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Year of Entry 2021/22
BSc (Honours)

Airline and Airport Management

Ready for take off? This degree focuses on the development of the business management skills necessary for a career in the airline and airport industries globally.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 96 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? A001
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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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

Studying at Sheffield Hallam enables your academic, personal and professional development. You develop the knowledge, attributes and skills desired by employers for highly skilled employment. 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.

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Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.

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How you learn

Watch lecturer Peter Schofield talk about this course.

You learn from current developments in the airline and airport industries and contemporary research. You also develop research skills and digital skills, which will help you to work and study more effectively. You enhance your professional skills by working with employers through consultancy experience and reflecting on your performance.

Your learning will take place through a variety of methods such as

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • practical workshops
  • research projects
  • real-life consultancy experience
  • directed learning activities outside classes
  • diverse assessment tools (e.g. essay, presentation, report, e-portfolio, exam)
  • guest speakers and field-trips

Course leaders and tutors

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Anna Stalmirska
Lecturer

Tourism and business lecturer offering a strong academic and teaching background focused on the tourism industry. Recently nominated for the Inspirational Teaching A … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

This course offers a variety of opportunities to develop your employability skills for highly skilled employment in the aviation industry. 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

  • identity
  • 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.
 

Networking

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.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 96

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

GCSE

  • English language or literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade D or 3

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• Access - an 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.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic And Professional Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Aviation Law And Regulation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Business Analysis For The Service Sector Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Consumer Behaviour In Aviation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To The Aviation Industry Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Marketing Communications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic Research Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Airline Operations Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Airline Pricing And Revenue Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Airport Operations Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Aviation And Environment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Aviation Consultancy Experience Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Safety And Security Management In Aviation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Strategic Management For Airlines And Airports Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Airport Planning And Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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