The Safety and Accident Investigation MSc is available via two entry routes; direct entry on to the MSc or through the Short Course for Credit Student route, where you take modules for credit towards the MSc in the form of short courses – these vary in length, from 1-6 weeks.

As a Short Course for Credit Student, you should start your academic programme (PGCert/PGDip/MSc) with the Fundamentals of Accident Investigation module. This will form the foundation of your knowledge from which you can expand your skills further as you go deeper into the theory and skills required to conduct comprehensive safety investigations.

For module dates and booking information, you can check the short course pages for each module (see how to apply section below).

Structure of accident investication course

Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert): It is possible to complete all modules for a PgCert as a Short Course for Credit Student

Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip): You can complete all modules except the PgDip report as a Short Course for Credit Student. You need to formally apply and register as a PgDip student and transfer the credits that you have collected as a Short Course for Credit Student prior to completing this module. 

Master of Science (MSc): You can complete all modules except Research Methods and Individual Research Project as a Short Course for Credit Student. You need to formally apply and register as an MSc student and transfer the credits that you have collected as a Short Course for Credit Student prior to completing those modules.

How to apply

The following modules can be used towards the MSc in Safety and Accident Investigation. For module dates, you can check the individual module pages by clicking the links below or contacting shortcourse@cranfield.ac.uk

Fundamentals of Accident Investigation
Applied Aircraft Accident Investigation
Applied Marine Accident Investigation
Applied Rail Accident Investigation
Introduction to Aircraft Structural Crashworthiness
Flight Data Monitoring
Aviation Safety Management
Investigating Human Performance
Safety Assessment of Aircraft Systems
Legal Skills for Accident Investigators
Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance 
Crisis Management and Business Continuity
Interviewing Techniques for Accident Investigators
Analysis Techniques for Accident Investigators

You must attend the Fundamentals of Accident Investigation first prior to attending any of the Applied Accident Investigation modules, Interviewing Techniques for Accident Investigators, Investigating Human Performance, or Analysis Techniques for Accident Investigators.

Any questions?

If you have any other questions or would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to email shortcourse@cranfield.ac.uk.