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    Course Description: The MSc Air Transport Management is designed to equip you with the skills required to pursue a successful career in various sectors of the air transport industry including airlines, airport companies and authorities, civil aviation departments, air transport consultancies and aerospace companies. The course is suitable for students with a degree in aeronautical engineering, economics, business studies and geography or those with demonstrable experience in the air transport industry. Start Months: September School: School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing Theme: Transport Systems 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 a 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:    In today's rapidly changing air transport environment the industry requires access to advanced and comprehensive knowledge, coupled with an in-depth understanding of its needs. Designed to equip you with the skills required to pursue a successful career in various sectors of the air transport industry including airlines, airport companies and authorities, civil aviation departments, air transport consultancies and aerospace companies. Strong industry links and success in placing graduates in this sector for over 50 years. Who is it for?:   The course is suitable for students with a degree in aeronautical engineering, economics, business studies and geography or those with demonstrable experience in the air transport industry. This course covers a wide area of expertise related to air transport management whilst enabling you to specialise in appropriated subject areas. This flexibility means that you may tailor the course to your particular interests and aspirations. It aims to provide you with a thorough grounding in all air transport issues as well as managerial, interpersonal, financial and analytical skills. Why this course?:   The MSc Air Transport Management has been established since 1964. The course has an outstanding global reputation with over 1,000 graduates to date. Graduates of this course are featured in our annual CV Book, a publication which is requested by and circulated to our extensive industry partner network, as our graduates are highly sought after. We help students prepare their CV and for interviews for positions all over the world. In addition, we give students access to our exclusive Air Transport Alumni group on LinkedIn. This offers unrivalled networking and job opportunities. Cranfield University is very well located for 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: The course is directed by an industrial advisory committee comprising senior representatives from leading airports and associated sectors. This group meets annually and ensures that the course content remains up-to-date and equips students with the skills and knowledge required by leading employers. Members of the committee attend the group project presentations and are actively involved in recruiting our graduates. Current members include:     Senior Vice President, Boeing    Senior Economist, IATA    Director, BAA     Senior Manager, Rolls Royce     Senior Manager, Virgin Atlantic     Senior Manager, EasyJet.Your teaching team: You will be taught by the largest academic group in the world specialising in air transport management. This multidisciplinary group includes a unique blend of air transport economists, marketing specialists and aeronautical engineers with strong publication records and industry experience. Our teaching team includes:     Dr Robert Mayer    Dr Keith Mason.Course details: The taught programme for the Air Transport Management masters is generally delivered from October to March and is comprised of nine compulsory modules and one module from the choice of optional modules. Many of the lecture modules include case study project sessions and seminars may also be led by senior visitors from industry. Students also receive a subscription to industry databases; OAG Schedules, ICAO data, FlightGlobal, CAPA Centre for Aviation. Group project: The group project undertaken in April, aims to provide a simulated industrial environment where knowledge and skills gained from the taught component can be applied to solving an air transport management problem. Students are divided into groups and tasked with setting up an airline in any country of the group's choice. Students can also choose any type of airline business model. The group present and defend their business plans to a board of senior industry executives as well as to the faculty. Each group must also submit a detailed report which will be assessed. Individual project:   The individual project is an opportunity to study a current problem and allows students to choose a subject of interest to explore in detail. Students can undertake independent research on a subject relevant to technical, operational or commercial aspects of the air transport or related industries, including a review of relevant literature, methodological planning, data collection, analysis, presentation of results, and evaluation and discussion of these results. Previous projects have included:     The Impacts of Airline Liberalisation    Successes of Airline Business Models    Applications in Airline Marketing    The Benefits of Airport Privatisation     Low-Cost Airline Expansion throughout Europe    The Future of In-flight Entertainment    Airline Alliances    The Impact of Globalisation on Aircraft Manufacturers.Assessment: 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. Your career: Many of our former graduates now occupy senior positions within the air transport industry. The Centre for Air Transport Management has close links with companies and organisations in the industry who consider our students a valuable source of potential recruits. Former students have taken up employment in a variety of positions in a wide range of organisations. Some of the main recruiting areas in recent years have included: Airlines (e.g. British Airways, Air France, Virgin Atlantic, BMI British Midland, Monarch, American Airlines, Lufthansa, easyJet, go)Aerospace Manufacturers (e.g. Airbus, Bombardier, British Aerospace, Rolls-Royce)Airport Authorities (e.g. BAA, Manchester, Birmingham )Aircraft MaintenanceAir Parcel CarriersConsultancy FirmsAviation Insurance and FinanceAviation Journalism

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