12 months
14500 GBP/year
7100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Combined into a single discipline, the Fire Safety Engineering programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) meets the challenge of modern industrial needs and is fully accredited by two professional institutions.

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This postgraduate degree emphasises Fire Safety Engineering in the context of buildings and infrastructure and is designed for those who will eventually hold senior positions within the fire-related professions.

This involves skills and knowledge crossing all areas of learning including fire chemistry, physics of heat transfer, biology and toxicity, structures, law and legislation, environmental impact, risk management and design.

Why study with us

The Fire Safety Engineering programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is fully accredited by two professional institutions (EI and IFE) that play an active part in ensuring the course is developed to meet professional needs.

Graduates have become leaders in a range of backgrounds from fire services to civil engineering to safety management.

This course is supported by an established research base (Centre for Research in Fire and Hazards Science) which builds on the training and educational programmes offered by the Institution of Fire Engineers.

Future careers

Recent graduates have become leaders in a range of professions, from fire services to civil engineering to safety management.

The range of employment opportunities for MSc Fire Safety Engineering graduates is very wide. The design and safety of buildings for industrial and commercial use is becoming more complex due to the ever-increasing awareness of health and safety needs in the working environment.

Therefore an ability to solve the problems of fire prevention and control is desirable. The course is intended to provide both skills and knowledge relevant to the management of private and public sector services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fires in Buildings
  • Fire Engineering Solutions
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Advanced Engineering Design Project
  • Research Methods
  • Advanced Engineering
  • Emergency Response and Preparedness
  • Fire Protection Strategies
  • Accidents and Catastrophes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have an Honours Degree in Fire Safety or Fire Engineering
  • 2:2 degree in Architecture or Engineering
  • A degree or Higher National Diploma in an appropriate discipline combined with appropriate professional experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time:  £785 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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