City, University of London

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

Applicants should be employed in the aviation industry for the duration of the course and should have at least two years of experience in a position of professional responsibility at the time of application.Applicants should hold an Air Transport Pilot's Licence, Aircraft Engineer Licence, Air Traffic Controller Licence or a relevant lower second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution.

Students who are accepted into the programme have to successfully pass the Induction Workshop (IW), before commencing with the programme. The IW is a short course offered every three months and costs £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);
Airline Business (EPM831);
Air Transport Economics (EPM823)

Elective modules:
Active Safety Management (EPM836);
Crisis Management (EPM828);
Safety Risk Management (EPM973);
Human Resource Management (EPM822);
Psychology in Aviation Management (EPM966);
Marketing (EPM821);
Airline Operational Regulatory Compliance (EPM825);
Airline Fleet Planning (EPM829);
Developing a Business Plan (EPM969);
Financial Accounting (EPM824);
Sustainable Aviation (EPM975);
Airports and Ground Handling (EPM968);
Airworthiness (EPM897);
Airline Maintenance (EPM906);
Airline Revenue Management and Finance (EPM972);
Safety Management - Tools and Methods (EPM833);
Air Accident Investigation (EPM970);
Leadership in Organisations (EPM971);
Aviation Law (EPM978);
Future Aviation Challenges - from Unmanned to Spaceflight Vehicles (EPM980);
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 Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 14,100 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 14,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 14,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 14,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 14,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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