Aviation and Airport Management BSc (Hons)





About the course

The global aviation and airport management industry is expanding rapidly, and this course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and experience you will need to establish your career in this area.

Using the latest interactive teaching technologies, the programme covers a number of business, leadership and specialist areas. And the proximity of our campus to London Luton Airport means that you will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy a practical-based approach to your studies through work placements with airlines and related organisations.

London Luton Airport is the fastest growing major airport in the UK with passenger numbers increasing from 12 million to 18 million per year.

£110 million is being invested to transform its facilities by 2020 leading to more than 10,000 new jobs. It is expected that 40% of these new positions will be management, professional or skilled roles so this course places you in an ideal position for these jobs and an exciting career in airport and aviation management.



Aviation and Airport Management - BSc (Hons) - University Square Campus, Luton

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - H460
  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates - Feb,Oct
  • Duration - 3 Years
  • Attendance - Full time
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Aviation and Airport Management with Foundation Year - BSc (Hons)

  • Our degrees with a Foundation year provides a supportive way for you to work towards a degree level qualification.

    In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree.

    There is a £500 Foundation Year Bursary available to UK students starting September 2017.

    More information about Aviation and Airport Management with foundation year





Why choose this course?

  • Learn in small and engaging teaching environments using up-to-the-minute interactive technologies
  • Study a stimulating range of global airline and airport industry related organisational contexts
  • Develop the knowledge and intellectual expertise you will need to work to the very highest standards of professionalism
  • Gain the essential people and process expertise international companies expect from their leaders
  • Explore the latest hard and soft aviation management skills with a highly committed and motivating team of teaching experts                                                       
  • Challenge yourself as you develop your theoretical and pragmatic skills and knowledge
  • Benefit from a course that uses a hands-on, practical approach, including the use of a Strategic Airline simulation, as it focuses on your ambitions and future career.



Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

Units

  • Business Pod (BBS001-1) Compulsory
  • Customer Care For The Aviation Industry (TAL029-1) Compulsory
  • Understanding Airports And Air Transport (TAL028-1) Compulsory
  • Airport Management (TAL041-2) Compulsory
  • Aviation Operations Management (TAL042-2) Compulsory
  • Crisis Management And Communication (MAR019-2) Compulsory
  • Management Accounting For Business (AAF002-2) Compulsory
  • Marketing (MAR008-2) Compulsory
  • Research Skills For Aviation And Airport Management (TAL043-2) Compulsory
  • Aviation Law (LAW006-3) Compulsory
  • Dissertation For Aviation And Airport Management (MAR025-3) Compulsory
  • Managing Health, Safety And Security For Aviation (MAR024-3) Compulsory
  • Pr Ethics And Csr (MAR015-3) Compulsory
  • Strategic Management (SHR004-3) Compulsory



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How will I be assessed?

In line with the Business Schools commitment to practice based education and research informed teaching most of your assessments will focus on the demonstration of these two key areas as they are pivotal to your success within the Aviation and Airport industry. We will want to see that you understand the theory and have developed critical thinking skills which help you evaluate the relevance of what you have learned.

To assess this range of integration of theory and skills into sound practice, we use a variety of methods. You will encounter many different kinds, including the ones listed below, some of which are used in combination, and for example a report might be required as an outcome of a time-limited assessment task.

Reports: you analyse Aviation and Airport problems and propose solutions.

Presentations: present proposals as if to your line manager, a board of directors, or a client.

Academic writing: used to demonstrate clear, critical thinking, you might be asked to write an essay or a short summary of a theoretical debate.

Appraisals: just as in business, you use appraisals to assess your own learning and to set your personal and academic development objectives.

Projects: these are assessed in a number of ways depending on the task defined by our external industry contacts. Typically, you will need to prepare an analysis, report or presentation which is suitable for airport or ground side service organisation, and a longer piece of work which sets out the behind the scenes work which underpinned the output. It is in the longer work that we expect to see explicitly your application of theory and critical thinking which underpin good academic practice.

Exams: as well as conventional exams using set questions and case studies, exams can be the outcome of a group task. You might work on a large task together and then sit an exam to show your individual learning from the task.

