Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management (PHDAM)

2 Qualifications from UK and France

Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management (PHDAM) with 18 specializations is a dual degree program that combines an Ofqual Recognised Awarding Organisation and Université Libérale de Paris. The PHDAM is the highest degree in practical academia and science specializing in aviation management.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management (PHDAM) has 18 specializations that focus on in-depth research knowledge in aviation management. Students have access to research from the start, with topics that are highly practical and applied.

Unlike the Professional Doctor program, students must have at least one scientific article published in ISI/SCOPUS journals, journals owned by the Liberal University of Paris, or journals linked to.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management at the Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) is a dual qualification program.

Graduates will receive:

  • LRN Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management degree offered by Université Libérale de Paris

Programs in details

Distinction in accreditation:

The Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management program is a dual-degree program, resulting in the completion of two distinct degrees. The program is a cooperation between the Ofqual-accredited UK national competency framework accreditation system and Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U). Both institutions are institutionally and programmatically accredited.

  • The Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) is certified at the highest level of the Premier Institute by the HEAD (High Education Accreditation Department), and at the program level by the examination system and granting of British national certificates by level (Awarding bodies of Ofqual, UK. Gov).
  • LRN is one of the prestigious institutions granting national qualifications in the UK, accredited by Ofqual, UK. Gov.

Distinctions in learning method:

All the programs is applied the Liberal Education pedagogy for graduated learners.

Our Paris-U A.C.T will help the learners:

  • Accredited Programs with international recognition.
  • Change and get another degree major within 12 months.
  • T-Shaped skills.

For the international learners not study full time in France, the program is designed for those who are always on the go, using the Hybrid Model with live classes. Students can study Université Libérale de Paris’ original program and achieve a degree as full-time study abroad students without needing to accommodate in France.

Distinctions in degrees: 2 independent qualification with the specialization based on the Doctoral thesis:

  • A LRN Level 8 Diploma (Doctoral Level) in Strategic Management and Leadership.
  • A Specialized Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management from Université Libérale de Paris

Distinctions in learning and research materials:

  • The learners get access to Level 8 EQF specialty courses even though the Professional Doctorate program is career-oriented and research-oriented from the start. This methodology is used for the first time in Europe at Université Libérale de Paris.
  • Access to specialist subjects at the doctorate level not only helps fellows consolidate their expertise, but also serves as an essential reference tool to aid fellows in doing research and writing their doctoral thesis with assurance.

Distinctions in expert acknowledgement:

  • The Liberal University of Paris is also the first institution to develop a dual accreditation model that combines the thorough accreditation of the academic program with the recognization of the professional accrediting organizations (Professional Certified Bodies).
  • Depending on the curriculum, the Senior Leader Council [UK] will honor the research and professional ability of specialists who have graduated from doctorate programs at the Liberal University of Paris.

List of Specializations:

Postgraduate students pursuing dual degrees in the Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management (PHDAM) program will receive two independent degrees, with the specialization based on the doctoral thesis. Research students can specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Ph.D in International Business
  • Ph.D in Hospitality Managememt 
  • Ph.D in Public Administration 
  • Ph.D in Hospital Management 
  • Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Management 
  • Ph.D in Healthcare Management 
  • Ph.D in Human Resources Management 
  • Ph.D in Finace & Banking 
  • Ph.D in Logistics and Supply Chain Management 
  • Ph.D in Tourism Management 
  • Ph.D in Luxury Management 
  • Ph.D in Engineer Management 
  • Ph.D in Technical Management 
  • Ph.D in Construction Management 
  • Ph.D in Design Management 
  • Ph.D in Information Technology Management
  • And other specializations based on the Doctoral Thesis

The Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management (PHDAM) dual degree program is an applied research-oriented program in which students will take research-related courses and conduct research step by step with the assistance and supervision of instructors.

The program is two years long. The method of instruction consists of a combination of globally livestreamed lectures (Live Class) with instructors.

Mandatory modules:

  • Develop advanced research approaches in a suitable context. (30 credits)
  • Advanced Literature Review. (30 credits)
  • Advanced Design Research. (30credits)
  • Advanced Data Analytics for Research. (30 credits)

Students will complete each phase of their PhD thesis after each course.

PhD thesis stage (60 credits)

  • Doctoral Thesis (60 credits)
  • Defend Doctoral Thesis

The Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management (PHDAM) thesis will be concerned with aviation management solutions and knowledge development.

The Ph.D program, unlike the DAM programs, requires a minimum of one academic journal published on the ISI/SCOPUS system or on journals owned or affiliated with Paris-U.

