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Course summary

A perfect fit for someone that has an interest in aviation, our BA (Hons) Airline and Airport Management degree will help give you the knowledge and practical experience to pursue a successful career in this field. With over 20 years’ experience in delivering aviation degrees, we have a strong track-record of helping students meet the contemporary needs of this global industry. The course has been developed with input from industry professionals and continues to respond to the ongoing changes taking place within the sector. With London and South East airports nearby, you’ll be perfectly placed for networking, placement opportunities, and applying for great jobs when you graduate. Why study this subject? A degree in airline and airport management will help propel you into the world of aviation. The courses focuses on developing your business management skills, tailored to the requirements of working with airlines and airports. There are a wide range of roles that this degree could take you, including working at airports, airlines, ground-handlers, cargo operators, aviation tech companies, consulting firms, government bodies, among many others. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? The aviation industry never sleeps, and we’ve designed our BA (Hons) Airline and Airport Management degree to help you become part of this exciting world. We have a strong focus on employability, and our training partners and professional connections give you the chance to immerse yourself in the industry. Our close proximity to Heathrow and other major UK airports – along with their suppliers – means you’re perfectly placed for networking, seasonal jobs and work placements that are available. You will learn from skilled lecturers within the School of Aviation and Security who have a high level of working knowledge, based on industry experience. Their teaching will allow you to gain a deep insight into the latest trends and requirements of airline and airport management. As well as receiving top-class lectures and seminars, students are also supported by personal tutors, module leaders and course leaders. In addition, guest speakers often deliver sessions for students within the University to enrich their learning – previously we have welcomed speakers from TUI, British Airways and Ryanair. At BNU, we recognise roles in this field are hands-on – that’s why you’ll take part in simulated learning experiences throughout the course using our specialised facilities. You’ll also be able to use our library to support your studies, whether you’re looking for the resources you need or just a quiet place to study. As part of your studies, you’ll enjoy free membership of the Royal Aeronautical Society, the UK professional association dedicated to the aerospace and aviation industry. As a member, you will be able to participate in a number of exciting industry events, including conferences, guest talks, student competitions, and networking opportunities. As a BNU student, you will automatically become a member of Bucks Students’ Union giving you access to a wide range of services that we offer for free. You’ll also be able to join the Aviation Society where you’ll have the ability to attend a variety events and experiences. Some examples of what we’ve done in the past include tours of NATS, a Boeing Flight Simulator experience at CAE and a tour at easyJet. Employability By the time you graduate, you’ll have gained practical work experience and an in-depth knowledge of the aviation sector. This will make you highly employable in the aviation and tourism industries, and qualified to pursue a career in the operations or marketing areas of airlines, airports, ground handlers and cargo operators. Some of the larger airlines and airports offer a limited number of placements on graduate management training programmes which you will be eligible to apply for too.


Year One: Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity / Preparing for Success Self-development and Responsibility / Inquiry Based Learning / Introduction to Aviation, Tourism and Events Year Two: Structure of the Air Transport Industry / Air Cargo Operations / Air Transport - Security and Safety / Airline and Airport Marketing / Airport Operations / Introduction to Finance and Economics / Developments of the Air Transport Sector / Professional Skills and Development. Year Three: Research Methods / Airport Management / Airline Management / Ancillary Revenue Management / Airline Crisis and Continuity Management / Management, Leadership and Change / Employment Research and Planning / Human Resource Management. Year Four: Research Project (optional) / Business and Enterprise (optional) / The Future of the Air Transport Industry / Aviation in the Global Context / Aviation Finance and Economics / Sustainability Management / Strategic Management.

Assessment method

You will be assessed in a way that mirrors the requirements of the aviation industry, with assessment methods including: group work, presentations, case study based on fieldwork, written assignments (generally reports), cumulative exercises, preparation of a, handbook, reflective journal, time-constrained assignments.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.

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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
EU £14250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Sponsorship information

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Aviation Management with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS