The International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering programme is jointly offered by the following three full partner universities:
- The University of Edinburgh, UK
- Ghent University, Belgium (coordinator)
- Lund University, Sweden
Additionally, there are three associated partners where students can perform thesis research:
- The University of Queensland, Australia
- ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- The University of Maryland, United States of America
Classes in Edinburgh focus on fire dynamics, fire safety engineering and structural design for fire. Classes in Ghent have a more general fire safety engineering focus. Classes in Lund emphasise enclosure fire dynamics, risk analysis and human behaviour.
The Fire Group at the University of Edinburgh hosts bespoke equipment to support groundbreaking research and teaching, with combined thermal and mechanical loading and use of the latest image analysis techniques.
IMFSE is very pleased to involved 15 industrial partners as official sponsors. With their annual financial contributions, it has been made possible to create the IMFSE Sponsorship Consortium, which awards IMFSE students with full or partial scholarships.
We aim to train the next generation of leaders in this field; there is currently great demand for fire safety engineering graduates worldwide and graduates have gained relevant employment or enhanced career opportunities.
A fire safety engineer fulfils a broad range of duties, in various ways related to fire. This can range from designing fire protection for a space station, to protecting treasures such as the US Constitution, to safely securing the occupants of a high-rise building from fire hazards.
Fire safety engineers are in great demand by corporations, educational institutions, consulting firms, and government bodies around the world. You may find career opportunities in the following industries:
- consulting engineering firms
- fire departments
- fire equipment and systems manufacturers
- hospitals and health care facilities
- insurance industry
- research and testing laboratories
- educational institutions
- entertainment industry
- forensic investigations
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Fire Dynamics
- Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
- Explosions and Industrial Fire Safety
- Research Seminar
- Material Behaviour at Ambient and Elevated Tempratures
- Analysis of Structures
- Design for Structural Fire Resistance
- Applications of Advanced Structural Fire Engineering
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application.
DisciplinesElectrical Engineering General Engineering & Technology View 120 other Masters in Electrical Engineering in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A bachelors degree or recognised equivalent from an accredited institution (minimum 3 years' full-time study or 180 ECTS credits) in civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, chemical or industrial engineering; material sciences; chemistry; physics; applied physics; architecture; urbanism and spatial planning or a related discipline.
International10000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10000 GBP per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA7000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7000 GBP per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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