Air Transport Management BSc (Hons) Top-up

As the demand for air transport is ever increasing, enrich your aviation education by topping up your existing qualification to a full Honours Degree by expanding and deepening your knowledge in the principles of airline and airport management.

The BSc (Hons) Air Transport Management degree is delivered at Craven College and is validated by The Open University. This course is designed to ‘top up’ an FD qualification.

Course Level:
Level 6
1 Year (FT)
Study Time:
The Aviation Academy (leeds Bradford Airport)
UCAS Code:
Institution Code:
Validated by:
The Open University

FT - £6,660
Fees & Funding

Once the College has finalised its proposals for 2020/21 Tuition Fees more information will be published. Any proposals will be in line with Consumer Price Index, our Fee Policy and Government guidelines and requirements. Please note Foundation Degrees are qualifications in their own right and students progressing from a Foundation Degree to a top-up year are subject to a new fee.


The BSc (Hons) Air Transport Management will enable you to build on prior knowledge of the aviation sector and develop an in depth awareness of the factors facing the industry, providing you with the opportunity to refine your skills and attributes to a higher level.

The College has well established links with Leeds Bradford Airport and works directly with aviation companies including and Swissport to ensure you have the most current knowledge and opportunities of best practice in the aviation industry.

All members of the course teaching team have significant experience in a variety of aviation related disciplines, including tutors who have spent many years directly employed in the sector in various senior management roles. This close involvement with aviation combines with a broad knowledge of the fundamental principles of business to bring breadth and depth to the teaching. The resulting balance in course content should greatly assist graduates as they progress directly to relevant careers in the aviation industry.

Teaching  and learning will take place through a combination of lectures and seminars  alongside significant directed and independent learning outside of the scheduled sessions. Lectures and seminars provide an opportunity to share knowledge and experience providing a forum for discussion, debate and exploration of issues.

At level 6 you are expected to engage in a minimum of 200 hours of academic activity per module (400 hours for dissertation module). This includes attendance at lectures and seminars as well as engagment with directed and independent learning activities and assessment. You will be expected to become resourceful and entreprenerial and to take responsibility for your own learning. Independent research, reporting on own reading, one to one guidance and small group discussion will be available to help you progress.  Your independent study is supported by the excellent LRC at the Aireville Campus in addition to the College’s specialist support centre.

You will receive feedback on your formal assessments within four working weeks of the submission date.  You must receive a pass mark of 40 or above in all modules to achieve the BSc (Hons) degree.  Your overall grade for the course and your BSc (Hons) Degree classification is based on the marks obtained for all modules.  More information can be found in the Regulations for Awards Validated by The Open University.


The full-time course is studied over 1 year (four 20 credit modules each year plus 1 40 credit dissertation module), which normally involves one full day (morning and afternoon) per week.

The module map provides a list of the modules you will study during the course; five modules (120 credits) are studied at level 6.

Level 6

Semester Module Title Credits Formal Assessment
1 Strategic Management for the Air Transport Industry 20 Report
1 Air Transport Planning 20 Presentation and Exam


Semester Module Title Credits Formal Assessment
2 Critical Perspectives of Aviation in a Global Context 20 Essay
2 Disaster Management in the Air Transport Industry 20 Case Study and Report
2 Dissertation (40 credits) 40 Dissertation

Entry Requirements

  • 240 credits from Aviation Management & Operations – Pilot Studies FD or Aviation Management & Operations or other Level 5 qualification in relevant subject area
  • Clear DBS check



Your choices may include:

  • Graduate Schemes – British Airways, EasyJet,
  • Aviation Management
  • Air Transportation


Your choices may include:

  • Air Transport Management MSc
  • International Management in Aviation MSc
  • Commercial Aviation MSc
  • Post-graduate Degree

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