Taught course

Human Factors in Aviation

Coventry University · Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing

Entry requirements

Applicants should ideally hold a good honours degree 2.2 or an equivalent international qualification or above in a relevant academic discipline, and be involved in the operational aspects of the aviation industry. However, applications from candidates with relevant experience and professional qualifications will also be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

From flight crew to cabin crew, air traffic controllers to aircraft engineers, the human element is vital to the safe and efficient operation of all aspects of the aviation industry.

Over the past three decades a better understanding of human behaviour has resulted in significant safety benefits, with the human factors discipline forming a cornerstone of every aviation safety management programme.

Accredited by the European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP), this specialist distance learning course is taught by staff with expertise in the academic and professional disciplines of human factors, ergonomics and occupational psychology within aviation. This course aims to equip aviation professionals with a thorough appreciation of all aspects of the discipline and how they can be applied to best effect in the aviation industry.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44 (0) 24 7765 4321