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Course snapshot Aviation is a major international industry, with airlines transporting more than 4.5 billion passengers worldwide in 2019 and new digital technologies being harnessed to create 'smarter' operations in response to global environmental challenges. Developed with extensive input from industry experts, our Aviation and Airport Management foundation degree at University College Birmingham will give you a deep understanding of the aviation environment, supported by simulated and real-life industry projects, airport visits and engaging with experts, while you can also put your practical skills into action in our state-of-the-art aviation facilities on campus. 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 this course?
- PRACTICAL APPLICATION – Apply your skills to practice in our Aviation and Tourism Suite and by working on industry projects, with additional opportunities for part-time work
- ENRICHMENT – Gain an insight into the industry through visits to major airports – previous students have visited Dubai, Istanbul, Budapest, Berlin, Amsterdam and Finland
- INDUSTRY APPROVED – We are a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence and offer opportunities for you to attend conferences and events, as well as applying for professional memberships
- 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
Note: Indicative information only – actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Teaching Example of a typical teaching week (up to 15 contact hours):
- Large group teaching – 4 hours
- Smaller group teaching – 5 hours
- Tutorials – 3 hours
- Academic and employability support – at least 2 hours
- Industry speaker sessions and employer fairs
- Field trips and visits
- 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
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
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 [email protected]|
|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 protected] 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|
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|
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0121 604 1040
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