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The global aviation industry has experienced significant growth in the number of air passengers, reaching 3.6 billion in 2016 (IATA, 2017). Read more

The global aviation industry has experienced significant growth in the number of air passengers, reaching 3.6 billion in 2016 (IATA, 2017). Alongside this growth, the industry continues to operate within a rapidly changing environment and faces challenges in sustaining competitiveness and offering effective, safe and efficient passenger experiences. 

Accordingly, this has created a demand for managers who possess high-level knowledge and skills to succeed in this exciting industry. This course focuses on passenger aviation operations and management, whilst enabling you to specialise in a range of business/management subject areas. This flexibility means that you may tailor the course to your particular career aspiration within a range of aviation organisations, including airlines, airports, airport authorities, civil aviation departments and aviation consultancies.  

This course has been developed with industry professionals and is a recognised Institute of Travel & Tourism Centre of Excellence. The course focuses on enhancing your management potential by developing your critical thinking, leadership, problem-solving, creativity, communication, research and analytical skills to make an immediate impact on an aviation organisation.

During your studies, you will have a number of opportunities to engage with industry experts through our live industry consultancy projects, our visiting speaker programme, our creative dialogue sessions (where you will network and debate contemporary themes), our industry mentor scheme, our industry events, and through our links with professional bodies. The course also offers you an opportunity to undertake an optional placement that you have secured through the support of our employability-focused centre, [email protected] 

An exciting feature of this course is the ‘international live industry project’, where you will travel to an overseas destination and apply your skills and knowledge to a real industry consultancy context. Previous students have completed projects in the Gambia, the Azores (in Portugal), the Canaries, Cyprus, Madeira and Dubai.

Why should I choose this course?

  • UCB is an Institute of Travel & Tourism ‘Centre of Excellence’ and a leading provider of innovative undergraduate and postgraduate courses with a national and international reputation.
  • You will network and engage with industry, including having the benefit of a ‘professional mentor’ to offer career guidance and advice throughout the duration of your course.
  • We place a strong focus on experiential and action learning to ensure the development of high-level skills and knowledge.
  • The ‘international live industry project’ is a fantastic opportunity to travel abroad, gain experience and use the skills you develop on your course in a real industry environment.
  • UCB’s well-developed international links are reflected in our thriving international student body, which makes for a diverse and friendly atmosphere. 


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If you are seeking to develop a career within the culinary environment of the hospitality industry, this course provides a direct career pathway for you. . Read more

If you are seeking to develop a career within the culinary environment of the hospitality industry, this course provides a direct career pathway for you. 

The management of professional culinary enterprises proves an exciting challenge. Artistry and technique need to be blended with business and management acumen, coupled with the skills of creativity and innovation. The challenge is to always meet changing consumer demands, research trends and effectively manage an operation. 

You will study classical culinary technique and adapt it to the contemporary culinary environment. Innovation, recipe and food product development will be strong components of your overall experience. The international nature of the modern culinary environment is reflected in the content and delivery of this course – as are the challenges of managing culinary operations as profit centres. 

Some previous culinary experience is required, but the course is also open to students from educational and industry backgrounds.

Why should I choose this course?

  • UCB is a specialist and internationally-renowned provider of courses in hospitality and culinary arts management.
  • You will enhance your knowledge and application of culinary technique and develop your ability to manage within a culinary environment.
  • You will be able to specialise and develop advanced techniques through our state-of-the-art facilities, staff expertise and an optional work placement.
  • UCB’s well-developed international links are reflected in our thriving international study body and out internationally-recognised qualifications.
  • Our lecturers have a wealth of industry experience to draw from and keep up-to-date on industry developments as well as academic research.

Kitchen facilities

The University has a total of nine industry-standard training kitchens which regularly are used for prestigious chef competitions and demonstrations. Practical sessions are also held in the 'Create It' and 'Innovate It' kitchens in the Food Science and Innovation Suite.



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In the increasingly competitive business environment, there is high demand for creativity, innovation and uniqueness - and a growing demand for businesses to be enterprising. Read more

In the increasingly competitive business environment, there is high demand for creativity, innovation and uniqueness - and a growing demand for businesses to be enterprising. Our Enterprise Management course has been developed in partnership with industry professionals to give you the business knowledge and work experience you need to advance in management positions in the enterprise service sector. The course will also give you the skills to set up your own business and learn how to grow and develop strategically. As you explore the basis of entrepreneurial activity, you will further develop your business and management skills enabling you to identify and respond to new business opportunities. You can develop your own business plan as an option for your final year research project, with our industry partners contributing to your business development process. 

