University of West London
Aviation and Tourism Management FD
University of West London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Tourism and aviation are two of the world’s most exciting industries, particularly in a post-covid era when the public have discovered the value of international travel in their lives. This course provides students with an understanding of the structure, nature and operating characteristics of the international travel industry and is designed to give them the practical experience they need to complement their academic studies. Students learn about contemporary issues such as digital technologies, and sustainability.The course will utilise UWL’s strong industry links, including Heathrow Airport Limited, for example by arranging guest lectures. Throughout the course, the College will deliver a range of management-related modules to support subject specific studies. Students will learn about sales and marketing, legislative frameworks, accounting and finance and managing people, which provides the core knowledge to work successfully within the aviation and tourism business environment.

The FdA course aims to develop your ability and knowledge as well as the intellectual, cognitive and transferable skills to be confident leaders, capable of working in a range of roles in the constantly changing aviation and tourism industry.

The course seeks develop:

• A solid understanding of the tourism and aviation industries and their related sectors • An appreciation and knowledge of the principles and practices of management and the underling functional sectors of business that together provide the foundation for good management practice. • A critical understanding of the principles and methods of working appropriate to being a reflective practitioner in the tourism and aviation industries. • The ability to present justified management solutions and recommendations in a range of appropriate formats. • An ability to meet the future challenges of working within the international tourism and aviation industries. • Aspirations in terms of career development and becoming a leader. • Intellectual skills of analysis, evaluation and interpretation, of problem solving and critical thinking. • Subject practical skills and reflective practitioners with employment capability. • Transferable skills including effective communication, teamwork, independent learning and management of learning. • Encourage the integration of academic study with employment skills.

Our graduates seek careers in travel and tourism-related areas such as: • tour operations • hotels and tourist transportation • airport operations • the cruise sector • public sector tourism agencies • International cargo logistics

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Aviation and Tourism Management, FD you will study the following course modules.

Level 4

Level 5

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

Pass Access to HE Diploma (Minimum of 45 credits at level 3)

GCSE (or recognised equivalent) English and Mathematics at Grade C or above

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 5.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Aviation and Tourism Management, FD, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Aviation and Tourism Management FD

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
International £12750 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of West London in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of West London

The University of West London (UWL) is a government funded university in England. West London is made up of eight distinct schools: Claude Littner Business School, London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism, the School of Computing and Engineering, the College of Nursing, London College of Music, the School of Law and Criminology, the School of Human and Social Sciences, and the London School of Film.

Student composition of University of West London

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022

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