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Cranfield University

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What makes Cranfield unique?

  • We create leaders in technology and management.
  • We have the largest number of engineering master's students in the UK.
  • We are one of the few universities in the world to have its own airport.
  • Cranfield School of Management is one of an elite group of schools worldwide to hold the triple accreditation of: AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS.
  • Our Management MSc is ranked number one in the UK and seventh in the world (The Economist Which MBA? Masters in Management (MiM) 2017 rankings).
  • 81% of our research is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent by REF (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).
  • We are ranked in the top 10 in the UK for commercial research, consultancy and professional development.
  • We're number one in the UK for research income from industry per academic (Times Higher Education, 2017).
  • 96% of our graduates are employed or in further study, securing jobs in some of the world’s best-known organisations including BP, Oxfam, Unilever, Airbus, Williams F1, Water Aid, Deloitte, Rolls-Royce, PwC and Singapore Airlines. 
  • Our Crash Impact Centre is one of just three FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) approved test centres in the world, crash-testing Formula One cars.
  • More than half of our defence learners are serving military officers and civil servants.
  • Cranfield is the largest provider of accredited postgraduate aerospace degree courses; helping our graduates to qualify as Chartered Engineers.
  • Cranfield is a five-time winner of the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize.

  • We create leaders in technology and management.

Cranfield University offers a peaceful location in the English countryside, allowing you to focus on your studies, yet is only a short distance from many exciting cities and towns.

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 on the Ministry of Defence site at Shrivenham, are used by ourstudents and clients for exceptional research.

All campus amenities – including bars, shops, a post office, sports hall, bank and bookshop – are within walking distance.  Excellent leisure and shopping facilities can be found in Milton Keynes and the historic town of Bedford, just a short drive away.

Whatever your recreational, social or sporting interests, the wide range of opportunities in and around Cranfield University are sure to offer something for everyone.

Cranfield campus is set in extensive grounds with:

  • 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 adjoining Technology Park housing several entrepreneurial businesses.

Our on-campus nursery and pre-school offer the very best for young minds - both have been rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted on two occasions.

At the Cranfield campus you have a wide range of accommodation options, from halls of residence to shared houses, apartments for couples and houses for families, all managed in accordance with the UK Code of Practice for University Managed Accommodation. 

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Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Cranfield School of Aerospace, Transport Systems and Manufacturing

University Highlights

Total students - 2,834


International students - 1,973


Total faculty staff - 626


Total students - 2,834


International students - 1,973


Total faculty staff - 626

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