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About

The MSc Fire Scene Investigation from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) provides the scientific background research methodology and fire science necessary to undertake practical fire investigation. A strength of the course is our unique access to real fire scenes created specifically for investigation at LFRS’s International Training Centre at Washington Hall.

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Overview

This postgraduate MSc Fire Scene Investigation from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) covers fire scene investigation theory and practice, the principles of fuels, sources of ignition and fire behaviour in buildings, fire modelling and computational fire dynamics in relation to fire cause and development hypothesis testing, providing evidence as an expert witness in court, the anatomy of large scale accidents and catastrophes, and research skills. 

The theory and practical sessions will build confidence through the development of practical expertise and specialist knowledge in the field of fire scene investigation and reporting protocols.

Opportunities

To enhance your work experience you will have an opportunity to undertake a professional placement as part your MSc. This will extend your study time by six to twelve months depending on the length of the placement. Alternatively, there are opportunities to choose an industry-based project.

You are responsible for finding your own placement. We will support you in preparation for this with the Faculty Placement Team and UCLan Careers, who can help you plan and develop your CV and applications, and have practice interviews.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods
  • Fires in Buildings
  • Accidents and Catastrophes
  • Expert Witness in the Legal Process
  • Practical Fire Investigation
  • Computer Fluid Dynamics

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

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.
Lower 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

Specific entry requirements for this course are:

  • Honours degree of the level 2.2 or above from a UK university or of the CNAA or its equivalent in an appropriate engineering or science discipline (forensic science, biology, chemistry, fire safety engineering etc.)
  • Degree or HNC or HND in an appropriate discipline, together with appropriate professional experience
  • Qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent to any of the above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time: £765 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

Funding

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