Taught course

Bespoke Footwear Biomechanics

De Montfort University · Fashion and Textiles

Entry requirements

You should 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. If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Born out of De Montfort University’s (DMU) 50 year heritage in footwear design, this course sets out to explore how the medical and aesthetic elements of biomechanical footwear can be drawn together to deliver innovative, bespoke designs.

Delivered in a practice-based environment, the course will stimulate debate and the exchange of ideas in the field of bespoke footwear and biomechanical practices. You will acquire a comprehensive set of skills via collaborative, interdisciplinary and practice-based modules.
The course promotes a philosophy of developing independent learners. Supported by specialist staff, you are encouraged to negotiate and direct your own learning within the framework of the modular structure. Tuition mainly takes the form of workshops to better develop your skills as well as design tutorials and additional lectures and seminars, which will further build on individual skills and knowledge.
The course will prepare you for a variety of careers. Graduates from the School have gone on to work in roles ranging from design, product development, buying, and product technology to working as freelancer or starting up a small business. They have worked for national and multinational companies such as New Balance, Clarkes, Pentland Brand and Adidas as well as bespoke shoemakers.

Information for international students

Some international students may be eligible for a scholarship and/or an early payment discount of up to £500. For more information, visit dmu.ac.uk/international.

Fees and funding

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer two scholarships.

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship

Offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information, please visit dmu.ac.uk/pgfunding.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship

Available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. For more information visit dmu.ac.uk/sports

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

De Montfort University
+44 (0)116 2 50 60 70