Our Airline, Airport and Aviation Management (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree is a four-year course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0) that has been designed with input from senior aviation managers.
It is the ideal start to university if you’re interested in studying airline, airport and aviation management at undergraduate level but you’re unable to meet the entry requirements or don't have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard degree.
The foundation year on our four-year airline, airport and aviation management degree has been designed to allow you to acquire vital business skills and build your confidence as you start your degree.
It will focus on the general principles of business and help you develop effective communication, research and data analysis skills. It is also designed to be an introduction to academic life, preparing you for your subsequent years of study and allowing you to get to grips with various learning styles.
In the following three years of your degree you will focus more heavily on aviation, studying the same course content and having the same choice of modules as those who study our Airline, Airport and Aviation Management BSc (Hons) degree. Our teaching staff are well connected within the aviation industry, allowing you to learn from experts in your field of interest.
This course shares its foundation year with a number of our other foundation year degrees, allowing you to share ideas across a wide range of business disciplines.
If, following your foundation year, you decide that you’d like to specialise in a different business-related subject, there is flexibility to allow you to do this.
You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.
You will be assessed during your foundation year in a variety of ways including group work, coursework, presentations and portfolios. You will be assessed using similar methods in your subsequent three years of study but will also complete a research project of 8,000 words.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
If you're a mature student with significant work experience, you can apply for this course based on the knowledge and skills you've developed through your professional career to date.
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 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.
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“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.”
Graduate, 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.”
Graduate, now working at a major UK airport
Aviation is a global industry so you’ll have a wide range of opportunities available to you on graduation. Well-equipped to become a leader or manager within the aviation industry, you could go on to work in areas such as operations, strategy, planning or regulations within the sector.
Many of our graduates have gone on to work for major airlines and airports such as British Airways, easyJet, London City Airport, London Gatwick and London Heathrow. There are also career opportunities in National Air Traffic Control and the Civil Aviation Authority.
This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you don't meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.
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.
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Apply to us for September 2019
Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.
UK/EU applicants for September full-time entry must apply via UCAS unless specified otherwise.
Applicants for September part-time entry should apply direct to the University using the apply online button.
Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.
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.
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Max Von Der Hagen graduated six years ago. Experience of living abroad encouraged Max to study in London and he is now embarking on a fulfilling career at IAG Cargo.
Ben Harrison, an Airline, Airport and Aviation Management BSc graduate, has recently been promoted to Head of Airside Planning and Development at London City airport.
London Met aviation graduate, Layla Cardoso, is currently working at one of London’s busiest and most dynamic airports, 18 months after graduating.
Josh Walker-Savings has gone on to successful career in aviation after graduating from London Met.
Yosef Taylor, an Airline, Airport and Aviation Management student at London Met, writes about witnessing wheelchair users attempt to create a world record for pulling a plane.
Congratulations to our 2017/18 Academic Excellence Award winners. We are proud of your achievements and wish you all the best for the future.
Sahil moved to London from Mumbai to pursue his dream of an aviation career.
Henry Heming, a Radio Licensing Specialist, recently visited his alma mater to offer an insight into his career to Aviation Management students.
A London Met graduate has recently gained a position on a graduate scheme with Signature Flight Support, a BBA Aviation company.
A group of aviation students flew out to America, some for the first time, to experience aviation in the real world.
The University will be hosting the 13th annual conference in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the theme for this year will focus on Brexit.
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London Met course leader was invited to appear on Insight, a current affairs television programme, to give his expert commentary on the Aviation Industry.
Nick Coleman, Airline, Airport and Aviation Management Course Leader, speaks on how Virgin Atlantic went from the brink of collapse to being the most powerful airline in just four years
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Laurie Berryman, Emirates Vice president, United Kingdom and Ireland visits the University.