Oxford Brookes University

Motorsport Engineering (MSc)

The Motorsport Engineering MSc course offered by Oxford Brookes provides a unique preparation for work in the motorsport industry, by studying areas such as advanced vehicle dynamics, laptime simulation, racetrack data acquisition and analysis, motorsport sponsorship and engineering management, advanced materials, computational modelling, simulation and data analysis.

Teaching is based in our state-of-the-art laboratories in a purpose-designed engineering building.

Entry requirements

1st degree equivalent to at least a British lower 2nd Class bachelor's degree in mechanical, automotive or motorsport engineering or a related discipline. Applicants with relevant professional experience will also be considered. If an applicant's 1st language is not English an IELTS score of 6.0. is required.

Course modules

Compulsory modules include: Advanced vehicle dynamics; advanced vehicle aerodynamics; laptime simulation and race engineering; advanced engineering management; dissertation. Optional modules include: Vehicle crash engineering; computation and modelling; computer aided design / computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM); advanced strength of components; advanced materials engineering and joining technology; data acquisition systems; engineering reliability and risk management.

Assessment methods

Coursework exercises, essays, presentations and laboratory exercises form the basis for individual and group continuous assessment. The methods of assessment include examination and coursework, including peer assessment, reflecting the development of academic content from the more practical aspects to the more conceptual.

Sponsorship information

Partial scholarships of £500 available for international (non-EU) students; John Henry Brookes Scholarship available for 2007/8.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Wheatley Campus Oxford OX33 1HX South East

Key information

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Telephone number: 
01865 482727