Additionally, the course is dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a recognised professional management body. If you successfully complete the Business Enterprise Foundation Degree or BA (Hons) Degree, you will also receive a professional Award in Leadership and Management from the CMI. You also gain CMI membership for up to five years which allows you access to a wide range of additional CMI learning resources to further support your studies. More information can be found here.

Why should I choose this course?

  • If you are thinking of enhancing your career in the business sector, setting up your own business or taking your business to the next strategic level, this course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.
  • You will interact and engage with entrepreneurs who will mentor you through the duration of the course and ensure you develop the appropriate skills and knowledge to succeed as a manager or entrepreneur.
  • The course offers you a route into self-employment, especially if you have got a sound business start-up idea that you have always wanted to realise and implement.
  • The course has a practical focus with an ethos of “learn by doing.” You will work alongside both local and national entrepreneurs on "live" business activity and development projects.
  • The course has been designed in collaboration with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and provides you with the opportunity to achieve Chartered Manager status.


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This exciting course will provide you with the opportunity to develop higher level knowledge, skills and talent for a career within the dynamic global meetings and event industry. . Read more

This exciting course will provide you with the opportunity to develop higher level knowledge, skills and talent for a career within the dynamic global meetings and event industry. 

This postgraduate qualification will enhance your appreciation of the complex, strategic and operational management tools used in the events industry. Your knowledge will be supported by current global events theory, giving you the ability to solve executive problems. 

By adopting a social science approach, you will explore and critique the operational and business issues within the sector and look for solutions at corporate business level. The social interaction of people within the wider environment will form the basis to how you approach a variety of concepts.

Why should I choose this course?

  • This degree is accredited by the University of Birmingham and has a strong industry and vocational focus.
  • You will learn how to expand and develop your meetings and events business in the flushing global event marketplace.    
  • You will have the opportunity to take an optional placement within the industry, boosting your future career prospects.
  • You will learn from both experienced academics and industry leaders to develop your global business skills and worldview.
  • You can take part in and conduct your field research on an overseas residential.
  • Give yourself the employment edge and learn a language as an optional module.


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International hospitality is challenging, dynamic and expanding rapidly. It also offers a wide range of exciting employment opportunities. . Read more

International hospitality is challenging, dynamic and expanding rapidly. It also offers a wide range of exciting employment opportunities. 

On this course, you will choose the pathway that best suits you – one that is tailored to suit your previous qualifications and experience. 

Pathway A:

If you are new to the industry and your qualifications are not related to hospitality or tourism, then you will take this pathway. This course will teach you about managing the operational aspects of the industry and incorporated the study of related tourism and events environments. 

Pathway B:

 If you have an undergraduate degree in hospitality or tourism management and you wish to continue your studies then this will be your pathway. In addition to operational management, you will focus on the long-term strategic development of hospitality operations and will equip you to engage in continuing development using a broad range of intellectual and study skills. 

You will also take part in a five-day study trip to a European city destination in order to carry out research related to one or more of your course assessments. Previous study visits have taken students to Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Seville, Palma, Amsterdam and Rome. The cost of this residential visit it include in the course fees.

Why should I choose this course?

  • You will develop your professional career, specialising in the dynamic and exciting sector of hospitality.
  • UCB is a well-established and internationally-renowned provider of hospitality courses.
  • You will learn advanced hospitality functions and how to apply them to the industry.
  • This course is accredited by the University of Birmingham.
  • You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative hospitality and managerial approaches and appreciate the changing nature of the contemporary hospitality environment.
  • Give yourself the employment edge and learn a language as an optional module.


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The hospitality industry is a vast, global and dynamic industry which is constantly developing and expanding. . Read more

The hospitality industry is a vast, global and dynamic industry which is constantly developing and expanding. 

This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the hospitality industry and the environment in which it operates and increase your critical awareness of current issues and new insights into this area of professional practice. Our previous graduates can be found all over the world, working in a variety of senior management positions in many different sectors of the industry. 

You will also take part in a five-day study trip to a European city destination in order to carry out research related to one or more of your course assessments. Previous study visits have taken students to Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Florence, Barcelona, Krakow and Rome. The cost of this residential visit it include in the course fees. 

There are many diverse career opportunities available to you, and a postgraduate degree from UCB will improve your chances of success and career progression.

Why should I choose this course?

