MSc Air Transport Planning and Management University of Westminster ABE - Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment

This MSc Air Transport Planning and Management course at University of Westminster has been developed to meet the needs of graduates worldwide seeking to gain greater knowledge and experience of the air transport industry, and looking to progress into senior roles in management, operations and commercial planning of airlines, airports, government departments and aviation-related businesses such as aircraft manufacturing, finance and consultancy. It is designed to provide a strong theoretical and analytical basis, coupled with the application of many practical techniques and strategies.

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This MSc Air Transport Planning and Management course  at University of Westminster  brings together people who wish to move into the industry and those already working in the aviation field who seek to progress their careers further. 

If you’re a full-time student without a background in the air transport industry, you’ll be well placed to take up a junior position in a planning, management and operational role with airlines and airports after completing this course. You’ll also be well equipped for employment as an analyst with consultancies, government bodies, and aircraft manufacturers.

If you have an industry background you should be able to return to your position with new skills and understanding, plus a greater maturity of approach. You’ll be well placed to move into senior managerial, policy or research functions. The competitive nature of the industry will also provide many new opportunities for suitably qualified personnel.

A strong performance on the MSc can provide you with the opportunity to study further by registering for a research degree in our School of Architecture and Cities.

By obtaining this MSc qualification, you’ll be well equipped with the knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to participate in the activities of professional and industry bodies, such as the Air Transport Research Society, AirNeth, and the German Aviation Research Society.


Job roles

This course will prepare you for roles in the aviation industry such as:

  • Analyst
  • Civil Servant
  • Commercial planner 
  • Consultant
  • Management trainee

Graduate employers

Graduates from this course have found employment at organisations including:

  • British Airways
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Heathrow Airport
  • IndiGo
  • United Airlines
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Wizz Air

Modules on both the one-year full-time course and the two-year part-time course are taught in blocks of five days at a time. Students take six taught modules in total (over one year on the full-time course, or two to three years on the block release part-time course) and complete a research dissertation. Email contact and tutorial support is provided between the module blocks along with guest lectures and workshop sessions for full-time students. International students who require a student visa will need to apply for the one-year full-time course.

Industry links

  • We have a wide range of guest speakers from the industry, which in the past have included the Civil Aviation Authority, African Aviation Services Ltd, Schiphol, Lufthansa Cargo, Foster and Partners, IATA, and NATS
  • Dissertations are often undertaken in co-operation with industry partners and research contacts, which in the past have included British Airways, Manchester Airports Group, DLR, UK Department for Transport, and Emirates.

(CIH) Chartered Institute of Housing, TMI (Tourism Management Institute), CIAT (Chartered institute of architectural technologists), RTPI (The Royal Town Planning Institute)

  • Applicants with a Laurea Specialista, Diploma di Laurea, Corso di Laurea (prior to 1999), Licenza di Accademia di Belle Arti, Bachelors, Diploma Universitario with a minimum overall degree score of 90 can be considered for a relevant Masters programme.  
  • Exceptionally, consideration will be given to mature applicants who lack standard qualifications but have significant professional or managerial experience in a programme-related post.
Admission Requirements:
  • Bachelor
  • Equivalent qualification
The University offers a number of full tuition fee scholarships for UK/EU students.Visit the website for more information
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