BSc (Hons) — 2025 entry International Airline and Airport Management

If you’re fascinated by airports, aeroplanes and air travel, this is the course for you. With our excellent industry contacts, our world-leading research in the travel and tourism sector, and our outstanding global reputation for tourism, transport and travel studies, we’ll launch you as a highflyer in the aviation industry.

Key course information

Typical offer
Start date
September 2025
Full time
3 years
Overseas fees
To be confirmed
Stag Hill

Why choose
this course?

  • This course responds to the growing need for skilled professionals in the ever-expanding aviation and travel industry. Every day, 12.5 million passengers are flown, and 128,000 flights transport $18 billion worth of goods*. With global air passenger numbers forecasted to double by 2042**, the aviation industry needs professionals with sound business skills and a good understanding of the entire industry.
  • Surrey has nearly 60 years’ experience of training leaders in travel, tourism and hospitality and the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is an Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence.  
  • Our dedicated team of teaching experts will give you the skills, knowledge and networks needed to excel in the ever-evolving aviation industry.  
  • The University currently collaborates with Heathrow, Gatwick and Farnborough airports – all of which are located nearby – through a network of contacts. Through these contacts, our students have the opportunity to take part in field trips and in events such as careers fairs and guest lectures. 
  • Explore the intersection of AI, space research and the future of tourism within our curriculum, opening pathways to understanding emerging trends in leisure and travel, including space tourism. 
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1st in the UK

For tourism, transport, travel and heritage studies in the Complete University Guide 2025


1st in the UK and 2nd in the world for hospitality and tourism management in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023

1st in the UK

And 15th in the world for hospitality and leisure management in the QS World Subject University Rankings 2024

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