This course is aimed at those working within the defence and security sector who are looking to expand their knowledge in defence and security marketing. Graduates achieve a high level of understanding and detailed knowledge in skills such as marketing and negotiations, as well as offsets and trade compliance. Qualities such as these prove attractive to employers seeking personnel in wider managerial fields, including contracts, commercial management as well as strategic management. The tuition and training are specifically geared towards defence and security trade control and compliance, representing essential knowledge for those working in this area of endeavour.

Course structure

The course is made up of five core modules and one independent research project. The accumulation of 60 credits (or more) is made through the assessments of taught modules and the independent research project.

Example modules


  • Legal Ethical and Political Defence and Security Frameworks
  • Defence and Security Marketing
  • Negotiation
  • Defence and Security Offset
  • Strategic Trade Controls and Compliance
  • Independent Research Project

Individual project

Students should choose a contemporary defence & security marketing related topic of professional significance. This topic may be conducted as a mini-consultancy project within the student’s company. Any project will have to be agreed with the students’ supervisor and sponsor, where relevant. 100% of the marks are awarded on the final submission of a 4,000-word research project.

Future career

This programme will enhance your prospects when applying for positions within organisations that deal with defence marketing and exports as the in-depth academic and practical knowledge gained will be evident to your prospective employer. To support your career goals Cranfield provides opportunities for you to network with fellow professionals, leading figures from industry and academic experts.

Entry requirements

A first or second Class Honours degree or equivalent. Students with 3rd Class Honours or an Ordinary Degree with three or five years respectively of suitable postgraduate experience may also qualify for enrolment. Nongraduates will be assessed on the basis of scholastic attainment and experience.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated April 29, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
1 - 2 years
10,350 GBP
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