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University of Central Lancashire

Fire and Leadership Studies

UCAS Code: LN42 U
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

96

% applicants receiving offers

83%

Subjects
  • Social policy
  • Management studies
Student score
85% MED
85% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% MED
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£16.8k MED
£18k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

96 UCAS Points at A2

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
26

UCAS tariff points
96

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

83%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This extremely popular course - the result of a unique, pioneering collaboration with the fire and rescue services - is designed to recruit bright talent into the services and fast track you into senior positions. It combines academic study with practical hands-on training in fire service operations and covers leadership, fire risk management, fire and rescue operations, fire science, fire safety, fire investigation, human resource management, business and management practice. If youâ??re ultimately looking for a rewarding career in local authority fire and rescue services, this is an excellent route to take.

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to combustion and fire; leadership and motivation; safety and fire law; community safety; skills for fire studies; buildings materials and fire; plus 1 module of elective choice which may be operational fire fighting. Year 2: Safety health and environment; project management; fire safety management and legislation; management organisation and strategy; community fire safety; managing personnel and human resources; accidents and catastrophes; plus 1 module of elective choice. Year 3: Fire studies dissertation; fire investigation; strategic risk decision making; leadership and change management; hazards and risk management.

University of Central Lancashire

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UCLan is a 'modern' university, created in 1992, but its roots go back to 1828 with the founding of the 'Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge'. There are 102 different nationalities represented among UCLan's international and domestic student body. At UCLan, we want to give students the advantage they need through teaching and support to achieve their ambitions.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

82%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
17% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
360 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £16.8k MED
Graduates who are caring personal services

7%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

40%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Just under 1,500 students graduated in social policy in 2012, which makes it one of the smaller social studies subjects. This is a popular subject at Masters level – over 1,000 Masters in social policy were awarded last year - and so a lot of the more sought-after jobs in management and research tend to go to social policy graduates with postgraduate degrees. For those who leave university after their first degree, then jobs in social care (especially community and youth work) and education, marketing and HR are popular – along with local government, although there are fewer of those jobs around than in the past.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 100%
Student score 85% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

91%

Feedback on work has been prompt

95%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

95%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
33% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
42% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
25% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
331 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
54% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are managers and directors in retail and wholesale

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

29%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Management degrees are a popular choice, with more than 6,000 graduates in 2012. It's not a surprise to hear that a lot of graduates from the subject went into management, and remember that, for this degree, a lot of the jobs are in London. But management graduates tried their hands at all sorts of different jobs last year – not just those within the finance industry, but also community work, IT, marketing and PR and even surveying. This is a flexible degree that can fit graduates for all sorts of work.
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