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Fire Safety Engineering International Masters

Fire Safety Engineering International Masters

Key information

Qualification type

International Master's

Subject areas

Fire Engineering Fire Fighting

Course type


Course Summary

This is a two-year educational programme in the Erasmus+ framework. This masters programme is jointly offered by the following three full partner universities: The University of Edinburgh, UK; Ghent University, Belgium (coordinator) and Lund University, Sweden. Additionally, there are three associated partners where students can perform thesis research: The University of Queensland, Australia; ETH Zurich, Switzerland and 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. Our Building Research Establishment (BRE) Centre for Fire Safety Engineering hosts bespoke equipment to support groundbreaking research and teaching, with combined thermal and mechanical loading and use of the latest image analysis techniques.

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.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


24 months

Start date



Fire Safety Engineering
Structural Mathematics
Fire Safety, Engineering and Society
Fire Science and Fire Dynamics
Structural Design for Fire - Core
Fire Investigation and Failure Analysis
Fire Science Laboratory
Finite Element Analysis for Solids

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have 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.