Air Safety Management, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

Who is it for?

This Air Safety Management programme from City, University of London is for those who have been working within the aviation industry (for at least two years), and have a primary interest in its safety. Current students include pilots, air traffic controllers, maintenance staff, engineers and the majority have a license/professional education. We also welcome students with a military background. This Air Safety Management MSc programme is tailored towards those working who cannot attend regular university schedules.

This course is compatible with The MoD's Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS) - an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the UK Armed Forces. If you are/have been a member of the UK Armed Forces, you could be entitled to financial support to take this course.

Objectives

Airlines, airports and other aviation companies are mostly led by license holders, safety officers, pilots, aircraft engineers, air traffic controllers, dispatchers and many more. This means the demand for management knowledge is growing. Our programme gives students the opportunity to freshen their knowledge, learn the latest management techniques and build a lifelong network of peers.

With unexpected events affecting the aviation industry as well as increased competition and technological and regulatory changes, every organisation needs a core of up-to-date safety and risk managers ready to succeed into leadership positions.

The programme is designed to deliver individual success. First initiated by the Honourable Company of Airline Pilots (HCAP) to increase the career opportunities of aircrew, today the programme is recognised as a key resource within the aviation safety industry and as a benchmark for innovation.

Career prospects

This is a professional programme recognised by the aviation industry and accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Airlines are increasingly expecting their managers to study the MSc from City, University of London, and our alumni network includes high-ranking individuals including safety managers, training captains, quality managers, flight safety officers, safety inspectors, safety consultants and accident investigators in civil aviation authorities, airlines and with other aircraft operators and defence forces worldwide.

Graduates may change or transform their careers as a result of the MSc.

Accreditation

The accrediting body for this programme is the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). This means the course is recognised by the aviation industry across the world.

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Active Safety Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Safety Risk Management

Elective modules

  • Airline Operations
  • Air Transport Economics
  • Airline Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Psychology in Aviation Management
  • Airline Marketing
  • Airline Operational Regulatory Compliance
  • Fleet Planning
  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Financial Accounting
  • Sustainable Aviation
  • Airports and Ground Handling
  • Airworthiness
  • Airline Maintenance
  • Airline Revenue Management, Pricing and Distribution
  • Safety Management - Tools and Methods
  • Air Accident Investigation
  • Leadership in Organisations
  • Aviation Law
  • Future Aviation
  • Reviews of Quality, Safety and Aviation Business Functions

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      The programme can be completed within three years, however a fourth and fifth year are available at an additional fee.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You do not need a Bachelors degree to enter this MSc programme, but you will need a professional licence, for example an Air Transport Pilot’s Licence, Aircraft Engineer Licence, Air Traffic Controller Licence, or similar.


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Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Applicants should be employed in the aviation industry for at least two years. The mandatory Induction Workshop to our MSc programmes must be passed and will assess the English capability and writing skills required for the MSc programme.


Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.

Living costs for London

684 - 830 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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