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Course summary

The MSc in Airport Management has been designed to provide you with a mid-career education. If you have been employed in the aviation industry for at least two years and have the desire to develop your career in the fast-growing airport industry, this programme is for you. The knowledge you gain from the wide range of module topics will enable you to make a greater contribution to your organisation. A key feature of the course is the development of shared values, offering you an invaluable opportunity to meet and work with other professions within the aviation industry. Ready for a career in airport management? Running an airport safely, satisfying both the environmental and economic goals successfully, is the aim of this new MSc programme. It offers you a truly exciting prospect to develop your career in a growing industry. Objectives The City, University of London Airport Management MSc will enable you to:

  • Develop your knowledge of the complex disciplines and various technical, operational and financial pressures impacting airport management and the various ground-handling areas
  • Evaluate and apply relevant theories within the airport domain
  • Understand the interaction of all the major components of the airport industry - from organisations, governments, airlines, alliances and airport regulatory authorities to suppliers, manufacturers, staff and unions
  • Discuss, examine, synthesise and apply a conceptual understanding and knowledge of the various processes within the airport domain
  • Prepare for a career in airport management.
This programme is recognised by the aviation industry and approved by the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Modules

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)
  • Airport Strategic Management (15 credits)
  • Airport Business Management (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Sustainable Aviation (15 credits)
Elective Modules
  • Airline Commercial Management (15 credits)
  • Airline Finance (15 credits)
  • Crisis Management (15 credits)
  • Active Safety Management (15 credits)
  • Airline Strategy and Business Planning (15 credits)
  • Air Accident Investigation (15 credits)
  • Leadership in Organisations (15 credits)
  • Safety Risk Management (15 credits)
  • Aviation Law (15 credits)
  • Business Aviation (15 credits)
The final project/dissertation is worth 60 credits, undertaken by all MSc students of the Airport Management programme and must focus on an airport 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

Assessment 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 onsite module where appropriate
  • Part II: Attendance at the institution (or other locations) for the module over three days
  • Part III: Examinations are held at the end of the core modules
- Part IV: Coursework for assessment. Coursework is required within six weeks of the onsite module.


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 Aircraft Maintenance Management at any point during the year.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £15000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £15000 Whole course
Scotland £15000 Whole course
Wales £15000 Whole course
EU £24990 Whole course
International £24990 Whole course

Additional fee information

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