Get your career off to a flying start with our BSc (Hons) Air Transport with Private Pilot Training.
On this programme, you will gain the theoretical and practical pilot training knowledge to attain a Private Pilot's Licence (PPL), together with a university degree. This unique balance of practical and theoretical skills is highly sought-after by global aviation industry employers.
The PPL qualification allows you to continue your flying studies at a later date, to achieve a Frozen Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), the highest licence you can obtain as a pilot.
Throughout the course you will be taught by academics and instructors who have experience of working in the aviation industry. Teaching staff are equipped with the skills required to deliver an engaging and effective learning environment. You will also benefit from our FNPT II Flight Simulator, which you’ll use during the final year of your studies to gain vital experience.
As you’ll develop a deep understanding of the air transport industry, you'll finish this course well qualified to pursue a variety of different careers in this field.
UCAS CODE: H490
Designed with input from a range of aviation professionals, this course focuses on current trends shaping the aviation industry.
During this programme, in addition to your flying, you'll acquire specialist knowledge in airline and airport operations. You'll study modules in air cargo operations and ancillary revenue management, as well as aviation finance and economics.
What are the course entry requirements?
A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 96 - 120. You also need at least two A-levels and a GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4.
Mature students with non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
All students will require at a minimum a Class II Medical in order to undertake their PPL solo, those students wishing to undertake Commercial training will need to gain a Class I Medical prior to enrolling with their selected ATO. Further information on the requirements of Class I and II Medicals, including approved AME's, can be found on the CAA website.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.
This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.
The modules available on this course are as follows:
Year 1 Modules
- Developments of the Air Transport Sector
- Air Transport - Security and Safety
- Airline Management
- Airport Operations
- Management, Leadership and Change
- Private Pilot Licence (PPL) Practical Training
- Private Pilot Licence (PPL) Theory
- Structure of the Air Transport Industry
- Airline Crisis and Continuity Management
Year 2 Modules
- Air Cargo Operations
- Airline and Airport Marketing
- Airport Management
- Ancillary Revenue Management
- Employment Research and Planning
- Human Resource Management
- Introduction to Finance and Economics
- Research Methods
Year 3 Modules
- Aviation Finance and Economics
- Aviation in the Global Context
- Business and Enterprise (optional)
- The Future of the Air Transport Industry
- Human Factors as a Fundamental Concept in Aviation Safety
- Research Project (optional)
- Strategic Management
- Sustainability Management
How much does it cost
Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022: £9,250 per year
Full Time International, Academic Year 2021-2022: £13,750 per year
Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks