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Human Factors and Patient Safety MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Legal Issues Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course is delivered through distance learning, making it suitable for those working in clinical or leadership healthcare roles in the UK or internationally. You study part-time or full-time, with the flexibility to engage with the interactive learning materials at a time suitable to you.

The content of the course reflects contemporary issues in human factors and patient safety theory, including the exploration of human-centric design, understanding systems that contribute to mistakes, team effectiveness and dynamics. The course equips you with opportunities to use a range of tools and techniques to explore why errors occur.

In a global society where, digital technology is rapidly developing, the impact this has on reliable and safe healthcare features as part of the course.

Career opportunities:

You are prepared for a career in a human factors or patient safety leadership role.

Different course options

Full time | Teesside University | 1 year | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



You explore ergonomics and examples of human factors influences with more complex tools and techniques explained.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have an honours degree at 2.2 classification or above.

University information

Based on its vibrant campus in the heart of Middlesbrough in North East England, Teesside University is a friendly, modern university offering a broad portfolio of courses. The University has recently invested more than £270m in its town-centre campus giving it a leading edge in digital innovation, forensic facilities and sport and health sciences buildings. The University is investing an additional £300m over the next ten years to further...more