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Structural and Fire Safety Engineering MSc

Structural and Fire Safety Engineering MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Fire Engineering

Course type


Course Summary

Innovative design allows more interesting and functional architecture but challenges traditional concepts of fire safety. To respond to these demands takes specialist knowledge and advanced skills in engineering analysis. This programme covers the fundamentals of fire science, including laboratory classes, fire safety engineering and relevant structural engineering topics, such as finite element methods. You will gain knowledge of the critical issues in structural fire safety engineering, and an understanding of relevant fire and structural behaviours. You will become familiar with performance-based approaches to design and have an awareness of the capabilities - and limitations - of relevant advanced modelling methods for structures and fire. This programme is fully accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM).

Internationally, there is great demand for graduates in this field, with expertise in structural fire safety engineering particularly sought after as performance-based design expands. All of our previous graduates are in relevant employment, with the majority working in fire teams at engineering consultancies. A number of graduates have also proceeded to PhD study at relevant institutions.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This is semester 2 module.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in civil engineering or a related subject. Students with background is in another field will also be considered.