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Professional Development and Training

Learn from world-leading experts in the field of system safety engineering.

Here at York, we offer you the opportunity to stay at the forefront of your profession, ensuring that you meet the ever-changing challenges in safety engineering today.

We have short courses in the discipline of system safety engineering, enabling you or your employees to learn alongside your work, ensuring your skills are fully up to date.

We can also tailor our programmes to ensure they’re just right for your business and your workforce.

Our courses are taught using a combination of self-study and face-to-face teaching in our purpose-built facilities on the outskirts of York. Our academic staff are world leaders in the delivery of safety engineering education.


Contact us

CPD Admissions Team
(MSc and short course study)

Emily Ellis

Emily Ellis

Business and Partnerships Team (CPD, bespoke courses and consultancy)

The programmes we offer

You can choose to study our short courses as individual units, or use them to count towards one of our recognised postgraduate awards:

Our short courses provide a comprehensive grounding in the principles of system safety engineering, including:

  • Hazard identification and analysis
  • Risk assessment and management
  • System safety justification and certification
  • Through life safety
  • Safety management systems

Our courses

How to apply for our short courses

To book your place, please complete the following documents, and email them to our Admissions Team at

You can also pay for your course online

Explore our upcoming short courses in System Safety Engineering.

Why study at York?

  • Learn from internationally respected experts in the field
  • Choose to study for a recognised postgraduate award
  • Learn core principles that are transferable across different industries
  • Refresh your knowledge to enhance job performance
  • Study in manageable one-week blocks

Professional accreditation

British Computer Society (BCS) The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)

We are proud that our courses are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) and The Institute for Engineering and Technology (IET).

As a clinician working for the Department of Health Informatics Directorate, supporting software architects, engineers and project managers to deliver safe technology to the NHS, I have found the MSc in Safety Critical Systems Engineering to be absolutely essential. The quality of the lectures, teaching materials and content delivered is second to none. I have not undertaken any training or education since qualifying as a clinician that has been so relevant, useful and practical for my daily job. I would recommend that anyone working in healthcare with an interest in patient safety should take the Foundations of System Safety Engineering module at the very least.

Beverley Scott, Clinical Safety Advisor, Department of Health Informatics Directorate

As a practitioner of system/functional safety in the automotive industry I cannot recommend the MSc in Safety Critical Systems Engineering highly enough. The course structure and the mandatory modules cover the fundamentals of system safety in such depth and breadth as to be applicable to any safety standard. Unlike previous degree courses I refer to my York notes a great deal, since they are extremely relevant to my day to day safety activities.

Robert Palin, Jaguar Land Rover

Contact us

CPD Admissions Team
(MSc and short course study)

Emily Ellis

Emily Ellis

Business and Partnerships Team (CPD, bespoke courses and consultancy)