Taught course


University of Derby · College of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a lower second class (2.2) honours degree or equivalent professional qualification in a relevant discipline. However, if you have key practical experience and work-based training, you may also apply.

Months of entry

May, September

Course content

This course was the first online Ergonomics MSc 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 Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF), it meets their high standards and gives you the opportunity of graduate membership which is your first step to registered status as an ergonomist.

Ergonomics promotes a holistic human-centred approach. This theme naturally links the modules within the programme. There are modules designed to cover physical and psychological characteristics, Ergonomics methods and wider systems issues. You will be able to complete one of three pathways in Ergonomics (Human Factors), Health Ergonomics, and Ergonomics and Organisational Behaviour, which are all accredited by CIEHF and offer you the opportunity to tailor your studies to meet your own career interests.

Our tutors have many years of experience in Ergonomics and they understand the pressures of balancing study around work and family commitments.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Erin Passmore
+44 (0)1332 594279