Entrants to the programme will normally have an Honours degree or equivalent. Recent graduates would generally have achieved an upper second class honours degrees in any field.
It is anticipated that this degree will also evoke interest from students overseas for whom such qualification is not available in their home country.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate English language skills to IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Applicants who are in employment may qualify for entry without holding a first degree.
Months of entry
Keeping air travellers, cargo, aircraft and company employees safe extends far beyond simply screening passengers and their baggage.
This master’s analyses, evaluates and develops the multi-layered and interconnected processes involved in security management in the high-risk and technology-dependent world of aviation. By doing so, the programme seeks to develop confident, capable, analytical and knowledgeable security management professionals for now and into the future.
Drawing on best practice and regulatory guidance from aviation business leaders and governing bodies, you will be challenged, and stimulated, to explore innovative approaches to managing, and planning for, aviation security issues.
You will work with specialist academics and practitioners from the aviation, security and resilience sectors – and have unique opportunities to build your knowledge, network and opportunities to move forward in this stimulating and challenging field.
We will look at everything from threats, risks and challenges, to impact perspectives, and the multiple organisations, agencies and air travel stakeholders involved. We will explore topics such as aviation and organisational resilience, while also analysing the context and future of secure and safe aviation.
The programme culminates in you completing a research dissertation or project looking at issues that most interest you relating to aviation security, both now and in the future.
This master’s is for anyone whose role involves ensuring security protection is incorporated into aviation operations, or those aspiring to move into this work. You may also be looking to build on your experience and skills in general security management or aviation, and want to specialise.
Bucks offers flexible learning, so you can study this course alongside your work or other commitments. You can attend online or on-site workshops, or a mixture of both, where you will participate in open discussions, with contributions from tutors, practitioners and industry representatives.
Information for international students
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Enquiries team
- 0330 123 2023