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Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis

M.Sc. Online
36 months
3084 GBP/year
3084 GBP/year
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From football matches to music festivals, with the biggest crowds come a range of risks. This Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis course from Manchester Metropolitan University is all about mitigating those risks and managing security – teaching you the science behind protecting the public.

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This Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis course from Manchester Metropolitan University is designed for professionals, it’s a perfect fit if you’re already working in the field and you’re looking to progress to the top, or if you work in another area but your ambitions lie in a specialist crowd management role.

You’ll get to grips with the way crowds work, explore the anatomy of major incidents and learn the techniques to help you control crowds safely, with real-time decision support tools. From there, you’ll be ready to tackle your masters-level dissertation – choosing the topic, carrying out research and producing a detailed report.

Learn from a leading expert

You’ll be taught by Professor Keith Still who develops training for first responders, emergency planners, and police forces in India, Dubai, Australia and Europe. 

Over the last three decades, he has consulted on extremely challenging crowd safety projects including President Trump’s Inauguration and the Royal Wedding.

By the time you graduate, you’ll understand how to mitigate risk and protect the public. Your skills will be sought after by employers in the police, civic and public administration, security, and more.


As the health, safety and wellbeing agenda becomes more prominent, the demand for qualified professionals in this specialist area is growing rapidly. Once you’ve completed our course, it’s a demand you’ll be ready to meet.

With an expert understanding of how to manage spaces and event sites, together with a formal qualification, you’ll be equipped to effectively manage crowds and identify risks at concerts, airports, sports events and more. As such, you should be ready to take on a range of opportunities as a crowd safety specialist – working with events management consultancies, security organisations, large venues or a range of other international organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crowd Science
  • Crowd and Event Modelling
  • Major Incidents and Accident Investigations
  • Real-Time Decision Support Tools

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


180 alternative credits



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.
Lower Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
89 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Any UK Honours undergraduate degree with 2:2 or higher (or international equivalent).
  • Entry may also be considered on the ability to demonstrate extensive industry experience with managing crowds, managerial experience linked to crowds or employment within a position of considerable responsibility.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3084 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3084 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3084 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3084 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.


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