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Aviation and Airport Management BA (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**OVERVIEW****Aviation is a huge international industry. Airlines transported more than 4.5 billion passengers worldwide in 2019, while global cities, ‘mega-regions’ and emerging destinations are experiencing phenomenal growth in aviation development. New digital technologies are also being harnessed to create ‘smarter’ operations, conscious of the global environmental challenges society faces.**Developed with extensive input from industry experts, our Aviation and Airport Management degree will help your career ‘take off’ in this dynamic sector. Using our state-of-the-art facilities including our Aviation and Tourism Suite, you will gain a deep understanding of the aviation environment and practices through simulated and real-life industry projects, visiting airports, networking with experts and learning first-hand how the industry functions.Research shows 70% of employers are reluctant to recruit graduates without relevant work experience. One of the benefits of our course is the option of a four-year degree with a 48-week paid work placement, giving you a distinctive advantage in a competitive job market. A number of our students have also worked part-time at Birmingham Airport, and with the airport’s £500 million expansion plan to become the ‘Midlands Gateway to the World’, there are fantastic opportunities on your doorstep both during and after your studies.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Work placement** – Boost your career prospects and first-hand industry experience with a paid 48-week placement, during which you won’t incur any tuition fees- **Practical application** – Put your skills to the test studying in our cutting-edge aviation facilities and working on industry projects, along with opportunities for part-time work- **Enrichment** – Gain unique industry insight through visits to major airports – past students have visited Dubai, Istanbul, Budapest, Finland, Berlin and Amsterdam- **Industry approved** – Study at an Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, with opportunities to attend conferences and events as well as applying for professional memberships **FACILITIES**Students on our aviation courses have access to outstanding simulation facilities in our Aviation and Tourism Suite, featuring a state-of-the-art mock plane cabin as well as check-in areas, a working security gate and Galileo GDS system for training students.You will also have the chance to develop new skills in our Digital Creative Studio, featuring state-of-the-art video and audio production facilities including a video production studio with 4K cameras and green screen technology, audio podcasting, vision mixing and editing facilities, as well as high-spec computers with Adobe Creative Cloud software and graphics tablets.**ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS**University College Birmingham is a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism Centre of Excellence.This course has been developed with extensive input from industry experts, including Swissport.**PLACEMENTS**Our course features a 48-week paid placement, during which you will not incur any tuition fees. (There is also the option to study the course without a placement.) Opportunities are also available for part-time work during the summer months.Please note: All formal placements depend on availability and are subject to an application/interview process. Security clearances and airside access are outside the control of the University. For more information, please visit the Civil Aviation Authority website.**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Airport operations manager- Passenger transport manager- Sustainability manager- Transport planner- Business development manager- Regional sales managerYou could also progress onto one of our po

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,500per year

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University information

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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