Entry requirements

Minimum of an upper second class honours degree in transport, geography, engineering, economics, management or a related discipline from a UK University. Equivalent overseas qualifications and relevant industrial experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is aimed at students who wish to specialise in air transport management and industry practitioners looking to upskill and move to positions carrying greater management responsibility. The global airline industry continues to grow rapidly and this complex business demands an increasingly skilled workforce.

The Transport Studies Group at Loughborough University has been teaching air transport programmes for over 40 years and has a long-standing international reputation for its air transport teaching and research. This new programme has been developed in conjunction with highly experienced air transport industry personnel to ensure that it meets the latest needs of industry.

You will be taught by leading academic experts, one of the core texts that will be used has been edited by two Loughborough academics. In addition, industry guest speakers will contribute throughout the programme.

The programme offers a critical, comprehensive and practical understanding of the structure and operation of the international air transport industry and equips students with a range of transferrable and analytical skills that can be applied in the workplace.

Key facts

  • An outstanding place to study. Our air transport programmes are ranked 3rd in the UK in the Times Good University Guide (category Town and Country Planning and Landscape).
  • Research-led teaching from international experts. 75% of the School’s research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest Government Research Excellence Framework.
  • Air transport expertise. Loughborough University has a long standing international reputation for its air transport teaching and research and has been delivering dedicated transport programmes since 1972.

Fees and funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Taught Admissions Office
+44 (0)1509 222496