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Course snapshot The booming UK aviation industry, driven by global business, passenger demand and the opening of new routes, means there is strong demand for graduates with high-level skills and there is a broad range of career options. UCB’s Aviation and Airport Management degree is accredited by the University of Birmingham, one of the world’s leading academic institutions. We have superb industry links so you will get lots of relevant, vocational training. Who’s the course for? This course is ideal for students who are interested in becoming part of the global development of the aviation industry and are fascinated by global connectivity and economic competitiveness. The course will appeal to you if you are interested in working for international airlines, aviation agencies, in-flight catering companies and international cargo organisations. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that airlines welcomed 4.3 billion passengers in 2018, so there are opportunities in diverse areas of employment. Why should I study the course?
- You will be introduced to the global aviation environment, learn about the value and scale of the aviation industry and its contribution to national economies.
- As part of UCB's ongoing investment, you'll be able to use our exciting new simulation facilities, including a state-of-the-art mock plane cabin. Due to open in autumn 2019, the facilities will also include check-in areas and Galileo GDS system for training students.
- In association with our industry links, you will work on real aviation projects, with an emphasis on problem-solving, decision-making and project management.
- Visits to airports will be embedded in your study, giving you first-hand experience of how major airports in Europe function and you will acquire the ability to put academic theory into practice.
- Our dedicated [email protected] employability team will help you find valuable industry work experience during the summer months, boosting your employment prospects after you graduate.
- Airport ground handling
- General aviation operations
- Airline management
- Airport administration
- Corporate aviation management
- Postgraduate study
- Aviation Business and Regulatory Environment
- Aviation Passenger Operations
- Aviation Professional Practice
- Airline Crew Resource Management
- Travel Geography
- Travel and Tourism Marketing
- Airport Planning
- Aviation Operations Management
- Aviation Pricing and Revenue Management
- Managing Human Factors in Aviation
- Aviation Investigations
- Events Planning
- Social Media in Aviation and Tourism
- Tourism Operations Management
- Tourism Marketing Management
- Sustainable Aviation Management
- Voluntary Initiative
- Aviation Crisis Management
- Contemporary Aviation Issues
- Strategic Aviation Management
- Research Project
- Enterprise and Innovation Showcase
- Financial Strategy
- Destination Management
- International Marketing
Teaching Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers. A typical teaching week will have up to 17 teaching contact hours and additional optional hours if students take up career-enhancing opportunities offered by UCB.
- Large group teaching - 5 hours of lectures in lecture rooms
- Smaller group teaching - 7 hours of teaching in smaller groups (some computer-based activities) and discussing topics relevant to the module
- Tutorials - 2 hours of tutorials (involving personal, group and academic sessions each week)
- Industry speaker sessions - approximately 6 hours of specialist input over a semester
- Field trips and visits - Students are also required to participate on day visits and a compulsory overseas residential visit (essential elements of the visit are included within the fees) – up to 8 days
- Coursework - 67%
- Practical assessment - 33%
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Transferring from another university At University College Birmingham, we consider applications from students who have studied, or are currently studying, a Higher Education course and now wish to transfer universities. What do I need to do? To make an enquiry about studying at University College Birmingham, you will need to complete our online enquiry form -> https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/ucb-direct-apply Consideration for advanced entry will be dependent on the modules of your previous course, and how well this matches to the content of the course you wish to transfer to at University College Birmingham. Additionally, the process will be dependent on the number of credits achieved on your current course. Where similar study is apparent, it may be possible for us to award Accreditation for Previous Learning (APL) and, therefore, advanced entry onto a course at UCB will be permitted. Please note; due to the nature of this process, all applications are considered on an individual basis.
All non-EU international students can apply directly via our online application forms: https://public.dataharvesting.com/ucb/io/aps/1255/v1/index.php Undergraduate applicants can also apply via UCAS, if they wish to apply to more than one university. The International Admissions team aim to respond to any new application made directly via the online application form within 5 working days of receipt. However, this can vary during peak application periods (particularly January-March) or if the team require additional information to process your application. Applicants who apply to transfer to University College Birmingham on to a second year or final year of a course will have their course mapped for entry and the conditions of entry will be stated on UCAS track. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form, particularly your personal statement, reference and the qualifications you have taken or are in the process of taking. In most cases, a decision to make an offer can be based on this information alone, however we may need to make further enquiries, particularly relating to your immigration status or previous studies in the UK.
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points will be required. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email [email protected]|
|A level||CCC||UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 15 credits||You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points. A minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.|
|Scottish Higher||You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points|
Students who are studying a combination of different qualification types will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill|
|IELTS (Academic)||BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component|
|Institution's Own Test||BA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ 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
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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