For all assignments you will have an assignment brief which clearly sets out what is required and you will be given the criteria which your tutors or agency will use to mark your work. In some cases, you will be involved in developing the criteria used to formatively assess work, to grade your own work and to grade the work of your fellow students: this is all part of developing your understanding of the assessment standards and what is needed to do well at a task.

You will receive feedback on all your assessments. If you use this feedback well, you will be able to improve your learning and your grades on future assignments.

Entry requirements

  • We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

    UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

  • At least 96 points with 80 points from at least 2 A level passes
  • At least 96 points with Merit Merit Merit in BTEC Extended Diploma or Distinction
  • Distinction in the BTEC Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.
  • For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff see the UCAS tariff calculator

    Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

    T: +44 (0)1582 743500
    E: admission@beds.ac.uk

  • As a general guide, to apply for a place on an undergraduate course (BA/BSc) at the University you need to have completed your high school education and have the required English qualification.

    We have students from all the European Union member countries so we are quick to make decisions on most qualifications. See your country page for more details

  • Check Your Country page to confirm that your local qualifications are suitable or contact your International Admissions Team.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

You will enhance your suitability for a management and leadership career in the aviation industry through a systematic understanding of management theories and their nuanced application in an aviation context.

The proximity of London Luton Airport means that you will be able to experience and reflect on operations and how theory is applied in practice, through visits, field-trips and by liaison with industry experts.

Personal and professional development is introduced at level 4 and is anchored in the concept of professional appraisal and human resource management. As you progress through the levels of study, this is further developed through an active exploration of the current employment requirements in the industry and employer expectations of its employees. You will also acquire an ability to articulate how you meet those requirements and expectations.

At level 6, you will tangibly demonstrate your ability to creatively and effectively respond to topical sector challenges through the final dissertation project.

We offer a forward thinking, practice and applied approach to learning which provides an excellent student experience. As a student you will find the course vibrant and interactive. Our friendly department will welcome you and put you at the centre of what we do, ensuring that you are able to apply the skills and the knowledge needed to be successful in your future career in this important and growing industry.
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Professional placements

We value real-world experience to prepare you for life beyond university, which is why we’ve forged connections with thousands of companies locally, nationally and internationally. Through our placements, you can gain that all-important practical experience whilst you complete your course.

From volunteering, internships and placements, through to a fee free year in industry, we offer a whole host of opportunities to enhance your employability. Discover more



Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.



Fees and Funding

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time tuition fee is £11,500 per year A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Facilities

Our flagship £34m Campus Centre is funky and functional. It brings together all our student services, social and learning spaces, and a 240-seat lecture theatre under one roof.

The Campus Centre building is connected to the rest of the University and the first floor acts as a one-stop shop for all students services.

Designed for work as well as play, the Campus Centre incorporates relaxed learning zones with Wi-Fi access.

It also features the Students' Union support services and executive offices alongside places to eat

Accommodation at Luton

Our contemporary en-suite accommodation features 852 fully-furnished flats, just part of our accommodation offering of more than 1,500 study rooms.

This exciting new facility includes:

  • state-of-the-art IT and AV equipment
  • informal and quiet learning spaces
  • two Harvard-style lecture theatres
  • a student lounge and cafe

Luton campus is home to the following departments:

  • Business
  • Media, Art and Design
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences

Whatever degree you choose the facilities will be first class:

  • New facilities in the Computing and Media departments
  • Business facilities including pioneering Business Pods and a Law Moot Court
  • Dedicated laboratories for psychology, sport and exercise science, biomedical science and forensics
  • Multi-camera HDTV and radio studios
  • Art and design studios

Town centre location

The Luton campus is right in the centre of town next to a large shopping mall and within easy walking distance of the student halls, train and bus stations.

Directions to Luton campus

Luton is the largest town in Bedfordshire and is approximately 50km north of London.

It has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe, and central London is only a 30-minute train journey away.

Luton is has excellent transport links to other cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Milton Keynes. London Luton Airport is located just 2.5km from the Luton campus.

How to Apply

  • Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

  • EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

  • International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

    You can also apply online

    Find out more about how to apply

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