A breakdown of BA (Hons) Airline and Airport Management

BA (Hons) Airline and Airport Management is a three year course. The modules you take will teach you the skills and knowledge you need for the aviation industry from a business and management perspective. In 2020 I graduated from this programme, and I thought I would share my first-hand experience studying this course and things I wish I knew before I started studying.


The course consists of different modules all focussing on different areas of management, while giving detailed background information about the industry and how it has evolved over the past 100 years. Towards the end of each module you will be required to hand in a piece of coursework or sit an exam to demonstrate you can put what you’ve learnt into practice. During your three years you’ll take four main exams and write a series of assignments and reports briefed in by your lecturer. These assignments could be individually or as a group assignment. During the first year you’ll find group work will be a great help to make friends, build your confidence and get you use to presenting in front of your peers.

Airline and Airport Management is taught by experienced lecturers who have acquired higher education awards or actually operated in the industry. Teaching will often be given in lecture theatres for one hour. During these lectures you’ll learn more about your module and gain more understanding of the industry.  A top tip is take notes, whether it be pen and paper or through a laptop.


After lectures, a seminar takes place. This is where students get the chance to ask questions and start discussions about what you’ve learned. Every seminar will be two hours and have a class activity, which allows you to practically put your theory or content into practice.

Lastly, some of your teaching is delivered in workshops. These are full of practical activities and interesting ways to learn.

In the second year of the Airline and Airport Management BA (Hons) course you’re taught an employability module which helps you write things like cover letters, CV’s and job applications. You can even enter a placement for the remainder of the year, encouraging you to get a job in the industry and gain industry experience.

If you want more information about this course, or have any other Bucks enquiries, you can chat to our current students and staff online.

Blog written by Charlie, a Aviation Organisational Resilience student.