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School of Aviation and Security

School of Aviation and Security

At the School of Aviation and Security, we have built a strong reputation using our years of deep sector expertise to help shape the pilots, police officers, security and aviation professionals of the future.

We offer a well-established, inspiring mix of courses to help give our graduates a head start in their chosen careers. All courses are constantly evolving and designed with close industry involvement through our long-established sector links, helping to ensure that students leave with the most up-to-date skills and inside knowledge, primed to enter employment.

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Our range of aviation courses include pilot training, airline and airport management, as well as governance, regulation and law.

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Find out more about our international tourism courses, accredited by the Institute of Travel and Tourism. 

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Learn more about our policing degrees, delivered in partnership with Thames Valley Police.

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Security and Resilience

Discover our degrees covering consultancy, intelligence analysis, organisational resilience and risk management.

Welcome to the School of Aviation and Security, a leading provider of education in aviation, policing, security and resilience, for over twenty years. We are pioneers in providing HE degrees in pilot training, working in partnership with a number of pilot training schools in the UK and abroad. Our students are at the heart of our applied teaching & learning curriculum, supported by various industrial exposures, invited sector experts and state-of-the-art technology. We endeavour to prepare our students for their chosen careers.

Dr Leah Fox, Head of School of Aviation and Security

Learn from the experts

Staff within the School of Aviation and Security have a high level of working knowledge, based on industry experience, allowing you to gain a deep insight into the latest trends and requirements of your chosen field.

As well as receiving top-class lectures and seminars, students are also supported by personal tutors, module leaders and course leaders. In addition, guest speakers often deliver sessions for students within the University to enrich their learning.

Leading facilities at your disposal

The School teaches courses across our three campuses (Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Uxbridge), each with their own state-of-the-art facilities to support your learning.

Our library is the perfect place to find the resources you need and a quiet place to study, filled with four floors of books, journals, computer suites and study rooms – resources are also available digitally through our Virtual Learning Environment.

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We also have a range of specialised course-related facilities. For student pilots, we’re one of the very few UK universities to have an FNPT II Flight Simulator at our High Wycombe Campus – as part of your training you’ll have exclusive access and will be able to gain vital experience, without leaving the ground.

For all students studying aviation, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, we have additional specialised simulation facilities allowing them to experience real-life airport scenarios, as well as developing their abilities in airfield planning and operations, and crisis and emergency management.

Utilise our strong industry partnerships and resources

Our School’s academic teams have strong industry links, and a commitment to developing the knowledge and capabilities our students need to thrive in their chosen sectors. These are used to enhance lectures and seminars delivered by the School through guest speakers, and in some sectors, provides students access to seasonal employment opportunities and free membership to relevant bodies to build on their knowledge.


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Research within the School

Our research covers a variety of specialist areas within aviation, tourism, policing and security and resilience, with focus on academic and industry collaborations, business engagement and inter-disciplinary research.

Find out more about where we can support and the type of projects we’ve been involved in.


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Business and Enterprise

We're always aiming to build on our record of successful partnerships and business engagement, and develop our reputation as a partner of choice for innovative and ambitious enterprise offerings. Whether you’re interested in collaborating on courses, seeking advice or consultancy on any of our subject areas, or looking to book a session using our FNPT II Flight Simulator, please email using the link below, or call David on 01494 603 045.