University of West London

Course Introduction

Overview

This course is designed for ambitious professionals. If you already work in the aviation industry and want to advance your career, the Executive MSc can help you move into a more senior position. If you are thinking of changing career and moving into air transport management, this course gives you the essential skills and knowledge to do so.

The delivery of this course is designed to fit around your work schedule. You will benefit from expert teaching, as well as opportunities to network and collaborate with like-minded professionals. Our connections with the air transport and tourism industries also give you the chance to develop your professional contacts.

Located within 30 minutes of Heathrow Airport, we also host valuable air transport research and education resources, including The Heathrow Archive and Heathrow Exhibition.

Course detail

This practical Masters in Air Transport Operations is delivered in four-day blocks across the weekend. It allows you to study while keeping up with your work commitments.

The course offers important benefits for those aspiring to higher management roles. By examining the industry from a global perspective, the course will improve your understanding of business strategy. In addition, you will enhance your understanding of economics and finance as they apply to aviation, preparing you for the challenges faced by decision-makers in the sector.

The course covers operational functions as well, and you will examine the ways in which various agencies, regulatory frameworks and management systems must work together in aviation.

You can select from a range of optional modules that explore particular issues in more detail. These give you the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in contemporary aviation topics such as:

* digital aviation

* sustainable aviation

* airport planning and management

* aircraft and fleet analysis.

In the final stage of your Air Transport Management course, you will complete a dissertation project. This is your opportunity to take an in-depth look at a topic of your choice related to the aviation industry.

The course is led by tutors with decades of combined experience in aviation, many of them spent at managerial level. They will help you to develop professional and personal skills that make you an attractive employee to a wide range of organisations in the industry.

Study & career progression

If you intend to move into a more senior role within aviation, the course opens up a number of options. On graduation, you could go on to work in:

operational management and logistics

* Airport station management

* Air cargo operations

* Flight turnaround and dispatch

* Network operations o Airside and landside operations and crew scheduling

commercial management

* Schedule development and planning

* Revenue and inventory management

* Sales and marketing

general business operations

* Human resourcing

* Finance and Accounts

* ICT.

Start Date:

Duration: 2-4 years.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc European Fees
4 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: You should have a good honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or equivalent and at least a year?s continuous employment in aviation, transport, travel or a closely related field.
  • International entry requirements: You should have a good honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or equivalent and at least a year?s continuous employment in aviation, transport, travel or a closely related field. In addition to the UK entry requirements, you need to meet our English language requirement - a minimum of IELTS 6.0, with at least 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).
  • IELTS score: 6