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Aviation Management courses at City are designed to help high-ranking professionals gain a world-class academic postgraduate degree providing them with the essential skills and knowledge required to further their career in today’s vibrant airport industry.

The courses at City, University of London are the largest mid-career Masters courses in Air Transport in the world, with over 1,500 graduates over the last 17 years. As Airlines, MRO and other aviation companies are increasingly led by license holders, aircraft engineers and many more, the industry is increasingly expecting their managers to study a relevant masters. Designed for busy industry professionals, the City’s MSc programmes are tailored to fit around a full-time working schedule. The modules benefit from hands-on experience at City's facilities in London and Dubai, with the option to attend some in Frankfurt. Our alumni network includes high-ranking individuals including safety managers, training captains, quality managers, flight safety officers, safety inspectors, safety consultants and accident investigators in civil aviation authorities, airlines and with other aircraft operators and defence forces worldwide.

Courses and study

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, these programmes are for you.

City offers industry-relevant master's courses in four different areas of Aviation Management:

  • Air Safety Management
  • Air Transport Management
  • Aircraft Maintenance Management
  • Airport management

All of our Aviation Management courses are approved by the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Read more about the courses and find out how to apply:


Research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics incorporates three expert centres that maintain strong links with industry and actively build our international reputation. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) showed a significant improvement in our research standing, with 79% of our staff rated 4* (world-leading) and 3* (internationally excellent), with research income of around £2-3m annually.

Research units

Research Centre for Aerodynamics and Flow Control

The centre undertakes activities in the traditional areas of aeronautics and flow control as well as emerging disciplines such as bio-fluid mechanics, energy harvesting, renewable energy, micro-fluidics and, bio-mimetics.

Research Centre for Aerodynamics and Flow Control


City, University of London is situated in an enviable central London location, close to the headquarters of a number of leading aviation companies such as Airbus, British Airways and Rolls Royce. It is also within commuter distance to all the major London airports such Stansted, Gatwick, London City and the international transport hub of Heathrow Airport, the second busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic.

Modules on our programmes also benefit from hands-on experience at City’s facilities in London and Dubai, with the option to attend some in Frankfurt.

The map below describes our location in relation to just a handful of the aviation-related businesses in London and the surrounding area. Select a marker for more information.