilities in the, global aviation industry. The course focuses on the management of the multifaceted aviation industry from day one. You will be encouraged to explore the complex inter-relationships that exist between various stakeholders, such as airlines, airport operators, regulators, representative bodies and industry suppliers, in what is a dynamic and challenging environment. The course is ideal for individuals with an enthusiasm for commercial aviation and who wish to develop and expand their understanding and engagement with the industry. In so doing, the course aims to encourage aspirations for management and positions of leadership that will shape the future of the industry. Key Course Benefits

  • The course is delivered in an environment that offers an opportunity for individuals from a broad range of subject interests, experiences and backgrounds to develop the commercial and technical knowledge, skills and capabilities commonly required to chart a successful career within the aviation industry.
  • You will be taught by current academics who have global and wide-ranging industry and academic experience in aviation.
Additionally, you can expect to:
  • Study the multifaceted aviation ecosystem and its interaction within the dynamic environment in which it operates
  • Develop your understanding of the cohesive nature of the sector and the interaction between business and operational management.
  • Enhance your knowledge of the professional responsibilities within aviation, including an understanding of the associated ethical and legal issues, and the need for continuing professional development;
  • You will be taught by current academics with global wide-ranging industry and academic experience in aviation.
  • Subject to meeting the standard re-accreditation requirements, it is anticipated that Aviation Management BSc (Hons) will continue to be fully accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) for students starting in September 2023 following improvements made to the course.


The first year aims to provide a fundamental understanding of the aviation ecosystem, a foundation of business management, economics, finance and data analytics, airport planning and design and an introduction to aeronautical engineering. Modules: Foundations of Aviation Business Aviation Ecosystem Foundation of Aviation Economics Finance and Data Analysis Airport Planning and Design Fundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering and Flight Theory Introduction to Project Management Year Two In Year two, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with aviation operations and aviation safety, amongst others. Modules: Global Logistics and Cargo Aviation Safety, Security and Emergency Planning Airport Operations Aviation Safety and Operations Assessment Airline Marketing Customer Service Management Network Planning and Air Service Development Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year In Year three, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with critical thinking and the global approach to the aviation industry, amongst other topics. Modules: Research Methods and Dissertation Development Strategic People Management in Aviation Airline Scheduling and Planning Aviation Strategy and Finance Sustainability and Aviation Aviation Management Dissertation We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website"

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Formal examinations Phase tests Essays Group work Presentations Reports Projects Coursework Exams Individual Assignments Laboratories The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes. This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include formal examinations, coursework, tests, essays, practical or project work, group work, presentations and posters.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Logistics and Transport, Chartered Institute of

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.

Unistats information

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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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Aviation Management at Coventry University - UCAS