Aviation Management in the Digital Age - MSc

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Why study this course?

This innovative master's programme focuses on e-commerce and e-strategies for managing the aviation system in the 21st century.

Our curriculum is designed to help you establish a career in civil aviation, with this degree you'll be one step ahead in the industry.

You'll learn about all the new systems and technologies of aviation, ensuring you have the most up-to-date knowledge, in a sector that's constantly evolving.

More about this course

This MSc provides a platform for you to launch your career. Studying at London Met, you'll have access to a uniquely focused programme.

Our specialised tutors will guide you through the course, offering research and careers advice to give you the best career prospects after graduating. We have an International Air Transport Association (IATA) approved lecturer as part of our established academic team.

You'll learn from case studies, simulation and guest lectures. Enhancing this is an active, student-led aviation society, where you can learn about all the latest news and trends of aviation, hear from expert workers of the industry and attend social events with your peers. 

There are also oppotunities to engage in field courses in locations such as the USA, Dubai and Toulouse, to reinforce learning outcomes.

Your learning is supported by our library, which has relevant core textbooks and access to specialist databases and journals.

We have professional links to the Royal Aeronautical Society (REAS), Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, (CILT) and National Air Traffic Control (NATS). Such bodies offer an extensive coursework library section and, careers information linked to our curriculum and reading lists to ensure that they offer the full range of expected texts to support our courses.

Careers and advice sessions are offered by our academic staff with industry links, supported by careers workshops and planning sessions from established industry working partners. Graduate careers could range from commercial route management, airline management, head of ground operations or business continuity manager.

Assessment

The formative assessment programme is designed to ensure tasks are aligned to modules learning outcomes.

Students will be assessed via individual and group presentations, essays, case studies, reports, research proposals and a final project research report. It's expected that students will have two assessments for each module, with the exception of the final project where just one assessment is expected.

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Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a minimum of a 2.2 (or equivalent) in a related subject discipline

The course is open to professionals already working within the aviation industry, but without necessarily having an undergraduate degree. However, you must have a minimum of two years related work experience at managerial level within the industry, this will need to be confirmed by two letters of reference. You'll also need to submit a CV in support of your application.

If you have experience which falls outside of this remit and is non-standard, we'd like to invite you to interview/Skype interview for a more detailed discussion relating to your application.

A full university application form will need to be submitted, including a detailed statement to support your application to the course. You should also submit an up-to-date CV and copies of awards/professional qualifications.

It is possible that in the future, as the course becomes more established, that we could accept students with PG cert/PG dip from business and management related disciplines but this would require the design of a top-up programme and could not be implemented immediately.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Example Year 1 modules include:

  • Business Research Project
  • E-Commerce for Aviation Management
  • E-Systems and New Technologies in Airline and Airport Operations
  • Finance and Forecasting Methods for Airline and Airport Operations
  • Research Methods for Aviation Management
  • Strategy, Leadership and E-nnovation for Aviation Managers
  • Sustainability in Global Aviation Companies
  • Emerging Markets in Global Economy
  • International Logistics
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People
  • Marketing, Marketing Communications, and Operations (MMCO)
  • Project Management for the Aviation Industry

After the course

Upon graduating, you'll have a variety of career routes available to you, both in the UK and internationally. You'll be equipped for management and leadership within the aviation sector, which ranges from operational management, strategic overview and planning, regulations and compliance and financial management.

As a postgraduate, you can develop an exciting career in PhD research, Aviation consultancies such as Mott Macdonald and major airlines and airports such as British Airways and London Heathrow respectively. Other career pathways include bodies such as National Air Traffic Control and the Civil Aviation Authority.

The areas of aviation management you could work in include:

  • Passenger handling management
  • Airline Operations management - under wing
  • Air cargo management
  • Airline sales management
  • Airline marketing management
  • Revenue management
  • Engineering management
  • Cabin crew management
  • Flight deck management

The specialist areas of aviation you could work in include:

  • Airline finance and procurement
  • Airline strategy
  • Airline branding
  • Airline IT support
  • Airline Corporate Legal services
  • Airline procurement 

Some of the positions gained by BSc graduates include Easyjet route planning manager, National Air Traffic Services (NATS) head of environmental policy, TUI head of operations, London City - head of ground operations, London Gatwick Head of Infrastructure project, London Southend - Head of Customer Service.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

Use the apply online button to begin your application.

Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

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