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A perfect fit for today’s dynamic globalised industry, our BSc (Hons) Aviation and Logistics Management hybrid degree broadens your skill and employability by giving you the key knowledge and understanding to make the diverse field of aviation and logistics your career.
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT, UK), this practical course is industry-focused. With over 20 years’ experience, we have a strong track-record of helping students meet the contemporary needs of this global industry in the borderless movement of goods and people. With London and South East airports nearby, you’ll be perfectly placed for networking, hearing about placement opportunities, and applying for great jobs when you graduate.
The aviation courses offered by the university are unrivalled, and it is my hope that the unique nature of the degree that I am working towards will give me a distinct advantage in terms of my future career progression.Rowan Parrott
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Why study this subject?
Our BSc (Hons) Aviation and Logistics Management graduates meet the contemporary needs of today’s fast paced globalised world characterised by borderless movement of goods and people. There's a dire need of knowledge and skill to meet business demands, especially from young professionals dreaming of a future in this exciting and rewarding industry.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
We’ve designed our BSc (Hons) Aviation and Logistics Management to help you become part of a fascinating industry that never stops. Working in aviation and logistics management, you’ll be constantly challenged to help keep the world moving.
Did you know 84 flights take off every 60 seconds worldwide? That’s more than one a second! At Bucks, we’re experts in how to make this happen, and we’ve created this course to prepare you for a career in any part of aviation management.
Ranging from manufacturing logistics, project logistics, military logistics, warehousing and procurement to humanitarian logistics among others, the choice is yours to choose where you want to make your career mark.
By the end of the degree, you’ll be ready for a range of rewarding roles at airports, airlines, integrator, third-party logistics providers, ground-handlers aircraft manufacturers, and more.
Our CILT accreditation sets your foot right in the industry from day one through automatic student membership of CILT. This membership affords you access to the institute’s rich industry focused logistics programmes and visits.
At Bucks, we recognise roles in this field are hands-on. That’s why you’ll take part in simulated learning experiences throughout the course.
You'll also learn from top resources with our Educational Establishment membership status with Airports Council International Europe. You will also benefit from our close proximity and links to London and South East airports.
We’ll also bring in industry experts from logistics companies and integrators involved in air transport as well as aviation suppliers. They’ll give guest lectures on different topics, provide dissertation support and share employment advice.
Connecting you with the industry is important to us. We’re part of the London Heathrow Skills Partnership – this means what you study is influenced by the UK’s largest airport and you’ll be one of the first to hear about opportunities. It also helps us give you an up-to-date picture of what is going on in the industry throughout your studies.
You’ll also benefit from access to CAPA and FlightGlobal subscription services. These provide reports, market intelligence and aviation company data.
We also encourage you to become a student member of two industry groups – the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT) and the Royal Aeronautical Society.
And why not join our award-winning Aviation Society? Recent events include tours of NATS, a Boeing Flight Simulator experience at CAE and a tour at easyJet.
Some of our aviation students have produced an aviation-specific blog. Why not check it out! Please note that the views expressed within the blog are the views and opinions of our aviation students and not those of the University.
What will I study?
Throughout the course, you’ll complete a mix of aviation management and logistics modules.
You can choose to specialise in the passenger side of the business or in cargo, freight forwarding, supply chain management, construction logistics and more. You’ll also immerse yourself in industry with our skills modules and industrial placement year.
We’ll challenge you to play our strategic supply chain game. You’ll make decisions, apply your understanding of logistics, then find out if your choices were correct.
You’ll also have the chance to carry out field work on a trip. This might be exploring how an airline undergoes fleet selection, visiting a large distribution centre, or taking a behind-the-scenes tour of an international airport.
In your final year, you’ll apply everything you’ve learnt to your dissertation or business project. At this point, we’ll challenge you to think strategically and understand how the sector needs to move forward.
How will I be taught and assessed?
On this innovative degree programme students will be taught through a series of lectures, interactive seminars, masterclasses, live briefs, site visits, workshops, case studies and study trips.
You can also take part in innovative industry-based projects using simulation and will have the opportunity to present work to a professional audience. Around 30% of study time will be spent in scheduled sessions on this course.
Industry-leading professionals often deliver talks and presentations, providing valuable insight into the profession.
You will be assessed by a variety of means, such as oral presentations, portfolios, case studies, in-class tests, reports, essays and a smaller number of formal examinations. You are also assessed on your aptitude in the use of logistical planning and simulation techniques through the course.
What facilities can I use?
We’ve invested in a range of state-of-the-art facilities across our campuses to support your learning.
Our specialised simulation facilities allow our students to experience real-life airport scenarios, developing their abilities in airfield planning and operations, and crisis and emergency management.
The School of Aviation and Security also possess dedicated subscription software packages including CAPA and FlightGlobal market intelligence and The Fresh Connection value chain experience, which will greatly assist you in your learning and in the completion of a number of assessments.
BNU is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.
We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.
Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student, to increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.
What are the course entry requirements?
A typical offer will require a UCAS tariff score of: 80 - 104
Grade 4 or above in English and Maths at GCSE level.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year; find out more.
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.
Year 1 Modules
Principles of Logistics
Introduction to the Aviation Value Chain
Air Cargo Operations
Air Transport - Security and Safety
Airline and Airport Marketing
Introduction to Finance and Economics
Professional Skills and Development
Year 2 Modules
Quantitative Tools for Supply Chain Planning
Employment Research and Planning
Management Leadership and Change
Ancillary Revenue Management
Year 3 Modules
Research Project (optional)
Supply Chain Procurement Strategies
Contemporary Issues in Supply Chains
Aviation Finance and Economics
The Future of the Air Transport Industry
Business and Enterprise (optional)
How much does it cost
Home and EU
Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022
£9,250 per year
International, Academic Year 2021-2022
£13,750 per year
What are my career prospects?
Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more.
1 in 12 people in the UK work in a logistics role – that’s over 1.5 million people. Our graduates work at airports, airlines, ground-handling companies and other aviation suppliers
With expertise in aviation and logistics, you’ll be ready to work in a wide range of roles including:
- Import/export management
- Customs management
- Supply chain management
- Airport or airline operations
- Safety and security management systems
- Inventory supervision/management
- Purchasing management
- Stock controlling
- Key account management
- Project logistics coordination
- Network planning and scheduling
- Business development
- Pricing analyst/management
You might apply for a graduate scheme to get experience in different departments. Or, if you’re keen to keep learning, you could stay on at Buckinghamshire New University and study one of our postgraduate degrees, such as: