Taught course

Human Factors and Ergonmics for Patient Safety

Loughborough University · Loughborough Design School

Entry requirements

For the MSc an offer will be made to applicants who hold a first or second class upper UK Honours degree in a relevant discipline or closely related subject. For our Diploma and Certificate Programmes we assess applicants on a case-by-case basis. Our students come from a number of disciplines including: health care, physiotherapy, psychology, anatomy, physiology. industrial design and branches of engineering

Months of entry


Course content

We are pleased to offer five postgraduate taught programmes in the field of ergonomics and human factors. These programmes are awarded separate qualifications but share many core modules.

This interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning means that you benefit from teaching provided by our specialist experts in each area ensuring that you are trained to the highest professional standard. This streamed approach also provides a greater degree of knowledge and information sharing across the different aspects of ergonomics and human factors.

A key feature of our programmes is the way in which we deliver them. Each module is taught over a one week intensive period in Loughborough, these are also known as block taught modules. Outside of this time, you will be expected to complete prepared programme materials and assignments using email and the internet.

We will give you access to an interactive online system to provide you with additional materials and information. This system also enables you to participate in tutorial type discussions remotely.


MSc programmes comprise of eight taught modules, and the compulsory Project module. The Postgraduate Diploma programmes comprise of eight modules and the Postgraduate Certificate programmes comprise of four modules. The module list is indicative of the modules available across all five programmes. For specific details please see the School website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+44 (0)1509 222496