Aviation and Air Transport Management
Specialist skills have become necessary in aviation and air transport as the business has become increasingly complex. Degree level studies are now available focussing on the operational, regulatory and financial aspects of the industry such as air transport management, aviation management and airline and airport management.
As with some engineering degrees, several management courses are combined with pilot studies, with time out from university life during the course at a partner Flight Training School. Some are structured so that you not only gain a PPL, but by the time you graduate you will have both a degree and frozen ATPL!
Search the UCAS site for full degree programme listings.
The BSc (Hons) degree in Professional Aviation Pilot Practice is a new degree study and commercial flight training option which became available with the launch of the Higher Apprenticeship in Professional Aviation Pilot Practice (HAPAPP) in April 2013.
There are three pathways you can follow to achieve the degree in Professional Aviation Pilot Practice:
The Apprenticeship programme: if an airline is able to employ you from the beginning of your training then you can progress as an apprentice throughout your training.
The Honours programme: this is a direct entry to the final apprenticeship/degree year, available to cadets who have achieved their frozen Air Transport Pilot License and are employed by a participating airline.
The Independent programme: this option has a higher amount of self-funding and you can enrol via a University or a participating Flight Training Organisation (FTO).
News on this degree will be updated on the HAPAPP page. Also, join the Aviation Skills Partnership Network to become part of the network discussions and access the latest aviation information and news as it happens.
The Flying Links page will also give you more ideas and information on aviation careers.