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    05 November 2019

Our MSc in Motorsport Engineering provides a unique preparation for work in the motorsport industry.

Our location in the heart of UK motorsport valley, close to most of the Formula 1 teams and their supply chain. This gives us unrivalled access to motorsport companies.

Our close links with the industry informs development and delivery of our courses. You will be taught by lecturers with expertise in the field of motorsport engineering. This includes winning F1 race car designers and world-leading sustainable vehicle engineering researchers.

You can undertake industry-based projects, often in conjunction with our high-standing research. These are based around state-of-the-art automotive test equipment in a purpose-designed engineering building.

You can join Oxford Brookes Racing, our acclaimed Formula Student team. While on the team you can use your theoretical knowledge and understand race culture.

Many of our graduates work with leading motorsport companies, including:

  • F1 teams
  • Formula E
  • major suppliers to motorsport industry.

Learning and teaching

Teaching methods include:

  • lectures and seminars to provide a sound theoretical base
  • practical work designed to demonstrate important aspects of theory or systems operation.

We also invite visiting speakers from business and motorsport industry to provide valuable insights to your learning.


You will be assessed with individual and group continuous assessment, including:

  • coursework exercises
  • essays
  • presentations
  • laboratory exercises
  • examinations.


The emphasis in our research groups is producing high-quality research for the real world. Our industry focused research includes an award-winning project with Yasa Motors and BMWi development.

Staff have close links with industry through research projects and consultancies. This includes the Dallara single-seater electric racer design project. You can find out more on our department research pages.

The results of the most recent REF (2014) exercise showed that 96% of research in the department is internationally recognised, and 57% was judged to be of world leading quality or internationally excellent. More specifically, 50% of the impact case studies returned were judged to be internationally excellent, and 72% of the research outputs were judged to be internationally excellent or world leading.

Career prospects

The department’s employability record is consistently above 90%, which is significantly above sector average.

Graduates enjoy the very best employment opportunities, with hundreds of engineering students having gone onto successful careers in the motorsport industry. 

Many of our students go on to work with leading motorsport companies, including directly into F1 teams and their suppliers. Our notable alumni include William Morris, founder of Morris cars (Lord Nuffield) and Adrian Reynard, motorsport driver and entrepreneur.

Honorary graduates include: 

  • Sir John Surtees
  • Adrian Newey
  • Dr Pat Symonds.

Students are also able to make full use of the University Careers support system.

Visit the Motorsport Engineering - MSc page on the Oxford Brookes University website for more details!





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