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An investment in education is a life-changing decision that will affect your future career. By choosing Cranfield you will be joining a forward-thinking community where our exceptional teaching, research and innovation leads to world-changing advances. Our portfolio of programmes can be taken full-time or part-time – whatever suits you.
Our emphasis on advanced practical, postgraduate and professional education is reflected by the type of students attracted to Cranfield. Our focused study environment means you will be surrounded by like-minded people and you will develop a wide network of fellow students from different backgrounds, contributing to a rich learning experience.
We set up and review our programmes with members of industry to ensure they are relevant and up-to-date so that your skills are what employers want and you are able to transfer these skills to your working life quickly and easily.
Most of our staff have industry backgrounds and are leading academic experts in their fields. Industry experts teach alongside our academic team on many of our programmes providing real-life challenges so that you learn in an environment similar to the business world you will go on to.
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Many facilities at Cranfield are near to, or industrial scale and include: cabin evacuation laboratories; crash testing equipment; oil and gas engineering rigs; icing tunnels; off-road testing facility; soil dynamics laboratory; flying and welding laboratories; a £1 million flight deck simulator; body armour test house; biomechanics laboratories; an experimental farm and we even have our own sewage treatment works!
We offer excellent computer facilities with an extensive network of workstations available in open access areas across campus. You will have access to leading software applications, collaboration and learning tools, as well as high-performance research computing facilities and specialist support if you are undertaking larger scale projects.
Our campuses give you the best of both worlds – a spacious, quiet and mature study environment with the advantage of being conveniently close to many towns, cities and facilities. We have everything you need on-campus for day-to-day life and studying, but our central location means you are only 15 minutes from Milton Keynes and an hour away from London. There is rail and road access to most major airports as well as coach and train stations. The Cranfield campus also has its own airport for private executive business travel.
Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders. It is only seven miles from Swindon and Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London is less than two hours away by car.
You will be able to put your knowledge into action through group and individual projects, many placed in industry. This provides unrivalled networking opportunities that will lead you on to a rewarding career in your specialist area. A Cranfield degree will fast-track your career, enabling you to go further, more quickly.
96% of our graduates are employed or in further study (DLHE longitudinal 2017), securing jobs in some of the world’s best known companies including Nissan, Oxfam, Airbus, Johnson & Johnson, Williams F1, Water-Aid, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rolls Royce, Affinity Water, Kraft and GlaxoSmithKline.
Cranfield have been at the forefront of aerospace technology for over 60 years, we take a practical and holistic approach right across the business of flying. We are a major force in aerospace, with pan-university collaboration delivering multi-disciplinary solutions to the complex challenges facing the aviation industry.
We play a big part in the aerospace sector with close commercial partnerships with Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing and Rolls-Royce, to name just a few.
Following are just a couple of examples of our collaborations with industry. We have worked with Boeing to develop a Cabin Simulator at the University, a unique facility which focuses on factors that influence human survival in aircraft accidents. Cranfield has also partnered with key aerospace players including BAE Systems in a £32 million national programme called ASTRAEA to develop technology and regulations to bring uninhabited air vehicles into routine, non-segregated operation in UK airspace.
Our varied aerospace and aviation activities are underpinned by all the advanced facilities, many at industrial scale, tools and expertise you would expect to find.
We are committed to continuing the tradition of sending industry-ready graduates out into the workplace. Our strong academic teaching standards are complemented with a practical emphasis on group projects and research, using industry-standard software and our aerospace facilities. Courses are designed to imitate real-life, balancing theory with practical application.
We create an ideal learning environment for you to pursue your qualification in aerospace to launch you into the next stage of your career.
Cranfield has decades of experience working closely with partners across the globe including governments, regulatory agencies, research councils and other academic collaborators. We work with businesses including Total, BP, E.ON, Shanks Alstom Power, EDF Energy and Siemens Power Generation amongst others.
