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.

Programme information

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.  

This course has been independently accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.  

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.  


Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time

Module Details:


Research and Communication

Airline Marketing and Operations

International Air Transport Management

Quantitative Analysis for Air Transport

Aviation Safety

Environmental Management and Mitigation for Air Transport

Policy Planning and Design for Air Transport 

Airport Cities and Development

Student Destinations

8.7 million individuals worldwide are employed in the aviation industry and demand for highly skilled professionals is growing. Air transport graduates are typically employed by airline operators, airports, regulators, government agencies and consultancy firms.


UK/EU £9,000; International £17,000

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.

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