Taught course

Fire Scene Investigation

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

You will be expected to hold a good upper second-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.

Months of entry


Course content

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

  • The delivery of the course would involve a partnership between The West Midlands Fire Service, one of the leading centres of fire investigation in the UK and the University. Both partners have an established track record in delivering training and education with a vocational aspect in this area.
  • The Fire Investigation facility situated at the Oldbury Fire Investigation centre will allow the student a unique hands-on practical experience that is not offered by any other MSc course in the Midlands region.
  • Opportunities for experienced fire investigators and forensic scene investigators to fast-track to the MSc will be part of this proposal.

Information for international students

IELTS score with a minimum value of 6.5. Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/
International students
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

0800 953 3222