Introduction to Crowd Science (ICS)

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Level 5 Introduction to Crowd Science

"Keith’s Level 5 ICS course was the first course that I had undertaken which contained ‘academic’ writing. Keith made me feel at ease and helped me through the process very well. The course content was in depth and informative, with a number of fantastic ‘real life’ scenarios. Unlike many courses, Keith reflects on his experiences rather than a number of hypothetical scenarios. As a result of this course, I have enrolled onto the MSc Crowd Safety & Risk Analysis programme at Manchester Metropolitan University. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone working in places of public assembly. No matter what your role, we all have a part to play in crowd safety."     


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We have developed an eLearning version of the “Introduction to Crowd Safety and Crowd Risk Analysis" short course we run around the world . This online, self-paced course teaches the theory and applications of crowd science for major events. Successful completion of this on-line course can be used as an Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) route for entry to the MSc in Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis at Manchester Metroplitan University. Each topic below is hyperlinked to a page of indicative content. The course support book can be found on this link.

Here is a link to delegate quotes from the face-to-face courses. 

Click here to access the eLearning site or email me for further information. 

iirsm approved training May18 May21There are 17 core modules in the “Introduction to Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis” eLearning course. Each topic covers an aspect of crowd science, crowd dynamics, crowd risk analysis, crowd safety and crowd/event modelling. The course is an approved training programme from the International Institue of Risk and Safety Management. 

The short course is in the same format and style as the online MSc in Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis at Manchester Metroplitan University, also written by Prof. Still. 

To view a short Video of the Course Outline - click here.

eLearners have 

  • Access to the learning materials (video lectures, PDF’s of the slides) 
  • Supporting documents and papers
  • Forum discussion with our experts and other international students
  • Graded certificate of achievement

Below is a short video for first time users


To access the Moodle site with this link. 

Course topics - click on the title below for a brief overview of each topic

1.            Introduction and Overview 

2.           DIM-ICE Risk Analysis

3.           Crowd Dynamics - crowd density and crowd flow rates

4.           Crowd Modelling - mapping sites

5.           RAMP Analysis - routes, areas, movement and profiles/people

6.          Crowd Counting

7.           Crowd Monitoring and Influencing Behaviour

8.           Introduction to Queueing Systems

9.           Crowd Risk Analysis - Risk and Congestion Mapping 

10.          Site Egress Analysis - Case Study

11.         Decision Analysis - Communications, risk and emergency responses

12.         Emergency Situations and Crowd Behaviour

13.         Course Summary


Access the Moodle site with this link

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