Buckinghamshire New University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Aviation and Logistics Management with Foundation Year

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Course summary

A perfect fit for today’s dynamic and diverse aviation industry, our BSc (Hons) Aviation and Logistics Management degree gives you the advanced knowledge and understanding to dive into a career in the broad fields of aviation and logistics. With over 20 years’ experience in delivering aviation degrees, we have a strong track-record of helping students meet the contemporary needs of this global industry involving the borderless movement of goods and people. With London and South East airports nearby, you’ll be perfectly placed for networking, placement opportunities, and applying for great jobs when you graduate. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), we are the only higher education institution to offer this hybrid degree in the UK. 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, 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 – 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. Our CILT accreditation sets your foot right in the door of these industries from day one through automatic student membership of the institute, giving you access to their rich industry-focused logistics programmes and visits. 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. 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 be able to 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. What are my career prospects? Roles 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.

Course details


Year One: Preparing for Success: Knowledge and Creativity / Preparing for Success Self-development and Responsibility / Inquiry and Research Skills / Introduction to Aviation Tourism and Events. Year Two: Principles of Logistics / Introduction to the Aviation Value Chain / Air Cargo Operations / Air Transport - Security and Safety / Airline and Airport Marketing / Airport Operations / Introduction to Finance and Economics / Professional Skills and Development. Year Three: Quantitative Tools for Supply Chain Planning / Aviation Logistics / Employment Research and Planning / Airport Management / Airline Management / Management Leadership and Change / Research Methods / Ancillary Revenue Management. Year Four: Supply Chain Procurement Strategies / Contemporary Issues in Supply Chains / Sustainability Management / Aviation Finance and Economics / The Future of the Air Transport Industry / Business and Enterprise (optional) / Research Project (optional).

Assessment method

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.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

For information about applying to Buckinghamshire New University as an International applicant, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/international

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Buckinghamshire New University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/financial-support-bursaries-and-scholarships

Aviation and Logistics Management with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS