Aerosystems - Air Operations And Tactics MSc

fighter jet
Location Stoke-on-Trent Campus
Duration 2 Years
Course start January, May, September
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Stoke-on-Trent CampusPart-time2019/20 Academic YearApply Direct
Stoke-on-Trent CampusPart-time2020/21 Academic YearApply Direct

Students graduating from this course will demonstrate an advanced level of proficiency and meet the expectations of enterprise, entrepreneurship and employability as these are essential elements of being able to create, maintain and deliver a complex military mission of various aircraft types and capabilities. Eminently employable, many are destined for the higher echelons of the RAF.

Course Fees

The course fee is £2500 and the course is listed on the ELCAS website:

Course outline

This is a programme that is unique to the RAF. It covers disciplines from aircraft engineering, planning, problem solving, communication, self-reflection, critical analysis. The programme requires the extensive use of high value military assets and a large element of one to one instruction, assessment and review that could not be undertaken solely by an academic institution.  However, the academic input from Staffordshire University staff will be present throughout the course, and will be most evident during the dissertation module; this will enable students to enhance their analysis and contextualise their learning.  Thus, the programme is a close partnership between the University and the RAF where both entities work closely to deliver the best possible outcome for the student.

To apply please follow the instructions contained in the guide and application form below:

Application Form

Entry requirements

QWI Students: 
The entry to the course is by selection by the RAF.  Commencement of the course is dependent on satisfactory completion of pre-course preparation.

QWI Legacy Students:
It is proposed that personnel, who can demonstrate satisfactory completion of the course at a time where the content was predominantly the same as now, should be eligible for the award with discussion and possible interview with the Award Leader.

Teaching and learning

Award Begins:

There will be three intakes per year, September, January and May

 Study Method:

Teaching on the QWI course is a mix of formal classroom instruction, including visiting lecturers, use of simulators, one to one aircraft sorties, individual and group review and reflection.  There is also an element of individual research and analysis.


1 Year


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