University College Birmingham

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of Warwick

Aviation Management (Taught)

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Course summary

OVERVIEW Want to take off on an exciting career journey in aviation? Airlines welcomed more than 4.5 billion passengers in 2019 and the industry continues to operate within a rapidly changing environment facing an array of challenges. Our Aviation Management postgraduate course will give you the specialist skills and knowledge to help meet the high demand for talented managers in this dynamic sector. Alongside focusing on passenger aviation operations and management, our course lets you tailor your studies to your career aims by specialising in a range of business and management subject areas. Whether you want to work in airlines, airports, civil aviation departments or aviation consultancies, you will gain the skills needed to make an immediate impact on any aviation organisation. Studying at an Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, you will have the chance to engage with industry experts and guest speakers, attend industry events and work on ‘live’ consultancy projects, supported by our cutting-edge simulation facilities. You will also have the exciting opportunity to travel overseas for an international live industry project, as well as the option of a six-month work placement, ensuring you graduate with a wealth of experience ready to make an impression on the industry. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Residential visit – Take on an international live industry project overseas – past destinations have included Dubai, Cyprus, the Gambia, the Azores and the Canaries
  • Work placement – Boost your industry experience before you graduate by undertaking an optional six-month placement
  • Specialise your studies – Choose from a wide range of optional modules to tailor your learning in line with your interests and career aspirations
  • Industry approved – We are a recognised ITT Centre of Excellence and our masters in aviation management has been developed with input from industry professionals
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. Students on our postgraduate courses also have exclusive access to our dedicated postgraduate suite in McIntyre House, providing study and meeting spaces, PCs and other facilities. 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 Our course offers you the option of a six-month placement on successful completion of the taught part of the course. You are required to secure your own placement with the support of our experienced [email protected] employability team. CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Airport operations manager
  • Passenger transport manager
  • Transport planner
  • Management consultant
  • Business development manager
  • Marketing executive
Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course

Course details

Modules

  • Aviation Market Analysis and Forecasting
  • Global Dynamic Environment
  • International Live Project Management
  • Strategic Aviation Management and Operations
Plus one option from:
  • Business Creation and Development
  • Leadership in Decision-making
  • Tourism Experience Management
Plus one option from:
  • Marketing and Digital Media
  • Revenue and Performance Analysis
  • Risk and Crisis Management
Postgraduate Work Placement (optional)

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 TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT Lectures, guest speakers, seminars, creative dialogues, industry events and e-learning activities will facilitate your advanced learning and skill development. There is also a range of action-learning opportunities through scenario planning, simulations and industry live projects. You will be assessed through consultancy projects, case study analysis, professional presentations, business reports, essays, discussions and debates. All assessments are individually marked. Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.

Professional bodies

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

  • Travel and Tourism, Institute of

Entry requirements

**Entry requirements** - Masters Entry Requirements - A good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in any/relevant subject. - We will also consider your application if you have significant, relevant experience (3-5 years) with degree-equivalent professional qualification. - English Language - IELTS Score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component **Postgraduate Diploma Entry requirements** - A minimum of a third –class honours degree - An equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution - We will also consider an equivalent professional qualification - English Language - IELTS Score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2MA/MSc/PGDip - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)6MA/MSc/PGDip - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component
Institution's Own TestMA/MSc/PGDip - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component

To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

UCB English Language Requirements

https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6000 Whole course
Scotland £6000 Whole course
Wales £6000 Whole course
International £14500 Whole course

Additional fee information

UK Students English students studying a full master's degree are eligible for a postgraduate loan from Student Finance. Apply here - https://www.gov.uk/funding-for-postgraduate-study Please note, if you are planning to study the MA/MSc (but will be exempt one or more modules) or if you are planning on studying the Postgraduate Diploma, these courses will not be eligible for a postgraduate loan. The postgraduate loan is not applicable to PGCE students. The standard undergraduate package of Student Finance is available to those studying a PGCE. EU and International: A £500 discount is applied if the fees are paid in full at enrolment. For more information please visit https://www.ucb.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/international-tuition-fees/
Aviation Management at University College Birmingham - UCAS