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Safety and Human Factors in Aviation MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Aviation Ergonomics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Demand for human factors and safety expertise continues to grow within aviation as well as other safety critical industries.

This course has been designed to provide industry with equipped graduates who can make a real and lasting improvement to performance and safety through the application of skills and knowledge learnt through a mix of lectures and practical exercises.

Who is it for?

This course attracts a wide variety of students from aviation professionals in civil and military domains to high-quality graduates in engineering and social science disciplines. The wide range of skills and knowledge represented by students on the course provides a learning environment unique to here.

Why this course?

Delivered through the specialist Safety and Accident Investigation Centre, operating for over 30 years to support global safety and investigation, this course is unique in that it synthesises the study of human factors with the study of safety and safety assessment, creating a powerful combination to really add-on value in applied aviation and safety critical contexts.

It is designed to provide industry with successful and well equipped graduates who can make a real and lasting improvement to performance and safety through the application of skills and knowledge learned on the course. Demand for human factors and safety expertise continues to be a growing area within aviation as well as other safety critical industries. Safety critical systems require high human performance in addition to engineering excellence to meet the safety and business requirements of the aviation industry. To meet these demands, the design of systems must match, support and augment the capabilities of the user.

We are very well located for visiting students from all over the world, and offers a range of library and support facilities to support your studies. This enables students from all over the world to complete this qualification whilst balancing work/life commitments.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF).

Your career

There are strong employment prospects for graduates in safety-related management and operational positions. Course graduates generally find suitable employment in a range of safety and human factors related roles.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-20

Modules

Industrial roles which draw on skill sets in safety and human factors demand the skill sets developed in this module in support of the course level learning outcomes.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A first or second class UK Honours degree or equivalent in engineering, aeronautical engineering, mathematics, ergonomics, psychology or other science. Other qualifications (e.g. HND or alternative) may be acceptable, provided that there is evidence of sufficient relevant work experience.

Department profile

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. We are unlocking the potential of people and organisations by partnering with business and governments to deliver transformational research, postgraduate education and professional development in the areas of aerospace, transport systems...more

University information

Cranfield University is an exclusive postgraduate university with the main campus situated in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, and a second site in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire. The university specialises in science, engineering, technology and management, and how these work together to benefit the world. 81% of their research is recognised as "world leading" and "internationally excellent" by Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. It has also been...more