Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Ergonomics and Human Factors

This course is aimed at students who want a broad human factors education. Current and past students have come from a large range of backgrounds, both in the UK and internationally. Degrees and experience held by past students include the fields of: industrial design, health sciences, human physiology, kinesiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology and branches of engineering.

Entry requirements

For the MSc, an offer will be made to applicants who hold a 1st or 2nd Class upper UK Honours degree in a relevant discipline or closely related subject. For applicants who are yet to receive their first degree results, a conditional offer will be made pending results. If you are unfortunate to miss your conditional offer you can contact us to discuss your situation. For our diploma and certificate programmes we assess applicants on a case-by-case basis. Our students come from a number of disciplines including: industrial design, health sciences, human physiology, kinesiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology and branches of engineering. Decisions are made on the basis of the application forms and documents provided. Additional materials may be requested, for example further documentary evidence or a piece of written work.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: introduction to ergonomics; human function; human factors and systems; physical health at work; human computer interaction; data collection and analysis; environmental ergonomics; project module (MSc); optional modules; disability, ageing and inclusive design; healthcare ergonomics and patient safety; transport safety.

Assessment methods

Coursework and examinations, and for the MSc, a project report including viva voce.

Sponsorship information

ESRC and EPSRC; each year, several different companies offer support to students undertaking projects with them; limited support may be available from the Department to assist with fee payment; EU students may be eligible for assistance with fees through the ESF.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 2 years
PgCert Full-time October 2016 - 8 months
PgCert Part-time October 2016 - 20 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01509 222496