School of Water, Energy and Environment

Cranfield University

The School of Water, Energy and Environment is a powerhouse of research and innovation. Working across the thematic areas of Water, Energy, Environment, Agrifood, and Design our education and research programmes address some of the major environmental and sustainability challenges facing society and the planet today. Our work ranges from reversing climate change, biodiversity loss and underpinning global food security, to achieving net zero, providing energy security and addressing energy poverty, to delivering resilient water resources to enabling sustainable and regenerative agriculture.

Why study at the School of Water, Energy and Environment?

We have one of the largest group of soil and water scientists in the UK, and one member of academic staff to every five students.

We house the Plant Phenotyping and Soil Health Facility – the world's first glasshouse to study plant-soil-water systems at pilot scale under a multi-sensor gantry.

For 50 years, Cranfield University has been contributing to enhancing natural capital and ensuring that global food systems are more resilient for the future.

5,000

postgraduate students

18

programmes

Bedford  United Kingdom

main campus

About the School of Water, Energy and Environment

Water

Our lives and livelihoods are dependent on the natural and engineered water cycles and it has never been more vital to develop our research and skills in water treatment and management. We have been driving innovation of the water sector for over 40 years and we are recognised internationally for our work in the science, engineering and management of water. Our graduates are equipped to shape the future of water management and use across the globe.

Energy and Sustainability

Our expertise is world-renowned for both the engineering and management of energy solutions. Our research is making a difference in the sector: from increasingly efficient oil platforms to the cutting edge of renewable energy technologies. Our expertise is supported by unique industrial scale experimental facilities and our students get to put their learning into practice.

Environment and Agrifood

For 50 years, Cranfield has been contributing to enhancing natural capital and ensuring that global food systems are more resilient for the future. We are recognised worldwide by industry, government and academe for our research and teaching in plants, soil, water and air. Our near-industrial scale research facilities are unparalleled and our postgraduate courses give the leaders of the future the skills and vocational experience they need to make a difference.

Design

Studying at Cranfield's Centre for Design Engineering means working closely with our partners in industry, government or the NGO sector. Our Design courses offer advanced knowledge and practical experience for our students to take into a wealth of design employment opportunities.



Cranfield University campus is set in extensive grounds in classic English countryside, just short distances from towns, cities and many other places of interest.

Excellent transport links make it easy to get around and explore, with London, one of the world’s most global and cosmopolitan cities, just 50 miles from Cranfield.

On campus, there is a true sense of community, helping you to forge friendships during your studies and leisure time, in a safe and peaceful environment. Whatever your recreational, social or sporting interests, there are many opportunities to make friends and have a great time.

While you are studying you can actively play a part in our vibrant Cranfield sustainable community. We offer a range of experiences and activities for our students to be involved with, like becoming an Energy Champion, conservation projects, meet our Cranfield bees or join the Cranfield Green Team initiatives.

We welcome students from over 100 countries every year and you are part of an international community where cultural diversity is valued and cherished.

There is a wide range of accommodation to meet diverse requirements, including family homes and single student apartment blocks. And whether you come to Cranfield University as an individual or with your family, there is a wide range of support and assistance on hand to help you before, during and after your stay with us.


Scholarships will be awarded as follows:

Home fee status
Undergraduate 1st, 2:1 or 2:2 – 20% fee discount

Overseas fee status
Equivalent of UK undergraduate 1st – 20% tuition fee discount
Equivalent of UK undergraduate 2:1 – 15% tuition fee discount
Equivalent of UK undergraduate 2:2 – 10% tuition fee discount

Eligibility

Full-time and part-time students from around the world who are studying one of our School of Water, Energy and Environment masters.

Application Procedure

You will be considered for the Cranfield Scholarship SWEE Merit based on your course application.


