University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Fire Investigation

This course develops knowledge and understanding of the underlying theories and their practical application in fire investigation. Students also experience extensive practical experience of the major techniques, methodologies and approaches used in fire investigation. In addition, students develop their skills in critical thinking using a range of academic paradigms by undertaking an extensive research project in the field of fire investigation.

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a good upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a subject appropriate to the course. Such courses could include any of the sciences (as well as engineering). Consideration and advanced standing will be given to those who are already experienced practitioners in a relevant field, but who lack formal qualifications that would be the normal entry requirement. Non-native English speakers should be looking at IELTS score with a minimum value of 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: fire science and building construction; evidence gathering at fire scenes; fire scene investigation practical; interpretation of fire scenes and report writing; research methods; research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,960 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

Key information

Course Enquiry Unit
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0800 953 3222