Taught course

Airport Management

City, University of London · School of Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Engineering

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you should have at least two-years’ employment experience in the aviation industry. You do not necessarily need a bachelor’s degree to enter this MSc programme, but you will need a professional licence, for example:

  • An ACI Diploma in Airport Finance.
  • Airport Security and the Gold Diploma in Global Safety Network.
  • Air Transport Pilot’s Licence.
  • Aircraft Engineer Licence.
  • Air Traffic Controller Licence or similar.

To be accepted onto this course, you must successfully pass the mandatory Induction Workshop, which will assess whether you meet the English and writing skills requirements for this MSc programme.

The Induction Workshop is a short course offered every three months for a price of £500. You can apply at any time. The Airport Management MSc starts every three months with the Induction Workshop.

Months of entry

February, May, August, December

Course content

Designed for current and future airport managers, this world-class academic postgraduate degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge to develop your career in today’s vibrant airport industry.

The MSc in Airport Management has been designed to provide you with a mid-career education. If you have been employed in the aviation industry for at least two years and have the desire to develop your career in the fast-growing airport industry, this programme is for you.

The knowledge you gain from the wide range of module topics will enable you to make a greater contribution to your organisation. A key feature of the course is the development of shared values, offering you an invaluable opportunity to meet and work with other professions within the aviation industry.


The City, University of London Airport Management MSc will enable you to:
  • Develop your knowledge of the complex disciplines and various technical, operational and financial pressures impacting airport management and the various ground-handling areas
  • Evaluate and apply relevant theories within the airport domain
  • Understand the interaction of all the major components of the airport industry ­– from organisations, governments, airlines, alliances and airport regulatory authorities to suppliers, manufacturers, staff and unions
  • Discuss, examine, synthesise and apply a conceptual understanding and knowledge of the various processes within the airport domain
  • Prepare for a career in airport management.

Information for international students

The mandatory Induction Workshop must be passed to ensure that you meet the English and writing skills requirements for this MSc programme.

Your English should be proficient as is required in the aviation industry and the ICAO English classification.

Please also see the international page.

Fees and funding

Please see the fees and funding page for more details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Course Office
+44 (0)20 7040 8112