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Fire Scene Investigation MSc / PgDip / PgCert

Fire Scene Investigation MSc / PgDip / PgCert

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Fire Engineering Forensic Science (Non-Medical)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

MSc Fire Scene Investigation covers fire scene investigation theory and practice. It is the scientific approach to the examination, analysis and interpretation of evidence which can be found at a fire scene. As a Fire Scene Investigator you will determine the origin and cause of a fire through the application of practical skills and scientific knowledge from a variety of disciplines. You will also require excellent written and verbal communication skills to ensure investigative conclusions are effectively communicated. This is often carried out in a high pressure environment such a criminal or civil court.

This postgraduate course 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. Postgraduate Fire Scene Investigation at UCLan is accredited by the Institution of Fire Engineers and the Energy Institute.

Theoretical is undertaken at the University using state of the art facilities. Practical sessions are carried out at Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Training Centre using live burn facilities and full scale room investigations. Accredited by Institution of Fire Engineers at Member Grade; Accredited by Energy Institute at Member Grade with Chartered status available with additional post qualification development. Students can exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma level.

Different course options

Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This module covers Research skills Scientific writing, Project management , Health and safety, Ethics and Intellectual property Presentation skills, Experimental design and Data analysis, Use of spread sheets, databases & statistical software programmes.
Research Project - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need 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.

University information

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire their students, the University provides a high-quality experience. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 3.3% of universities in the world, while 16...more