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BSc (Hons) Motorsport Management + Logistics (Top-up)

About the course

This course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire.

The motorsports industry is centred on the United Kingdom and employers in the industry require highly capable, motivated staff who can contribute to the success of their teams in all areas. A degree in Motorsport Management and Logistics provides the ideal platform for those who wish to progress within the industry.

This course is designed as a progression route for those students who have completed a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma in a relevant subject area. It focuses on developing further an understanding of the motorsport industry and how businesses/organisations function within the industry. The knowledge provided by this course provides a basis for progression to graduate schemes in the top teams in the sport, or to work directly in the industry in management or operational roles.

Course modules

Year 1

Contemporary Issues in Motorsport

This module will enable students to critically evaluate a range of current issues that are likely to have a major influence on the structure and development of the industry over the next few years.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

This module will enable the student to critically analyse and evaluate supply chain management and logistics, including the systems developed and those evolving in the development of product supply and storage, and the application of supply chain management within the differing facets of the motorsport sector.

Professional Practice and Quality Standards

The motorsport industry is a highly disciplined professional environment. This module develops the skills and practices for working in the industry and on events. The student will gain an understanding of professionalism and the quality standards expected by the industry for best practice. This module aims to provide a quantitative value in the role of Quality Assurance and TQM (Total Quality Management) as a tool to improve product quality and management responsibilities within an organisation or business.

Strategic Management

This module aims to provide the strategic management skills required within a company, to allow it to be competitive and to maintain credibility within this sector. This basis of this module applies to any industry and would be a useful asset to any employer.

Dissertation (Double Module)

The project will be sourced from industry to improve overall efficiency and function of a machine, competition car or aspect of business. It is intended that each individual uses this project as the vehicle for acquiring knowledge and experience under the philosophy of "Action Learning" thereby facing and addressing real challenges.

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject or 2 years (one at Level 4 and the other at Level 5) of Honours Degree work in a related discipline achieved at 'pass' standard or above. Applicants with alternative equivalent qualifications will also be considered positively. Applicants must also produce evidence of successfully completing a research based module at Level 5.

Applicants for whom English is a second language must be able to demonstrate proof of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at Level 6.0 (with no component score lower than 5.5) or equivalent.

All offers may be subject to successful interview

Learning and assessment

Learning Environment:

Learning activities on the course are diverse, including lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and workshops. Students are also expected to undertake extensive independent study and research to support taught sessions. Group work and group presentations will form an important part of the course. In addition, students will have access to Myerscough’s virtual learning environment.


Students will face a variety of assessments including formative and summative assessment, essays, technical reports, individual presentations, individual study projects and case studies based on work experience.

Additional Information:

Modules may include guest speakers of standing within the industry. Off-site visits to areas of environmental significance may also be undertaken.

What work experience can I get?

There is no formal industry placement on this course. Students often work or volunteer with race and rally teams whilst studying at University Centre Myerscough. This is encouraged and forms a valuable part of their experience.


On successful completion of the course, students may apply for Postgraduate studies or employment.


Students gaining the degree may seek employment in the motorsports industry and opportunities exist in all sections of the sport. Positions such as Team Co-ordinator (who plans the logistical movements for a team), Press Officer, administration and sales are all possible career paths. It is expected that graduates of this course will find it easier to progress through their career and reach a higher level.

Professional accreditations

Students will be encouraged to form links with national motorsport organisations such as the Motorsport Industry Association and Motorsport UK (MSUK), to join the MSUK accredited Myerscough College Motor Club, to register and undertake online marshal training and apply for the free MSUK RS Clubman competition licence.

Special requirements

Steel toe capped footwear and flameproof overalls may be required if and research is undertaken in the workshop.

Extra Costs:

Additional costs for items that are essential for the course include:

· Flame proof overalls and safety footwear - £85

Additional costs for opportunities and items that are optional for the course include:

· Accommodation and subsistence on field trips, visits and race events - £100

· Race Team shirts - £30