An investment in advancing your career is a life-changing decision. By joining Cranfield University’s global reputation you will be taking your first steps to building strong relationships with some of the world’s most prestigious companies in industry. Cranfield University can open doors for you.
As an exclusively postgraduate university, we offer you the opportunity to invest wisely in your future in one of the areas we are most passionate about. We are passionate in aerospace, defence and security, energy and power, environment and agrifood, manufacturing, transport systems and water.
As the UK's most business-engaged University, we are trusted to understand and to be responsive to many organisations' needs.
Cranfield University is home to around 4,000 postgraduate students from over 100 countries. A third of University staff come from outside the EU, and work alongside 750 businesses in 40 countries. Cranfield support staff can offer advice on visas and finance to international students, while the university also runs a pre-sessional English programme for international students.
As a wholly postgraduate university, Cranfield University is not included in standard league tables. Cranfield University School of Management MBA is ranked Number 45 in the FT Global MBA Ranking 2015, while the Economist ranks it 46th in the world and 13th in Europe.
Cranfield has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in Further and Higher Education on three occasions - in 2005 for its Fellowship in Manufacturing Management, in 2007 for its role in Humanitarian Demining and in 2011 for its world-leading work in aviation safety through research and training in air accident investigation. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 81% of Cranfield research was classed as ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’.
Cranfield offer both catered and self-catered on campus accommodation, from halls of residence to shared houses, apartments for couples to houses for families. The University can also help to find private accommodation in nearby towns and villages. University rooms on the Shrivenham campus are generally reserved for military students. Learn more about Cranfield accommodation.
Cranfield University campus is 40 minutes away from central London by train, with the nearest towns being Milton Keynes and Bedford. London Luton airport is the closest to the University, while Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted are all easily accessible via train and coach.
Cranfield Defence and Security is around 50 mins from London by train and around 25 mins from Bristol by train. Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.
Cranfield University has over 60,000 alumni and the University are committed to providing a world-class programme of inclusive and lifelong services to alumni. Learn more here.
Notable Cranfield alumni:
Warren East, CEO of Rolls-Royce; John McFarlane, Executive Chairman of Barclays; Ombola Johnson, Minister for Communication Technology Nigeria; Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership; and Garry Copeland, Managing Director - Operations, British Airways.
Cranfield offer up to five Open Days a year at its main campus, providing you with the chance to attend informative theme showcase sessions, meet academic staff, talk to current students and visit world-class facilities. You will be able to enjoy a campus tour as well as visit our great range of accommodation options. The Admissions team will be on hand to guide you through the application process and you will have the opportunity to explore funding opportunities that may be available to you. Register now.
Cranfield University at Shrivenham
My counsellor contacted me every day throughout the application process and helped me receive an unconditional offer. I am so grateful to SI-UK and will never forget them. I will study very hard as I feel this is the best reward I can give the whole team.
Sade Onyeje Social Work at Birmingham City University