12 months
14100 GBP/year
7500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Air Transport Management programme from De Montfort University provides students with the practical, analytical and operational skills needed for a career in the international air transport industry. 

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The  Air Transport Management programme from  De Montfort University  has been developed by two leading aviation academics - with over 30 years’ combined experience - in conjunction with industry partners to offer a critical, comprehensive and practical understanding of the structure and operation of the international air transport industry. It has been designed to equip future leaders with a range of transferrable and analytical skills that can be directly applied in the workplace.

The programme is suited to recent graduates, as well as those with existing professional experience, who wish to develop and extend their critical knowledge and understanding of the commercial air transport industry.

Reasons to study Air Transport Management MSc at DMU:

  • Experienced academics - The programme has been developed by two experienced air transport academics who have over 30 years’ combined experience of developing and teaching air transport management programmes.
  • Course-specific textbook - The key textbook ‘Air Transport Management: An International Perspective’ (published by Routledge) used by this programme is written and edited by the two DMU Professors responsible for the Air Transport Management MSc. Students enrolling on the Programme will be provided with a complimentary copy of this key text.
  • Meeting the needs of employers - The air transport industry is experiencing a global skills shortage. This programme has been specifically developed to meet the needs of employers.
  • Excellent teaching - You will be taught by a team of experienced DMU staff and external practitioners who are specialists in their respective fields.
  • Networking opportunities - You will have opportunity to participate in industry talks and events involving practitioners working in the aviation sector.
  • Tailor the programme to your aviation interest - You can benefit from the opportunity to tailor the programme to reflect your particular interests or future job requirements through the provision of an elective module and the chance to focus on a particular area of air transport management in your Dissertation or Business Research Project.
  • Employability hub - You will have access to the employability hub within Leicester Castle Business School which will help you enhance your CV.


You will develop an advanced understanding of air transport issues both nationally and internationally, and enhance your career prospects in a range of potential careers such as: Airlines, air cargo logistics companies, national aviation regulators, consultants, air traffic control, travel and tourism industry, marketing and further educational studies. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Business of Air Transport
  • Air Transport Economics
  • Airline Marketing and Operations
  • Airport Planning and Operations
  • Airport Management
  • Airline Business Strategy
  • Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will normally hold a minimum of a second class honours degree from a UK University (or international equivalent) in air transport, geography, engineering, economics, tourism, international business, management or a related subject.

Work experience

Relevant industrial experience will also be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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