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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

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarships - 20+ Awards

As part of De Montfort University's (DMU) ongoing commitment to sport and enhancing our students' experience, we are delighted to offer the new Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarships; available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. The Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship provides an opportunity for talented students to develop their performance in sports, becoming a DMU champion for sport, and performing in the British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) and Varsity competitions; whilst gaining a recognised degree qualification, across a wide range of courses and disciplines*.Each of our 30 dedicated packages provides students up to £6,000 of support each; including a £4,000 cash bursary and £2,000 towards sport-specific support, such as; physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, and private medical insurance for example.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £6000


- Be a UK or EU status student
- Be starting a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate taught course at DMU in September 2016
- Compete at a high representative level, and most-importantly be able to demonstrate passion and commitment to your sport
- Participate in the annual DMU sports club 'trials' and selection process within your chosen sport
- Where appropriate, be an enthusiastic role model to represent DMU; for example, with external partners, in the media, to prospective DMU students at Open Days and any other suitable event
- Where appropriate, compete for DMU in all competitions and training events, including at Varsity and BUCS events.

Application Procedure

How to apply
The application process for the 2016-17 academic year is now open. Download the form here, complete fully and return to the DMU Sports Team ([email protected]) by Friday 15 July 2016 for the first deadline, or Thursday 1 September for the extended deadline.Timeline for 2016-17 Application ProcessFriday 15 July - First deadline for scholarship applications
Friday 29 July - Successful applicants will be informed of final decision
Thursday 18 August - A level results day - Undergraduate scholarship decisions ratified according to academic entry to university
Thursday 1 September - Extended deadline for late applicants

If you have any queries about the scholarship, your eligibility or how the terms relate to your sport, please contact [email protected]

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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