Online course details

Study options

Part-time: 10 weeks

UK fee

£1,010 (2022/23)

International fee

£1,010 (2022/23)

Course level

Postgraduate

Qualification

Certificate of Credit

Start date

January

Location

Online

Online course description

This 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 is ideally suited to nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, engineers or designers who have effectively studied ergonomics in some form at a local level but who wish to expand their knowledge to consider in a wider, macro-level context.

It considers macro-ergonomics and the organisational context of any situation whilst also considering how individual performance and competence can be assured with appropriate selection and development of staff.

There is particular emphasis on understanding crowd behaviour while how systems impact upon performance, health and wellbeing are also considered.

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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How you will learn

The module is delivered 100% online over ten 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.

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.

Student support and guidance

Whilst we encourage our students to become independent, life-long learners, we also recognise that offering the right support and guidance will help you to achieve your goals. There is a wealth of support available to you at the University, from your dedicated Personal Tutor and Online Learner Advisor, through to our:

All these services, and more, are available to you as an online student at the University of Derby.

Who will teach you

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Dr Victoria Filingeri
Programme leader

Academic Lead in Ergonomics, Dr Victoria Filingeri, completed her BSc Psychology with Ergonomics, MSc Health Psychology, PhD and postdoctoral research at Loughborough University, looking into crowd behaviour, rail safety (funded by the Rail Safety and Standards Board), teenagers trespassing (funded by Network Rail), and the ageing population.

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Entry requirements

You should possess one of the following:

We will also consider applications 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

2022/23 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2022 and August 2023.

 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

Please look at our application deadlines before you 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

In order for your application to be assessed, you will need to provide the following documents when you apply:

*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.

Please note: failure to submit any documentation when requested, may result in your application being withdrawn.

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 course can support people who particularly want to gain knowledge about Systems Theory and application of this to Ergonomics problems. This is likely to be relevant to those who already have some knowledge of one or more of the areas of Ergonomics (for example, psychology, physiology or engineering/design) and want to enhance them with this specific discipline.

The System Ergonomics Certificate of Credit course focuses on you obtaining 20 credits at level seven for your CPD.

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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