Students who complete the Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management (PHDAM) dual degree program can:

  1. Be able to conduct research relevant to the context of the specialization.
  • Assess the significance, practicability, and research potential of the problem to be investigated.
  • Develop and modify research objectives to suit orientation, research objectives, and research time constraints.
  • Analyze, consider alternatives, and make appropriate research decisions.

2. Be able to collect, organize, and choose theoretical foundations for PhD research projects

  • Collect theoretical foundations related to the research topic.
  • Organize and develop theoretical foundation structures for research topics.

3. Be able to design an entire study.

  • Know how to conduct a literature review and select relevant studies to support the proposed research.
  • Design the research in accordance with the research objectives, research questions, and time frame.
  • Adjust the chosen research methodology while keeping research ethics and feasibility in mind.

4. Be able to create a research proposal and carry out research.

  • Examine theoretical foundations and research models when developing research questions.
  • Develop research to international standards by writing a complete PhD thesis on a chosen topic.
  • Know how to present your research to a scientific panel.
  • Be able to persuade and argue.
  • Be able to write academic journals
  • Be able to work with the appraisal council and peer-review in the process of publishing academic journals.

The Université Libérale de Paris is the only university where doctoral students can study a full range of courses specialized in aviation management. The materials from these specialized courses can be used to broaden the students’ knowledge and aid in their research process.

All study materials for Aviation Management majors at the Doctoral level (Level 8 EQF) are posted on the training management system (LMS), and these materials are only accessible to doctoral students at the Université Libérale de Paris.

Students taking the PhD in Aviation Management program have access to the following materials and lectures:

  • Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Potential (20 credits)
  • Managing Strategic Change (20 credits)
  • Project Development, Planning and Management (20 credits)
  • Advanced Research Design and Methodologies (40 credits)
  • Developing Research Capability (20 credits)
  • Strategic Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (20 credits)

Ph.D students have both specialized knowledge at the doctoral level and research competence from the Ph.D. with the help of knowledge-supporting materials.

The doctoral programs at Université Libérale de Paris are designed with a training time of 2 to 5 years or more, culminating in a PhD thesis that meets international standards.

When participating in the PhD program in conjunction with the UK qualification system Level 8 Diploma, graduate students can choose between two training programs: Specialized Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management (PHDAM) or Specialized Doctor of Aviation Management (DAM).

Despite sharing the same specialization, the Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management (PHDAM) and Doctor of Aviation Management (DAM) have many differences. Some of the fundamental differences are as follows:

STTCriteriaPhDProfesional Doctorate
1NameDoctor of Philosophy in [Majors]Doctor of [Majors]
2ClassificationDoctorateProfessional Doctorate
3Level Level 8 EQFLevel 8 EQF
4Years of traningFrom 3 to 5 yearsFrom 2 to 5 years
5Learning and research goalsForming a new theoretical frameworkForming a new theoretical framework or applied solutions
6Publish paper in ISI/SCOPUSEncouraged Must have
7Subject requirementsSix compulsory doctoral-level subjects and research-intensive subjectsSix compulsory doctoral-level subjects and research-intensive subjects
8Thesis RequirementsHigh level of academic and theoryHigh level of application content
9Recognition after graduationDoctoral (Dr.)Doctoral (Dr.)
10DegreesDual degree: Level 8 Diploma & Ph.D. Degree with majorsDual degree: Level 8 Diploma & DBA Degree with majors
11CareerTeaching, ResearchingTeaching, Managing, Researching
12Academic Development PathwayPost Doctoral ProgramsPost Doctoral Programs

Candidates who register for the program will be considered by the application department before joining the program, in addition to the entry requirements, to ensure that they understand and benefit from the program.

Entry requirements must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Master’s degrees in specific fields from accredited universities. The appraisal procedures will be carried out by Paris-U or our local partner for domestic universities that do not have international accreditation.
  • RQF (UK), EQF (Europe), or Level 7 diploma equivalents must be obtained from accredited institutions.
  • The Université Libérale de Paris does not accept degrees from fake universities, Diploma Mills, accredited universities, or discredited accrediting organizations.

English language requirements:

  • English at or above CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) level B2.
  • IELTS 5.5; Speaking and writing must both be 5.5 or higher.
  • In the absence of an English certificate, the Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) and its partner will perform an internal English test and evaluate each candidate.


The Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) reserves the right to accept or reject applications based on accrediting agency requirements and Paris-U’s global acceptance target.

The Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) is a university that is HEAD-accredited at the institution level and the UK RQF framework at the program level. At the programmatic level, Paris-U is endorsed by the LRN, an awarding body recognized by the UK government.
After completing the program, students may confidently enter the job market, continue their education, and seamlessly transfer to other prominent and similar educational systems because the curriculum and degrees are rigorously approved by prestigious organizations.

  • Please go HERE for additional information about the accreditation of the Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U).
  • Please go HERE for additional information about LRN’s accreditation and programs.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management (PHDAM) program combines two degrees. Students receive the following upon graduation:

The LRN Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

In the United Kingdom, Level 8 is equivalent to:


LevelQualification FrameworkEquivalent degrees
8Level UK (RQF)Level 8 diploma
12Level in Scotland (SCQF)Doctoral Degrees
Professional Development Awards
DoctorThe Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK (FHEQ)Doctorate, for example, Doctor of philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
8Level in Europe (EQF)Doctorate, for example doctor of Philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
Level 8 diploma
10Level in Australia (AQF)Doctoral Degree
10Level in Africa (ACQF)Doctoral Degree
8Level ASEAN (ARQF)Doctoral Degree
Level 8 Diploma
8Level based on Vietnam Qualification Framework (VQF)Doctoral Degree

Doctor of Philosphy in Aviation Management (PHDAM) from Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U)

The Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) specialized Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management (PHDAM) is equivalent to Level 8 Diploma of the EQF European Qualification Framework and is assessed using the Paris-U accreditation system.

The specialized Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management (PHDAM) degree is one of the highest academic degrees. When combined with the dual degree system, which combines a UK Level Diploma and a Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management (PHDAM) from the Université Libérale de Paris, research students can pursue a career as a specialist or research specialist in theory and practice, become a lecturer, or advance to senior positions in the labor market.

Students can participate in PostDoc programs based on the fields of research they want to develop if they want to conduct international research, publish international articles on the ISI, SCOPUS system, and so on.

Graduate students can also publish books, studies developed during their studies, or research that comes up during their studies.

After completing the Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management (PHDAM) program at Universit Paris, students will be awarded the following:

  • Senior Leader Certified (UK Gov Standard No. ST0480)
  • Research Scientist Certified (UK Gov Standard No. ST0759).
    Graduates can apply for these accreditations without taking the annual EPA examinations and exams conducted by the Senior Leader Council.


  • Students are full-time Université Libérale de Paris students (Paris-U).
  • Students pursue the original program as full-time students at Université Libérale de Paris in France (Paris-U).
  • The program is entirely taught in English. Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) does not adopt the education system for French-taught programs in France.
  • Degrees awarded by Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) are classified as private university degrees. Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) degrees are not part of the public education system, not owned by the French government, and is not part of the France-based higher education system.
  • This is not an affiliate program, nor is it a Vietnamese-taught international program.
  • Local lecturers are not involved in teaching. Local activities are only for academic support.
  • Fees and scholarship policies (if applicable) are subject to change or cancellation at any time.

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  • Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) and its partners make no assurances that students who enroll will graduate, and receive a degree. Only if the student fully meets and fulfills the academic, financial, disciplinary, and other requirements does the Université Libérale de Paris award degrees and recognize academic results.
  • Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) reserves the right to refuse admission, refuse support, cancel student status, and not reimburse tuition and fees in the case of a commit of violations, absenteeism, or voluntary refusal to continue the program.
  • Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) cannot guarantee that a degree will be accepted by a third party. The receiving organisation subjectivity determines whether or not to accept.
  • Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) does not guarantee that students will receive a salary increase, promotion, or be accepted into new positions or jobs after graduation.
  • Despite regulations governing cross-recognition and qualifications equivalence, each country, organization, and unit has their own right to receive and recognize degrees. Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) does not guarantee automatic degree recognition when using degrees, certificates, transcripts, and other documents from the Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) and partner schools. Similarly, Université Libérale de Paris does not guarantee or support the process of recognizing equivalent qualifications (if any).
  • Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) makes no guarantees or commitments that students will be able to reside, work abroad, obtain a work permit, a teaching license, or a specialist license in France, Europe, or any other country.
  • Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) offers extreme assistance, but cannot guarantee students 100% of short-term study visa (in case of full-time study) or European visa (to attend graduation ceremony in France and/or Europe) if it does not meet the requirements of the host country and the appropriate authorities in granting and approving the right to exit, move, and migrate.
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Tuition fees

Tuition policies are in keeping with the provisions of the Paris-U policy and subject to change without notice. In some case, Paris-U offer variety of Scholarships for International Students. 

Original application fees​
Original tuition fees​

Université Libérale de Paris

Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) offers a variety of Scholarships for International Students. The Scholarship is not for full-time learners in France and EU and is limited.

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