Double degree in Aviation Management

Highlight Your Excellence in the Field of Aviation Management
Learn from Aviation Experts


Key Data




1.5 - 2


In Riga Campus

Credit Points

80 CP | 120 ECTS / 60 CP | 90 ECTS

Study Form



September, 2024




Professional Master in Aviation Management and Organization Manager Qualification (TSI),
MSc Aviation Management and Sustainability (UWE)




This double degree program offers a unique combination of innovative educational approaches and a highly-flexible learning environment tailored to the needs of professionals in the rapidly-developing aviation industry

Assistant professor
, Ph. D.
 Berdymyrat Ovezmyradov,

Director of the Programme

Assistant professor
, Ph. D.
 Berdymyrat Ovezmyradov,

Director of the Programme


This double degree programme is designed in cooperation with the University of the West of England (UWE). After two years of study, students obtain degrees from both universities, as well as a fantastic learning experience.

According to British quality standards, there is a lot of group work and projects during studies. The study results will be evaluated not only by TSI lecturers but also by UWE academic staff. Students of this programme will also have access to the resources of both universities.

Internship on the premises of airports and other aviation enterprises provides excellent opportunity to experience industry operations.

Network of professionals among teachers and fellow students is one of the added values of the programme

The University of the West of England is a modern and dynamic University, based near Bristol with the new state-of-the-art learning spaces and world class teaching facilities. The University is well known for its links to leading global companies such as Airbus, and for the quality of its research. The University has over 30,000 students and more than 600 courses covering a wide range of subject areas it is one of the largest and best-known universities in the UK.

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been ranked 4th amongst HEIs in the South West of England for student satisfaction by the National Student Survey (NSS) 2021 published on 15 July, 2021. As well as ranked 21 out of 121 UK institutions climbing 7 places to their highest ever position.

The University was awarded TEF gold status in the latest Government rankings for higher education providers, which is the highest rating in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) 2018

Tutors from the industry

Within the double degree study programme framework, visiting professors and industry professionals are involved in the implementation of the programme. Meet them:

Prof. Romano Pagliari Special Adviser to the Board of Directors at Luton Airport
Arturs Saveljevs Member of the Board at Riga International Airport
Arturs Kokars Director, Aviation Department at Ministry of Transport of Republic of Latvia
Prof. Romano Pagliari Special Adviser to the Board of Directors at Luton Airport
Arturs Saveljevs Member of the Board at Riga International Airport
Arturs Kokars Director, Aviation Department at Ministry of Transport of Republic of Latvia
Prof. Romano Pagliari Special Adviser to the Board of Directors at Luton Airport
Arturs Saveljevs Member of the Board at Riga International Airport
Arturs Kokars Director, Aviation Department at Ministry of Transport of Republic of Latvia

Get to know all tutors

Assistant professor 

Ph. D.
Veronika Siliņeviča
Transport and Management Faculty
Veronika Silinevica

Ph. D.
Emmanuel Merchan
Engineering Faculty
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Academic degree and current position in TSI: Professor at the Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Dean of the Engineering Faculty,

Previous experience: Over 20 years as a Professor at the Instituto Politécnico Nacional in Mexico City, serving in various leadership roles including Academic Vice-Chancellor, Executive Secretariat of COFAA-IPN, General Coordinator for Staff Development and Educational Innovation, Dean of Higher Education, and Director of the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

Membership: Member of IEEE, collaborating with the Robotics and Automation Society. Since 2023, a member of the Latvian Council of Science as an expert in the field of Engineering and Technology – Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Information and Communication Technologies, and a member of the Engineering and Technology Expert Commission.

Academic experience: Author of numerous publications in journals such as IEEE Access, Results in Engineering, and MDPI Sensors. Supervised over 55 undergraduate theses, 11 master’s theses, and 7 doctoral dissertations at IPN, the last 2 Doctoral dissertations supervised as TSI staff.

Teaching at post- and graduate level: Courses in Robotics, Engineering Design, and Soft-Computing at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

Participation in projects: Participated in and led various research projects focused on robotics, optimization techniques, biomechanics, and mechanical design.

