• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Accredited by your professional body, the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF), the programme meets their high standards and gives you the opportunity of Graduate Membership which is your first step to registered status as an Ergonomist. Ergonomics promotes a holistic human centred approach; this theme naturally links the modules within the programme. 

There are modules designed to cover physical and psychological characteristics, ergonomics methods and wider systems issues. You will be able to complete one of three pathways in Ergonomics (Human Factors), Health Ergonomics, and Ergonomics and Organisational Behaviour which are all accredited by the CIEHF and offer you the opportunity to tailor your studies to meet your own career interests.

Our tutors have many years’ experience in ergonomics and they understand the pressures of balancing study around work and family commitments. We like to know that our students feel challenged yet confident about their online study and in our latest feedback survey, 93%* of our online Ergonomics MSc students agree that, they learnt something that changed the way they understood an issue or concept.

Flexible enough to fit around you

Depending on whether you’re currently employed and on how much time you have, you can choose to complete this masters in 3-6 years part time. It’s really down to you to set the pace and because it’s online, you have complete control over when and where you study. Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. Course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures.

The online MSc Ergonomics course at the University of Derby comprises three progressive stages; Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Ergonomics you must complete 3 modules (60 credits)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Ergonomics you must complete a total of 6 modules (120 credits)
  • MSc you must complete 6 modules and the Independent Study project (180 credits).

We would encourage you to complete the full MSc, but if you aren’t able to, you can still gain an exit award at each stage: a PG Cert or a PG Dip.

Career

During this course you will develop excellent skills to help you evaluate and design tasks, jobs, products, environments and systems that are compatible with the needs and limitations of people.

Employment prospects for Ergonomists can be diverse as demand for these specialist skills can be found in a range of fields from healthcare to aviation, nuclear safety to product design. 

Accreditation

  • Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF)

Programme Structure

Modules:

  • Approaches in Ergonomics
  • Ergonomics and Design
  • Human Behaviour and Health
  • Independent Scholarship
  • Investigation and Analysis
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Physical Characteristics and Ergonomics
  • Psychology and Human Performance
  • Systems and Ergonomics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Evening, Weekday, Weekend
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Pass

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Pass on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • You'll need a UK undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification in a relevant discipline. If you have key practical experience and work based training, you may also apply.
  • International students require equivalent qualifications and may be asked to supply references to support your application.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2556 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7650 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2496 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7470 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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