Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety

This course is aimed at students who want a broad human factors education with a focus on aspects concerned with promoting patient safety in all healthcare sectors.

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

Human factors and systems; healthcare ergonomics and patient safety; introduction to ergonomics; human function; physical health at work; data collection and analysis; human computer interaction; project module (dissertation).

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
Diploma Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
Diploma Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01509 222496