12 months
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13350 GBP/year
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About

This Fire Scene Investigation course at University of Wolverhampton aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the underlying theories and their practical application in fire investigation.

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Overview

With this  Fire Scene Investigation course at University of Wolverhampton  you will develop your skills in critical thinking using a range of academic paradigms by undertaking an extensive research project in the field of fire investigation.

  • The delivery of the course involves a partnership between The West Midlands Fire Service, one of the leading centres of Fire Investigation in the UK and the University. Both partners have an established track record in delivering training and education with a vocational aspect in this area.
  • The Fire Investigation facility situated at the Oldbury Fire Investigation centre will allow the student a unique hands-on practical experience that is not offered by any other MSc course in the Midlands region.
  • This course provides opportunities for experienced fire investigators and forensic scene investigators to fast-track to an MSc degree.

Potential Career Paths

Unfortunately, fires are always going to happen. There will always be a need to investigate these as the consequences of fires are extensive damage to persons and property. The applied nature of this course means that a number of career paths are available to you. These include:

  • Crime scene investigators.
  • Fire Investigators working for Fire Services.
  • Independent Fire Investigators working for a range of insurance companies.
  • The MSc also provides suitable preparation for further research/professional study at Doctoral level leading to a PhD or Professional doctorate (DBMS).

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Fire Science and Building Construction
  • Evidence Gathering at Fire Scenes
  • Fire Scene Investigation Practical
  • Interpretation of Fire Scenes
  • Managing the Fire Scene and Report Writing
  • Research Methods
  • Research Project

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Direct applications can be made any time prior to the course start date but we will need sufficient time to process it.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will be expected to hold a good upper second-class honours degree in a subject appropriate to the course. 
  • Such courses could include any of the sciences (as well as engineering).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13350 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10650 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • Part time Home/EU: £5325 per year

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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