University College Birmingham Aviation and Airport Management

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University College Birmingham Aviation and Airport Management

This course is offered as both a BA (Hons) and FdA. Students studying the FdA will have the option of progressing onto the final year of the BA (Hons) at the end of year 2.

Airlines expect to welcome 3.6 billion passengers in 2016 – up from 2.8 billion passengers in 2011. The projected 29% increase will see almost 500 million new passengers travelling on domestic routes and 331 million new passengers on international services.

Global connectivity is a key factor in the economic competitiveness of a country, with both business and leisure tourism offering a range of economic opportunities. Global cities, “mega-regions” and emerging destinations are experiencing phenomenal growth in aviation development.

This Aviation and Airport Management course has been developed in response to these trends, specifically in partnership with Swissport, the aviation ground operations specialist, and Airport Placements Ltd, meeting the demand for appropriately-trained personnel.

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Why should I choose this course?

  • You will be introduced to the global aviation environment, the value and scale of the aviation industry and its contribution to national economies.
  • In association with our industry links, you will work on real aviation projects, with an emphasis on problem-solving, decision-making and project management.
  • Visits to airports will be embedded into your study, giving you first-hand experience of how major airports in Europe function and the ability to put academic theory into practice.
  • The University will help you look for summer work experience within the industry during the summer months to boost your experience.
  • You will choose an area of the aviation industry that interests you for your research project, which will increase your independent learning skills and future employment options.
  • Give yourself the employment edge and learn a language for free.

Open days

Our open days are designed to give you as much information as possible about UCB and the areas you are interested in studying. Come along and we may make you an offer on the day.

Entry Requirements

Aviation and Airport Management BA (Hons)

Tariff: A minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points from at least two A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. Find out more about the changes to the UCAS Tariff.

Aviation and Airport Management FdA

Tariff: A minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points from at least one A Level or equivalent BTEC qualifications. Find out more about the changes to the UCAS Tariff.

Non-tariff: Non UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry

Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to UCB. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details please contact Admissions.

Find out more information on Tariff entry requirements for September 2017/18 entry.

EU/international students

For entry requirements for EU and international students, please visit the Country Specific Information page.

UCAS Tariff calculator

You can use our calculator below to convert your predicted/achieved grades into UCAS Tariff points.

If your total predicted/achieved points do not meet those outlined above or your qualification(s) do not appear on the UCAS tariff please contact the admissions directly on 0121 604 1040 or email