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The University of Edinburgh: International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Engineering
Study type Taught


The International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (IMFSE) is a two-year educational programme in the Erasmus+ framework.

By providing you with a world-leading educational experience with advanced knowledge, skills and competences, the IMFSE programme shapes the next generation of fire safety engineering experts capable of tackling the global fire safety challenges in the built environment and beyond.

This masters programme is jointly offered by the following four full partner universities:

  • The University of Edinburgh, UK

  • Ghent University, Belgium (coordinator)

  • Lund University, Sweden

  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Additionally, there are four associated partners where you can perform thesis research:

  • The University of Queensland, Australia

  • ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • The University of Maryland, United States of America

  • The University of Science and Technology of China, China

Classes in Edinburgh focus on fire science and dynamics including laboratory classes, fire safety engineering and structural design for fire.

Classes in Ghent have a more general fire safety engineering focus.

Classes in Lund emphasise enclosure fire dynamics, risk analysis and human behaviour.

The IMFSE programme offers scholarships co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union every year.

In addition, IMFSE is pleased to offer full and partial scholarships enabled by the financial contribution from companies and associations.

So far, 30 IMFSE students have benefited from this mechanism.


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