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International/EU: £14,415 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
- 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.
Sheffield Business School accreditation
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.
Tourism subject group award
Our Tourism subject group is recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT), the membership organisation for tourism industry professionals and educators.
How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
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
- 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
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
- employment history (past five years)
- nationality and immigration status
- criminal record (unspent convictions only)
For more information, please visit the Civil Aviation Authority website.
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.
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.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
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
- English language or literature at grade C or 4
- Maths at grade D or 3
• 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'.
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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.
|Module: Academic And Professional Skills||Credits: 20||
|Module: Aviation Law And Regulation||Credits: 20||
|Module: Business Analysis For The Service Sector||Credits: 20||
|Module: Consumer Behaviour In Aviation||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To The Aviation Industry||Credits: 20||
|Module: Marketing Communications||Credits: 20||
|Module: Academic Research Skills||Credits: 20||
|Module: Airline Operations Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: Airline Pricing And Revenue Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: Airport Operations Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: Aviation And Environment||Credits: 20||
|Module: People And Organisations In Context||Credits: 20||
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Airport Planning And Development||Credits: 20||
|Module: Aviation Consultancy Experience||Credits: 40||
|Module: Research Project||Credits: 20||
|Module: Safety And Security Management In Aviation||Credits: 20||
|Module: Strategic Management For Airlines And Airports||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, 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.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
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.Additional costs for Tourism and hospitality courses (PDF, 247KB)
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