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Human Factors in Aviation

Coventry University
Coventry, Great Britain
 1713 Points
2 Years

Program Description

From flight crew to cabin crew, air traffic controllers to aircraft engineers, the human element is vital to the safe and efficient operation of all aspects of the aviation industry.

Over the past three decades, a better understanding of human behaviour has resulted in significant safety benefits in the aviation industry, with the human factors discipline forming a cornerstone of every aviation safety management programme.

This specialist distance-learning course is taught by current staff with expertise in the academic and professional disciplines of human factors, ergonomics and occupational psychology within aviation. This course aims to equip aviation professionals with a thorough appreciation of all aspects of the discipline and how they can be applied to best effect in the aviation industry.

Entry Requirements

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Bachelor's Degree
Degree from State Technical Institute
English Level

Information about requirements:

  • Applicants should ideally hold an honours degree 2.2 or an equivalent international qualification or above in a cognate, psychology, medical or engineering discipline, and have experience in the operational aspects of the aviation industry.

More requirements:

  • Academic transcripts

Other accepted qualifications:

  • However, applications from candidates with relevant experience and professional qualifications, or those with an undergraduate degree in another discipline will also be considered on an individual basis.

Other accepted English qualifications and information:

  • SELT
  • Cambridge Pre-U
  • If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.


Year 1

Human Information Processing in Aviation

Decision Making and Error in Aviation

Flight Deck Design

Selection, Stress and Stressors

Training and Simulation

Critical Literature Review

Year 2

Crew Resource Management

Human Factors and Safety Management

Research Methods and Project Introduction

Human Factors Research Thesis


Potential destinations for human factors professionals include:

  • airlines and aircraft operators
  • air traffic control services
  • engineering organisations
  • aerospace manufacturers
  • safety consultancies
  • research organisations

Past graduates of this course are typically already in employment, and successful completion of this master’s course can support them in their potential future career options.


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