University of Bolton Motorsport

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Motorsport is exciting – for the drivers, for the spectators and for the engineers and technicians involved. If the idea of a career striving to achieve optimal performance and efficiency in race car design and set-up gets your motor revving then this is the course for you. At the University of Bolton you can study in the classroom, in the workshop and on the racetrack. We want to give you a sound understanding of the engineering principles and theories essential in motorsport technology, and develop your practical expertise in our industry-standard facilities and while working with our partner racing teams.

On this course you will look at all aspects of race cars and motorsport. Modules cover aerodynamics, performance optimisation, aspects of safety and much more. We work to help you develop skills in motorsport-focused computer aided design (CAD), engineering, mathematics, business and management. This combination of technical knowledge, practical experience and transferable skills will help you get ready for success in this high-octane industry.

If you don’t have the appropriate qualifications to start this course, a four-year version that includes a foundation year is available.

What you will study

Level 1

Engine Systems and Aerodynamics;

Chassis and Electronic Principles;

Vehicle Systems;


High Performance Materials;

Applied Analytical Methods.

Level 2

Powertrains and Aerodynamics;

Chassis Development and Telemetry;

Team Project;

Auto and Component Design;

Composite Structures and Testing;

Motorsport Operations.

Level 3

Performance Modelling and CFD;

Vehicle Dynamics and Advanced Electronics;

Advanced Materials and FEA;

Motorsport as a Business;

Project (double module).


Entry requirementsYou will need 96 UCAS points including a mathematics-based subject at Level 3; for instance, grades CCC at A-level including mathematics or MMM in a BTEC Extended Diploma in engineering. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics and science.