Research Interests: Robotics, Trajectory Planning, Soft Computing, Mechanical Design Optimization, and Biomechanics.

Awards: Recognized for innovative leadership in academia and research, aiming to advance engineering education and tackle the challenges posed by Industry 4.0.

Guest lecturer 

Dr. oec.
Zane Zeibote
Latvian Academy of Sciences, Acting Director of the European Policy Research Institute, University of Latvia, Acting Director of the Centre for European and Transition Studies

Dr. oec.
Inna Stecenko
Transport and Management Faculty
Inna Stecenko
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Guest lecturer 

Ioseb Gabelaia
Assoc. professor 

Dr. oec.
Jelena Popova
Transport and Management Faculty
Jelena Popova

Academic degree and current position in TSI: Associate Professor, the Faculty of Transport and Management

Experience: 20 years’ experience as a university lecturer, several years of experience as a scientific translator at Scientific Research Institute “Micropribor”, several years worked as a school teacher


Expert of Latvian Council for Science in Business and Economics field;

Editor of Scientific Journal Cultural Heritage & Tourist Destinations: Creative Approaches in Development, ISSN 2592-8449.

Peer reviewer of the International Scientific Journal Tourism and Innovations, University of Economics, Varna, Bulgaria. Member of Editorial Board.

Peer reviewer of the Journal of Tourism and Services, Prague, Czech Republic, ISSN 1804-5650

Member of Scientific and Editorial Committee of the Journal of scientific articles of students and young scientists Development of Modern Business within the Concept of Green Economy

Organiser of Students’ Practical Conference Students’ Practice as the Basis of Professional Competence. Organiser and moderator of working sections and workshop within the frameworks of the project Enhancing Green Economy in 3 countries of Asia, Grant agreement 598470-EPP-1-2018-DE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP – ENV2.

Teaching activity: Economic Theory; Advanced Microeconomics; International Economic Relations; Global Economy; Corporate Finance; Financial Management; Strategic Management; Project Management; Marketing; Business English.

Publication activity:  Author and co-author of scientific publications for 6 years: 57 scientific articles in indexed and peer reviewed scientific journals and proceedings of scientific conferences, participated in 27 scientific conferences and round tables with reports.

Participation in projects: the European grant “Post-doctoral Research Aid” Project id. N. of the Republic of Latvia, funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Research project No. “Development of Model of Smart Economy in Smart City” the European Project Enhancing Green Economy in 3 countries of Asia, Grant agreement 598470-EPP-1-2018-DE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP – ENV2

Research Interests: The scientific interests are in the area of Smart economy, Sustainable Economy, International Economics, Human Capital, Intellectual Capital, Waste Management.

Supervised Doctoral, Master and Bachelor Theses (number): Supervision of the Doctoral Thesis; Master’s Theses; Bachelor Thesis.

Awards: three awards as the best professor of the university (Baltic International Academy, Latvia).

Award as the best presenter at the International Scientific Conference Economics and Management

Motto: “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one”.

Maxima for teaching: People who know what they’re talking about don’t need PowerPoint

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Unique Programme
for Baltic Sea Region


Cutting-Edge Industry
Research Involvement


Learn from
Aviation Experts



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Block A – Mandatory Courses

Data Analysis2.003.0
Decision Making Methodologies2.003.0
Economy, International Business and Sustainability2.003.0
Financial Management in a Sustainable Context2.003.0
Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Multimodality2.003.0
Engineering Project Management2.003.0
Research Seminar I2.003.0
Strategic Human Resource Management and Leadership2.003.0
Master’s Dissertation and its Defence20.0030.0

Block B – Specialization Courses

Airport Management4.006.0
Legal Aspects of International Trade and Aviation2.003.0
Management of Aircraft Maintenance4.006.0
Strategic and Change Management in Aviation4.006.0
Labour Safety, Civil Defence and Environment Protection2.003.0
Latvian Language2.003.0
Quality and Safety Management in Aviation2.003.0
* Labour Safety, Civil Defence and Environment Protection аре included in the compulsory part of the study plan, in case the student has not completed those courses in the previously acquired education as it is specified in the Latvian Environmental Protection Law and the Latvian Civil Protection Law

Block C – Elective Courses (one chosen by a student)

Aerospace Risk Management2.003.0
Marketing Management2.003.0
Sustainable Engineering for Global challenges2.003.0

The curriculum is module-based on weekends – three days in a row, every third or fourth week of a month. The blended learning format will allow you to choose between online and on-site studies, allowing you to continue working while studying. Please note that there are three mandatory in-person modules per semester in Riga, Latvia, with specific dates to be announced.

