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MSc Sustainable Aviation

Course Description


The University’s Centre for Aviation Transport and the Environment (CATE) has been very influential upon the growth and development of the industry both regionally and globally. Key contributions include the United Nations Global Atmosphere Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on Aviation and the Environment. Consequently, the course has access to many of the tools and expertise necessary to assess the environmental impacts of aviation.

This MSc examines the role of the air transport industry in supporting city and regional development as well as the positive and negative economic, social, community and environmental impacts of aviation. It provides training in the science and business of aviation and gives the opportunity to investigate and carry out real projects allied to aviation, the economy and the environment.


- Policy for Sustainable Development
- Sustainability and Air Transport
- Environmental Management at Airports
- Research Design and Methods
- Project

Students will develop detailed aviation industry knowledge and become active researchers in existing investigative programmes within research teams or industry groups. Continual assessment via essays, reports, briefing papers, case studies, posters, oral presentations and dissertation.

Career prospects

The UK Government and air transport industry is among the most advanced in the world in the development of strategies to promote the sustainable development of aviation. There is a growing need for education and training in sustainable aviation and for employees in the sector to have this expertise.

Visit the MSc Sustainable Aviation page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Many applicants will already be actively employed within the aviation sector. Other applicants will require at least a second-class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant environmental or business subject area. These applicants may be offered a vocationally based Masters project. International students please see mmu.ac.uk/international

Course Fees

UK and EU students full-time £4,700. UK and EU students part-time £520 per 20 credit unit. Non-EU overseas students £12,500 per year.

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