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We’ve designed this course for professionals involved in large scale events. So, you might be a venue manager, event manager or attraction manager, or work in operations management, policing, security or health and safety. But it also suits people who want the challenge of moving career into this demanding field.

We’ll help you build an understanding of crowd safety and crowd risks and the legal obligations relevant to this industry.

You’ll discover how crowd accidents occur, explore underlying causes and learn how to implement techniques for crowd safety engineering.

Learn from a leading expert

You’ll be taught by Professor Keith Still whodevelops training for first responders, emergency planners, and police forces in India, Dubai, Australia and Europe. 

Over the last two decades, he has consulted on extremely challenging crowd safety projects including President Trump’s Inauguration.

By the time you graduate, you’ll understand how to mitigate risk and protect the public. Your skills will be sought after by employers in the police, civic and public administration, security, and more.

Note: Although this is a distance learning course, each year of the programme students are required to attend an induction session held at Manchester Metropolitan University (all costs for this are NOT included in the course costs).

Features and benefits of the course

  • Unique course – this course is one of the only degrees in the country that specialises in this important and growing area of public safety.
  • Flexible study – distance learning means you can fit your degree around your existing commitments.
  • Leading industry specialist – learn from Professor Keith Still, an expert in crowd science with 25 years of experience.
  • Live project – working alongside Professor Still, you’ll put your skills into action with a real client and get a key insight into this demanding field of work.
  • Online virtual learning environment – study with peers around the world. Working in similar roles to you, you’ll share international best practice and perspectives.
  • Transferable skills – we’ll equip you with a range of skills that are relevant to a number of industries – from security to health and safety.
  • Global opportunities – our graduates work across the globe on major events, including The US Super Bowl, Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding in UK and New Year’s Eve events in Dubai.

Visit the Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis - MSc page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

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