Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis

The course aims to help you develop an understanding of crowd safety and crowd risks in the built and complex environment, establish how crowd accidents and incidents can occur, explore the underlying causes of crowd related accidents and incidences, and learn how to implement techniques for crowd safety engineering. You will also be made aware of essential legal obligations relevant to this industry. This course is for those who need to understand crowd safety including professionals who are involved in managing large numbers such as venue managers, events organisers or attraction managers. This course is transferable to the hospitality and tourism industries and suitable for applicants wishing to engage in professional development.

Entry requirements

Any UK Honours undergraduate degree with 2.2 or higher (or international equivalent). Entry may also be considered on the ability to demonstrate extensive industry experience with managing crowds, managerial experience linked to crowds or employment within a position of considerable responsibility.

Course modules

Modules may include: Crowd and event modelling; crowd science; major incidents and accident investigation; real-time decision support tools. Core modules include: dissertation

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include review articles, case studies and an independent dissertation. You will be able to use your own events experience in assignments to demonstrate self-directed application of learning.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 2 years

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