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Fire and Safety

Let’s understand more than the effects of fire. Let’s understand the role we play in human safety.

Designed to recruit bright talent into the services, our accredited Fire and Safety courses are a combination of academic study with practical hands-on training. They demonstrate a strong, well-coordinated research link, which contributes strongly to the relevance and currency of the content. 

You’ll benefit from significant investment in the latest high-quality equipment and facilities available through our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK.

Take full advantage of our 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, as well as small and intermediate-scale experiments and facilities at Washington Hall, the UK’s international fire, training and development centre.

You’ll be taught by staff who are research academics from the fields of fire safety engineering and fire chemistry as well as fire professionals with many years of experience. Staff have experience of both research and international collaboration.

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Why choose us?

  • You’ll have access to excellent facilities including new, purpose-built fire laboratories, and get the chance to experience hands-on fire-fighting.

  • You’ll have international opportunities, including travel and work placement with ‘Operation Florian’ - a charitable organisation working to improve fire service infrastructures.

  • Benefit from significant investment in the latest high quality equipment and facilities available through our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre.
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Future Careers and Opportunities

Our graduates are extremely desirable. Our alumni find themselves in senior positions in fire safety design, fire safety engineering and fire safety consulting. You could also work with architects to ensure building fire protection and develop escape routes; or as a fire investigator, to determine the causes and effects of a fire and fire damage. The wide-ranging nature of the career means you will have global opportunity to work within the areas of science and technology, law, management, or alternatively conducting scientific research.

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Our Open Days are designed to give you a taste of what it's like to study with us and explore the very facilities you will be making use of during your studies.

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