University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Human Factors and Ergonomics

The course improves awareness of the critical contribution of the human factor to manufacturing and services industries, as well as in business and commerce; the course provides the necessary skills to address the human factor in the design of products, jobs, workplaces and systems to ensure higher levels of effectiveness and reliability. By studying this course, you will graduate with a postgraduate qualification that provides the necessary skills to address these issues in the design of products, jobs, workplaces and systems.

Entry requirements

2.2 (high, lower 2nd Class Honours degree or international equivalent) including manufacturing, industrial and mechanical engineering, management/ business, psychology, human science, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, computer /safety science; IELTS:6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); TOEFL IBT: 79 with a minimum of 17 in writing and listening, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking.

Course modules

Core modules: cognitive ergonomics; physical ergonomics; systems engineering and human factors; studying human performance; simulation and digital human modelling; risk and safety science for engineers; human-computer systems; advanced methods in human factors; contemporary issues in human factors.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,310 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,380 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Team
Telephone number: 
0115 951 5559