Fire safety is emphasized in the context of the built environment and particularly its application to buildings. This course is for students aiming for senior roles after graduation in policy and direction roles. This requires some deeper attention to legal studies, risk management in the context of managing projects for fire safety problems for the built environment and related infrastructure. The education of the fire professional should cater for the many new developments and their associated problems occurring in the field of application. Innovation specifically cannot be covered in prescriptive solutions and hence the application of principles is the proposed method of solving problems. It is precisely the development of novel solutions within the often-contradictory constraints of safety, economy, law and technology which pose the Honours challenge. Integration across diverse fields in order to propose an acceptable design or management decision is the major feature of the degree. The course benefits from the activities of the University's Centre for Research in Fire and Hazard Sciences. The course demonstrates a strong, well co-ordinated research link, which contributes strongly to the relevance and currency of the content.
This degree has been developed in response to the reforms in fire safety regulations and recent high profile fire incidents. It emphasises the consideration of fire risk during the design, construction and occupation of a building, and is ideal if you are aiming for senior roles after graduation in the specialist fire safety companies, fire insurers, fire and rescue services, social housing providers and other complex estates. It will develop your knowledge in integrated design and management solutions aimed at reducing the fire risk and ensuring that if a fire does occur, appropriate active, passive and fire safety management systems are in place to protect people, property and the environment.
You’ll have access to excellent facilities including new, purpose-built fire laboratories, supported by state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics facilities, analytical and material characterisation facilities for fire chemistry and fire safety engineering.
Full-time: 3 years; Part-time: 4 years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Subject to approval
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
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Our typical offer is 96 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction
Pass Access Course: 96 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 96 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
Please note that this course is subject to review/validation which may result in changes to the course structure. Any changes as a result of the review/validation will be immediately included and highlighted in the course documentation and all students holding current offers will be provided with a comprehensive list of those changes. If you are not satisfied with the changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the programme and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.
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For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.