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MSc Motorsport Scholarship Programme

This Royal Academy of Engineering scholarship is open to eligible students studying our MSc Automotive Engineering with Electric Propulsion.

About the MSc Motorsport Scholarship Programme

Find out more about the award and how it can help fund your studies.

The Royal Academy of Engineering's MSc Motorsport Scholarship Programme supports individuals from Black or mixed Black ethnic backgrounds who wish to study a master’s degree in motorsport (or a related eligible course).

The programme is in response to a recommendation made in the Hamilton Commission’s first report, Accelerating Change: Improving Representation of Black People in the UK Motorsport. The Commission was formed by Lewis Hamilton HonFREng and the RAEng to address underrepresentation of Black People in UK motorsport and STEM sectors.

Funding available

Successful awardees will receive:

  • up to £25,000 of funding to cover the full tuition fees and maintenance costs for an eligible Motorsport (or related) MSc course
  • dedicated training and networking events with Motorsport representatives
  • dedicated Motorsport experiences
  • access to career training and support, through the Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP)
  • access to an online community forum to collaborate and communicate with other awardees and programme supporters

Eligibility criteria

Find out if you are eligible to apply for this programme.

To be eligible for the Royal Academy of Engineering MSc Motorsport Scholarship programme at the University of Bath you must:

  • be from a Black or Mixed Black ethnic background
  • be considered as a UK student and eligible for Home fee status and have the right to live and work in the UK
  • be applying, or have applied, to our MSc Automotive Engineering with Electric Propulsion for 2023 entry

You must also:

  • be in the final year of your undergraduate study on an engineering, or engineering related degree, as per the entry requirements for your chosen master’s course


  • have graduated within the last three years at the time you will enrol on your chosen master’s course

For further information on eligibility criteria, please see the Royal Academy of Engineering web page.

How to apply

Find out how to apply for these scholarships.

Applications for these awards can be made directly via the Royal Academy of Engineering website.

You will need to submit a written application which will be reviewed by a panel. Successful applicants will then be invited to interview in April 2023.

Application deadline

All written applications must be submitted via the online application form by 16:00 (GMT) Monday 6 March 2023.

Why study Motorsport at Bath?

Find out how receiving this scholarship to study Motorsport at Bath can help you shape the future of engineering.

The joy of car!

Did you know that the first recorded car journey was a joyride with Bertha Benz behind the wheel, which lead to the advancement in road safety through improved braking system design? Motorsport often provides an inspirational force for good, linking cars as a means of adventure, with transport as a means of utility.

Competition cultivates competence!

At Bath our main automotive research interests are focussed on sustainable low carbon transport solutions. But the world of Motorsport is renowned for novel approaches to engineering too, and part of the journey to finding new technology solutions for future low carbon road cars.

Racing to green!

Current trends in Motorsport feature low carbon technologies (Formula E, Extreme E, F1 net-zero targets and increased use of e-fuels); this scholarship is an opportunity to help accelerate change in both racing and road car environments.

Build on Bath brilliance!

Bath has a track record of student success with Motorsport engineering (TBR, TBRe, Bath Zero, Green Bath Racing); this scholarship is an opportunity to build on that legacy.

Feed your fascination for physics!

This scholarship is open to students from a wide range of science-based subjects; Motorsport success thrives on innovative use of fundamental physics (Frank Costin, Peter Wright and Adrian Newey started in aeronautics).


If you have any questions, please contact us.