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Course summary

This course will allow you to combine studying for the ATPL theoretical exam with studying for a BSc (Hons) degree. This balance of skills is highly sought-after by global aviation industry employers. The University of West London has a strong connection with Heathrow Airport Limited and you will be based at our Ealing site, which is just 10 miles from Heathrow, one of the world's busiest international airports. The University is also home to the Heathrow Archive and Exhibition, which students and the public can visit. The course is delivered by a diverse and experienced team of experts in the aviation industry with established links to numerous airlines and aviation companies. Working closely with our industry partners and a number of Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) this course has been developed to enable graduates to have an understanding of the aviation sector from a managerial and operational perspective. You will combine your theory and academic studies and will have access to our on site Boeing 737 flight simulator, which provides a practical learning environment. Guest lectures from aviation experts and opportunities for industry visits will support and enhance your learning. The aviation sector offers new entrants a range of opportunities. On completion of this degree you could follow a career with an airline within their operations or commercial department or you could go on to complete the fATPL (within three years of sitting the ATPL theoretical exam).


Working with a number of Approved Training Organisations (ATOs), our exciting new course will allow you to combine your modular training with academic studies in three years. You will have access to our B737NG fixed based simulator and guest lectures from industry. On graduation you will have both an honours degree and ATPL theoretical exams. This balance of practical and theoretical skills is highly sought-after by global aviation industry employers. On completion of this degree students can complete their fATPL (within three years of their last ATPL exam sitting) or commence employment with an airline within the operations or commercial department. Modules: Year One • Introduction to Air Transport Management • The Aviation Professional • Air Transport Systems and Operations • Leadership and Talent Management • PPL Theory and Practical. Year Two • L5 ATPL Theory • Hour Building and Reflective Portfolio. Year Three • Airline Fleet Management and Maintenance • Air Route Development and Operations • Sustainable Aviation and the Environment • Aviation Strategy and Commercial Analysis • Dissertation.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

EASA Class 1 Medical As a minimum you will need GCSE English, Mathematics and Physics or double/triple science (grade 9 – 5 / A* - C). Each applicant will need to attend a pilot application day.

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

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Further information regarding fees can be found at
Air Transport Management with Air Transport Pilot Licence Studies at University of West London - UCAS