The MSc in Airport Management has been designed to provide you with a mid-career education. If you have been employed in the aviation industry for at least two years and have the desire to develop your career in the fast-growing airport industry, this programme is for you.
The knowledge you gain from the wide range of module topics will enable you to make a greater contribution to your organisation. A key feature of the course is the development of shared values, offering you an invaluable opportunity to meet and work with other professions within the aviation industry.
Ready for a career in airport management? Running an airport safely, satisfying both the environmental and economic goals successfully, is the aim of this new MSc programme. It offers you a truly exciting prospect to develop your career in a growing industry.
Captain Tilmann Gabriel, Programme Director.
The City, University of London Airport Management MSc will enable you to:
This MSc Airport Management is currently in the approval process with RAeS in London and the Airport Council International (ACI) in Montreal.
To apply for this course, you should have at least two-years’ employment experience in the aviation industry. You do not necessarily need a bachelor’s degree to enter this MSc programme, but you will need a professional licence, for example:
To be accepted onto this course, you must successfully pass the mandatory Induction Workshop, which will assess whether you meet the English and writing skills requirements for this MSc programme.
The Induction Workshop is a short course offered every three months for a price of £500. You can apply at any time. The Airport Management MSc starts every three months with the Induction Workshop.
The mandatory Induction Workshop must be passed to ensure that you meet the English and writing skills requirements for this MSc programme.
Your English should be proficient as is required in the aviation industry and the ICAO English classification.
If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.
For more information see our main Visa page.
The course fee is paid in three equal instalments, spread over the duration of the programme (18 months to three years). You will also have to pay £500 for the Induction Workshop.
You may continue your studies for up to five years in total. There is as an additional fee of £1,000 for the fourth and for the fifth year.
The Honorary Company of Pilots (HCAP) offers a grant to four enrolled students every year (pilots are excluded).
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As a student, you will benefit from learning within modern lecture theatres (equipped with the latest interactive AV systems) and modern IT laboratories.
A dynamic virtual learning environment (Moodle) gives you access to online assessment and communication tools as you study and you can work with specialist facilities including:
As part of the University of London you can also become a member of Senate House Library for free with your student ID card.
We offer a free language course for City, University of London students.
The modules of this course involve a variety of teaching methods, including lectures and tutorials, requiring attendance, plus breakout sessions. These will involve group work and presentations. Case studies may be handed out for study in the evening and discussion the next day.
Leading academic staff and a number of specialist lecturers from the aviation industry teach each module over an intensive three-day period.
During each module, you are required to work in a small team to examine the relevant issues and to present results. Each module has been designed to develop a specific skill. There is a significant amount of independent study within each module for you to read literature related to the module you are studying. The online module page also provides blogs and forums, enabling you to interact with your lecturers and other students.
Assessment of the taught modules is undertaken through a combination of the following elements:
This MSc comprises 180 credits – 120 credits of taught modules and the final project of 60 credits. You must pass an Induction Workshop, then pass the three core modules of 15 credits each. You will then choose 5 electives of 15 credits, before taking the final project for 60 credits.
You will begin the MSc Airport Management with the Induction Workshop, which is assessed by completing a 2,500 to 3,000-word piece of individual coursework, serving as the final acceptance assessment for the MSc Programme.
During your MSc, you will take the following core modules:
The Final Project/Dissertation is undertaken by all students of the Airport Management Programme and must focus on an airport management topic. This is a substantial piece of writing, deriving from academic research that you have undertaken. The Dissertation is the result of your independent work carried out under the guidance of an appointed supervisor.
You will choose five elective modules from the following options:
This course has been developed to help you progress or pursue your career in airport management. As a vocational course, its success can be judged by the subsequent career progression of students and alumni from other aviation courses at City. Of our 1,400 alumni, many remain in contact with us to provide updates on their career development. Recent alumni updates include: