M.Sc. On Campus

Race Car Aerodynamics

University of Southampton

12 months
28000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Race Car Aerodynamics MSc course at the University of Southampton is recognised as a world-leading course for those wanting to enter Formula 1 as aerodynamicists and computational fluid dynamics engineers. It will enhance your knowledge of the fundamentals of aerodynamics and your skills in the analysis, modelling and measurement of turbulent flows associated with high-performance race cars.


Course Details

This Race Car Aerodynamics MSc course offered by the University of Southampton is ideal if you: 

  • are from an engineering, scientific or maths backgrounds 
  • have some experience of fluid dynamics 
  • want to specialise in aerodynamics for high-performance vehicles 

You’ll take part in individual and group practical work as well as a critical research project, developing your expertise in race car design, and learn to evaluate and apply experimental aerodynamic concepts. 

You’ll also learn advanced computational fluid dynamics and numerical procedures to counteract problems that may occur in the design process.  

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 in Formula One teams such as Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and Racing Point Force India.

Career Opportunities

  • This degree will prepare you for a career in a research and development in the race car and high performance vehicles industries.
  • You'll also be in a great position to continue your studies at PhD level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applications of CFD
  • Turbulence: Physics and modelling
  • Experimental Methods for Aerodynamics
  • Automobile Systems
  • Numerical Methods
  • Flow Control
  • Systems Reliability
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Race Car Aerodynamics
  • Wing Aerodynamics
  • Automotive Propulsion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a first class 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

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 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 £28,000.

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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