Sheffield Hallam University

Airline and Airport Management Sheffield Hallam University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Ready for take off? This course focuses on the development of the business management skills necessary for a career in the airline industry.

Course summary
•Learn the elements of airline and airport businesses and their practices
•Develop a deep understanding of management principles and theory
•Develop transferable skills and professional competencies
•Make the most of your degree with placement opportunities

With placement opportunities, use of airline and airport simulation programmes, consultancy experience and regular guest lectures and field trips, this industry-focused degree provides you with the appropriate knowledge and skills to become a highly employable individual within the airline and airport industries.

Applied learning

Work placements

You have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement in your third year of study. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

Please note Aviation businesses carry out pre-employment security clearances and this is outside the control of Sheffield Hallam. The basic security clearance (Baseline Personnel Security Standard) requires the verification of the following four elements
•employment history (past five years)
•nationality and immigration status
•criminal record (unspent convictions only)

For more information, please visit the Civil Aviation Authority website.

Live projects

As part of the course, you get the opportunity to work on real business projects to build your skills and professional experience.


You will frequently engage with airline and airport industry stakeholders throughout your study via industry guest talks and field trips. Field visits may require security checks.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in
•operations management
•human resource management
•customer experience management
•business support
•sales and marketing

Many airlines and airports also have graduate training schemes and this course will provide a competitive advantage for you.

Course details


The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for the academic year 2019/20. Any elective modules shown below are examples of modules you may be able to choose from.

Year 1
Compulsory modules

Module: Academic And Professional Skills Credits: 20.00
Module: Aviation Law And Regulation Credits: 20.00
Module: Business Analysis For The Service Sector Credits: 20.00
Module: Introduction To The Aviation Industry Credits: 20.00
Module: Marketing Communications Credits: 20.00
Module: Consumer Behaviour In Aviation Credits: 20.00

Year 2
Compulsory modules

Module: Academic Research Skills Credits: 20.00
Module: Airline Pricing and Revenue Management Credits: 20.00
Module: Airlines Operations Management Credits: 20.00
Module: Airport Operations Management Credits: 20.00
Module: Aviation and Environment Credits: 20.00
Module: People and Organisations in Context Credits: 20.00

Final year
Compulsory modules

Module: Aviation Consultancy Experience Credits: 40.00
Module: Research Project Credits: 20.00
Module: Safety and Security Management in Aviation Credits: 20.00
Module: Strategic Management for Airlines and Airports Credits: 20.00

Elective modules

Module: Airport Planning and Development Credits: 20.00
Module: Media Relations in Travel and Tourism Credits: 20.00

Assessment method


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:

CCC at A Level

MMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.

A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 15 credits Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 & Maths at grade D or 3 or equivalent.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 If English is not the student's first language the student will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill element.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,650 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Provider information

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Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus
Howard Street
S1 1WB

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