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    Hi,
    I really want to be an RAF pilot but I know that it's extremely competitive, so was just wondering what degrees are good for a biology, maths and physics A level, if I can't become a pilot.

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    Well, for piloting, you definitely should go into something Physics/Maths based. Maybe Engineering?
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    It would be a reasonably background for most engineering disciplines - it also meets the criteria for some more specialised biomedical engineering courses. I believe there are one or two medicine courses which accept Biology without Chemistry, but I doubt there's even 4 so this may not be the best option to consider.

    You could also go into physics, particularly in departments which have major biophysics research groups, if that's of interest. The combination would also be appropriate for many earth/environmental science related courses, e.g. Geology/Geophysics, Earth Sciences, Oceanography, Climate Science/Meteorology etc. It would also be suitable for most organismal/evolutionary/ecological bioscience courses - such as Ecology, Zoology, Marine Biology, Biological Anthropology/Human Sciences.

    Of course there are also all those other degrees without specific subject requirements - namely everything except History, English Lit, Language courses, and Visual/Performing Arts courses mainly. Pretty much anything else is an option, although some you might have to convince them more than others of your interest (such as classical/ancient languages/studies). Economics and related business/finance courses would also fall into the group of relevant courses, although it does sometimes require Maths - which you have.
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    A commercial pilot course can cost ~£90,000. Do you really want student debt on top of that? If you don't want to pass up the university experience, you could look for a course that combines an aeronautical degree and a professional pilot licence. That would give you back-up options if the pilot ambition doesn't work out. There's more information on this website: http://www.flying-start.org/age-18-t.../com-training/
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    (Original post by Schadenfreude65)
    A commercial pilot course can cost ~£90,000. Do you really want student debt on top of that? If you don't want to pass up the university experience, you could look for a course that combines an aeronautical degree and a professional pilot licence. That would give you back-up options if the pilot ambition doesn't work out. There's more information on this website: http://www.flying-start.org/age-18-t.../com-training/
    Sorry, I should have specified that I want to be an RAF pilot and would like to go to uni if I don't become one.
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    (Original post by oscar239146)
    Sorry, I should have specified that I want to be an RAF pilot and would like to go to uni if I don't become one.
    I see. As you were then.
 
 
 
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