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Sheffield Hallam University

Airline and Airport Management with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: A079

Bachelor of Science - BSc

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3. 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.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

•English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent •Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent

UCAS Tariff

64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies For example: •CC at A Level •MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma. •A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2021

Subject

Travel management

Gain a degree in airline and airport management, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.

•Study your foundation year, then progress to the full degree.
•Learn essential business management skills.
•Prepare for an exciting honours degree course — which includes opportunities to learn a language and study abroad.

On this course, you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence you need to study Airline and Airport Management. You’ll learn useful business, communication, digital and research skills, and familiarise yourself with Sheffield Hallam. Upon completing your foundation study, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running on a full honours degree.

**How you learn**

You’ll take modules that test your independent study skills, as well as traditional lectures, seminars and group work. You’ll receive face-to-face feedback regularly.

Throughout the course, you'll learn through many of the same techniques used on the degree, and familiarise yourself with Sheffield Hallam and its facilities.

You learn through

•lectures
•seminars
•problem-solving activities
•group and individual work

**Applied learning**
**Degree preparation**

After the foundation year, you’ll be ready to start the full degree. Airline and Airport Management is a dynamic, engaging and practical course that allows you excellent experience of the aviation industry.

**Work placements**

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: identity, employment history (past five years), nationality and immigration status, criminal record (unspent convictions only). For more information, please visit the Civil Aviation Authority website.

**Live projects**

As part of the course, you get the opportunity to work on real business projects to build your skills and professional experience.

**Networking**

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.

**Future careers**

After you complete the foundation year and full degree, you’ll be prepared for a career in

•operations management
•human resource management
•customer experience management
•business support
•sales and marketing

Modules

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 can take an optional placement in year three.

**Year 1
Compulsory modules**
Contemporary Issues 20 credits
Introduction To Business 20 credits
Organisation Management And Delivery 1 20 credits
Organisation Management And Delivery 2 20 credits
Self And Stakeholder Management 20 credits
The Practice Of Business In The Events, Food, Hospitality And Tourism Industries 20 credits

**Year 2
Compulsory modules**
Academic And Professional Skills 20 credits
Aviation Law And Regulation 20 credits
Business Analysis For The Service Sector 20 credits
Consumer Behaviour In Aviation 20 credits
Introduction To The Aviation Industry 20 credits
Marketing Communications 20 credits

**Year 3
Compulsory modules**
Academic Research Skills 20 credits
Airline Operations Management 20 credits
Airline Pricing And Revenue Management 20 credits
Airport Operations Management 20 credits
Aviation And Environment 20 credits
People And Organisations In Context 20 credits

**Year 4
Optional Modules**
Placement year

**Final year
Compulsory modules**
Aviation Consultancy Experience 40 credits
Research Project 20 credits
Safety And Security Management In Aviation 20 credits
Strategic Management For Airlines And Airports 20 credits

**Elective modules**
Airport Planning And Development 20 credits

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exams

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Sheffield Business School

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Travel management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,760
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
39%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Customer service occupations
4%
Public services and other associate professionals

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Travel management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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