Research course

Safety Technology

Oxford Brookes University · Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for MPhil or MPhil with the intention of transferring to a PhD (the route which most of our doctoral candidates take) is a first-class or upper second-class UK honours degree or equivalent. Applications also welcomed from those holding qualifications other than the above and will be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the work proposed. The normal entry requirement for the degree of PhD is a recent master's degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed research and which has included research training and a research project.


Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

The aim of the research theme is to provide key technology solutions for monitoring, enhancing and supporting safety in all aspects of human life, including:

  • developing better equipment and systems for health and social care;
  • designing buildings, complex systems and equipment and devices to withstand adverse conditions;
  • and dealing with emergent conditions more effectively and efficiently.

Department specialisms

Safety technology is concerned with protecting human life, property and the living environment from actual or potential damage, even in adverse conditions such as earthquake, tsunamis, fire, storm and flood.

Information for international students

ILETS band 6.5

Fees and funding

Funding opportunities can be found at: Finance

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-60 months
part time
36-72 months


full time
24-36 months
part time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Helen Tanner
+44 (0) 1865 484564