Our innovative programme of study is unique to UK Higher Education and keeps pace with the continuous changes within the air transport industry. This ensures you graduate with the most up to date knowledge and skillsets this energetic sector demands.
We have developed our aviation and airline degree programmes with industry experts and attract a number of guest lecturers.
We were the only Higher Education institution to have been awarded the People 1st Gold accreditation for our aviation degrees (2015 – 2017). Being so close to Heathrow, the course attracts a variety of guest lecturers.
At the end of your second year you’ll have the opportunity to find seasonal employment within the industry. Our links with the airports provide great opportunities for these placements, which give you an insight into the inner workings of airport and airline operators. This time spent in the professional environment can also help you fine-tune your future career path.
The department continuously pursues new partnerships in order to help you find suitable placements. We run a number of workshops to help you in this process, which include sections on the procedures for work placement feedback and guidance on taking related modules during your seasonal employment.
By the time you graduate, you’ll have gained practical work experience and an in depth knowledge of the aviation sector. This will make you highly employable in the aviation and tourism industries and qualified to pursue a career in the operations or marketing areas of airlines, airports, ground handlers and cargo operators. Some of the larger airlines and airports offer a limited number of placements on graduate management training programmes which you will be eligible to apply for too.