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Air Transport Management MSc

This exciting multidisciplinary programme provides students with the practical, analytical and operational skills needed for a career in the international air transport industry. 

Overview

The programme provides students with a comprehensive, practical and critical understanding of the regulatory, operational and commercial environment of contemporary Air Transport Management. It equips students with a range of transferrable knowledge and relevant research skills which can be applied in the workplace.

Specifically, the programme will enable students to apply in-depth knowledge and understanding of the structure and the 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. It will also enhance critical thinking and analytical skills through exposure to the latest academic research and a rigorous theoretically informed but industry relevant interdisciplinary approach.

Key features

  • Learn from experienced academics. This programme has been developed by two experienced air transport academics, Professor Lucy Budd and Professor Stephen Ison, who have over 30 years' combined experience of developing and teaching air transport management programmes.
  • Gain networking opportunities, with the chance to participate in industry talks involving practitioners working in the aviation sector.
  • Students enrolling on the programme will be provided with a complimentary copy of the key textbook used on this course, ‘Air Transport Management: An International Perspective’.
  • This programme has been specifically developed to meet the needs of air transport industry employers.
  • Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance.

Scholarships:

DMU offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships and bursaries to help you realise your academic ambitions.

International Scholarships

Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students. 

 

 

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Start dates: September 2024

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Programme code(s): N85372

Duration: One year full-time

Start dates: September 2024

Fees and funding: 

2024/25 tuition fees for EU and international students: £17,950

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in air transport, geography, engineering, economics, tourism, international business, management or a related subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification. Relevant industrial experience will also be considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band (or equivalent) when you start the course is essential.

English language tuition, delivered by our British Council-accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

 

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching Hours

 

Course modules

  • Block 1: The Business and Economics of Air Transport 
  • Block 2: Airports: Planning, Operations and Management 
  • Block 3: Airline Business Strategy and Marketing 
  • Block 4: Sustainable Aviation 
  • Block 5 & 6: Air Transport Research Project

See detailed module descriptions


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

 

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of workshops, tutorials, practical learning sessions, online resources and formative assessments to ensure all learning styles are acknowledged.

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 2 hours of lectures, 6 hours of workshop and 2 hours of asynchronous activity each week. 

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will have access to our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building, equipped with lecture theatres and classrooms, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and IT labs. Wherever possible, students will be given home access to specialist software.

You’ll also have access to the building’s new £5.5 million extension called The Yard, which provides more than 22,000 square metres of extra space. This is designed to facilitate your learning experience with large and airy breakout spaces, a new Student Advice Centre, and a balcony on the top floor. The Yard also features more comfortable classrooms and self-study spaces, allowing you to carry out independent study as well as group work.

Library services

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

Opportunities and careers

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DMU Global

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

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Graduate careers

You will develop an advanced understanding of air transport issues both nationally and internationally, and enhance your career prospects in a range of potential careers such as air cargo logistics, national aviation regulation, consultation, air traffic control.

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