Join Formula One Racing with an MSC in Car Aerodynamics at U of Southampton Apply for 2020!

MSc Race Car Aerodynamics (1 year)

Do you have a background in engineering, science or mathematics? The Race Car Aerodynamics masters degree at the University of Southampton is a program that you should explore. This MSc is recognised as a world-leading course for those wanting to enter Formula One as aerodynamicists and CFD engineers. The program places an emphasises on the fundamentals of aerodynamics as a subject by focusing on analysis, computation and measurement of turbulent flows associated with high performance race cars. It will suit graduates or similarly qualified individuals from engineering, scientific and mathematical backgrounds. Students should also have some experience of fluid dynamics who are aiming for advanced specialisation in aerodynamics. Contact Barclay Educational to apply for a Sept 2020 start!

Learning & Assessment

Design is a central theme on this course. One of the most fascinating aspects is that you will take part in individual and group practical work to detail your insight of race car design and learn to evaluate and apply experimental aerodynamic concepts. In addition, you will also learn advanced computational fluid dynamics and numerical procedures to counteract problems in the design process.

The year is divided into two semesters. Each semester, you will have the option to further your understanding by selecting from a range of modules, from Systems Reliability to Automotive Propulsion.

The final four months will focus on doing research. You will have access to our world-class facilities, including the RJ Mitchell wind tunnel as used by F1 teams, America’s Cup yacht teams and Olympic athletes. As part of the learning process, you will engage in experimental and practical study and complete a critical research project.

View the programme specification for this course for 2019/20 entrants

If you are applying from Canada, please contact Barclay Educational Services. As a recognized Canadian agent for the University of Southampton, there is no charge to students for application assistance. The University pays our fee. For details please contact Jackie @