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Human Factors for Inclusive Design MSc

Human Factors for Inclusive Design MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Design (Non-Industrial) Ergonomics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Human Factors for Inclusive Design programme provides an understanding of human factors, with a focus on human requirements and design applications, including systems, workplaces and artefacts, as well as information and communications devices. Human Factors for Inclusive Design examines how best to ensure a good fit between people, the things they do, the objects they use, and the environments in which they work, travel and play in. You will apply theoretical principles, data and methods to ensure that design is optimised for human wellbeing and overall system performance. The Human Factors for Inclusive Design programme is professionally recognised by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF). As the CIEHF is affiliated with the International Ergonomics Association, you will be exposed to a range of valuable employment opportunities worldwide. Previous guest speakers for Human Factors for Inclusive Design include industry experts from Humanscale, EDF Energy, Rolls Royce, AMEC, as well as specialists in health and safety, aviation safety, environmental health, health practitioners and experienced lecturers from other Universities. As well as the full-time MSc qualification, this programme is also offered as a Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate.

Our programmes have strong links with industry. As part of the Human Factors for Inclusive Design programme you will also be encouraged to undertake your main project in industry, providing realistic experiences and learning. The programme content has a strong practitioner bias where what you are learning provides vocational training towards a career as an ergonomist or human factors expert. Successful completion of these programmes will enable you to become a professional ergonomics or a human factors practitioner. The nature of the programmes also opens up possibilities in other scientific and research careers. As part of your Human Factors for Inclusive Design programme, you will be encouraged to undertake your main project in industry, which will enable you to gain more work-related experiences in a related area.

Different course options

Full time | Loughborough University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

The aim of the module is to enable you to measure and understand the effects of the physical environment on humans, and to provide the basic principles and practice of environmental ergonomics including general philosophy and the effects of noise, vibration, heat, cold, thermal comfort, vision and lighting.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£22,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a first or second class upper UK Honours degree (2:1) in a relevant discipline or closely related subject. For our Diploma and Certificate Programmes we assess applicants on a case- by- case basis.

University information

Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford...more

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