Taught course

Air Transport Operations and Management

University of the Highlands and Islands · Science, Health and Engineering

Entry requirements

UK equivalent Honours degree at level 2:1, and not less than level 2:2 in a science, engineering or technology discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification Candidates with significant professional experience within the airline industry will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants will be required to provide academic references prior to admission and where appropriate employer references to support their application. International students require an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or other appropriate English Language Qualification with a minimum score of 6 in each of the 4 language skills tested – listening, reading, writing and speaking.

BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc Air Transport Operations and Management is designed to meet the increasing need for aviation professionals within the expanding air transport operations sector of this global industry.

You will receive a thorough grounding in management principles, practices and techniques which are strongly contextualised to aviation business applications, especially through case studies.

This Masters aims to produce highly motivated, innovative and creative graduates with the professional abilities and managerial potential necessary to compete for employment in a wide range of worthwhile careers within this exciting industry.

Special features

  • You will be taught by a mix of aviation and management specialists.
  • You will benefit from guest lectures, industrial visits and group working.
  • Modules cover specific operational management practices required to provide effective airport and ground operations, and airline services, including quality and safety management.
  • To achieve the award of MSc you will need to complete a major individual research project.


It is possible to study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full Masters degree

PgCert: Core modules may include Operations management; Corporate and competitive strategy. You will also choose one option modules which may include: Airline crisis and active safety management; Aircraft maintenance operations and management

PgDip: Core modules may include: Strategic marketing; Quality and safety management. You will also choose one option module which may include: Airport infrastructure and ground operations management; Airline flight operations and fleet planning.

MSc: To achieve the award of MSc you must complete a research dissertation

Location This course is available at Perth College UHI, Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2NX

Fees and funding

UK students
In 2016/17 per module (20 credits) on-site: Scottish/EU £520; Rest of UK £650
International students
In 2016/17 per module (20 credits) on-site: International £1,080

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Qualification and course duration


part time
26 months
full time
15 months

Course contact details

UHI information line
0845 272 3600