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MSc Air Transport Management

Course Description

Our Air Transport Management degree combines Surrey’s expertise in travel, tourism and management with a particular focus on aviation.


Surrey combines a fresh, dynamic outlook with a leading international reputation. On this programme, you will benefit from an innovative and forward-thinking approach to Air Transport Management, with unsurpassed connections with industry and a remarkable track record in graduate employment.


Benefiting from the Faculty’s research expertise, the programme provides you with a degree that is both intellectually rigorous and up-to-date. It offers a vital education for future managers, executives and professionals in the air transport industry, drawing on a range of areas of study to explain and analyse this particular sector.

Built around an international perspective on the subject, we take an integrated approach and provide a coherent view that explores the inter-relationships between the various components of the programme.

Offering an in-depth education in the fundamental elements of air transport management, you will study a wide range of subjects that will accelerate your career development in the air transport industry.

The programme will provide you with the skills to critically evaluate all aspects of air transport management, as well as the opportunity to analyse and debate theoretical and applied knowledge in the management, operation, organisation and provision of airlines and airports.

The University of Surrey’s location is of particular benefit to this programme, with the major international airports of Heathrow and Gatwick both less than 45 minutes away from the campus. This makes industry-based participation easily accessible and builds on the School’s strong existing links with potential employers.

Programme structure

This programme consists of eight compulsory modules and a dissertation.

Compulsory modules:

- Air Transport Fundamentals
- Air Transport Market Analysis and Forecasting
- Aviation E-Commerce
- Aviation Finance
- Airline Fleet Planning
- Aviation Marketing Research
- Airline Consultancy Project
- Research Methods for Air Transport and Management


The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management holds accreditation from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) (http://www2.unwto.org/) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) (http://www.aacsb.edu/).


Our Admissions Policy (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/policies/postgraduate-admissions-policy) provides the basis for admissions practice across the University and gives a framework for how we encourage, consider applications and admit students.

Further information for applicants - http://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/postgraduate

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

Student Profiles

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


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


Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelors degree (UK 2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification from a recognised 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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