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Course summary

This postgraduate degree emphasises Fire Safety Engineering in the context of buildings and infrastructure and is designed for those who will eventually hold senior positions within the fire-related professions. This involves skills and knowledge crossing all areas of learning including fire chemistry, physics of heat transfer, biology and toxicity, structures, law and legislation, environmental impact, risk management and design. Why study with us

  • The course is fully accredited by two professional institutions (EI and IFE) that play an active part in ensuring the course is developed to meet professional needs.
  • Graduates have become leaders in a range of backgrounds from fire services to civil engineering to safety management.
  • This course is supported by an established research base (Centre for Research in Fire and Hazards Science) which builds on the training and educational programmes offered by the Institution of Fire Engineers.


Please visit The University of Central Lancashire’s website for the latest information about our modules.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Fire Engineers, Institution of

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements for the course are that an applicant must hold one of the following qualifications: An honours degree of the level 2.1 or above from a United Kingdom university or of the CNAA or its equivalent in an appropriate discipline (fire engineering, mechanical engineering, forensic science, chemistry, etc.); A degree or HND in an appropriate discipline, together with appropriate professional experience; A qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent to any of the above; Career professionals with vocational qualifications (e.g. GNVQ5) or those who are corporate members of professional bodies such as CIBSE, IStructE, RIBA (where full membership requires equivalent education and training to a first degree or higher); Applicants with substantial experience at a senior technical management level as building control officer or fire brigade officer (or similar) will also be considered on individual merit. Other non-standard awards may be accepted for entry, provided that the student can demonstrate equivalence.

Fees and funding

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Fire Safety Engineering at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS