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Air Transport Management MSc

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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Transport Management Aviation

Course type


Course Summary

Key information

With increased competition, technological and regulatory changes, every organisation needs a team of up-to-date managers ready to step up to fill leadership roles. This MSc course will give you the opportunity to learn the latest management techniques and transform your career in air transport management.

Benefits of this course

Your course has been designed to give you a sound understanding for the national and international regulatory and commercial business environment. You'll also learn about aspects of fleet planning, route management, engineering and air traffic management issues.

First initiated by the Honourable Company of Airline Pilots, the programme is recognised as a key resource within the aviation industry, and as a benchmark for innovation.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Science (MSc)

Who is this course for?

If you want to take the step up in to a management role this course is perfect.

You'll need to have been working within the aviation industry for at least two years and looking to take the step up in to a management role. Current students include pilots, air traffic controllers, maintenance staff and engineers. Most have a licence/professional education.

You can also enrol if you have a military background and this course is compatible with The MoD's Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS).

Professional programme recognised by the aviation industry and approved by the Royal Aeronautical Society.


This professional programme recognised by the aviation industry and approved by the Royal Aeronautical Society could transform your career.

An RAF air traffic controller immediately moved into a senior training position at Eurocontrol in Brussels after completing the programme.

Airlines are increasingly expecting their managers to study our MSc, and the City alumni network includes high-ranking individuals across prestigious aviation companies:

chief operating officer of Oman Air
chief executive officer of Jet Time
safety manager of Lufthansa
air safety director of ICAO
vice president of Emirates Airbus Fleet.


This module gives you all the financial and strategic inputs in running a successful airline.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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.

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. It is home to over 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level and has over 175,000 alumni from over 180 countries. City is divided into five different academic Schools: School of Arts & Social Sciences The Business School (formerly Cass) School of Health Sciences The City Law...more

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