City, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme is for those who have been working within the aviation industry (for at least two years), and have a primary interest in its safety. 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 Safety 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.

Course Modules


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

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:

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.

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

Airline Marketing (EPM821): taught by one of the marketing experts in media and brand management

Airline Operational Regulatory Compliance (EPM825): covers all regulatory questions

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 management

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 functions 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, Pricing and Distribution (EPM972): is taught by the leading consultant on this subject, Louis Busuttil, for maximising 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 (EPM980): is a new module for UAS and space exploration.

Reviews of Quality, Safety and Aviation Business Functions (EPM976)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Part Time
MSc £15,000 Home Fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc £15,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • You do not need a Bachelors 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.
  • Applicants should be employed in the aviation industry for at least two years. 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 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 for a price of £500.
  • You can apply any time, our MSc Air safety Management starts every three months with the Induction Workshop.
  • Other suitable qualifications
  • 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.