Air Transport Management MSc

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

Why Surrey?

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.

Programme overview

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

Professional recognition

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management holds accreditation from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

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Programme leader

Dr Zheng Lei

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Programme facts

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Programme length:

  • Full-time: 12 months
  • Part-time: 24 months

Start date:

Sep 2016

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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English language requirements

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.


Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time Sep 2016 £7,000 £13,500
Part-time Sep 2016 £3,500 £6,800

Please note these fees are for the academic year 2016/2017 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.

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Discounts for Surrey graduates

Thinking of continuing your education at Surrey? As an alumnus of Surrey you may be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught Masters programme fees. Learn more.

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Modules listed 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.

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