Sample time schedule for a weekend:

Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday from 8:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Sunday from 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Dates for the autumn semester 2024/2025

20.09.24 – 22.09.2024
11.10.24 – 13.10.2024
01.11.24 – 03.11.2024
22.11.24 – 24.11.2024
13.12.24 – 15.12.2024
10.01.25 – 12.01.2025
24.01.25 – 26.01.2025

*there will be a possibility to join lectures online, but some of them will be mandatory for attendance – info which of them will follow

Students obtain the opportunity to spend 312 hours of professional internship joining operations at airports and other aviation field companies. Locations include premises of International Airports, e.g. Riga International Airport.

There are conditions of transferable internship credit points:

  • in case of previously completed Bachelor or Master professional degree which included the same or above amount of internship hours
  • if a student has worked on the managerial position in aviation industry for more than one year, this student can defend his professional knowledge in the form of a report and a presentation and it is accepted as a professional internship

In both cases students have a shorter version of the programme – minus one term (62 credit points versus 82 credit points in full version). Their tuition fee also is cut by the price of one term

Previous education

Bachelor’s degree in management, economics, logistics, transport, business management, administration, aviation transport or a related field

For Latvian, EU, EEC applicants

Step 1

  • Fill in the application in the Admission system and upload:
    • passport/ID card
    • bachelor’s/master’s or equivalent higher education document

Step 2

  • Come to TSI to sign the study agreement and take the original documents and 4 photos (3×4 cm) with you

For applicants from other countries of the World

Step 1

  • Fill in the application in the Admission system and upload:
    • passport/ID card
    • the scan of original of the educational documents
    • certificate of english language proficiency at B2 level or document on previous education in English
  • Pay registration fee
  • Pass your entrance tests
  • Pass your Skype interview
  • Wait for your education document verification (AIC document). It may take up to 30-40 working days to receive it

Step 2

  • Book accommodation for a stay in Riga during studies
  • Receive positively verified document (AIC)
  • Print study agreement, sign and upload to the system
  • Pay tuition fee
  • Receive invitation

Step 3

  • Book an appointment in the Embassy of Latvia and get a visa
  • Arrive in Riga. If you cannot come, no worries – start your studies remotely! We will provide all the materials and online lectures, and arrive when borders will be open.

The application round for the master’s programme at the Transport and Telecommunication Institute is open! The first step is to fill an application at After you register in the system, we will contact you shortly.

 Full timePart timeDistance learning
Duration1.5/2 years  
Tuition fee EUR/year6500 EUR  
Tuition fee for applicants from 🇱🇻 🇱🇹 🇪🇪 🇺🇦 🇪🇺 and EEA, EUR/year 5400 EUR  

The tuition fee must be paid in advance of each academic year. The tuition fee is paid by using an invoice. The payment can be completed by the applicant herself/himself or by a third-party by using the reference number

Once the tuition fee for the first academic year of study is paid, we will send you a confirmation email, which you can attach to your residence permit application. We encourage you to submit your residence permit application documents as soon as possible.

In addition to possible tuition fees, you are usually required to independently cover your everyday living costs. You need to show that you have sufficient means of support as well as insurance when you apply for your student residence permit.

If you have any questions about the tuition fee payment, please contact us. Contact information is provided below.

Every Friday, we offer Q&A session at a time convenient for you and in the language of your choice – Latvian, English or Russian. Book a consultation here or write/call us directly, through the contacts listed below.

Тelephone: +371 29 990 841
WhatsApp: +371 29 990 841
Skype: infotsi

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