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Course snapshot Aviation is booming, with airlines transporting more than 4.5 billion passengers worldwide in 2019 and phenomenal growth in aviation development among global cities, 'mega-regions' and emerging destinations. Developed in response to these trends with support from industry experts and accredited by the University of Birmingham, our Aviation and Airport Management degree at University College Birmingham will help you fly in the aviation sector. Studying at a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, you will be learning in our new state-of-the-art Aviation and Tourism Suite, while you will gain a wealth of experience through a 48-week placement as well as working on real-life industry projects and visiting major airports - a great foundation to help your career take off. Who’s the course for? This course is ideal for anyone interested in becoming part of the global aviation industry, including working for international airlines, aviation agencies and international cargo organisations. Why should I study the course?
- One of the standout features of our course is a 48-week paid placement, enabling you to gain extensive first-hand experience of the industry and boost your employment prospects.
- You'll be studying in our brand new Aviation and Tourism Suite, featuring a mock plane cabin and other cutting-edge facilities, while you will apply your skills through a range of simulated and real-life aviation projects.
- There are a wealth of practical industry opportunities right on your doorstep, with many of our past students having worked part-time at Birmingham Airport.
- You'll have the chance to visit major UK and international airports to meet experts and gain a unique insight into their operations, with past students having travelled to the likes of Dubai, Istanbul, Budapest, Finland, Berlin and Amsterdam.
- We offer an array of optional modules to enable you to broaden your expertise and tailor your course to match your career aims.
- Airport ground handling
- General aviation operations
- Airline management
- Airport administration
- Corporate aviation management
- Travel and tourism-based careers (e.g. tourism operators, links with airlines)
- Digital Aviation
- Dynamic Aviation Environment
- Employability and Professional Development
- Flight Route Operations
- Crew Resource Management
- Flight Route Planning
- Industry Live Project
- Aviation Safety Management
- Revenue and Performance Management
- Sustainable Aviation Practices
- Work Placement (optional)
- Global Air Transport Management
- Strategic Change Management
- Independent Research Project
- Crisis Communications Management
- Managing Human and Anthropometric Factors in Aviation
Teaching Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers. A typical week will have up to 15 contact hours, with additional optional hours should you decide to take up career-enhancing opportunities.
- Large group teaching – 4 hours of lectures per week
- Smaller group teaching – 5 hours of student-based sessions in smaller groups, focusing on contemporary industry themes, data analysis, application of industry toolkits to a range of scenarios and proposing creative solutions/best practice
- Tutorials – 3 hours of tutorials per week (involving personal, group, academic and placement sessions each week)
- Academic and employability support – at least 2 hours per week. You are expected to visit CASE and hired@UCB for support with academic and professional development
- Industry speaker sessions and employer fairs – approximately 8 hours of specialist input and networking over a semester
- Field trips and visits – you are also invited to participate on day visits and residential visits, on average 5-8 days per academic year (essential elements of the visit are included within your fees)
- Coursework – 33%
- Practical assessment – 67%
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://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/direct-application/intro 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 previous course matched for entry. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form. We may also need to contact you regarding 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|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|
|HNC (BTEC)||P||A relevant HNC or a foundation degree with 120 credits.|
|HND (BTEC)||P||A relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits.|
Year 1 Entry: Students who are studying a combination of different qualification types will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications. Advanced Entry: If you are unsure if your previous higher education qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email: email@example.com
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
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|