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Aviation Leasing & Finance - Specialist Diploma

Course Details

Available: Part- Time

Duration: 1 Year

Award: Postgraduate

Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Minor Award

Faculty: Kemmy Business School

Course Type: Taught Professional/Flexible

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Application Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020


Yvonne Delaney
Programme Director
Management Development Unit (Anne Marie Hayes)
061 202 142

Brief Description

The Specialist Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance is the first level 9 University-accredited programme in Ireland tailored for the Aviation Leasing sector. The programme is industry-led and was established in September 2014, in partnership with the Aviation Finance Finuas Network.


Students gain invaluable leasing and aviation sector knowledge and insights via modules taught by industry experts in addition to highly-regarded teaching from UL academics. The programme has consistently received excellent feedback from students.

The Specialist Diploma runs over one academic year and is a minor award at masters level (30 ECTS at level 9).

Programme content

The programme will consist of 6 taught modules of aviation, leasing and finance related material. The programme will run over two semesters of 15 weeks each. Semesters run from January to May (Spring) and September to December (Autumn). Three modules will be covered in each semester. The programme will be a minor award at level 9 on the Quality & Qualification Ireland National Framework of Qualification. The programme credits are 30, which equates to a 10 to 15 hour workload per semester week for participants.

While the programme will require participants to undertake project and assignment work during each module to contextualise the material being covered, there is no major project element proposed for this programme.

Semester 1  Spring   Semester 2 Autumn
AM6001 Air Transportation Characteristics   IN6002 Integrated Risk Management
FI6052 Corporate Airline Finance   ME5072 Fleet Planning
FI6043 Aircraft Leasing   LA5082 Legal Aspects of Aviation Leasing and Finance

Semester 1 will commence online in January 2021


This programme has secured Government funding through the July Stimulus Postgraduate Skills package.  Eligible applicants can avail of  90-100% funding.   Please click here for eligibility criteria

What to include with your application

  • Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
  • English language qualifications (if English is not your first language)
  • A copy of your most recent CV
  • A copy of your passport or birth  certificate (long version)
  • Proof of Employment status -  Please click here for more information

Entry requirements

An honours level degree at a 2.2 standard and normally 3 to 5 years’ experience in the aviation and related industries.

The recognition of prior learning and prior experiential learning as per university policy will be applied to this course. UL’s PRL policy will be applied to this course.

The course board may at its discretion accept a level lower qualification with stronger evidence of prior learning and experience

Entry is decided on a case by case basis 

The current fees for this programme are €​. Irish and EU applicants may be eligible for reduced fees from the Irish Government under the July Stimulus.

Please click here for eligibility criteria

For fees please click here   

Fees are subject to review