We have an international reputation for our award-winning teaching, research and consultancy in transportation safety management, human factors, airworthiness and incident/accident investigation. Read more Read less

Our work in aviation safety has been recognised at the highest level. We were awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2011 – the highest award a UK academic institution can receive – for research and training in aircraft accident investigation. In 2013 we received the Richard Teller Crane Founders Award from the Flight Safety Foundation for sustained corporate leadership in aviation safety.

Safety and Accident Investigation (SAI) has three streams: SAI - Air Transport, SAI - Rail Transport and SAI - Marine Transport, each offering MSc and PGCert courses.

For each area we run innovative part-time postgraduate programmes, including our world-renowned two-week investigation course for aviation managers, conducted in co-operation with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch. Similar courses are run in rail and marine accident investigation, drawing on the expertise of our specialists and other professional bodies.

Our intensely practical focus is supported by the people delivering our teaching and research. We work with both academics and industrialists and our team has first-hand experience in managing airline and military aircraft operations, accident investigation, crashworthiness, design and certification, meaning our students get the benefit of their extensive real-world knowledge.

Leading organisations choose us to deliver inventive solutions to their real-life problems or enhance their operational capabilities through research and training.