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Course summary

Course overview

  • The MSc Fire and Rescue Service Management focuses on managerial decision-making in risk critical situations within the fire and rescue service, in both an operational and non-operational context.
  • Strategic managers in the Fire and Rescue Service in risk critical situations face unique challenges in both preparing for and dealing with situations which threaten life and critical infrastructure or reputation.
  • This postgraduate course brings together insights regarding risk perception and decision-making across domains ranging from the operational context, cognitive psychology, economics, and public policy. It suggests strategies to ensure a mature effective response to various managerial situations.
Why study with us
  • You’ll benefit from potential short-term placements within fire and rescue services, along with unique access to Washington Hall, the UK’s international fire, training and development centre.
  • Benefit from our new £35m Engineering Innovation Centre, including purpose-built fire laboratories, supported by computational fluid dynamics facilities, analytical and material characterisation facilities for fire chemistry and fire safety engineering.
  • Opportunities for exchange visits to Hong Kong Fire Service and also opportunities to work with International partners to develop fire and rescue service infrastructure in those countries where there are limited resources available.


Entry requirements

A recognised British honours degree to a good standard, or its equivalent. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme or work proposed. Informal enquiries are welcomed and will normally be followed by an initial advisory interview. Specific entry requirements for this course are: Honours degree of the level 2.2 or above from a UK university or of the CNAA or its equivalent in an appropriate engineering or science discipline (forensic science, biology, chemistry, fire safety engineering etc.). Degree or HNC or HND in an appropriate discipline, together with appropriate professional experience; Qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent to any of the above.


Fees and funding

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Fire and Rescue Service Management at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS