Fire Scene Investigation, M.Sc. | University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) | Preston, United Kingdom
12 months
14500 GBP/year
7800 GBP/year
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University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has collaborated with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) to create an exciting Fire Scene Investigation programme which will see you investigate the cause and origin of fires, using multi-disciplinary science and research methodology.

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For your dissertation you’ll get to study an area of fire science that interests you, taking responsibility for designing, conducting, analysing and interpreting the results of a substantial investigation that’ll also be contributing to the discipline.

You’ll gain valuable work experience with an opportunity to undertake a professional placement as part of this Fire Scene Investigation course at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)  , or choose an industry-based project.

Future careers

As a graduate of the Fire Scene Investigation course you’ll be well placed to work in fire investigation teams, forensic science laboratories, and fraud departments in major government or private organisations. Or, you could go on to further research in academia.


This course is recognised by the IFE as a Recognised Educational Programme (with academic exemption) for Member Grade (MIFireE). This course is accredited by the EI on behalf of the Engineering Council, which plays an active role in ensuring that the course is developed to meet the needs of industry. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fires in Buildings
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Accidents and Catastrophes 
  • Practical Fire Investigation
  • Forensic Analysis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

UK students can apply all year round. 


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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

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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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  • International

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

    7800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time: £867 per 20 credits (UK)

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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