The changing energy landscape presents exciting opportunities and the potential for the UK to lead in new technologies and services related to low carbon energy and power generation. The current priority for the UK is replacing its ageing fleet of power stations with viable secure, reliable and affordable options while meeting challenging carbon reduction targets. We collaborate with industry and research partners to solve these challenges. Our focus is on world-class, industrial-scale research and pilot-scale demonstration programmes. Our institutional strength is in low carbon energy supply, power generation, advanced fossil fuel technologies and transport systems. . Activity ranges from offshore renewables, the production and clean utilisation of fossil fuels, through micro-generation and the use of energy crops, to the design of lightweight vehicles, turbine technology and the utilisation of wastes as fuel.
Global concern for environmentally friendly and sustainable energy solutions is a long-term issue and therefore a career in this industry offers longevity and the potential to work all over the world. We create an ideal learning environment for you to pursue your qualification in energy to launch you into the next stage of your career.
Cranfield have been contributing to the ‘green economy’ for over 40 years with deep expertise in environmental governance and sustainability, natural resource management, agriculture and land management, energy and the environment, environmental engineering for the treatment of water, wastes and contaminated soils.
We combine our scientific expertise in the management of water, soil and biodiversity with world-class innovation in environmental engineering and business management to provide truly sustainable solutions.
Studying at Cranfield means working intimately with our partners in industry, Government or the NGO sector. We provide real-world expertise and prepare our students for the challenges of working in an exciting, growing, globally relevant and intellectually challenging sector. For researchers, we share our expertise internally through our Environment Doctoral Research Centre, the focus of support to our postgraduate research community. Our advanced education and research programmes are internationally recognised; combining natural and social sciences, and engineering with a focus on design, systems and a risk-based approach to environmental management.
We create an ideal learning environment for you to pursue your qualification in environment to launch you into the next stage of your career.
Cranfield has been helping individuals and businesses learn and succeed by transforming knowledge into action for over 50 years.We bring together a range of management disciplines through a significant portfolio of activities that includes research and consultancy, postgraduate masters and doctoral programmes, executive development courses, customised programmes and conferences. Our MBA, executive education and doctoral programmes are all highly ranked in the major league tables.
A key strength is our faculty, which is amongst the largest and most diverse of any business school in Europe. Leaders in their chosen fields, they are actively engaged in consultancy and business relevant research and are closely in touch with the needs of business and government. We are dedicated to creating responsible management thinking, improving business performance and inspiring the next generation of business leaders.
All who study here become part of the Cranfield community for life. With alumni in more than 120 countries – it is a truly international and very powerful network of professionals, many of whom are leading figures in business and wider society.
We ensure that you get our rich learning environment for you to pursue your qualification in management to launch you into the next stage of your career.
Manufacturing at Cranfield University is unique in its multidisciplinary approach that brings together expertise in the areas of design, technology and management.
We a key role in ensuring the UK stays at the cutting edge of manufacturing research. Cranfield has been selected to lead three (with involvement in a further two), of the nine new EPSRC Centres for Innovative Manufacturing across the UK. The Cranfield Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (IMRC) is also a driving force for both the rapid growth of established areas of manufacturing expertise and the development of new research areas. Our excellence in postgraduate manufacturing education and training is recognised by a number of professional institutions including the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).
We have close partnerships with some of the leading manufacturing organisations such as Rolls-Royce plc, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, General Motors and BAE Systems. Research partnerships are undertaken with more than 500 organisations of all sizes every year. Our work uses facilities on a full production scale, transforming great ideas into effective products, technologies and services.
We create an ideal learning environment for you to pursue your qualification in manufacturing to launch you into the next stage of your career.
.The global market for Transport Systems is estimated to grow to £90b by 2025. Cranfield has over 50 years experience working with transportation clients across sectors including aviation, automotive, motorsport, marine and military. Our education and research activity touches on all modes of vehicle and transport across both technology, engineering and management.
We have a reputation for relevance, focus and excellence. Our academics work with their counterparts in industry and commerce. They also have commercial experience meaning they fully appreciate the pressures, deadlines, sensitivities and commercial imperatives and are able to prepare you to be of immediate value to employers.
The university is equipped with many top class facilities, high performance wind tunnels, impact test centre, advanced joining and composite fabrication facilities. The long standing relationship Cranfield has with the industry means that we are supported by and work with some of the biggest names in the field including Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan and Morgan.
Courses are designed to imitate real-life, balancing theory with practical application.
We create an ideal learning environment for you to pursue your qualification in automotive to launch you into the next stage of your career.