Taught course

Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Business and Law

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.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

We’ve designed this course for professionals involved in large scale events. So, you might be a venue manager, event manager or attraction manager, or work in operations management, policing, security or health and safety. But it also suits people who want the challenge of moving career into this demanding field.

We’ll help you build an understanding of crowd safety and crowd risks and the legal obligations relevant to this industry.

You’ll discover how crowd accidents occur, explore underlying causes and learn how to implement techniques for crowd safety engineering.

Learn from a leading expert

You’ll be taught by Professor Keith Still who develops training for first responders, emergency planners, and police forces in India, Dubai, Australia and Europe.

Over the last two decades, he has consulted on extremely challenging crowd safety projects including President Trump’s Inauguration.

By the time you graduate, you’ll understand how to mitigate risk and protect the public. Your skills will be sought after by employers in the police, civic and public administration, security, and more.

Information for international students

International students please visit our website for more information.

Fees and funding

Please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Although this is a distance learning course, each year of the programme students are required to attend an induction session held at Manchester Metropolitan University (all costs for this are NOT included in the course costs).

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 247 6969