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Airport Management

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.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you should have at least two-years’ employment experience in the aviation industry. You do not necessarily need a bachelor’s degree to enter this MSc programme, but you will need a professional licence, for example:

  • An ACI Diploma in Airport Finance.
  • Airport Security and the Gold Diploma in Global Safety Network.
  • Air Transport Pilot’s Licence.
  • Aircraft Engineer Licence.
  • Air Traffic Controller Licence or similar.

To be accepted onto this course, you must successfully pass the mandatory Induction Workshop, which will assess whether you meet the English and writing skills requirements for this MSc programme.

Course modules

This MSc comprises 180 credits – 120 credits of taught modules and the final project of 60 credits.  You must pass an Induction Workshop, then pass the three core modules of 15 credits each. You will then choose 5 electives of 15 credits, before taking the final project for 60 credits.

You will begin the MSc Airport Management with the Induction Workshop, which is assessed by completing a 2,500 to 3,000-word piece of individual coursework, serving as the final acceptance assessment for the MSc Programme.

During your MSc, you will take the following core modules:

  • Airport Strategic Management (15 credits)
  • Airport Business Management (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Final Project (60 credits)

The Final Project/Dissertation is undertaken by all 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.

Assessment methods

Assessment of the taught modules is undertaken through a combination of the following elements:

  • Written assignments: between 1,500 and 3,000 words per module, focusing on topics relevant to the individual modules (both elective and core modules).
  • Written exam: lasting 90 minutes. This occurs at the end of the last day of the core module delivery. The essay questions are only revealed 'on the day', which students must complete without the use of any reference materials during the assessment.


The course fee is paid in three equal instalments, spread over the duration of the programme (18 months to three years). You will also have to pay £500 for the Induction Workshop.

You may continue your studies for up to five years in total. There is as an additional fee of £1,000 for the fourth and for the fifth year.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 15,000 (Academic year) Home/EU 3 calendar years
MSc Part-time £ 15,000 (Academic year) International 3 calendar years

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