Air Transport Management

City University London
In Islington (England)

Price on request

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  • Postgraduate
  • Islington (England)
  • When:

Overview The MSc in Air Transport Management is for those working in the air transport industry who aim to move into positions carrying greater management responsibility.The course provides an academic framework for the experience of air transport professionals, enabling them to move productively and effectively on to the first steps of commercial or safety management.The course has the core objective of improving the contributions that experienced professionals (aircrew, engineers, air traffic controllers etc) can make to their organisations. It was first initiated by the Honourable Company of Airline Pilots (formerly known as GAPAN) both to increase the career opportunities of aircrew and others and to ensure that the air transport industry has a reservoir of experienced talent from which to draw future managers. It provides an academic framework for the experience of air transport professionals and enables them to move productively and effectively onto the first steps of commercial or safety management.MSc Air Transport Management is one of three parallel programmesAir Transport ManagementAir Safety ManagementAircraft Maintenance Management.Scholarships, bursaries and prizes available for this courseCity University London Graduate Loyalty Discount of £2,500 The MSc in Air Transport Management is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society. School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering Entry Requirements: Applicants should be employed in the aviation industry for the duration of the course and should have at least two years of experience in a position of professional responsibility at the time of application.Students who are accepted into the programme have to successfully pass the Induction Workshop (IW), before commencing with the programme. The IW is a short course offered every three months and costs £500....

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Where and when

Starts Location
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Transport Management
Safety Management
IT Management
Aviation Training

Course programme

Course Content

Course content:

The course is based on completing the Induction Workshop (IW) plus eight modules over one to five years, which are taught over three day periods and held frequently throughout the year and at various locations including London, Dubai and Frankfurt.

Students are also required to undertake a project in an air transport related subject, which is usually completed within six to twelve months.

Students who choose not to do the project will receive a Postgraduate Certificate on successful completion of IW plus four modules or a Postgraduate Diploma on successful completion of IW plus eight modules.

Course Structure

Core Modules

  • Airline operations
  • Airline business
  • Air transport economics

Electives Modules

  • Human resource management
  • Psychology in aviation management
  • Active safety management
  • Airline marketing
  • Airline operational regulatory compliance
  • Fleet planning
  • Developing a business plan
  • Crisis management
  • Financial accounting
  • Sustainable aviation
  • Airports and ground handling
  • Airworthiness
  • Airline maintenance
  • Airline revenue management, pricing and distribution
  • Safety management - tools and methods
  • Air accident investigation
  • Leadership in organisations
  • Safety risk management
  • Review of quality, safety and aviation business functions
  • Aviation Law

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Additional information

Teaching and Assessment


Every taught module is assessed by coursework and, for some core modules, also by examination.  A dissertation related to experience in the industry is required. There is a high degree of flexibility in terms of sequence and time frame, to suit those working in airlines, air traffic control, air forces and other organisations.

Learning Outcomes:

This course aims to provide you with a recognised career-developing qualification, control of your own career...