  • UCB is a well-established and internationally-renowned provider of hospitality management courses.
  • Our lecturers have a wealth of industry experience to draw from and keep up-to-date on industry developments as well as academic research.
  • This degree is accredited by the University of Birmingham and has a strong industry and commercial focus.
  • You will learn how to work in a managerial position within the hospitality industry and be aware of the contemporary issues and potential areas of growth within the sector.
  • You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative hospitality and managerial approaches and appreciate the changing nature of the contemporary hospitality environment.


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Tourism is one of the largest, most dynamic and competitive industries in the world, creating a demand for managers who possess high-level knowledge and… Read more

Tourism is one of the largest, most dynamic and competitive industries in the world, creating a demand for managers who possess high-level knowledge and skills to succeed in this exciting global industry. This course will enhance your management potential and develop your critical thinking, problem-solving, research and analytical skills to make an immediate impact on a tourism or service organisation. 

Students will have the opportunity to specialise in a range of areas through our optional module offer.

A strong emphasis is placed on the role of communication and creativity in effective management practice, together with an in-depth understanding of contemporary issues.

A key feature of this course is the ‘international live industry project’, where you will travel to an overseas destination and apply your skills and knowledge to a real tourism context.

Previous students have completed projects in the Gambia, the Azores (in Portugal), the Canaries, Cyprus, Madeira and Dubai.

During your studies, you will work on other industry consultancy projects, network and debate contemporary themes in ‘creative dialogue’ sessions and mix with a diverse range of nationalities. The course also offers you an opportunity to undertake an optional placement.

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Why should I choose this course?

  • UCB is an Institute of Travel & Tourism ‘Centre of Excellence’ and a leading provider of innovative undergraduate and postgraduate courses in tourism, with a national and international reputation.
  • UCB’s well-developed international links are reflected in our thriving international student body, which makes for a diverse and friendly atmosphere.
  • Our lecturers have significant industry and academic experience.
  • Postgraduate students will also benefit from a ‘professional mentor’ to offer further guidance and advice on advancing their careers.
  • The ‘live industry project’ is a fantastic opportunity to travel abroad, gain experience and use the skills you develop on your course in a real industry environment.

Student pics - #travellerucb 

Follow our students around the world on the @UCBtourism Instagram account.



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This course is available both full and part-time and aims to further your knowledge of teaching-related and contextual studies and provide opportunities for you to explore current research and issues regarding working with children. Read more

This course is available both full and part-time and aims to further your knowledge of teaching-related and contextual studies and provide opportunities for you to explore current research and issues regarding working with children.

You will further develop your advanced skillset and learn how to efficiently deal with complex issues that may arise in the learning environment. You will also hone your analytical skills, evaluating research and studies surrounding childhood theory and curriculum.

The opportunity to undertake detailed exploration of current childhood issues is provided, enabling you to apply what you have learned into practice in the workplace and to support field research.

Why should I choose this course?

  • You will develop your professional career in education as you specialise in the rewarding area of teaching and learning.
  • You will be given a choice of specialist modules that allow you to customise your degree to suit your career aspirations.
  • You will learn advanced techniques for research and communication and how to apply them to the industry.
  • You will learn a variety of industry approaches around mentoring, professional practice and distance learning materials.
  • You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of industry trends and a variety of perspectives.


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If you want to work in a dynamic marketing role, in the events, hospitality or tourism industries, then this course will provide you with the knowledge and experience necessary to succeed. . Read more

If you want to work in a dynamic marketing role, in the events, hospitality or tourism industries, then this course will provide you with the knowledge and experience necessary to succeed. 

The focus of this course is on developing effective marketing management competencies through the study of a range of modules specifically designed to encapsulate and reflect the contemporary marketing environment. 

You will have the opportunity to undertake projects in a live marketing context and act as a consultant to develop strategies and marketing plans for clients. You will benefit from interaction and engagement with leading marketing practitioners and academics as well as having access to a wide range of specific marketing resources. This industry-based experience is very valuable and will enhance your overall employability. 

This course encompasses a corporate team-building event to develop the skills that you learned during your undergraduate studies and raise them to a higher academic level.

Why should I choose this course?

  • You will develop your professional career in marketing as you specialise in the dynamic events, hospitality and tourism industries.
  • You will be given a choice of specialist modules that allow you to customise your degree to suit your career aspirations.
  • You will learn advanced business functions in marketing management and how to apply them to the industry.
  • You will work with real clients, helping to develop marketing plans and strategies in order to develop your industry experience.
  • You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative marketing approaches and appreciate the changing nature of the contemporary business environment.

