48 months
6540 GBP/year
5490 GBP/year
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This System Safety Engineering with Automotive Applications course from University of York will provide you with the educational background required to become a leader in the field of system safety engineering with automotive applications.

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The course will be particularly relevant to you if you are a professional in this area and has been developed for the Jaguar Land Rover Technical Accreditation Scheme.

The System Safety Engineering with Automotive Applications course from University of York provides a thorough grounding in techniques used to develop, operate and assure the safety characteristics of automotive systems and services, but also explores the principles behind these techniques; principles upon which sound safety judgements need to be made. You will explore the contribution technology, processes, human factors and organisations make to the safety of systems and have the chance to apply the latest research to areas of advanced practice.

The MSc in Safety-Critical Systems Engineering with Automotive Applications automatically meets some of the conditions for professional chartered engineering status in the UK set by the IET and the BCS.

This course will be useful to you if you are involved in functional safety in the automotive industry; if you are undertaking continuous professional development modules via the Jaguar Land Rover Technical Accreditation Scheme (JLR TAS); or if you wish to have an educational background in the safety assurance of next generation vehicles including in the area of autonomous vehicles. 

This is the only MSc in System Safety available through JLR TAS.

The Department of Computer Science at York is a leader in Safety Critical Systems Engineering in the UK and a leader in the assurance of autonomous systems through the Assurance of Autonomy International Programme.

Careers and skills

This course will help further your skills within the automotive industry and will prepare you to be an adept and safe practitioner.

Career opportunities

  • Jaguar Land Rover

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Hazard and Risk Assessment 
  • System Safety Assessment 
  • Safety Management Systems 
  • Safety Case Development and Review 
  • Systems Engineering for Safety

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:2 or equivalent in a numerate, technical discipline. This course is specifically directed at those with several years of industrial experience.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
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