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Bespoke Footwear Biomechanics MA

Course Description

- Built on our rich heritage in footwear design, this unique course helps you to explore the medical and aesthetic elements of biomechanical footwear
- You will be taught by a team who are experts in footwear from concept to realisation of product
- With a host of elective pathways on offer, you can tailor your study and deepen your knowledge in specific areas of interest
- Graduates from DMU have forged careers with national and multinational companies such as New Balance, Clarkes, Pentland Brands, Adidas as well as many bespoke shoemakers such as Bill Bird Shoes
- You will work in world-class facilities, which include a dedicated footwear studio, alongside an exciting, vibrant multi-disciplinary cohort of fashion and design graduates
- DMU is the UK’s sole higher education representative in GREAT − the Government’s flagship marketing campaign which links creativity and commerce. In being a GREAT partner, the university stands alongside British brands recognised as world leaders in their field

The School of Design continues to be in a strong position to support and help students to realise their potential, with highly experienced teaching staff, expert technicians and significant relationships with industry.
Excellent resources are available to support each pathway, including specialist equipment and computerised machinery for the manufacture of footwear prototypes. There are also a wide range of workshops for print, weave, knit, dye, textiles testing, plastics, metalwork and laser cutting. Adobe Creative Suite and other industry-standard software applications are available in CAD labs across the School of Design and in the library.

Visit the Bespoke Footwear Biomechanics MA page on the De Montfort University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Art, Design and Humanities Vice-Chancellor's 2020 Scholarship - 20+ Awards

The scholarship programme is based on academic achievement and merit, and applies automatically to all DMU Home/EU students who are graduating this year (2014) or have graduated within the last two years (2012 or 2013) who achieved 2:1 or above, and enrol onto one of our full-time Masters programmes.For terms and conditions and a full list of eligible courses, please visit dmu.ac.uk/adh2020

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% tuition fees discount


At De Montfort University (DMU) we are fully committed to supporting our students and graduates throughout their personal and career development, and that is why we would like to introduce the Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship scheme for DMU alumnus, which will cover 50% of the tuition fee on a postgraduate taught course at DMU.

Application Procedure

The scholarship will be awarded automatically (subject to the eligibility criteria). There is no separate application process or deadline.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Successful candidates will have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 UK bachelor’s honours degree in a related subject, such as footwear or sports science. Candidates with a degree in medical subject relevant to the chosen project/research pathway will also be considered.If you have other professional qualifications and industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis. We will also require you to submit a written proposal outlining your understanding of bespoke or biomechanics footwear.

Course Fees

Please see dmu.ac.uk/pgfees for more information

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