As an exclusively postgraduate university, our education portfolio is renowned for its relevance to business and industry. We are the largest UK provider of master's-level graduates in engineering and offer a flagship MBA, extensive world-class customised executive education and professional development programmes. Our work informs government policy and leads the way in producing cutting edge new technologies and products in partnership with industry.

The research and consultancy we carry out for industry, government and business provide our students with a real-world learning environment, allowing them to develop as professionals and then transfer their knowledge to the global economy.

Cranfield University at Shrivenham is home to Cranfield Defence and Security. It is a secure military site in partnership with the Defence Academy, Ministry of Defence, UK. The staff and secure facilities are at the forefront of their fields, offering diverse capabilities across defense and security science, forensics, engineering, and technology.

Facts about our university:

  • Our full-time MBA programme is ranked 9th in the UK, 18th in Europe and 76th in the world in the Financial Times 2019 ranking of full-time MBA programmes;
  • In The Economist Which MBA? Masters in Management (MiM) 2019 ranking Cranfield School of Management’s Management MSc achieved the following rankings:

    3rd in the UK and 30th in the world

    1st in the UK and 9th in the world for percentage of job-seeking graduates with a job offer 3 months after graduation

  • In the QS World Rankings 2018, we are ranked in the top 50 for Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing

  • We’re ranked 7th in the UK for commercial research, consultancy, and professional development.

81% of our research is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent by REF (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).

What makes Cranfield unique?

  • There is one member of academic staff to every seven students, one of the best ratios for any university in the UK
  • There is one member of academic staff to every seven students, one of the best ratios for any university in the UK
  • 96% of our graduates are employed or in further study
  • Our worldwide community is a powerful professional network with students and learners from over 167 countries
  • We have mutually-beneficial relationships with around 1,500 companies and organisations
  • We are the only university in the world to own and run an airport and to have airline status

Student Life at Cranfield University

Cranfield campus is set in extensive grounds with amenities including bars, shops, a post office, sports hall, and bank. Excellent leisure and shopping facilities can be found in Milton Keynes and the historic town of Bedford, just a short drive away.

Our campus all has:

  • It's own airport,
  • Two hotels with full accommodation, conference and banqueting facilities,
  • Sports and recreation facilities,
  • Student accommodation options comprising family homes and single student apartment blocks,
  • An on-campus nursery and pre-school which offers the very best for young minds - both have been rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Come to our Open Day

Choosing where to study for your postgraduate degree requires a commitment in terms of both time and money. We realise the importance of not only studying a subject you are passionate about but also completing a course that will give you a head start in terms of future employment. That's why we encourage you to come and visit us on our Open Day:

23. Nov 2019

14. May 2020

03. Jun 2020

02. Sep 2020

21. Nov 2020

To find out more about our Open Days visit www.cranfield.ac.uk/openday

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

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