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City, University of London

Air Transport Management

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.

Entry requirements

MSc: What you need:
A professional licence, for example an Air Transport Pilot's Licence, Aircraft Engineer Licence, Air Traffic Controller Licence, or similar
To be employed in the aviation industry for at least two years.
Successful completion of the Induction Workshop (IW). The mandatory IW to our MSc programmes must be passed and will assess the English capability and writing skills required for the MSc programme.

Please note:
You do not need a Bachelors degree to study this programme
The IW runs four times a year, twice in London and twice in Dubai. The fee for the IW is £500

Other Suitable Qualifications
INTO Postgraduate preparation Programmes
If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City, University of London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering at INTO City, University of London means guaranteed progression to this degree.

Course modules

Core modules: Airline Operations (EPM825): the basic module for air transport, introducing all the requirements for running a successful airline
Air Transport Economics (EPM823): gives you all the financial and strategic inputs in running a successful airline
Airline Business (EPM831): should be taken as final core module, it combines all new knowledge into strategic business cases of successful airlines.
To begin your MSc, you will be required to attend the Induction Workshop (IW), which gives you a thorough introduction into Higher Education and introduces all the tools and facilities available for your MSc. You will have to write a short essay after the IW, which will be your final assessment to be accepted into City, University of London

Elective Modules:
You will choose five elective modules. Each elective module is worth 15 credits.
Active Safety Management (EPM836): covers the latest trends in safety management in aviation
Crisis Management (EPM828): taught by the leading British crisis management consultant looks at what to do in case of a crisis
Safety Risk Management (EPM973): focuses on the new risk management of all airline operations
Human Resource Management (EPM822): is a popular module, with detailed People Leadership examples in aviation
Psychology in Aviation Management (EPM966): is taught by one of the leading aviation psychologists, covering all psychological issues to be observed in leadership
Marketing (EPM821): taught by one of the marketing experts in media and brand management
Airline Operational Regulatory Compliance (EPM825): covers all regulatory questions
Airline Fleet Planning (EPM829): is a comprehensive introduction to buying aircraft, fleet management and lease management
Developing a Business Plan (EPM969): provides a good preparation for the business cases needed in aviation managemnet
Financial Accounting (EPM824): gives you the necessary tools for understanding aviation accounting and financial reports
Sustainable Aviation (EPM975): handles all sustainability questions in aviation, looking far deeper than just fuel preservation
Airports and Ground Handling (EPM968): (is taught by a major airport executive and introduces management and fuctions of an airport and the ground services companies
Airworthiness (EPM897): gives you a detailed introduction to the maintenance regulations and strategies
Airline Maintenance (EPM906): is the module for managing maintenance departments or stand-alone MROs
Airline Revenue Management and Finance (EPM972): is taught by the leading consultant on this subject, Louis Busuttil, for maximizing the revenues in a very complex airline world
Safety Management - Tools and Methods (EPM833): gives a thorough introduction in managing safety pro-actively
Air Accident Investigation (EPM970): is an intro to what happens after an accident
Leadership in Organisations (EPM971): is a popular module for all leadership styles and questions
Aviation Law (EPM978): gives the aviation manager the other side of law, what every manager needs to know of business laws
Future Aviation Challenges - from Unmanned to Spaceflight Vehicles (EPM980): is a new module for UAS and space exploration
Reviews of Quality, Safety and Aviation Business Functions (EPM976)

Assessment methods

Every taught module is assessed by coursework and, for some core modules, also by examination. Each module comprises:

Part I: Prior reading before the module where appropriate.
Part II: Attendance at the institution (or other locations) for the module, 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 taught module.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 15,000 (Academic year) Home/EU 3 Years
MSc Part-time £ 15,000 (Academic year) International 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 15,000 (Whole course) Home/EU 3 3 Years

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