Cranfield University

College Road, Bedford

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  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 3,049Total Students
  • 630Faculty
  • 2,110Int'l Students

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As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.

Our specialist areas of focus, or Cranfield themes, are where we bring a range of academic disciplines together in order to tackle the grand challenges facing the world within a range of industrial and commercial sectors. These are Water, Agrifood, Energy and Power, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Transport Systems, Defence and Security and Management.

Our Cranfield themes are built upon our expertise in a range of academic disciplines. To find out more, click on each theme listed below:

Aerospace

Energy and Power

Manufacturing

Transport Systems

Defence and Security

Environment and Agrifood

Cranfield School of Management

Water

Our research is world leading in its contribution to global innovation. With our emphasis on specialist sectors and collaboration with industry and government we help change the way society thinks, works and learns. To find out more about our research opportunities click here.

The School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield School of Management and the School of Water, Energy and Environment are located on the Cranfield campus. Unique facilities and large-scale test environments, including those at Cranfield Defence and Security which is part of the Ministry of Defence site at Shrivenham, are used by our students and clients for exceptional research.

Visit our website to find out more.

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 has:

  • its own airport,
  • two hotels with full accommodation and 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.

Cranfield University welcomes applications from students from all over the world.

There is strong competition for places on our programmes and, although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place. This is important if you also want to apply for on-campus accommodation or need to apply for a visa to study in the UK. These processes will take additional time after your course offer has been made.

Our careers service

Our services are available to all current students, both full or part-time, and we also offer lifelong support to our alumni.

We can help you find the job you want after leaving Cranfield.  While you are a student we will work with you to identify suitable opportunities and support you throughout the job application process.  

We offer a range of services to support you, including:

  • Career information and tailored resources
  • Career coaching and one to one appointments
  • Free access to VMock - our 24/7 CV critiquing system which offers customised suggestions for CV content, assesses core competencies based on employer criteria and Cranfield CV standards
  • Psychometric test practice and case study interview examples
  • Comprehensive careers intranet site that can help you find out about potential employers, early graduate scheme applications deadlines, cover letter development and interview advice
  • Plus much more!

About

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.

Our specialist areas of focus, or Cranfield themes, are where we bring a range of academic disciplines together in order to tackle the grand challenges facing the world within a range of industrial and commercial sectors. These are Water, Agrifood, Energy and Power, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Transport Systems, Defence and Security and Management.

Our Cranfield themes are built upon our expertise in a range of academic disciplines. To find out more, click on each theme listed below:

Aerospace

Energy and Power

Manufacturing

Transport Systems

Defence and Security

Environment and Agrifood

Cranfield School of Management

Water

Our research is world leading in its contribution to global innovation. With our emphasis on specialist sectors and collaboration with industry and government we help change the way society thinks, works and learns. To find out more about our research opportunities click here.

The School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield School of Management and the School of Water, Energy and Environment are located on the Cranfield campus. Unique facilities and large-scale test environments, including those at Cranfield Defence and Security which is part of the Ministry of Defence site at Shrivenham, are used by our students and clients for exceptional research.

Visit our website to find out more.

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 has:

  • its own airport,
  • two hotels with full accommodation and 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.

Cranfield University welcomes applications from students from all over the world.

There is strong competition for places on our programmes and, although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place. This is important if you also want to apply for on-campus accommodation or need to apply for a visa to study in the UK. These processes will take additional time after your course offer has been made.

Our careers service

Our services are available to all current students, both full or part-time, and we also offer lifelong support to our alumni.

We can help you find the job you want after leaving Cranfield.  While you are a student we will work with you to identify suitable opportunities and support you throughout the job application process.  

We offer a range of services to support you, including:

  • Career information and tailored resources
  • Career coaching and one to one appointments
  • Free access to VMock - our 24/7 CV critiquing system which offers customised suggestions for CV content, assesses core competencies based on employer criteria and Cranfield CV standards
  • Psychometric test practice and case study interview examples
  • Comprehensive careers intranet site that can help you find out about potential employers, early graduate scheme applications deadlines, cover letter development and interview advice
  • Plus much more!

Available programs

University highlights

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Student & Staff

Total students
3,049

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International students
2,110

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Total faculty staff
630

289
341

Total students
3,049

International students
2,110

100%

Total faculty staff
630

341
289
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Campus locations

Cranfield University,

College Road , Bedford , Bedfordshire , United Kingdom , MK43 0AL

Shrivenham,

Shrivenham Campus , Swindon , Wiltshire , United Kingdom , SN6 8LA

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