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Full time | Teesside University | 1 year | 18-SEP-23

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1 year

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MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

Course overview

Recent changes in the external environment continue to have an enormous impact on the international aviation sector. The global pandemic, advancing technology and geopolitical shifts have disrupted this once thriving industry.

Despite this turbulence, the sector now faces an exciting challenge which is likely to see it emerge as a refreshed buoyant industry with new innovative business models and an enhanced consumer experience.

You develop the resilience, agility and creativity to successfully navigate and lead a changed aviation sector. You explore areas including leadership, crisis management, agile management, and strategic decision making, equipping you with the knowledge and skills for a career in this reinvigorated industry.

This course includes a number of domestic and international trips. They are optional and not included in your tuition fees.

Top three reasons to study this course with us:

  • Industry input: guest lectures provide an insight into industry operations and allow you to develop professional networks.
  • Field trips: experience the operational and strategic elements of airport operations, both landside and airside, through local, national and international trips.
  • Sector events: network with aviation leaders conferences including the World Travel and Tourism Market and Institute for Travel and Tourism.

Professional accreditation

We are a member of the Institute for Travel and Tourism (ITT), giving you access to a dedicated ITT Future You Talent Hub, helping to inspire the next generation of travel and tourism experts. As an ITT member you can engage with national and international events and develop your professional network with organisations including British Airways, Advantage, ABTA, Business Travel Association and many more.

How you learn

You focus on developing solutions to strategic challenges in aviation. You use real-world aviation scenarios, creative dialogue, industry insights and field visits to develop as a leader. You use the latest technology to collaborate international networks and airlines such as Emirates and Lufthansa. You learn through lectures, seminars, guest speakers, tutorials, and workshops, and are encouraged engage in online debate and collaborative approaches to learning through a virtual learning environment.

How you are assessed

Assessments are innovative and engaging, allowing you to develop sought after skills and qualities to work in this dynamic industry. You are assessed through business reports, case study analysis, presentations, self-diagnostic assessments, reflective reports, research proposal and dissertation.

Career opportunities

You develop and transform your career in aviation management, either aircrew or airside. You can expect to work in air transportation, including consultancy, management operations, academic roles as well as work for global brands including Swissport, dnata, Emirates, British Airways and regulatory bodies.


Management of non-core commercial activities has become a key issue for improving the airport experience for passengers. Changes in the modern air transport business have increasingly transformed the role of airports and the perception by consumers. With the expansion of low-cost carriers, raising competition between airlines, and advances in technology, consumer demands have changed dramatically. As a consequence, the search for revenue maximisation has gradually shifted its main focus from traditional core aeronautical service to non-aviation or commercial sources. You consider consumer culture and behaviour in the context of the ever-changing aviation sector. You explore key consumer behaviour dialogue and how it informs strategic marketing practice in the aviation industry.

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Entry requirements

Typically an honours degree (at least a 2:2), professional qualification or equivalent experience.

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