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Course summary

This unique course is ideal if you want to specialise in aerodynamics for high-speed performance vehicles, with an engineering, scientific or mathematical background. You'll develop 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. This master's is recognised as a leading course for those wanting to enter Formula 1 as aerodynamicists and computational fluid dynamics engineers.


Compulsory modules include: Applications of CFD; Experimental Methods for Aerodynamics; Race Car Aerodynamics; Race Car Design/GDP; Turbulence; MSc Research Project. Optional modules include: Advanced Computational Methods I; Automotive Chassis and Powertrain; Numerical Methods; Automotive Propulsion; Computational Aerodynamics; Design, Search and Optimisation (DSO) - Principles, Methods, Parameterizations and Case Studies; Data-Driven Methods for Flow Analysis and Control; Introduction to Machine Learning; Wing Aerodynamics. For a full list of modules please visit:

Assessment method

Examinations, presentations, coursework and dissertation

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Engineering Council
  • Accreditation of European Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE)
  • Aeronautical Society, Royal
  • Mechanical Engineers, Institution of

How to apply

International applicants

English language: Band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website:

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with first-class honours degree in engineering, maths, physical sciences or a related subject. Module requirements also apply, please see website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information
Race Car Aerodynamics at University of Southampton - UCAS