Human Factors for Patient Safety, Master | Part time online | Staffordshire University | Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Human Factors for Patient Safety

36 months
8460 GBP/year
8460 GBP/year
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Patient Safety is an essential part of health and social care that aims to reduce avoidable errors and prevent unintended harm. Human Factors looks at the things that can affect the way people work safely and effectively. Learn more with this master of Human Factors for Patient Safety from Staffordshire University.


About this programme

The PgCert provides you with the skills to apply Human Factors to reduce the risk of incidents occurring, as well as to respond appropriately to health, safety or wellbeing incidents. Through the study of Human Factors, you will be able to demonstrate benefit to everyone involved, including patients, service users, staff, contractors, carers, families and friends. Learn more with this master of Human Factors for Patient Safety from Staffordshire University.

The PgDip extends your insights and capabilities, providing you with a deeper understanding of the philosophy, theories, science and application of Human Factors within Health and Social Care sectors. This will be achieved by addressing Human Factors principles for both management and physical elements of the systems that you work within. The PgDip will also provide you with an in-depth critical understanding of research methodology and methods for use within Health and Social Care settings. Together, these elements will help you to develop the necessary skills to undertake your MSc dissertation project or evaluation of a project-based change.

Upon completion of the MSc, you will have achieved a comprehensive understanding of the subject area and be able to undertake a critical evaluation of Human Factors in your workplace and elsewhere. You will have developed your reflexive ability to undertake Human Factors research and to deliver achievable Human Factors solutions.

Programme Structure


  • Human Factors For Equipment, Instructions And Physical Environment Human
  •  Factors For Management Of Organisations, Teams And Individuals Research
  •  Methods (In Health And Social Care Settings)

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The earlier you apply, the better. International applicants are encouraged to apply for courses at the beginning of the academic year.


180 alternative credits


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree from a UK university or equivalent is desirable but not essential. We also welcome applications from a wide range of backgrounds and professional experience with evidence of your ability to successfully undertake the course and benefit from it.
  • For those whose first language is not English you need to demonstrate a minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System) as administered by the British Council in most countries or equivalent.
  • It is essential that you have access to computer facilities and internet access.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8460 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8460 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    8460 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8460 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent

550 - 850 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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