Postgraduate Certificate Blended

Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety

12 months
8483 GBP/year
3800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Our Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety at Loughborough University provides an insight into human factors, focusing on the promotion of patient safety in the healthcare sector. It also concentrates on investigations relevant to understanding and intervening in these situations, with the view to improving conditions for those exposed.


This CIEHF recognised  Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety at Loughborough University examines how best to ensure a good fit between people, their actions, the objects they use and the environments which they occupy. You will apply theoretical principles, data and methods to ensure that design is optimised for human wellbeing and overall system performance.


We are committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

The School of Design and Creative Arts at Loughborough University boasts strong industry links. As part of the Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety programme, you will be encouraged to undertake your main project in the field, to gain realistic experiences and learning. Programme content has a strong practitioner bias, where learning provides vocational training towards a career as an ergonomist or human factors expert.Successful completion of this programme will enable you to become a professional ergonomics or human factors practitioner. The broad nature of the programme also opens up possibilities in other scientific and research careers, too.

Example jobs held by our recent graduates include: Chief Trials Officer, Ergonomist and Automotive Engineer, Graduate Human Factors Engineer, Human Factors Consultant, Scientist, and Usability Engineer.


Our Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety degree 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Cognitive Ergonomics
  • Physical Ergonomics
  • Human Factors and Systems
  • Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant discipline or closely related subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8483 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8483 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    3800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3800 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Loughborough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Please see the University website for more information.

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