Total cost of course
UK/EU: £7,470*
INT: £7,650*

*Prices correct for 2018/2019 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2019.

Course length
3 years of part time study
Start dates
May, September
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Amy and Zaneta
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Pace of study

We recommend around 20 hours of study per week, per 20 credit module.

Assessment method

This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.

Webinar - An Introduction to Ergonomics Webinar
17 April

Course code: MJ9AA   Level 7 qualification

This popular and well-established programme was the first online ergonomics masters course to be launched in Europe. As a current or aspiring ergonomist, or a human factors professional, it would give you a significant advantage in your field.

Accredited by professional body, the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF)Accredited by your professional body, the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF), it 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.

Flexible enough to fit around you

You can complete this part-time master's course in 3 years. 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 comprises three progressive stages; Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc:

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.

A snapshot of how you'll learn

Watch our short introductory video below to find out more about our online Ergonomics MSc degree course. 

Study MSc Ergonomics - University of Derby Online Learning

Video Transcript

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Programme Specification

Image: PDF opens in a new window Ergonomics MSc programme specification

What does online learning look like?

If you're thinking of studying one of our courses, you may be wondering how online learning works and what it looks like. Below are some images from one of the modules of this course. There are three screen shots for you to scroll through which show you what the learning environment and material looks like, with a brief explanation underneath.

Click on the image below to view examples.

Interactive activities such as surveys are used within the modules to offer a deeper understanding.
Visual representations of models are used to help explain theories and ideas in clear and concise way.
Activities allow you to discuss and debate theories and contemporary issues from a range of critical perspectives.