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Safety and Accident Investigation MSc

Safety and Accident Investigation MSc

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

MAY-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Accident Investigation

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

We have been a centre of excellence in the field of accident investigation for over 40 years. Designed specifically for safety professional, accident investigators, and those working in related fields, this course will provide you with an academically recognised, high standard qualification.

Who is it for?

The MSc in Safety and Accident Investigation allows you to receive an internationally recognised qualification in the field of accident investigation. The majority of students join this course with the intention of receiving a qualification that will allow them to further their career development in accident investigation or other safety related areas of the transport industry.

Why this course?

We have been a centre of excellence for aircraft accident investigation for over 40 years. In 2011, we were awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our world-leading work in aviation safety through research and training in air accident investigation. We started our multi-modal accident investigation training in 2005, and have since then established our rail and marine accident investigation training capabilities.

An important aspect of this course is the use of hands-on workshops and simulations to develop the practical skills required as an investigator, including interviewing techniques, analysis techniques, and technical writing. For the MSc degree, this is complemented by sessions that enable you to conduct rigorous research and scientific analysis.

The course is specifically designed to meet the academic study aspirations of the international safety professional community. The highly practical nature of the course requires course attendance in the UK for the major parts of the programme. However, most of the research and module assessments can be completed remotely. Cranfield University offers a comprehensive range of library and IT services tuned to support distance learning, enabling international students to study while balancing work/life commitments. Wherever possible, the University will continue to evolve to maximise distance learning opportunities within its programmes. Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.

Modules

This module aims to provide accident investigators with the fundamental knowledge and skills to conduct a general transport accident investigation. On successful completion of this module a student should be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of the investigation process for a transport accident - including elements of accident response, site management, evidence collection and analysis, report writing and development of safety recommendations; Evaluate the regulatory factors affecting an accident investigation, including the purpose of an investigation and the relevant legislation/regulations; the degree of empowerment/independence of investigators; and the protection of key evidence.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

MSc: £21,500; PgDip: £17,700; PgCert: 10,700. Fees can be paid in full up front, or in equal annual instalments. Students who complete their course before the initial end date will be invoiced the outstanding fee balance and must pay in full prior to graduation.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

MSc: £23,500; PgDip: £17,700; PgCert: 10,700. Fees can be paid in full up front, or in equal annual instalments. Students who complete their course before the initial end date will be invoiced the outstanding fee balance and must pay in full prior to graduation.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The course is primarily aimed at those involved in accident investigation and other safety related industries. Applicants should have a good UK honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or a recognised lower qualification plus relevant work experience in aviation/safety related areas. Applicants without a good UK honours degree (or equivalent) are encouraged to attend one or two modules (such as Fundamentals of Accident Investigation and Applied Aircraft Accident Investigation) as an Associate Student on a Continuing Professional Development course rather than applying as an MSc student.