Air Transport Management MSc

Entry requirements:
2:1 +
Full-time:
1 year
Part-time:
Not available
Start date:
October 2018
UK/EU fees:
£9,500
International fees:
£21,000
Location:
Loughborough

Achievements

Accredited

by the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)

9th

In the UK for Civil Engineering

The Times Good University Guide 2017

Overview

Over recent years, the global airline industry continues to grow and change rapidly. As a result, the industry demands an increasingly diverse and skilled workforce. Our Air Transport Management MSc will enable you to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of the structure and operation of the commercial air transport industry from an international perspective, including the regulatory, political and economic environments in which it operates, the processes it employs and the challenges it faces.

Loughborough University has upheld a strong reputation for delivering highly-regarded transport and aviation programmes for over 40 years. The School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering is one of the largest of its type in the UK, and offers world-class teaching and research which responds to the technical and commercial needs of both industry and society.

Our Air Transport Management MSc is accredited by the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

Students within the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, will benefit from our recent £6 million building expansion and development, which includes new dedicated study areas and computer resources.

Our MSc in Air Transport Management offers a critical, comprehensive and practical understanding of the structure and operation of the international air transport industry and equips students with a range of transferable skills and experiences that can be applied to managerial responsibilities in the workplace. Students who undertake this programme will:

  • Develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of the structure and operation of the commercial air transport industry from an international perspective, including the regulatory, political and economic environments in which it operates, the processes it employs and the challenges it faces
  • Enhance critical thinking and analytical skills through exposure to the latest academic research and a rigorous theoretically-informed but industry relevant interdisciplinary approach
  • Advance an insightful holistic understanding of the air transport industry through research and problem solving
  • Improve employment prospects through the acquisition of subject specific knowledge, research techniques and professional skills.

There is a compulsory research dissertation which requires students to undertake an original piece of research related to the air transport industry under the guidance of an experienced academic tutor. Previous dissertation topics have included passenger experiences of airport security, the interactions between air and high-speed rail and airspace capacity enhancements.

What makes this programme different?

  • Develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of the commercial air transport industry
  • Delivering highly-regarded transport and aviation programmes for over 40 years
  • One of the largest schools of its type in the UK
  • Accredited by the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
  • Teaching and research which responds to the needs of both industry and society

Who should study this programme?

Our Air Transport Management MSc is aimed at students with some prior knowledge of the air transport industry, who wish to specialise in air transport management and improve their employment prospects through the acquisition of subject specific knowledge, research techniques and professional skills.

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in transport, geography, engineering, economics, management or a related discipline. Other qualifications and relevant industrial experience will also be considered.

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more.

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component.

What you'll study

The modules on our Air Transport Management MSc programme are designed to give you a critical, comprehensive and practical understanding of the structure and operation of the international air transport industry.

Modules

This programme covers a wide range of topics; to give you a taster we have expanded on some of the core modules affiliated with this programme and the specific assessment methods associated with each module.

Semester 1

This module equips students with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. It teaches core study and research skills and assesses attainment through a range of coursework assignments.

This module introduces students to the scale and scope of the contemporary air transport industry with particular focus on economics, regulation, business models and finance.

This module covers a wide range of topics concerning the global airline operating and marketing environment. Indicative topics include airline scheduling, disruption management, digital and social media marketing and the challenges of operating air services in remote regions.

This module provides a grounding in statistical techniques and quantitative analysis of large aviation data sets. Indicative topics include data sampling, analytics, modelling and data reduction.

Semester 2

This module introduces students to the policy environment in which commercial air transport operates and identifies key airport planning and design considerations using a range of case study materials.

This module addresses aviation’s various negative externalities, including noise, surface access, biodiversity and local air quality, and explores how they can be recorded, monitored, reported, managed and mitigated.

This module exposes students to the growing notion of airports acting as catalysts for broader urban and regional development using a range of case study examples from around the world.

This module will introduce you to the causes and consequences of aircraft accidents, provide an insight into different accident models and aviation safety management systems.

Semesters 1 and 2

The dissertation requires you to undertake an original piece of research related to the air transport industry under the guidance of an experienced academic tutor. Previous dissertation topics have included passenger experiences of airport security, the interactions between air and high-speed rail and airspace capacity enhancements.

How you'll be assessed

You will be assessed by a combination of examination, coursework and class presentations as well as a dissertation on an agreed topic.

How you'll study

Seminars
Lectures
Tutorials
Independent study
Group work
Practical sessions
Supervision
Workshops

Your personal and professional development

Our School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Future career prospects

Over 8.7 million individuals worldwide are directly employed in the aviation industry and demand for highly skilled air transport professionals is growing.

Graduate destinations

Air transport graduates are typically employed by airline operators, airports, regulators, government agencies and consultancy firms in careers as diverse as pilots, brokers, independent consultants and managers. Graduates may also choose to study for a separate doctoral qualification (PhD) on completion of their MSc, and will be supported through this process.

Your personal development

On successful completion of this programme, you should be able to work effectively and efficiently both individually and as part of a team, demonstrate problem-solving skills and proficiency in research ethics, data handling and analysis.

Fees and funding

UK/EU:
£9,500
International:
£21,000

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

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