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I'm someone who has his mind set on doing this, that and the other, the sort of person that makes plans that don't fit in with the way of the world.

In an ideal world, I would study Computer Science AND Physics at the same time at the University of Oxford, and do a Pilot's course alongside that at the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy, a few miles from the university.

Are there any alternatives where I can do all three things? I looked on Oxford's website, and the only joint coirses they do is Computer Science and Philosophy, and Physics and Philosophy. I'm not interested in Philosophy.

I am passionate about all three fields. I understand that I dont have to go to uni to become a pilot, but I always thought all three fields work so well together. I love Computer Science, and I want to understand computers on a different level. I love Physics and I want to understand more about the world works. And eventually I want to become a Pilot. I love to fly.

Oxford seems like my best option if I want to study EITHER Computer Science OR Physics alongside a Pilot's course. I just dont want to give up either one of them.
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(Original post by marlon667)
I'm someone who has his mind set on doing this, that and the other, the sort of person that makes plans that don't fit in with the way of the world.

In an ideal world, I would study Computer Science AND Physics at the same time at the University of Oxford, and do a Pilot's course alongside that at the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy, a few miles from the university.

Are there any alternatives where I can do all three things? I looked on Oxford's website, and the only joint coirses they do is Computer Science and Philosophy, and Physics and Philosophy. I'm not interested in Philosophy.

I am passionate about all three fields. I understand that I dont have to go to uni to become a pilot, but I always thought all three fields work so well together. I love Computer Science, and I want to understand computers on a different level. I love Physics and I want to understand more about the world works. And eventually I want to become a Pilot. I love to fly.

Oxford seems like my best option if I want to study EITHER Computer Science OR Physics alongside a Pilot's course. I just dont want to give up either one of them.
It's unlikely you'll have time to do a university degree and complete your pilot training at the same time.

Unless you're super rich already, it would be interesting to know how you could afford to go to university and get to and from Kidlington, and complete a pilot's course.

Why not simply go to university and then do pilot training afterwards?
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It's unlikely you'll have time to do a university degree and complete your pilot training at the same time.

Unless you're super rich already, it would be interesting to know how you could afford to go to university and get to and from Kidlington, and complete a pilot's course.

Why not simply go to university and then do pilot training afterwards?
I was thinking that student loans would cover uni, and my parents said they would help me with the pilot's course. I thought it would be quicker for me to do everything if and while I'm in Oxford. I checked Maps, and it takes an hour on the bus, or I could cycle there.

I guess I didnt think if the time constraints though. If I went to an open day i could gauge how much time I woild spend on it.

But the pilot thing isn't my first and foremost concern now. I'm just wondering if I could do Physics and Computer Science at a Russel Group Uni, or do two courses at once in Oxford.
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I was thinking that student loans would cover uni, and my parents said they would help me with the pilot's course. I thought it would be quicker for me to do everything if and while I'm in Oxford. I checked Maps, and it takes an hour on the bus, or I could cycle there.

I guess I didnt think if the time constraints though. If I went to an open day i could gauge how much time I woild spend on it.

But the pilot thing isn't my first and foremost concern now. I'm just wondering if I could do Physics and Computer Science at a Russel Group Uni, or do two courses at once in Oxford.
Wait, you want to try doing an undergrad. degree at Oxford and study to get an ATPL at the same time? :lol:

Forgetting the fact Oxford won't even let you do that, it's without a doubt going to be too much work. Also not forgetting you're only in Oxford for 8 week terms, whereas studying for an ATPL isn't going to conform to this.
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At Cambridge you can do Physics and Computer science, at least in the first year, and then specialise in one or the other.
On the other hand, why not go for Engineering? You have a tonne of physics and programming etc in that. Aeronautical Engineering sounds perfect for you.
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I was thinking that student loans would cover uni, and my parents said they would help me with the pilot's course. I thought it would be quicker for me to do everything if and while I'm in Oxford. I checked Maps, and it takes an hour on the bus, or I could cycle there.

I guess I didnt think if the time constraints though. If I went to an open day i could gauge how much time I woild spend on it.

But the pilot thing isn't my first and foremost concern now. I'm just wondering if I could do Physics and Computer Science at a Russel Group Uni, or do two courses at once in Oxford.
Are you talking about a private pilots licence or a commercial licence?
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@Noble. I didn't think to check that. I think I'll just do my degree first then. Or maybe take a gap year and do a pilot course first.

@Occams Chainsaw I don't like the feel of Cambridge. Also I want to get a degree I'm both, Cambridge don't do that.

@Have_a_nice_day I'm looking to get a commercial licence.
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So just to confirm, you want to study two separate undergraduate degrees and get a commercial pilot's licence at the same time?

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So just to confirm, you want to study two separate undergraduate degrees and get a commercial pilot's licence at the same time?

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No, I think he wants to do a joint undergrad. degree, not two separate undergrad. degrees at Oxford at the same time.
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You could always go to a Russell group university and join a university air squadron


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@Noble. I didn't think to check that. I think I'll just do my degree first then. Or maybe take a gap year and do a pilot course first.

@Occams Chainsaw I don't like the feel of Cambridge. Also I want to get a degree I'm both, Cambridge don't do that.

@Have_a_nice_day I'm looking to get a commercial licence.
Doing an integrated ATPL will take around 18 months (not doable in a gap year). And you won't be able to study a degree alongside this.

Why don't you do a ppl whilst doing your degree to experience the flying side, then look at doing ATPL afterwards.
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I know its not as good a Uni as Oxford but Swansea Uni does a Physics/Computer Science joint degree and there is an airfield in Swansea (the Gower) which I dont know for sure but would assume they do flying lessons.
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I know its not as good a Uni as Oxford but Swansea Uni does a Physics/Computer Science joint degree and there is an airfield in Swansea (the Gower) which I dont know for sure but would assume they do flying lessons.
Thanks, I may check that out
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computer science isn't needed a single bit to become a pilot. the only subjects you need is English maths and science. computer science is not needed a single bit and computer science will make you depressed. learning about computers and coding does not make you a pilot. for anyone wanting to be a pilot, do yourself a favour, don't take computer science to become a pilot
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