Taught course

Sustainable Aviation

Manchester Metropolitan University · School of Science and the Environment

Entry requirements

Many applicants will already be actively employed within the aviation sector. Other applicants will require at least a second-class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant environmental or business subject area. These applicants may be offered a vocationally based Masters project. International students please see www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Months of entry


Course content

The University’s Centre for Aviation Transport and the Environment (CATE) has been very influential upon the growth and development of the industry both regionally and globally. Key contributions include the United Nations Global Atmosphere Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on Aviation and the Environment. Consequently, the course has access to many of the tools and expertise necessary to assess the environmental impacts of aviation.

This MSc examines the role of the air transport industry in supporting city and regional development as well as the positive and negative economic, social, community and environmental impacts of aviation. It provides training in the science and business of aviation and gives the opportunity to investigate and carry out real projects allied to aviation, the economy and the environment.


  • Policy for Sustainable Development
  • Sustainability and Air Transport
  • Environmental Management at Airports
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Project

Students will develop detailed aviation industry knowledge and become active researchers in existing investigative programmes within research teams or industry groups. Continual assessment via essays, reports, briefing papers, case studies, posters, oral presentations and dissertation.

Career prospects
The UK Government and air transport industry is among the most advanced in the world in the development of strategies to promote the sustainable development of aviation. There is a growing need for education and training in sustainable aviation and for employees in the sector to have this expertis

Information for international students

International students please see mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time UK/EU £6,930. Part-time UK/EU £1,155 per 30 credit unit. MSc = 180 credits.
International students
Non-EU international £13,300.

This MSc programme is eligible for a PEP fee scholarship for September 2014 entry. For more information, visit http://www.sci-eng.mmu.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-courses/pep/

Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
12-36 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969