University of Central Lancashire
Fire Scene Investigation
Fire scene investigation is a scientific approach to the examination, analysis and interpretation of evidence which can be found at a fire scene, determining the origin and cause of a fire requires the application of practical skills and scientific knowledge from a variety of disciplines, excellent written and verbal communication skills are also required to ensure investigative conclusions are effectively communicated, this is often carried out in a high pressure environment such a criminal or civil court.
A 2.2 Honours degree in an appropriate engineering or science discipline (forensic science, biology, chemistry, fire safety engineering etc), or equivalent; or relevant professional qualifications plus relevant professional experience.
Modules include: Research methods; fires in buildings; accidents and catastrophes; expert witness in the legal process; practical fire investigation; computer fluid dynamics; research project (triple module; can be completed in year 2).
The assessment methods for the modules are different; some modules are assessed by both examination and coursework while others are assessed by coursework only, this may take the form of group projects; modelling exercises; or time controlled assignments, assignments or seminar presentations.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 500 per Module (home fees)||2 years|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 500 per Module (home fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 500 per Module (home fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Preston Campus||Preston||PR1 2HE||North West|