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Air Transport Management - MSc


Course Description

Our School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers a forward-thinking approach to Air Transport Management, influenced by our world-class expertise in aviation, travel and tourism management.

Our campus is located less than 45 minutes from London Heathrow and Gatwick, two major international airports, making industry-based participation easily accessible and leverages the School’s strong links with potential employers.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Drawing on the School’s research expertise, the MSc in Air Transport Management provides you with a degree that is both intellectually rigorous and up-to-date.

You will learn to critically evaluate all aspects of air transport management, and have the opportunity to analyse and debate theoretical and applied knowledge in the management, operation, organisation and provision of airlines and airports.

Built with an international perspective, the programme offers an in-depth education in the fundamental elements of air transport management. You will also study a range of relevant areas that will enhance and accelerate your career in the air transport industry.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

This programme is studied full-time over one academic year and part-time over two academic years. It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation.

The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
-Research Methods for Air Transport Management
-Air Transport Fundamentals
-Air Transport Market Analysis and Forecasting
-Aviation E-Commerce
-Aviation Finance
-Airline Fleet Planning
-Airline Consultancy Project
-Aviation Marketing Research
-Research Dissertation

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME

The aims of the new programme are to provide:
-A high quality education, which is intellectually rigorous and up-to-date, as well as relevant to the needs of future managers, executives and professionals in the air transport industry
-A business management orientation related to the air transport industry and draw on a range of cognate areas of study to explain and analyse this particular sector
-An integrated approach so as to provide a coherent view that explores the interrelationships between the various components of the programme
-An international perspective both in scope and coverage
-Up to date information that draws on the stimulus of the School’s recent research activities
-Students with the basis for developing their own approach to learning and personal development

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, skills, qualities and other attributes in the following areas:
-Critically evaluate the development, characteristics, issues and influences relevant to air transport management
-Analyse and debate theoretical and applied knowledge in the management, operation, organisation and provision of airlines and airports
-Evaluate critically a wide range of approaches and techniques relevant to the strategic management of airlines and airports
-Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the fundamental elements of airline and airport business management

A student would be expected:
-To evaluate critically the complex interrelationships of regulatory, commercial, technical aspects of the air transport industry
-To demonstrate the ability to work within teams to solve practical problems pertaining to the technical, operational and commercial aspects of the air transport industry
-To evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on their own/others work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies
-To demonstrate high level learning and problem solving skills
-To conduct research and produce a high quality report: this includes the ability to select, define and focus upon and issue at an appropriate level; to develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies; to analyse the issue; to develop recommendations and logical conclusions; to be aware of the limitations of research work
-To identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and to propose new areas for investigations/ new problems / new or alternative applications and methodological approaches
-To display a range of skills relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and professionals irrespective of their sector of operation, particularly in the areas of analysis and synthesis, communication and presentation skills, computing skills, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, report and essay writing skills, interactive and group skills, research skills
-To handle ethical dilemmas likely to arise in management, research and professional practice and to formulate solutions in dialogue with peers, clients, mentors and others

Knowledge and understanding
-Critically evaluate the development, characteristics, issues and influences relevant to air transport management
-Analyse and debate theoretical and applied knowledge in the management, operation, organisation and provision of air transport
-Evaluate critically a wide range of approaches and techniques relevant to the management of the air transport industry
-Evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on their own/others work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies

Intellectual / cognitive skills
-Demonstrate high level learning and problem solving skills
-Conduct research and produce a high quality report: this includes the ability to select, define and focus upon and issue at an appropriate level; to develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies; to analyse the issue; to develop recommendations and logical conclusions; to be aware of the limitations of research work
-Identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and to propose new areas for investigations/ new problems / new or alternative applications and methodological approaches

Professional practical skills
-Handle ethical dilemmas likely to arise in management, research and professional practice and to formulate solutions in dialogue with peers, clients, mentors and others.

Key / transferable skills
-Analysis and synthesis
-Communication and presentation skills
-Computing skills
-Critical reasoning
-Data analysis
-Organisation and planning
-Report and essay writing skills
-Interactive and group skills
-Research skills

GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES

We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.

In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.

Visit the Air Transport Management - MSc page on the University of Surrey website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Discounts for Surrey graduates - No. of awards TBC

If you are a self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford, you could be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught postgraduate Masters programme fees. This scheme is for applicable to Postgraduate Taught entry students only and is reviewed annually.Students who graduated in 2013 are eligible, as well as alumni from previous years, on receipt of evidence of the award from Surrey and where we can identify that you actually studied in Guildford. Students from SII-DUFE are eligible for this scheme.Associated Institution students are not eligible. Not available to modular self-pacing students.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% tuition fee discount

Eligibility

If you are a self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford

Application Procedure

If you have any enquiries regarding this matter please contact the Student Fees and Funding Office on [email protected]

Further Information

http://www.surrey.ac.uk/scholarships/discounts-surrey-graduates



Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelors degree (UK 2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification from a British or overseas university. Relevant work experience could be an additional benefit where applicants have not reached the standard entry requirements, although it is not an admissions requirement for this particular degree programme. Higher level professional qualifications may also be accepted. Each applicant is assessed on their own merit.

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