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Fire & Rescue Service Management

1 Year
September 2022
Campus Taught

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.

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.

What you'll do

  • You’ll have access to a wide range of analytical instrumentation in the Faculty’s Analytical Unit.
  • You’ll be tested in command simulations representative of those applicable to the emergency incident domain.
  • You’ll benefit from our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) which features a state-of-the-art Fire Laboratory.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

The course has exchange links with Hong Kong Fire Service and also collaborates with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Future careers

The MSc Fire and Rescue Service Management offers tools and strategies which allow Fire and Rescue Service managers to generate, evaluate, and select among decision options.

Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.

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Fees and Funding

Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Full-time£8,400 per year
Part-time£933 per 20 credits
Full-time£15,500 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Engineering located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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