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Online course details

Study options

Part-time: 10 weeks

UK/EU fee

£1,010 (2020/21)

International fee

£1,010 (2020/21)

Course level

Postgraduate

Qualification

Certificate of Credit

Start date

May

Location

Online

Online course description

Goldstandard teaching**Teaching Excellence Framework

This online course is an optional module within our online MSc Ergonomics and Human Factors and can be completed as a standalone 10-week course. You will gain 20 credits at level 7 with a Certificate of Credit to evidence your learning achievement.

It considers how factors such as intentions, attitudes, values and norms shape behaviour and behaviour change. The distinction between models of behaviour and theories of change will be highlighted, as well as the different uses and limitations of such models and theories to understand behaviour.

Factors influencing behaviour will be considered, including aspects of the individual and the related social and physical environments in which key behaviours occur. You will learn how to define a 'problem' in behavioural terms and take a theory driven approach to behaviour change by incorporating defined intervention functions and appropriate behaviour change techniques.

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

Delivery from experienced academics

We've over 10 years' experience in the delivery of online courses which means you can expect the highest standards of teaching and education. Our specialist ergonomics academic team will guide you through the module, providing regular contact and feedback to ensure you stay on track. You can be assured of a supportive and structured learning experience and our online learning advisors are on hand to provide non-academic support throughout your studies.

What you will study

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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During this hour-long webinar, we'll take you through the basic principles of how online learning works and what you can expect as an online learner. The webinar includes a 30-minute presentation and an opportunity to take part in a Q and A.

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How you will learn

The module is delivered 100% online over 10 weeks using a range of interactive learning materials and some live classroom sessions. Provision is made for discussion and interaction with tutors and fellow students through live virtual classroom sessions and online discussion forums. You will study alongside students who are on the Ergonomics and Human Factors MSc, giving you a wider perspective of cognitive ergonomics and psychology from your global student community.

Offset course credits towards another qualification

Once you've completed this course you may be able to offset the 20 credits towards our online Ergonomics and Human Factors MSc as this would reduce the number of modules you would need to study and the total cost of the course.

Pace of study

We recommend about 20 hours of study per week to complete one 20-credit module over a 10-week trimester.

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.

Who will teach you

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Andrew Baird
Programme leader

As a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Andrew has been involved in the development of pioneering MSc programmes in Behaviour Change and Ergonomics/Human Factors.  He is Programme Lead for the MSc Behaviour Change programme and teaches primarily at masters-level.  His applied research activities have most recently been centred on driver behaviour.  

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Entry requirements

You should possess one of the following:

We will also consider application which demonstrate evidence of relevant key practical experience and work-based training.

English language qualifications

If English is not your first language, or you have not successfully completed your highest level of qualification in English, you will need an English language qualification. For this course you will need at least one of the following:

If you are unable to take an English Language Test locally, you may wish to consider our Derby English Language Test (DELT), which is an online test in two parts: reading and writing, and listening and speaking. Take a look at our Derby English Language test (DELT) page for full course details, online exam dates and how to book.

Fees and funding

2020/21 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2020 and August 2021.

 Per 20 creditsModulesCost
UK/EU/International £1,010 1 £1,010

2021/22 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2021 and August 2022.

 Per 20 creditsModulesCost
UK/EU/International £1,010 1 £1,010

About your fees

Prices are correct for the year of entry shown. These are subject to annual increase in subsequent academic years.

Flexible payment plan available

How to apply

Students should apply directly to the University.

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For support with completing your application, view our guide to the application process.

Documents to support your application

You'll need to provide:

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Government website.

Application deadlines

All of our online courses have set start dates throughout the year. We require time to review your application and get back to you with a response before your course starts. Take a look at information regarding applying for an online course to see full details of deadlines and term dates.

Careers

This Ergonomics and Human Factors (Behaviour Change) Certificate of Credit focuses on you obtaining 20 credits at level 7 for your CPD, with the opportunity to go on and study our online Ergonomics and Human Factors MSc.

The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) is an excellent resource for employment opportunities and for information about gaining experience in ergonomics.

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