Air Transport Management - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey


FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Air Transport Management

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Air Transport Management
PGCert Air Transport Management

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PKA61091 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code


QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Business and Management (Master)

Other internal and / or external reference points


Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Hospitality & Tourism Management

Programme Leader

LEI Z Dr (Hosp & Tour)

Date of production/revision of spec


Educational aims of the programme

A high quality education, which is intellectually rigorous and up-to-date, as well as relevant to the needs of future managers, executives and professionals in the air transport industry.

A business management orientation related to the air transport industry and draw on a range of cognate areas of study to explain and analyse this particular sector.

An integrated approach so as to provide a coherent view that explores the interrelationships between the various components of the programme.

An international perspective both in scope and coverage.

Up to date information that draws on the stimulus of the School's recent research activities.

Provide students with the basis for developing their own approach to learning and personal development

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Critically evaluate the development, characteristics, issues and influences relevant to air transport management K
Analyse and debate theoretical and applied knowledge in the management, operation, organisation and provision of airlines and airports K
Evaluate critically a wide range of approaches and techniques relevant to the strategic management of airlines and airports K
Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the fundamental elements of airline and airport business management K
To evaluate critically the complex interrelationships of regulatory, commercial, technical aspects of the air transport industry K
To demonstrate the ability to work within teams to solve practical problems pertaining to the technical, operational and commercial aspects of the air transport industry
To evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on their own/others work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies
To demonstrate high level learning and problem solving skills C
To conduct research and produce a high quality report: this includes the ability to select, define and focus upon and issue at an appropriate level; to develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies; to analyse the issue; to develop recommendations and logical conclusions; to be aware of the limitations of research work C
To identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and to propose new areas for investigations/ new problems / new or alternative applications and methodological approaches C
To display a range of skills relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and professionals irrespective of their sector of operation, particularly in the areas of analysis and synthesis, communication and presentation skills, computing skills, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, report and essay writing skills, interactive and group skills, research skills. T
To handle ethical dilemmas likely to arise in management, research and professional practice and to formulate solutions in dialogue with peers, clients, mentors and others P

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure


This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)



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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.