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University of West London: Air Transport Operations and Management (online)

Institution University of West London
Department London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism
Telephone 02082312468
Study type Taught


This course is designed for ambitious professionals. If you already work in the aviation industry and want to advance your career, the Executive MSc can help you move into a more senior position. If you are thinking of changing career and moving into air transport management, this course gives you the essential skills and knowledge to do so.

The delivery of this course is designed to fit around your work schedule. You will benefit from expert teaching, as well as opportunities to network and collaborate with like-minded professionals. Our connections with the air transport and tourism industries also give you the chance to develop your professional contacts.

Located within 30 minutes of Heathrow Airport, we also host valuable air transport research and education resources, including The Heathrow Archive and Heathrow Exhibition.

This practical Masters in Air Transport Operations is delivered in four-day blocks across the weekend. It allows you to study while keeping up with your work commitments.

The course offers important benefits for those aspiring to higher management roles. By examining the industry from a global perspective, the course will improve your understanding of business strategy. In addition, you will enhance your understanding of economics and finance as they apply to aviation, preparing you for the challenges faced by decision-makers in the sector.

The course covers operational functions as well, and you will examine the ways in which various agencies, regulatory frameworks and management systems must work together in aviation.

You can select from a range of optional modules that explore particular issues in more detail. These give you the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in contemporary aviation topics such as:

  • digital aviation

  • sustainable aviation

  • airport planning and management

  • aircraft and fleet analysis.

  • In the final stage of your Air Transport Management course, you will complete a dissertation project. This is your opportunity to take an in-depth look at a topic of your choice related to the aviation industry.

The course is led by tutors with decades of combined experience in aviation, many of them spent at managerial level. They will help you to develop professional and personal skills that make you an attractive employee to a wide range of organisations in the industry


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