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BSc (Hons) Aviation Management

UCAS CODE: N857 (Full-time) or N858 (Foundation Year)
TARIFF: 88 - 112 (Full-time) or 32 - 56 (Foundation Year)
  • Study Mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: Three or Four Years
  • Start Date: September 2024

If you are passionate about all things aviation and dream about turning this into a successful and diverse career, then studying Aviation Management will give you the knowledge and practical experience to succeed in this fast-paced and exciting sector.

A perfect fit for today’s dynamic and diverse aviation industry, the Aviation Management programme gives you the advanced knowledge and understanding to dive into a career in the broad field of aviation business.

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Why study this subject?

With over 20 years’ experience in delivering aviation degrees, we have a strong track record of teaching the contemporary needs of this global industry in relation to travel, logistics and transportation. With London and South East airports nearby, you’ll be perfectly placed for networking, placement opportunities, and applying for great jobs when you graduate.

There's a real need for knowledge and skills in these areas to meet business demands, and this course helps to put you in a great position to start a career in this exciting and rewarding industry.

There are a wide range of career paths that this degree could take you, including working at airports, airlines, integrators, ground-handlers, aircraft manufacturers, project logistics, military logistics, warehousing, procurement, among many others.

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Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?

You will learn from skilled lecturers within the School of Aviation and Security who have a high level of working knowledge, based on industry experience. Their teaching will allow you to gain a deep insight into the latest trends and requirements of aviation and logistics.

As well as receiving top-class lectures and seminars, you will be supported by personal tutors, module leaders and course leaders. In addition, guest speakers often deliver sessions to enrich your learning these include experts from logistics companies and integrators involved in air transport, as well as aviation suppliers.

At BNU, we recognise roles in this field are hands-on that’s why you’ll take part in simulated learning experiences throughout the course using our specialised facilities. You’ll also be able to use our library to support your studies, whether you’re looking for the resources you need or just a quiet place to study.

As a BNU student, you will automatically become a member of Bucks Students Union giving you access to a wide range of services that we offer for free. You’ll also be able to join the Aviation Society where you’ll have the ability to attend a variety events and experiences. Some examples of what we’ve done in the past include tours of NATS, a Boeing Flight Simulator experience at CAE and a tour at easyJet.

Opportunity modules are a key part of the BNU curriculum. You’ll choose modules from a broad selection in areas such as sustainability, entrepreneurship, creativity, digital skills, personal growth, civic engagement, health & wellbeing and employment. Opportunity modules are designed to enable you to develop outside the traditional boundaries of your discipline and help you to further stand out from the crowd to future employers.

Our Specialisms 

Buckinghamshire New University gives you the opportunity to choose your specialism for your future career after your experience of the core curriculum in year one. Rather than having to make your big decision before you join us, we introduce you to various specialisms and offer you the flexibility to choose the specialism which leads to your chosen speciality. You can choose between BSc (Hons) Aviation Management and BSc (Hons) Aviation Management with Logistics.

These specialisms are also offered as four-year programmes, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate programme.

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.

On top of services that BNU provides, we are also members of or partner with a range of external organisations to bolster your industry knowledge:

  • We have access to subscription software packages including FlightGlobal and The Fresh Connection, which will greatly assist you in your learning and in the completion of several assessments.
  • We are classed as an Educational Establishment with Airports Council International Europe through our membership, giving students free access to the latest aviation news and developments.
  • 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.

What will I study? 

If you’ve got a keen interest in the business side of the airline and airport sectors, then look no further than our BSc (Hons) in Aviation Management. Providing the perfect blend of topics including, operations, planning, design and management our degree will equip you with the skills required by employers across these industries. You’ll gain a strong foundation of legal knowledge and an understanding of the broader social, economic and political contexts within which the law operates.

How will I be taught and assessed?

BNU is a vibrant university with the student experience at its heart. We focus on providing you with the hands-on skills and real-life experience that will equip you with the tools needed to excel in the graduate workplace.

With industry-experienced academics at the helm, you will be learning through a diverse learning and teaching culture. Teaching on this programme includes a combination of:

  • lectures 
  • seminars 
  • workshops 
  • work-based learning 
  • employer or organisation-based case studies 
  • live or ‘real world’ projects 
  • guided learning 
  • simulations 
  • practicals 
  • discussion groups 
  • virtual forums.

You will be assessed by a variety of means, such as coursework, presentations, learning journals, simulations, examinations and projects.

BSc (Hons) Aviation Management Programme Specification

What are the course entry requirements?

A typical offer will require a UCAS tariff score of: 88 - 112 (Full-time) or 32 - 56 (Foundation Year)

UCAS points can be obtained through qualifications such as A levels, T levels, BTEC or an Access to Higher Education course in a relevant subject. Please list all your qualifications on the application form as you will be asked to provide copies when we receive your application.

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.

Previous study, professional and / or vocational experiences may be recognised as the equivalent learning experience and permit exemption from studying certain modules in accordance with our accreditation of prior learning (APL) process. 

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. 



This provides a guide of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.

This course has Opportunity modules.

Opportunity modules are a key part of the BNU curriculum. You’ll choose modules in both your first and second year from a broad selection in areas such as sustainability, entrepreneurship, creativity, digital skills, personal growth, civic engagement, health & wellbeing and employment. Opportunity modules are designed to enable you to develop outside the traditional boundaries of your discipline and help you to further stand out from the crowd to future employers. Find out more.

What are the tuition fees

  • Home, Academic Year 2024 - 2025: £9,250 per year
  • Overseas/International, Academic Year 2024 - 2025: £15,150 per year

Additional course costs and financial support

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.

Questions about fees?

If you have any questions about the fees above, contact our Enquiries team by calling 0330 123 2023 or emailing

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 and skilled leaders and support you in your search to find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more.

Roles in aviation management are vast and varied and upon graduation, 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:

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