Taught course

Applied Ergonomics and Human Factors (Distance Learning)

University of Nottingham · Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

Entry requirements

2:2 degree or international equivalent; evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience; English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed to be undertaken by employees in any organisation who need to apply ergonomics principles to their work. It provides an understanding of the key issues related to workplace ergonomics and work design, which students will be required to use both to complete the course and to apply the knowledge gained in real situations in the workplace. The distance-learning format means that most of the material and recommended background reading can be undertaken by the student in their own time, but with defined access and support from University staff.

Key facts:

  • 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.
  • You can work at times that suit you and your employer and can carry out projects that are closely linked to the needs of your employer.
  • There are no geographical limits to this course, it can be studied from any country, all elements are through distance learning
  • On completion of the course you will have received the formal education needed to work as an ergonomist and will be eligible to joinThe Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors as a graduate member.
  • After completing the MSc Applied Ergonomics and Human Factors (Distance Learning), you will find that there are opportunities to continue your research within the school through an extensive PhD programme.
  • The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering Teaching Quality Assessment.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

IELTS:6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any element)

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering web pages.

For information on opportunities for funding for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-48 months


distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5559