City University London

Course Introduction

The course provides an academic framework for the experience of air transport professionals, enabling them to move productively and effectively on to the first steps of commercial or safety management. The course has the core objective of improving the contributions that experienced professionals (aircrew, engineers, air traffic controllers etc) can make to their organisations. It was first initiated by the Honourable Company of Airline Pilots (formerly known as GAPAN) both to increase the career opportunities of aircrew and others and to ensure that the air transport industry has a reservoir of experienced talent from which to draw future managers. It provides an academic framework for the experience of air transport professionals and enables them to move productively and effectively onto the first steps of commercial or safety management.

Course Modules

Modules include: Airline operations; marketing; human resource management; air transport economics. Electives modules: human resource management; psychology in aviation management;; active safety management; airline marketing; airline operational regulatory compliance; fleet planning; developing a business plan; crisis management; financial accounting; sustainable aviation; airports and ground handling; airworthiness; airline maintenance; airline revenue management, pricing and distribution; safety management ' tools and methods; air accident investigation; leadership in organisations; safety risk management; review of quality, safety and aviation business functions; aviation law.

Course Additional Entry

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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,500  Academic year. First year home fees