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University of Bedfordshire

Aviation and Airport Management

UCAS Code: H460

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,B,B

96 - 120 UCAS Tariff points

96 - 120 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

96-120
79%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Travel management

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 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.

Modules

Business Pod (BBS001-1) Compulsory,
Customer Care For The Aviation Industry (MAR015-1) Compulsory,
Understanding Airports And Air Transport (MAR014-1) Compulsory,
Airport Management (TAL041-2) Compulsory,
Aviation Operations Management (BSS021-2) 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 (MAR025-2) 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

Assessment methods

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Luton Campus

Department:

Department of Business Systems and Operations

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Travel management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
44%
2:1 or above
24%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,888
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Customer service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Travel management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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