Taught course

Fire and Explosion Engineering

University of Leeds · School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Entry requirements

A minimum of a UK second class (2:2) honours degree or equivalent, in an engineering, physical science or mathematics discipline. Non-graduate applicants may be considered if they have sufficient relevant professional experience or qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

In just a brief duration of time - in a few minutes or even in a fraction of a second - a fire or an explosion can have catastrophic consequences in residential buildings or in industrial plant. In UK alone, hundreds get killed and tens of thousands are injured every year. Some single incidents cost millions of pounds, the total monetary cost of fire and explosions in the UK is estimated at £12 billion per year or approximately 1% of GDP.This course offers students from diverse academic backgrounds advanced training in the field of Fire and Explosion Engineering for those wishing to embark on a career, or further develop their career, in the industry. Particular emphasis is placed on fire and explosion protection systems within a legislative framework that is complex and fast-changing.Core modules will cover both foundation and advanced aspects of fire and explosion engineering, from the factors that influence flame spread to the latest research in explosion prediction. You’ll also gain a firm grounding in fire safety design and have the chance to design a fire protection system for a complex building.

Information for international students

Students from outside the EU are guaranteed a place in University accommodation if they are accepted on the course and apply for accommodation before the deadline. If English is not your first language, you will need a recognised English Language qualification, e.g. IELTS or TOEFL.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)113 343 2505