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Airline, Airport and Aviation Management - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Designed in conjunction with senior aviation managers, our Airline, Airport and Aviation
Management BSc degree course recognises the demand in today’s international aviation
community for graduates with sound business skills and a good understanding of the entire
aviation system. Aviation is an exciting industrial sector that ranges from the technological
excellence of aviation engineering to the management of global airlines and airports.

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More about this course

Our multidisciplinary course will focus on giving you a firm academic base in the core disciplines of aviation management, with a particular focus on the international business setting. It will help you develop an understanding of the global business environment in which airlines and airports operate through the study of economics, human resources, marketing and finance.

Integral to this course is the development of essential skills and knowledge necessary to become a high-ranking aviation professional in a number of possible career routes, including airline operations, engineering management and airline strategy. Our lecturers have excellent links with members of the aviation community and they’re perfectly placed to offer you career advice specific to the sector.

We place emphasis on advancing your decision-making skills on an operational, international and strategic level. Although you’ll specialise in airline, airport and aviation management, the course will also equip you with transferable skills that are necessary for a career in international business management. These skills are developed through engagement with real-life and virtual business challenges, providing you with the opportunity to study core aspects of management and leadership that are relevant in business.

You’ll have the opportunity to visit major international airlines, airports and commercial aircraft manufacturers. Our location places us close to UK headquarters of a number of leading aviation companies, such as Boeing and Bombardier, and a short distance from all major London airports such as Gatwick, Heathrow, London City, Luton and Stansted. Owing to our location and links with the industry, we often welcome visiting lecturers from airlines, airports, maintenance organisations, consultancy organisations and aircraft manufacturers.

Our dynamic Aviation Society will introduce you to university life, organise regular trips and invite guest speakers to the University. Our top priorities are educational resources and the quality of teaching. In addition to the University’s extensive facilities and resources, you’ll have access to database services, aviation journals and magazines appropriate to aviation management studies.

Graduating with work experience will make you more likely to get into your desired career. Therefore we’ll provide you with the opportunity to undertake practical and career-enhancing modules as part of your studies. In Year 2 or 3 you can study our work-related learning module and the University will advertise suitable opportunities and provide guidance. However, please note that we can’t guarantee you work experience.


You’ll be assessed through written coursework, oral presentations, individual and group research projects, portfolio work, problem-solving case studies and a final research project of 8,000 words.

Professional accreditation

You'll be encouraged to obtain Royal Aeronautical Society membership and engage with the Society's regular lectures and events throughout your studies.

We also have links with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), which is a professionally focused partner for the aviation sector. Membership of CILT will be strongly encouraged.

Fees and key information

Course type
UCAS code H490
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Our teaching plans for autumn 2021

We are planning to return to our usual ways of teaching this autumn including on-campus activities for your course. However, it's still unclear what the government requirements on social distancing and other restrictions might be, so please keep an eye on our Covid-19 pages for further updates as we get closer to the start of the autumn term.

Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades CCC in three A levels (or a minimum of 96 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

If you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing our Airline, Airport and Aviation Management (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree.

Accelerated study

If you have relevant qualifications or credit from a similar course it may be possible to enter this course at an advanced stage rather than beginning in the first year. Please note, advanced entry is only available for September start. See our information for students applying for advanced entry.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2021/22 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

What our students say

“The course allowed me to sit in meetings with Master's students from prestigious universities and hold my own when talking about aviation strategy and commercial challenges."

Former student now working in the Middle East for a major global carrier

“The course has helped me develop an understanding of the complexity of the aviation sector and allowed me to start work as a consultant for airport development internationally.”

Former student now working for a major civil engineering company

"I think that there is a need to understand that airlines and airports are complex businesses and that they are people-driven and require great management. This course helped me start a career in airport management.”

Former student now working at a major UK airport

Where this course can take you

On graduation you’ll have a variety of career routes available to you, both in the UK and internationally. You’ll be equipped for management and leadership within the aviation sector, which ranges from operational management and strategic planning to compliance and financial management.

The areas of aviation management you could work in include:

  • Airline operations management
  • Airline marketing management
  • Airline sales management
  • Air cargo management
  • Air traffic control
  • Cabin crew management
  • Engineering management
  • Flight deck management
  • Passenger handling management
  • Revenue management

The specialist areas of aviation you could work in include:

  • Airline branding
  • Airline corporate legal services
  • Airline finance and procurement
  • Airline IT support
  • Airline strategy
  • Airline procurement

Our graduates have secured roles including EasyJet Route Planning Manager, Head of
Environmental Policy at NATS, TUI Head of Operations, Head of Ground Operations at London City Airport, Head of Infrastructure Project at London Gatwick and Head of Customer Service at London Southend Airport.

There’s also an opportunity to continue your studies at postgraduate level on our Aviation Management in the Digital Age MSc.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

Discover Uni – key statistics about this course

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How to apply

September 2021: If you’re a UK student or an EU student with settled/pre-settled status and want to study full-time from September, you can apply through Clearing – call 0800 032 4441 or apply online. If you're an international applicant or want to study part-time, select the relevant entry point and click the "Apply direct" button.

Applying for 2021

If you're from the UK, or you're from the EU and have settled or pre-settled status, apply through Clearing for courses starting in September 2021 – call 0800 032 4441 or apply online.

Applying for 2022

If you're a UK applicant wanting to study full-time starting in September, you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified. If you're an international applicant wanting to study full-time, you can choose to apply via UCAS or directly to the University.

If you're applying for part-time study, you should apply directly to the University. If you require a Student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you're applying for a degree starting in January/February, you can apply directly to the University.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.

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