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14 July 2010 | PR 10/113

Loughborough University launches new MSc programme for Road and Vehicle Safety

A unique MSc programme focusing on road and vehicle safety has been launched by Loughborough University.

The course will be led by the University’s Vehicle Safety Research Centre, part of the Ergonomics and Safety Research Institute (ESRI) ­and home to the largest crash investigation research group in the world.

The Road and Vehicle MSc programme, which commences in October, is aimed at traffic safety practitioners who wish to extend and deepen their knowledge of this vast and expanding area of research.  The course will cover the theory and practice behind the major casualty reduction techniques associated with passive and active vehicle safety systems, road infrastructure, driver performance and road safety policy.

ESRI has more than 25 years of expertise in both crash and injury prevention and works closely with government, industry and academic bodies.  In August the Institute will be merging with the Department of Ergonomics and the Department of Design and Technology to form the Loughborough Design School.  This exciting development will broaden the base of ESRI’s interdisciplinary design work and the purpose built Design Centre, due to open in 2011, will provide state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.

For further information on the Road and Vehicle MSc programme or to apply, please email esri@lboro.ac.uk

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Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2009 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top five universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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