Coventry University

Coventry University

Human Factors in Aviation

The human element is vital to the safe and efficient operation of any airline. Over the past 3 decades a better understanding of the human behaviour has resulted in significant safety benefits. The Human Factors discipline forms a cornerstone of every aviation Safety Management programme. This course will equip aviation professionals with a thorough appreciation of all aspects of the discipline and how they can be applied to best effect in the aeronautical industry. It adopts a systemic approach, emphasising the benefits of an integrated, approach to the application of Human Factors principles.

Entry requirements

Applicants should ideally hold a good honours degree 2.2 or an equivalent international qualification or above in a relevant academic discipline, and be involved in the operational aspects of the aviation industry. However, applications from candidates with relevant experience and professional qualifications will also be considered on an individual basis. International applicants must also hold a minimum of 6.5 score in the IELTS test for English language.

Course modules

Modules include: Human information processing in aviation; decision making and error in aviation; selection, stress and stressors; flight deck design; training and simulation; crew resource management; human factors and safety management.

Assessment methods

Delegates will be expected to complete a critical literature review in a relevant area, and an industry-related research project demonstrating the skills that they have gained during the taught component.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 6,473 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Coventry University Coventry CV1 5FB West Midlands

Key information

Recruitment and Admissions Office (UK only)
Telephone number: 
024 7765 4321