National Motorsport Academy

About us

Welcome to the National Motorsport Academy...

At NMA we are leaders in online, on-demand learning and offer flexible online degrees that fit around your work and personal life. Because NMA is a not for profit organisation, our fees are substantially lower than studying on-campus. Gain the skills that are much in demand by this exciting global industry and join staff from 9 (of the 10) F1 teams, WEC and WRC teams and others across the globe, who are currently studying with NMA.

Most importantly, NMA programmes are industry-led, taught by experienced professionals, our motorsport engineering degrees also include the latest industry software, providing you with the best preparation for a career in Motorsport or the commercial and entrepreneurial skills to start your own business.

Studying with NMA

Turn your passion for motorsport into an exciting career by studying our online BSc (Hons) in Motorsport Engineering or top-up your HND to a full BSc (Hons) with just one further year’s study. If you already hold a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering related subject, study the online MSc. in Advanced Motorsport Engineering or MA Business of Motorsport business management master’s degree for a Senior or Management career in Motorsport or to run your own team.

NMA also has its own student-run GT race team, providing valuable track-side, hands-on experience. Team NMA competes in the British GT Cup GTO championship in our Mosler MT900 and our Lotus Evora GTO Le Mans Replica built in-house by NMA, with an engine developed with Lotus. Team NMA regularly out performs larger professional teams on track, a testament to the ability and dedication of our students.

Academic Partnership

Our quality is assured through our academic partners, De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) ranked in Times’ top 3% of world universities.

For more information please find us here: Office for Students Register of English HE Providers UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP)

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NDA Foundation

The NMA is proud to be part of The NDA Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation committed to widening access to higher education through flexible, affordable online learning. The Foundation helps to ensure that tuition fees remain low and any profits are invested back for the benefit of its students. The Foundation has over 35 years’ experience delivering online from diploma to master’s degree level and is proud to have educated over 35,000 students across the globe.

NMA Background in Motorsport

Kevin Riley – Director NDA Foundation
Kevin has been involved with Motorsport for over 30 years as a Team Principal and Driver. He has over 500 races under his belt and has raced just about everything from Formula Vee, Formula Ford 1600, Formula Ford 2000, F3 and the infamous Thundersports BMW M1 Chevrolet driving with Mick Hill. Then followed the British & European Ferrari Challenge, British GT, Spanish GT, Supercar Challenge, Britcar and GT Cup.

Having spoken to other team principals from F1 to small club racing teams, he was surprised when they all confirmed that there was a severe shortage of qualified motorsport engineers with the skills and specialist knowledge required by this multi-billion pound industry.

Having over 20 years’ experience delivering online qualifications in other subject areas Kevin’s solution was to offer those working in motorsport or automotive without a degree a second opportunity; to study alongside their work and family commitments.

This was the start of the National Motorsport Academy and the World’s First Online Motorsport Engineering Degrees.

To find out more about the NMA and the courses we offer, please download our full course guides.

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