M.Sc. On Campus

Fire and Rescue Service Management

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

24 months
785 GBP/year
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The Fire and Rescue Service Management programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) focuses on managerial decision-making in risk critical situations within the fire and rescue service, in both an operational and non-operational context.

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This Fire and Rescue Service Management programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) brings together insights regarding risk perception and decision-making across domains ranging from the operational context, cognitive psychology, economics, and public policy. It suggests strategies to ensure a mature effective response to various managerial situations.

Why study with us

You’ll benefit from potential short-term placements within fire and rescue services, along with unique access to Washington Hall, the UK’s international fire, training and development centre.

Benefit from our new £35m Engineering Innovation Centre, including purpose-built fire laboratories, supported by computational fluid dynamics facilities, analytical and material characterisation facilities for fire chemistry and fire safety engineering.

Opportunities for exchange visits to Hong Kong Fire Service and also opportunities to work with International partners to develop fire and rescue service infrastructure in those countries where there are limited resources available.

Future careers

The MSc Fire and Rescue Service Management offers tools and strategies which allow Fire and Rescue Service managers to generate, evaluate, and select among decision options.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Emergency Response and Preparedness
  • Accidents and Catastrophes
  • Safety, Fire & Environmental Management
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Research Methods
  • Fire Science Dissertation
  • The Expert Witness in the Legal Process

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree in related subject such as Forensic Science or Chemistry or Fire Safety
  • Higher National Certificate or Higher National Diploma in an appropriate discipline combined with appropriate professional experience
  • A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

    785 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 785 GBP per year during 24 months.

per 20 credits studied (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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