Aviation Leasing & Finance

Graduates of this postgraduate programme will develop a sound knowledge of the key aspects of aviation leasing and finance in order to maximise the inherent talent and expertise in this field. Students will be exposed to a self-learning environment that will expand their critical thinking, analytical skills and ethical values. Students develop a comprehensive understanding of the key disciplines of accounting, leasing, finance, risk management and aviation legal issues, as they apply to aviation leasing and finance.

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


1 Year Part Time Blended

Further enquiries

Course Director
James Ryan
Tel: +353 (0) 61 202976
Email : james.ryan@ul.ie

Course Coordinator
Anne Marie Hayes
Tel: +353 (0) 61 202142
Email: anne.marie.hayes@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester

• Air Transportation Characteristics
• Aircraft Leasing
• Corporate Airline Finance

Spring Semester

• Integrated Risk Management
• Fleet Planning
• Legal Aspects of Aviation Leasing & Finance


Programme Title:
Specialist Diploma in Aviation Leasing & Finance

Award Type and Level
Minor award at Masters level 9 giving 30 Credits on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Assessment method

Assessment will be a combination of continuous assessment based on an application of the material to an organisational context and a written end of term exam.

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

Course fee

Fees: €6,286 per student.

On a limited basis, partial funding is available to eligible member companies of Aviation Finance Finuas Network, once prospective students meet the eligibility criteria set out for this programme. For details contact Linda Barron 061 423622

Remember to mention gradireland when contacting institutions!