Gun Systems Design (MSc)

Online Cranfield University    Defence and Security

Full time & Part time September MSc, PGDip, PGCert MSc: 11 months full-time, up to three years part-time. PgDip Up to 11 months full-time, up to two years part-time
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Are you ready to take the lead in designing cutting-edge gun systems? Look no further than our unique Gun Systems Design (MSc) programme. This course is designed for armed forces officers, scientists, and technical officers in defence establishments and the defence industry. Gain the essential technological knowledge needed to excel in your organization, whether it's in specification, analysis, development, technical management, or operation of weapons systems. With a focus on weapon and vehicle systems engineering, this MSc provides you with the expertise to secure senior positions and make a real impact in this field. Join us and become a leader in gun system design.

About the course

This unique MSc course covers the essential technology required for the participants to take a lead role within their organisation on the specification, design and development of gun systems.

Who is it for?

The course is intended for officers of the armed forces and for scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry. It is particularly suitable for those who, in their subsequent careers, will be involved with the specification, analysis, development, technical management or operation of weapons systems.

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Entry Requirements

A first or second class Honours degree or equivalent in science, engineering or mathematics. Alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable.

ATAS Certificate:
Students requiring a visa to study in the UK may need to apply for an ATAS certificate to study this course.


MSc Full-time £36,900
MSc Part-time £36,900 *
PgDip Full-time £29,510
PgDip Part-time £29,510 *
PgCert Full-time £16,170
PgCert Part-time £16,170 *

International fees provided on Cranfield website.

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With a Cranfield Postgraduate Loan it is possible for you to take up your MSc studies with no repayments while you study. This will leave you free to concentrate on your course and enhance your career prospects.

Launched in February 2014, the scheme is designed to support UK and EU students entering postgraduate study and is intended to attract those who may not otherwise progress to this level because of financial constraints.

Loans of up to £15,000 are available (dependent on the tuition fees for your chosen course).
If you are a UK student, loans are available for tuition fees and maintenance. EU students can apply for a loan covering only tuition fees.
Loans are repaid over a seven year period and repayments start six months after you complete your degree. As a not-for-profit scheme, funded by Cranfield and HEFCE, the loans are competitively priced (6.92% APR representative) and considerably more affordable than a standard career development loan.

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• are domiciled in the UK or EU and qualify for ‘Home/EU’ fees and
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