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University Study

With a variety of complex career paths, from aerospace engineering to space mission analysis to airline management, there are many specialist degrees at UK universities which can help you develop the skills and knowledge for a career in aerospace.  With a strong tradition in aerospace engineering, over 33 universities in the UK offer aerospace engineering-related degrees alone, with international reputations for excellence in research and teaching, and using the latest technologies such as their own flight simulators!

There is also a growing number of hands-on engineering degrees such as aircraft maintenance and courses looking into the business and operations side of the sector, such as aviation management or air transport studies.

At postgraduate level, there are even more specialist routes available such as manufacturing management, human factors and more besides.

In this section find out about:

  • Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering degrees
  • Accredited aerospace degrees
  • Other relevant engineering subjects
  • Aviation courses

Applying to University

UK students should apply for courses via UCAS who manage the whole selection process for UK students entering undergraduate study. UCAS also organise a number of fairs across the country with study advice and the chance to meet universities as well as providing lots of advice on their website.  International students should contact UK universities directly for entry advice. Most universities have a specific International Office who can provide specialist advice about international qualifications and UK equivalencies for university entry. Look out also for British Council fairs throughout the world attended by UK universities.


RAeS Undergraduate Degree Course Listing

RAeS Postgraduate Degree Course Listing



Postgraduate course information and

Advice on work placements; Flying and Gliding Clubs; University Air Squadrons; IT FLIES - the Aircraft Handling, Design and Simulation Competition and more.

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