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Coventry University: Human Factors in Aviation

Institution Coventry University View institution profile
Department School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering
Study type Taught


This specialist MSc in Human Factors in Aviation is informed by the academic and professional disciplines of Ergonomics, Human Factors and Psychology. The course aims to provide a thorough introduction to the field of human factors, and its application in an aviation context.

  • The human element is vital to the safe and efficient operation of all aspects of the aviation industry. As our understanding of the impact of human behaviour on system and individual performance has increased, the importance of the field of human factors within the aviation industry has grown significantly.

  • With distance learning, part time delivery, the course is aimed at industry professionals within the aviation and aerospace industry that hold operational front-line positions. The course has traditionally attracted a wide range of professionals – from aviation engineers to flight and cabin crew, safety personnel to air traffic controllers, and those working in civil or military organisations.

  • The course is delivered by academic staff with relevant teaching, research and industry experience in aviation human factors (as well as other safety critical industries).

  • As the course is distance learning, students can complete the course part-time from the UK or overseas.



Coventry University is a provider of world-class teaching, learning and impactful research, and push the boundaries of what higher education can achieve regionally, nationally and across the world.

We are a place where all students can achieve their ambitions. We focus on employability, practical learning and personalised support. We help our students to get the knowledge and skills they need for their chosen career and support them to develop confidence in themselves and their abilities.

You can choose from a wide range of postgraduate courses or research degrees which are delivered from our main campuses in Coventry and London. Some …

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