Masters degrees in Ergonomics equip postgraduates with skills to design efficient equipment and systems which manage the interface between people and machines.
Taught MSc courses are typical for the field, though research-oriented MRes and MPhil programmes may be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Design Technology or Planning.
Courses in this field trainask you to explore consider human factors within the design process of various day-to-day facilities and equipment. From transport planning to designing office equipment, you can explore a range of applications for your expertise.
You will explore theories surrounding human-computer interaction, machine interaction and interpersonal communicationThe aim of these courses is to help you understand the importance of, to develop practices which effectively assist the needs of individuals, populations and economies. Studies include analysis of theories surrounding human-computer interaction, machine interaction and interpersonal communication.
This includes methodologies for occupational health and safety, as well as community care, and environmental sustainability. For example, you may investigate the means to maximise productivity in the workplace by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort through systems design.
Industrial applications for these masters include driver and vehicle ergonomics, patient handling and inclusive product design. You may also explore legislative roles such as public policy or regulation.
This popular and well-established MSc Ergonomics programme was the first online ergonomics masters course to be launched in Europe. As a current or aspiring ergonomist, or a human factors professional, it would give you a significant advantage in your field. Accredited by your professional body, the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF), it meets their high standards and gives you the opportunity of Graduate Membership which is your first step to registered status as an Ergonomist.
Depending on whether you’re currently employed and on how much time you have, you can choose to complete this masters in 3-6 years part time. It’s really down to you to set the pace and because it’s online, you have complete control over when and where you study. Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. Course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures.
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The MSc Ergonomics comprises three progressive stages; Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc:
We would encourage you to complete the full MSc, but if you aren't able to, you can still gain an exit award at each stage: a PG Cert or a PG Dip.
You can start this course in September and May.
This part time course is designed to give you ergonomics and human factors experience needed for a range of industries.
The Applied Ergonomics and Human Factors (Distance Learning) Postgraduate Certificate is specially designed to be undertaken by employees in any organisation who need to apply ergonomics principles to their work.
The course will provide an understanding of the key issues related to workplace ergonomics and work design and will also direct students towards additional resources to facilitate the learning process. It has a flexible structure which allows you to manage when and where you study. We will provide you with the support you need throughout your course, through telephone, email and online tutorials.
You will be taught by a team who actively work as researchers and consultants and can share their experience of applying ergonomics to the real world.
This part time course is designed to give you human factors and ergonomics experience required in a range of industries.
The programme is designed to give you the human factors or ergonomics experience required in a wide range of manufacturing, service and process industries, enforcement agencies such as Local Authorities and the health service, as well as a grounding for a career in research.
You will be taught by a team who are part of the internationally recognised Human Factors Research group and work as researchers and consultants in ergonomics and can share their experiences of applying ergonomics in the real world.
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.
This part time course provides an understanding of the design, evaluation and use of user centred technologies.
This course is designed to be undertaken by those who need to apply the knowledge of the role of human factors/ergonomics in the design, evaluation and use of interactive systems.
It will provide an understanding of the key issues related to the design, evaluation and use of user centred technologies and provide you with additional resources to facilitate the learning process.
The distance learning format means that most of the material and background reading can be undertaken in your own time but with access to and support from University staff.
The course consists of two, 30-credit modules, each studied over six months.
Information on distance learning can be found on the University's distance learning pages.