Air Transport Management at City, University of London - UCAS

Course options

There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of options

Course summary

This programme is for those who have been working within the aviation industry (for at least two years). Current students include pilots, air traffic controllers, maintenance staff, engineers and the majority have a license/professional education. We also welcome students with a military background. This Air Transport Management MSc programme is tailored towards those working who cannot attend regular university schedules. This course is compatible with The MoD's Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS) - an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the UK Armed Forces. If you are/have been a member of the UK Armed Forces, you could be entitled to financial support to take this course. Objectives Airlines, airports and other aviation companies are mostly led by license holders, pilots, aircraft engineers, air traffic controllers, dispatchers and many more. This means the demand for management knowledge is growing. Our programme gives students the opportunity to freshen their knowledge, learn the latest management techniques and build a lifelong network of peers. With unexpected events affecting the aviation industry as well as increased competition and technological and regulatory changes, every organisation needs a core of up-to-date managers ready to succeed into leadership positions. The programme is designed to deliver individual success. First initiated by the Honourable Company of Airline Pilots (HCAP) to increase the career opportunities of aircrew, today the programme is recognised as a key resource within the aviation industry and as a benchmark for innovation.


"To begin your MSc, you will first be required to complete the Induction Workshop, which gives you a thorough introduction into Higher Education and introduces all the tools and facilities available for your MSc. The Induction Workshop is assessed by a 2,500 to 3,000-word piece of individual coursework, which serves as the final assessment for acceptance into the MSc programme. Core Modules

  • Induction Workshop (0 credits)
  • Airline Strategy and Business Planning (15 credits)
  • Air Transport Economics (15 credits)
  • Airline Business (15 credits)
  • Airline Fleet Planning (15 credits)
Elective Modules
  • Airline Operations (15 credits)
  • Airworthiness (15 credits)
  • Airline Operational Regulatory Compliance (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Airline Finance (15 credits)
  • Crisis Management (15 credits)
  • Active Safety Management (15 credits)
  • Psychology in Aviation Management (15 credits)
  • Air Accident Investigation (15 credits)
  • Leadership in Organisations (15 credits)
  • Airline Revenue Management and Finance (15 credits)
  • Safety Risk Management (15 credits)
  • General Principles of Human Factors (15 credits)
  • Sustainable Aviation (15 credits)
  • Aviation Law (15 credits)
  • Future Aviation Challenges – from Unmanned to Spaceflight Vehicles (15 credits)
  • Airline Training Management (15 credits)
  • Airline Commercial Management (15 credits)
  • Business Aviation (15 credits)
The final project/dissertation is worth 60 credits, undertaken by all MSc students of the Air Transport Management programme and must focus on an air transport management topic. This is a substantial piece of writing, deriving from academic research that you have undertaken. The dissertation is the result of your independent work carried out under the guidance of an appointed supervisor. There is a high degree of flexibility in terms of sequence and time frame to suit students working in airlines, air traffic control, air forces and other organisations. We cover the full spectrum of a Master of Science education, adding Management modules for the future career in aviation and the dissertation gives each student the opportunity to demonstrate the new research and project management qualifications achieved through the programme.

Assessment method

"Each elective is assessed by two pieces of coursework, the core modules are assessed by one piece of coursework and an examination. Each module comprises:

  • Part I: Prior reading before the module where appropriate
  • Part II: Attendance at City (or other locations) for the module over three days
  • Part III: Examinations are held on the third day of the core modules
- Part IV: Coursework is due within six weeks from the last day of the module."

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Aeronautical Society, Royal

Entry requirements

Applicants must be employed in the aviation industry for at least two years to be considered for this programme. You do not need a Bachelor's degree to enter this MSc programme, but you will need a professional licence, for example an Air Transport Pilot's Licence, Aircraft Engineer Licence, Air Traffic Controller Licence or similar. The mandatory Induction Workshop to our MSc programmes must be passed and will assess the English capability and writing skills required for the MSc programme. Students must successfully pass the Induction Workshop before commencing with the MSc programme. The Induction Workshop is a short course offered every three months, which means you can apply to the MSc Air Transport Management at any point during the year. Before applying for the MSc course, applicants must first complete a mandatory Induction Workshop which is held four times a year. Forthcoming Induction Workshop dates are as to be confirmed.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £22290 Year 1
International £22290 Year 1
England £22290 Year 1
Northern Ireland £22290 Year 1
Scotland £22290 Year 1
Wales £22290 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Air Transport Management at City, University of London - UCAS