Course Description : The MSc in Airport Planning and Management was created to meet a demand clearly stated by employers for graduates skilled and qualified in airport business development, planning, design, operations and environmental management. Cranfield University is the only university in the world to run an English language masters course in airport planning and management. Achieving this highly relevant and globally respected degree will enable you to differentiate yourself in a competitive employment market. Cranfield University is the only university in the world to run an English language masters course in airport planning and management. Achieving this highly relevant and globally respected degree will enable you to differentiate yourself in a competitive employment market. Start Months: October School: School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing Theme: Transport System Entry Requirements: A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) ideally in a related subject. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director. For further and specific information please visit the course page. English Language: If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows: IELTS - 7.0 overall score, with a minimum of 6.0 in all elements of the test TOEFL - 100 Pearson PTE Academic - 68 Cambridge English Scale - 190 Cambridge English: Advanced - C Cambridge English: Proficiency - C In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low. We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date). Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking a IELTS for UKVI test. Duration: Full-time MSc - one year Course Format: TaughtMScOverview: A unique course created to meet a demand clearly stated by employers for graduates skilled and qualified in airport business development, planning, design, operations and environmental management. Study at the only UK university campus with a fully operational airport. Who is it for?: Cranfield University is the only university in the world to run an English language master's course in airport planning and management. Achieving this highly relevant and globally respected degree will enable you to stand out in a competitive employment market. Cranfield's Centre for Air Transport Management combines a wealth of practical expertise with extensive research, consultancy and teaching experience in one centre of excellence. We have been providing postgraduate education for almost sixty years. You can be sure that your qualification will be valued and respected by employers throughout the world. Why this course ?: In addition to management, communication, team work and research skills, you will attain the following learning outcomes from this course: A systematic understanding of relevant international and national regulations and the ability to explain their effects on airport business, planning, design, operations and safety management decisionsA critical awareness of the key issues that affect users of airport facilities (e.g. airlines and retailers) and the ability to explain the impact of their commercial pressures, strategic decisions and priorities on airport business, planning, design, operations and safety management decisionsHow to identify, analyse and design solutions in order to address a given research problem within the context of airport planning and management, having regard to regulatory constraints and commercial and environmental imperativesUndertake and successfully complete a substantial programme of independent research, applying robust methods of data collection and analysis, and communicating the findings coherently.Cranfield University is very well located for visiting students from all over the world, and offers a range of library and support facilities to support your studies. This MSc programme benefits from students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds which significantly enhances the learning experience for both staff and students. Informed by Industry: Directed by an industrial advisory committee comprising senior representatives from leading airports and associated sectors. This group meets annually to ensure that the course content will equip you with the skills and knowledge required by leading employers. Industrial Advisory Committee members include: Catherine Ashman, Senior Airport Planner, Arup Anna Gawthorpe, Safety and Compliance Manager, Execujet Andrew Gibson, International Technical Director - Aviation, CH2M HILL Andy Jefferson, Programme Director, UK Sustainable Aviation Rob Rushmer, Director, Leigh Fisher Richard Timberlake, Director - Transportation, Dar GroupYour teaching team: You will be taught by Cranfield’s Centre for Air Transport Management’s leading expects and recognised external specialists. This multi-disciplinary group includes a unique blend of airport economists, transport geographers, marketing specialists, and aeronautical engineers with strong publication records and industry experience. Members of the teaching team include: Dr Pere Suau-Sanchez Dr Keith Mason.We are particularly proud of the wide range of seminars and guest lectures offered to our students, given by global leaders in the aviation industry. Past speakers included the CEOs of London City Airport, Birmingham Airport, London Gatwick Airport and the International Airlines Group whose subsidiaries include British Airways and Iberia. You will have support from the Course Director for any academic matters, the Course Administrator for administrative matters, and the Co-ordinator and individual supervisors for individual research project work. You will also have the additional support of a personal tutor for the duration of your study programme. Accreditation: The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Course details: Nine compulsory taught modules, a group project and an individual research project. Group project: In April students are divided into groups of seven to ten, and asked to solve a current airport planning and management challenge. The group project draws upon the learning from the taught modules and applies it to real-life simulation. Each member is required to take responsibility for a key area, for example, market analysis, capital expenditure forecast or terminal design. The group submits a report of their findings and recommendations and delivers a presentation to staff, students and industry experts. Projects are usually supported by industry and potential future employers value this experience. Industry involvement is an integral component to the group project, to give you first-hand experience of working within real life challenging situations. Previous Group Projects have included: Evaluating the business case for extending the runway at Birmingham AirportThe preparation of development plans for two new airports in South-West EnglandDesigning a new passenger terminal for Leeds-Bradford International Airport.Individual project: The individual research project is the single largest component of this course and is an opportunity to study a problem in detail. Sponsoring organisations may co-operate in the choice of a suitable subject. Project topics vary widely and are often based on your area of interest. The individual research project component typically takes place between April and August. Previous individual research projects have included: An analysis of the hubbing strategy of Air France/KLM at Amsterdam Schiphol airportThe implications of secondary slot trading on airport revenuesAir traffic distribution in a multi-airport environment; the Mumbai metropolitan regionAssessment: Taught modules 50%, Group project 10%, Individual research project 40% Funding Opportunities: Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS) The Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS) is a funding programme providing affordable tuition fee and maintenance loans for full-time UK/EU students studying technology-based MSc courses. To help students find and secure appropriate funding, we have created a funding finder where you can search for suitable sources of funding by filtering the results to suit your needs. Your career: Working in an airport environment offers varied and exciting career possibilities. Graduates should be able to pursue a career working for an airport authority in business development, operations, design and planning or with one of the many planning and management consultancies that advise airports across the world. Our passion for the areas of expertise we operate in, and our hands-on relationship with industry are unparalleled. This is recognised globally by potential employers and we have a proven record of graduate employment across airports, consultancies and associated industries. Previous graduates have secured employment with a range of companies including: Arup Jacobs Consultancy Mott MacDonald Airbus Korean Airports Corporation Malaysian Airports SH&E Aviation Economics Heathrow Airport.We also provide access to our exclusive LinkedIn Cranfield University - Air Transport Group, which offers unrivalled networking and job opportunities.