Best universities in the UK to study aviation


Best Universities to study aviation in the UK

If you’re looking for aviation jobs, no matter whether they’re in the UK or in the middle east, it’s likely that you’ve debated over whether or not a university education might help you secure your goal.  If this is the case and you’re at the stage of working out which university in the UK might be the best to study aviation, we hope you’ll find this article useful.  Here are just some of the options you’ll find around our shores:

In Scotland and the north of England:

Edinburgh Napier University

Based in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, this university offers a full time undergraduate course in Tourism and Airline Management BA (Hons).  A 4-year course, the next intake for this course is September 2016. 


University of the Highlands and Islands

This Scottish university has two postgraduate aviation courses on offer.  They are both full time, 15 month courses.  The first is Air Transport Operations and Management MSc and the second is an Aviation MBA.


University of Liverpool

If North West England is more convenient for you, then the Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies (BEng Hons) offered by the University of Liverpool is more likely to float your boat.  This is a 3-year full time course which incorporates a minimum of 20 hours flying.


University of Leeds

The University of Leeds offers a BSc Hons in Aviation Technology with pilot studies and PPL as part of the course, albeit at additional expense.  A course which promises significant input from people directly involved in the industry, this is a course that is often seen as a preliminary step in obtaining a Commercial Pilot License (CPL).


University of Salford

This university offers a BSc Hons in Aviation Technology with pilot studies.  A course with a strong engineering focus on aircraft performance, handling qualities and flight systems as well as flight practice, this is a good option if these are your areas of interest.


In the south of England:

Brunel University London

If you’d prefer to be in the south, then Brunel University London offers a BEng in Aviation Engineering with Pilot Studies which contains an option for NPPL as part of the course for an additional fee.  With a very wide focus, this course is ideal for undergraduates who are yet to define exactly where they want their aviation career to take them.


Kingston University London

Kingston University London offers a Foundation degree in Aviation Studies for Commercial Pilot Training as well as a top-up year that leads to a BSc Hons.  The initial part of the foundation course takes place at Hurn Airport in Dorset whereby the top up part of the course takes place at the Kingston University Roehampton Vale Campus.  This course makes it possible for students to obtain an Airline Transport Pilot License.


Buckinghamshire New University

The BA Hons in Air Transport with Commercial Pilot Training offered by this university is aimed primarily at students who want access to a broad range of opportunities in the airline and airport industry.


So, as you can see, no matter whether you’ve got your sights set on an aircraft engineers job or becoming a pilot; irrespective of whether you’re aiming for an aviation job in the middle east or a UK airline job, the course to get you well on your way is closer to home than you might think.  What’s more, these courses are all as accessible and affordable as many other equivalent courses in other disciplines, so there really is nothing holding you back.

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