University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Applied Ergonomics and Human Factors

The course is specially designed to be undertaken by employees in any organisation who need to apply ergonomics principles to their work; it provides an understanding of the key issues related to workplace ergonomics and work design; students gain an understanding of the importance of ergonomics in the workplace, a basic knowledge of ergonomics theory, and the ability to use a number of valuable ergonomics assessment techniques.

Entry requirements

Lower 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent; evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element) or TOEFL IBT 87 with a minimum of 20 in speaking and no less than 19 in all other elements.

Course modules

Modules include: Ergonomics applications in the workplace; ergonomics methods; ergonomics in work organisations; human factors in interactive systems; human factors in context; practical ergonomics investigation. Each module is offered over a 26-week span, normally once a year, with module start times over in September and March.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework and exams.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning £ 2,860 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning £ 5,730 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Distance learning £ 7,670 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Distance learning £ 9,280 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
On line/Distance Learning

Key information

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