In just a brief duration of time - in a few minutes or even in a fraction of a second - a fire or an explosion can have catastrophic consequences in residential buildings or in industrial plant. In the UK alone, hundreds of people get killed and tens of thousands are injured every year. Some single incidents cost millions of pounds. The total monetary cost of fire and explosions in the UK is estimated at £7 billion per year or approximately 1% of GDP.
This course offers advanced training in the field of Fire and Explosion Engineering for candidates wishing to either embark on a new career in an exciting and developing field or if already working in the sector, to formalise/upgrade their professional qualifications and experience with transferable academic qualifications.
- Most taught modules are delivered in intensive CPD one week (block) format. Modules are spread evenly throughout the year.
- This block module format allows the simultaneous participation of both full-time and part-time students. Many of our students take the programme on a part time basis with the support of their employers.
- The taught modules are assessed by coursework and 'open book' tests; typically within a period of 6-10 weeks from start to finish.
- Extensive participation in course delivery by lecturers from industry brings strong industrial involvement to the programme. Visit our
MSc Compulsory modules
* Research Project
* Fire Safety Design Short Course and Project
* Fire Dynamics and Modelling
* Explosion Prediction and Mitigation
* Fire Risk Assessment and Management
* Fire and Explosion Investigation
* Fire and Safety Law
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Scholarships worth up to £2,000 available. For more information, please visit our website.
The course is accredited by the Energy Institute (EI) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council, and it satisfies the requirements of further learning for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.