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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Engineering

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgCert

  • Course Fees

    Please see the University website for details

  • Last Updated

    26 June 2018

Course content

This MSc in Human Factors and Ergonomics aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to design products, jobs / tasks and environments from the human perspective. If you are interested in people, technology and design, then this could be the course for you.

In this course you will learn about a range of human characteristics (physical, cognitive, social and emotional) as they relate to our interactions with jobs, environments, products, services and other people. You will graduate with a postgraduate qualification that is increasingly desirable in industry and provides the necessary knowledge and skills to address human factors issues for the 21st century.

Key facts:

  • This course is accredited as the educational qualification for Membership of the Institute for Ergonomics and Human Factors.
  • Many of our graduates have gone on to work in consultancies and high profile companies such as WS Atkins, Network Rail, Jaguar LandRover, BAE systems, Rolls Royce etc.
  • There are many opportunities to continue your studies within the department through an extensive PhD programme within the Human Factors research group.
  • The Faculty of Engineering is ranked 3rd in the UK for research power under REF 2014, the British Government’s Research Excellence Framework. More than 98% of engineering research ranked of international quality, with 85% graded as world leading or internationally excellent.
  • Graduates of the Human Factors and Ergonomics MSc can get full membership with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) after completing four years’ work experience.

Visit the Human Factors Masters and Ergonomics (MSc) page on the University of Nottingham website for more details!

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