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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 foundation 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.
- 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)
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.
- Travel and Tourism, Institute of
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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
|UCAS Tariff||56 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||CD||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)||PPP||This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.|
|Access to HE Diploma||You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points|
Non-tariff: Non-UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry please contact email@example.com to check your eligibility. Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to UCB. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details please contact Admissions. Students who are studying a mixture of qualifications 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|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|