Airline and Airport Management BA (Hons)

This course is in clearing with spaces available

This course is in Clearing with Spaces Available


Course options

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UCAS code: N811 112 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Airline and Airport Management, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BA (Hons) Airline and Airport Management, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pro-rata full time fee
  • BA (Hons) Airline and Airport Management, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14820 Per year

What makes this course different

  • Industry connections

    Benefit from our connections with and access to leading trade and professional associations like City Airport, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), British Hospitality Association (BHA), Institute of Hospitality (IOH); London Food Board, Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) and HR in Hospitality.

  • Professional experience

    Employer engagement is embedded throughout the course including guest speakers, industry visits and research projects such as a "Dragons Den".

  • Employability

    Develop the soft skills that are in high demand in the UK tourism and hospitality sector such as self-starting, team work, taking initiative, problem solving, and conflict handling and customer relationship management.

Course modules

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Our modules cover essential academic and research skills, including formative assessment to address study skills issues and coursework to test your understanding of key concepts. Throughout your first year, you'll explore sectoral structures, management, and market issues while developing employability and work-based skills.

Personal Skills for Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Mental Wealth)

The Business Environment for Hospitality, Events and Tourism

Concepts and Approaches: The Airline and Airport Industry

Introduction to People, Organisations and Management

Service and Experience Marketing

Understanding Hospitality, Event and Tourism Experiences

Airline and Airport Operations Management

Finance for Hospitality, Events and Tourism

Leadership in Hospitality, Events and Tourism

Professional Practice in Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Mental Wealth)

Destination Marketing

Professional Development in Practice - Internship

The placement will allow you to contextualise your modules and develop an overall perspective of how their placement organisation specifically and the sector generally operates from a ‘real’ rather than an ‘academic’ perspective. During the placement, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to a business setting through self-reflection and critical analysis.

Optional placement year

Airline and Airport Strategic Management

Research Project

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Experience Economy (Tourism, Hospitality & Events Industries)

Exploring Professional Practice in Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Mental Wealth)

Sustainable Aviation

Airline and Airport Revenue Management

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

Your future career

In 2022, UK airlines and aviation contributed over £11 billion to the economy while transporting 106 million passengers. With unparalleled views of the runways at London City Airport, the BA (Hons) in Airline and Airport Management provides insider access to this thriving hub. Establish yourself for an exciting aviation career by focusing on airport, airline, and business operations. With strong industry relationships, UEL opens doors through networking and internships.

Industry links

UEL is connected to several trade and professional associations whose membership is made up of employers and operatives from across the aviation and tourism sectors.

These include:

  • London City Airport
  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
  • UK Hospitality
  • Institute of Hospitality (IOH)
  • London Food Board
  • Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA)
  • HR in Hospitality

Graduate employers

Graduates from similar courses have found roles with London City Airport and other airports and airlines.

Job roles

Roles you could go into are airline sales/marketing manager, airport manager, flight attendant, and aviation security manager.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Docklands Campus
My experience was awesome. Great lecturers, and a fantastic learning experience and I travelled to two countries to enhance my knowledge. You too can enjoy these practice-based teaching platforms. I now run an NGO and manage a core of 25 volunteers leveraging on my experience!"
Tokunbo Ifaturoti

BA (Hons) International Development with NGO Management

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including: 

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services
  • Careers workshops and employer events
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top: 

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

Some students have worked as volunteer community support officers, while others have volunteered in local community groups. If you choose this approach, you'll be able to count your community experience towards your degree.

We are investing in key areas beyond your studies including our career services, library, and well-being, both face-to-face on campus and online with many of these available 24/7. We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces, and a dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning. Students are supported with any academic or subject-related queries by an Academic Advisor, module leaders, and former and current UEL students.

    Guided independent study

    When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, specialist facilities, such as game labs, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

    Academic support

    If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths, or statistics, our Academic Tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions, and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. 

    You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses.

    Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater to your every need. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).

    Dedicated personal tutor

    When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of the academic course team who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.


    Your overall workload consists of class and online tutor-led sessions, individual learning, and practical activities. The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module, and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year depending on your course.

    Your timetable

    Your individualised timetable is normally available within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

    Class sizes

    To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 40 - 50 students a year. Lecture sizes are normally 40 plus students.

    In workshops, you will be taught in groups of 12 - 15 students. However, this can vary by academic year.

How you'll be assessed

Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group work, exams and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the course. All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides. You will always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face-to-face assessments.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD


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Statistics for BA (Hons) Airline and Airport Management Degree, Full Time

Statistics for BA (Hons) Airline and Airport Management Degree, Full Time

What our students say

Robert Woherem
I really enjoy the process of learning and using that process of learning with excellence to fulfil the needs of students from various backgrounds in a unique inspirational environment like UEL."

Robert Woherem

Lecturer in Events and Leisure Management