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University College Birmingham: Aviation Management

Institution University College Birmingham
Department Hospitality and Tourism - PG
Study type Taught


This course is accredited by the University of Warwick

OVERVIEW Want to take off on an exciting career journey in aviation? Airlines welcomed more than 4.5 billion passengers in 2019 and the industry continues to operate within a rapidly changing environment facing an array of challenges. Our Aviation Management postgraduate course will give you the specialist skills and knowledge to help meet the high demand for talented managers in this dynamic sector.

Alongside focusing on passenger aviation operations and management, our course lets you tailor your studies to your career aims by specialising in a range of business and management subject areas. Whether you want to work in airlines, airports, civil aviation departments or aviation consultancies, you will gain the skills needed to make an immediate impact on any aviation organisation.

Studying at an Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, you will have the chance to engage with industry experts and guest speakers, attend industry events and work on ‘live’ consultancy projects, supported by our cutting-edge simulation facilities. You will also have the exciting opportunity to travel overseas for an international live industry project, as well as the option of a six-month work placement, ensuring you graduate with a wealth of experience ready to make an impression on the industry.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? - Residential visit – Take on an international live industry project overseas – past destinations have included Dubai, Cyprus, the Gambia, the Azores and the Canaries

  • Work placement – Boost your industry experience before you graduate by undertaking an optional six-month placement

  • Specialise your studies – Choose from a wide range of optional modules to tailor your learning in line with your interests and career aspirations

  • Industry approved – We are a recognised ITT Centre of Excellence and our masters in aviation management has been developed with input from industry professionals

FACILITIES Students on our aviation courses have access to outstanding simulation facilities in our Aviation and Tourism Suite, featuring a state-of-the-art mock plane cabin as well as check-in areas, a working security gate and Galileo GDS system for training students.

Students on our postgraduate courses also have exclusive access to our dedicated postgraduate suite in McIntyre House, providing study and meeting spaces, PCs and other facilities.

ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS University College Birmingham is a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism Centre of Excellence.

This course has been developed with extensive input from industry experts, including Swissport.

PLACEMENTS Our course offers you the option of a six-month placement on successful completion of the taught part of the course. You are required to secure your own placement with the support of our experienced hired@UCB employability team.

CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course: - Airport operations manager

  • Passenger transport manager

  • Transport planner

  • Management consultant

  • Business development manager

  • Marketing executive

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