Register your interest with the School of Water, Energy and Environment


Main campus

Cranfield University

Bedford

Bedfordshire

United Kingdom

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Engineering (12) Environmental Sciences (13) Geography (17) Agriculture (1) Geology (18) Business & Management (5) Physics (29) Creative Arts & Design (9) Biological Sciences (4) Computer Science (8) Materials Science (24) Food Sciences (15) Information Services (20)

Soil Scientist Apprenticeship with MSc in Soil Science

Cranfield University School of Water, Energy and Environment

The importance of sustainable and resilient soil management has surged in recent years. Soils, and their delivery of critical goods and services, are a fundamental asset for the health, sustainability, and resilience of the terrestrial environment, its ecosystems, as well as the longevity and productivity of society. Read more

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Environmental Engineering (MSc)

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Develop your career as an environmental engineer Suitable for engineering, science and geography graduates, the Environmental Engineering MSc will help you develop your career as an environmental engineer. Read more

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MSc by Research in Water

Cranfield University School of Water, Energy and Environment

This is an exciting opportunity for candidates who would like to complete an MSc by Research in any topic that fits within the broad remit of water and environmental management and WASH for which the expert supervisor/s within the centre are recognised. Read more

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Soil Science (MSc)

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The importance of sustainable and resilient soil management has surged in recent years. Soils, and their delivery of critical goods and services, are a fundamental asset for the health, sustainability, and resilience of the terrestrial environment, its ecosystems, as well as the longevity and productivity of society. Read more

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Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing (MSc)

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Sustainable use or conservation of the earth's resources requires the organisation, utilisation and integration of technologies such as database management, image processing and digital cartography, to ensure provision of high quality, reliable and up-to-date information. Read more

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Advanced Chemical Engineering (MSc)

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Chemical engineers and chemical engineering plays a pivotal role in net-zero energy transition and the future of the planet, alongside mitigating the impact of traditional oil and gas. Read more

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Global Environmental Change and Planetary Health (MSc)

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There is a growing urgency to address the environmental crises driven by climate change, biodiversity loss, human population growth, land cover and land use change, and pollution. Read more

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MSc by Research in Design Engineering

Cranfield University School of Water, Energy and Environment

This is an exciting opportunity for candidates who would like to complete an MSc by Research in any topic that fits within the broad remit of design engineering for which the expert supervisor/s within the centre are recognised. Read more

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Bioinformatics master's-level apprenticeships

Cranfield University School of Water, Energy and Environment

Over the past few years, bioinformatics has become the most exciting field in biology. At Cranfield University, we provide some of the longest running postgraduate training courses in bioinformatics in the UK. Read more

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Design Thinking (MDes)

Cranfield University School of Water, Energy and Environment

Innovative companies today (large or small) strive for excellence to create the next breakthrough innovation - whether that be to advance technology, stay competitive in the market place, or to provide positive change for a more sustainable future. Read more

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Renewable Energy (MSc)

Cranfield University School of Water, Energy and Environment

This MSc will equip you with the advanced knowledge and skills to develop a successful career in the rapidly growing renewable energy sector. Read more

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Advanced Mechanical Engineering (MSc)

Cranfield University School of Water, Energy and Environment

The Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc is designed to prepare you for a successful mechanical engineering career leading large, complex projects. Read more

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Food Systems and Management (MSc)

Cranfield University School of Water, Energy and Environment

Developed with and specifically for industry, the Food Systems and Management MSc is a gateway to a successful career for anyone passionate about improving major worldwide problems such as food security and food safety. Read more

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Environmental Management for Business (MSc)

Cranfield University School of Water, Energy and Environment

This Environmental Management for Business MSc is designed to prepare you for a successful environmental management career working in business, the public sector or NGOs. Read more

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Applied Bioinformatics (MSc)

Cranfield University School of Water, Energy and Environment

Over the past few years, bioinformatics has become the most exciting field in biology. This MSc course provides a unique hands-on learning experience in bioinformatics skills, by combining the latest advances in analysing high-throughput genomic, transcriptomic and metabolomics data. Read more

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Water and Wastewater Processes (MSc)

Cranfield University School of Water, Energy and Environment

In a world where the pressures on and competition for water resources and services present immediate and long-term challenges, the water industry is constantly evolving to respond to climate change and water scarcity, and to transition to a sustainable model. Read more

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Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (MSc)

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The digital landscape of sustainability is fast changing - apply your digital skill to solve global sustainability issues with the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence for Sustainability MSc. Read more

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Future Food Sustainability (MSc)

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Food security and the sustainability of our food supply chains are major global challenges and are clearly highlighted in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more

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