 



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If you would like to study for a PGCE and have less than three years of experience working with children, UCB’s PGCE Primary QTS course will provide you with the necessary skills to teach in a primary school environment. . Read more

If you would like to study for a PGCE and have less than three years of experience working with children, UCB’s PGCE Primary QTS course will provide you with the necessary skills to teach in a primary school environment. 

There are two pathways available on this course. If you would like to teach 3-7 year olds, you will focus your studies on the Foundation Stage (pre-school) and Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2). If you would like to teach 5-11 year olds, you will focus on Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (years 3 to 6). 

These course pathways will concentrate on themes related to primary education that address key government priorities such as curriculum management, working with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and working with children who use English as an Additional Language (EAL). 

On completion of this course, you will be a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) and will have the knowledge, skills and training to work in a mainstream school or in a school for children with special needs.

Why should I choose this course?

  • Past students rate it very highly, commenting that the content is intellectually stimulating and the teaching methods are very effective.
  • You will develop your professional career in education as you specialise in the rewarding area of teaching and learning and receive high quality support from your lecturers.
  • You will increase your career prospects and employment opportunities through working in one of our partnership schools.
  • You will be able to efficiently manage a curriculum, how to deal with a range of professional issues and critically evaluate the principles of teaching.
  • By studying both the theoretical and practical elements of teaching, you will develop a deeper understanding of the skills necessary to teach in a primary school environment.


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Course overview. UCB’s School Direct course is run in conjunction with. Wilson Stuart School . and.  . Birmingham Nursery Schools Teaching Schools Alliance. Read more

Course overview

UCB’s School Direct course is run in conjunction with Wilson Stuart School and Birmingham Nursery Schools Teaching Schools Alliance. This course differs from our PGCE primary QTS route as the majority of your training will be spent in your work placement and you will attend university only one day per week. 

You will work in a school environment for four days per week and attend UCB for one day per week. As well as choosing which primary age group you would like to teach (3-7 years or 5-11 years), you will havethe opportunity to choose whether you specialise in mainstream or special education needs teaching.  

School Direct is an alternative route into teaching. This school-led approach is designed to enable schools and accredited Initial Teacher Training providers to work together to provide high quality training to develop high quality teachers. 

University College Birmingham works in close partnership with a number of schools in developing this course. With our partners we offer two School Direct routes, the salaried route and the tuition fee route.

Why should I choose this course?

  • You will be able to teach in a primary and early years environment for four days a week, continuing to build on your practical teaching experience.
  • You will be able to efficiently manage a curriculum, deal with a range of professional issues and critically evaluate the principles of teaching.
  • You will be able to increase your career prospects and employment opportunities.
  • You will get high quality support throughout the course as you develop your professional career
  • By studying both the theoretical and practical elements of teaching, you will develop a deeper understanding of the skills necessary to teach in a primary school environment. 


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This assessment only route to Qualified Teaching Status has been specially designed to support graduates who have significant experience in the teaching profession but are not yet qualified teachers. . Read more

This assessment only route to Qualified Teaching Status has been specially designed to support graduates who have significant experience in the teaching profession but are not yet qualified teachers. 

This course recognises the work and experience that unqualified teachers have gained during their professional career and offers them the opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status.

Why should I choose this course?

  • In just 12 weeks, you could become a qualified teacher.
  • You will get high quality support throughout the course.
  • You will develop your professional career in education as you specialise in the rewarding area of teaching and learning.
  • You will be able to increase your career prospects and employment opportunities.
  • This course solely measures your practical experience within your workplace, with no academic study.


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This course is suitable if you want a JNC-approved qualification or if you are working in a community or education setting working predominantly with young people. Read more

This course is suitable if you want a JNC-approved qualification or if you are working in a community or education setting working predominantly with young people.

You will be taught to reflect on your role as a practitioner, asked to question and critically evaluate your professional role and create an environment where knowledge transfer and skills develop is encouraged.

The fieldwork practice arrangements required for this course will include two periods of supervised fieldwork practice, which will be 592 hours in total. In line with the National Youth Agency criteria, at least 148 of these 592 hours will be in an alternative practice context. The experience will be in two locations and 50% of the committed time will be with young people in the 11-25 age group. The total number of fieldwork practice hours will be equally divided over the course duration.

Why should I choose this course?

  • You will develop your professional career in youth work and community as you specialise in this rewarding area.
  • You will be given a choice of specialist modules that allow you to customise your degree to suit your career aspirations.
  • You will learn advanced techniques for research and communication and how to apply them to the industry.
  • You will learn a variety of industry approaches around social justice, management and personal and professional change.
  • You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of industry trends from a variety of perspectives.


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