Aviation and Airport Management (With Professional Practice Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

This course covers a range of business leadership and specialist areas, including aviation law; business planning and entrepreneurship; crisis management and communication; and aviation safety and security. Using the latest technologies, you build your knowledge and experience so you graduate ready to take off in an exciting career in this field. With our campus close to London Luton Airport, you’re also well positioned to enhance your studies and pursue work placements with airlines and related organisations. Professional Practice Year Take your course over four years and include a Professional Practice Year after your second year of studies. It is an opportunity to apply your learning in the workplace while enhancing your knowledge and skills through fee-free paid practice. It also builds your CV and industry contacts with many students progressing to employment within their practice-year organisation or institution. Facilities and Specialist Equipment

  • Up-to-the-minute interactive technologies including simulation software Simulate that allows you to take control of your own airline and gain key insights into airline management, while competing with course peers.
  • Use of real-world tabletop airport emergency exercise simulations.
  • Access to premium aviation data and analytics to enhance your critical analysis capabilities (a key competency sought by employers).
Your Student Experience
  • Industry-relevant employment opportunities with London Luton Airport, TUI, EasyJet and other aviation-related companies.
  • Visits and masterclasses from industry specialists and professionals include airline pilots, airport managers and aviation safety experts.
  • Interactive teaching which addresses current and contemporary industry affairs.
  • Benefit from our Aviation Job Fair, attended by airlines and airports, providing opportunities to explore further employment or internships.
  • Enrich your experience via student societies; placements and internships; and field trips to companies such as Airbus, Birmingham Airport and Emirates Airline.


  • Business Practice Explored (BSS005-1) Compulsory
  • Managing People In The Airline And Airport Industries (TAL036-1) Compulsory
  • Structure And Development Of The Air Transport Industry (TAL035-1) Compulsory
  • Using Data To Build Business Practice (BSS004-1) Compulsory
  • Airline Revenue Management (TAL052-2) Compulsory
  • Global Airline & Cargo Operations Management (TAL051-2) Compulsory
  • Global Airline, Airport And Cargo Operations Management (TAL053-2) Compulsory
  • Marketing Communications In The Digital Age (MAR021-2) Compulsory
  • Marketing For The Air Transport Industry (TAL054-2) Compulsory
  • Operations And Project Management (BSS027-2) Compulsory
  • Strategic Airport Planning & Development (TAL050-2) Compulsory
  • Strategic Airport Planning & Development (TAL055-2) Compulsory
  • Aviation Law (LAW006-3) Compulsory
  • Crisis Management And Communication (MAR026-3) Compulsory
  • Critical Issues For Airlines And Airports (TAL039-3) Compulsory
  • Managing Safety & Security For Aviation (TAL038-3) Compulsory
  • Managing Safety And Security For Air Transport (TAL040-3) Compulsory
  • PR Ethics And Csr (MAR015-3) Compulsory
  • Preparation For Specialist Research Project (MAR029-3) Compulsory
  • Research Methods (TAL034-3) Compulsory
  • Research Project (TAL035-3) Compulsory
  • Specialist Research Project (MAR030-3) Compulsory
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Assessment method

Assessment incorporates the testing of presentation skills and communication, analysis and problem solving, effectively managing different viewpoints, in addition to subject knowledge breadth and depth. Assessment types include: presentations, report writing, exams, portfolios and research projects. These skills aforementioned are embedded in all their assessments to allow students to develop their employability skills from Level 4 to Level 6.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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

Additional fee information

For information on the 2024 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Aviation and Airport Management (With Professional Practice Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS