M.Sc. On Campus

Aerodynamics and Computation

University of Southampton

12 months
26000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Aerodynamics and Computation MSc course offered by the University of Southampton focuses on numerical methods and the physics and computation modelling of turbulence. It will enhance your knowledge of flow physics and your ability to use state-of-the art computational tools to improve industrial designs.


Course Details

This Aerodynamics and Computation MSc course offered by the University of Southampton is ideal if you’re an engineering, maths or science graduate with a strong background in fluid dynamics or aerodynamics.

This degree will prepare you for a career in industrial research and development, or ongoing postgraduate research. 

You’ll take part in individual and group practical work as well as a critical research project, developing your expertise in aerodynamics. 

You’ll examine current trends and challenges and engage in discussion and research on critical issues in the field. You'll also develop your ability to use experimental and advanced computational methods, such as particle image velocimetry (the measurement of the velocity of fluids), finite volume method and high-order finite difference methods 

Research projects are often linked to our current research activities, or supported by industry or government funding bodies. Past students have undertaken research projects such as: 

  • the investigation of the installation effects on the noise of Dyson high-spend fans 
  • aerodynamic load estimation from particle image velocimetry 
  • morphing wings aircraft modelling 

You’ll benefit from state-of-the-art facilities including high-performance computers and the RJ Mitchell Wind Tunnel, the largest university wind tunnel in the UK. Recent graduates have gone on to work at organisations such as Dyson and Rolls-Royce.

This master's programme is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the academic requirement for Further Learning for Chartered Engineer registration. Candidates must hold a BEng/BSc undergraduate first degree that is accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Career Opportunities

Your education will be timely and relevant while you are taught by our world-leading academics who are at the forefront of their field. This is especially important in engineering where technology is advancing rapidly. We also have a global network of companies, shared facilities and expertise to draw on to advance your learning curve.


  • This course is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aerothermodynamics
  • Advanced Computational Methods 
  • Applications of CFD
  • Turbulence: Physics and modelling
  • MSc Research Project
  • Flow Control
  • Race Car Aerodynamics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Wing Aerodynamics
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Biological Flow
  • Design Search and Optimisation (DSO) - principles, methods, parameterizations and case studies
  • Experimental Methods for Aerodynamics
  • Hypersonic and High Temperature Gas Dynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a 2:1 degree in engineering, maths, physical sciences or a related subject. You must have studied fluid dynamics or aerodynamics at undergraduate level. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £26,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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