MSc

Fire Scene Investigation

Duration
1 Year
Start
September 2024
Delivery
In Person

We have collaborated with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) to create an exciting programme of study in Fire Scene Investigation which will see you investigate the cause and origin of fires, using multi-disciplinary science and research methodology.

Why study with us

  • Accredited by the Energy Institute (EI).
  • Benefit from our new £35m Engineering Innovation Centre, including 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.
  • You’ll have unique access to Washington Hall, the UK’s international fire, training and development centre.
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What you’ll do

  • The theory and practical sessions will build your confidence and expertise in the field of fire scene investigation and reporting protocols.
  • You’ll study the principles of fuels, sources of ignition and fire behaviour in buildings, fire modelling and dynamics and development hypothesis testing.
  • You’ll also learn how to give evidence as an expert witness in court and study the anatomy of large scale accidents and catastrophes.

Modules

Course delivery

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

100%Face-to-face

Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

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

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Tracy Bradford
Senior Lecturer in Fire Safety engineering
School of Engineering and Computing

Tracy is a Senior Lecturer in Fire Safety Engineering and Course Leader for MEng / BEng (Hons) Fire Engineering. Tracy teaches on a wide range of fire modules covering aspects of fire science, chemistry, physics and human behaviour. Tracy's current areas of interest are human b…

Simon Cable
Senior Lecturer Fire Safety Fire Protection
School of Engineering and Computing

Simon is a Senior Lecturer specialising in fire safety and health and safety. He served in the Fire and Rescue Service for over 36 years in a number of specialist roles. Simon has extensive industry experience in a wide range of issues including technical fire safety, strategic a…

Accreditations

  • This course is recognised by the IFE as a Recognised Educational Programme (with academic exemption) for Member Grade (MIFireE). The IFE awards internationally recognised qualifications and membership, and plays an active role in ensuring that the course is developed to meet professional needs.
  • This course is accredited by the EI on behalf of the Engineering Council, which plays an active role in ensuring that the course is developed to meet the needs of industry. The EI is a chartered professional membership body bringing together expertise to tackle urgent global challenges, responding to the climate emergency while meeting the energy needs of the world’s growing population.

Industry links

We are linked to Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and their Training Centre

Future careers

As a graduate of the Fire Scene Investigation course you’ll be well placed to work in fire investigation teams, forensic science laboratories, and fraud departments in major government or private organisations. Or, you could go on to further research in academia.

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

2024/25
UK
Full-time£9,000 per year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
International
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

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