Human Factors and Ergonomics MSc at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

Our MSc in Human Factors and Ergonomics aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to design products, jobs, tasks and environments from the human perspective. If you are interested in people, technology and design, then this could be the course for you. In this course you will learn about a range of human characteristics (physical, cognitive, social and emotional) as they relate to our interactions with jobs, environments, products, services and other people. You will graduate with a postgraduate qualification that is increasingly desirable in industry and provides the necessary knowledge and skills to address human factors issues for the 21st century.

  • This is a Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors Qualifying Course
  • There are many opportunities to continue your studies within the department through an extensive PhD programme within the Human Factors Research Group
  • More than 98% of engineering research ranked of international quality
  • Graduates of the Human Factors and Ergonomics MSc can get full membership with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) after completing four years’ work experience


Core modules Physical Ergonomics Cognitive Ergonomics in Design Studying Human Performance Simulation, Virtual Reality and Advanced Human-Machine Interface Human-Computer Systems Advanced Engineering Research Project Organisation and Design Advanced Methods in Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction Work Systems and Safety Individual Postgraduate Project Optional Modules Programming Medical Device Design and Regulation Biomechanical Analysis of Human Motion Advanced Methods in Psychology

Assessment method

Assessment methods include an individual research project.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Ergonomics Society

Entry requirements

High 2.2 (or international equivalent); IELTS: 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Fees and funding

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Human Factors and Ergonomics MSc at University of Nottingham - UCAS