Cranfield University

Established 1946
Famous for

Engineering, Management and Science

Overview

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.

As an exclusively postgraduate university, we are focused on the specialist themes of aerospace, defence and security, energy and power, environment and agrifood, manufacturing, transport systems, and water. Cranfield School of Management is a world leader in management education and research.

What makes Cranfield unique?

  • Cranfield is a six-time winner of the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize, the only national honour given to educational institutions for work carried out in the public interest.
  • We are home to many world-class, large-scale facilities which enhance our teaching and research. We are one of the few universities in the world to have its own airport – our global research airport offers a unique environment for transformational research.
  • Our living laboratory is a testbed for transformative technologies and new approaches to deliver enhanced social, economic and environmental outcomes in urban, transport and infrastructure systems. We work closely with business, industry, and governments around the world. Through our industry partnerships, applied research projects and our executive education and professional development programmes, we currently work with over 1,500 companies
    and organisations.
  • The Research Excellence Framework, 2014, classed 81% of our research as world-leading or internationally excellent.
  • We have the largest number of postgraduate engineering students in the UK.
  • Our staff-to-student ratio is one of the best for any university in the UK (one member of academic staff to every five students).
  • We formed in 1946 as the College of Aeronautics, the first postgraduate college of its kind. The School of Management was founded in 1967.

Services

Cranfield teaches over 5,000 postgraduate students each year and employs around 1,500 academic and support staff.  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.

Rankings

  • Cranfield is in the global top 150 for ‘Business and Management Studies’ and the top 200 for ‘Environmental Sciences’ in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.
  • The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023 placed Cranfield in the global top 40 for actions supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goal 17. Overall, Cranfield are in the global top 300.
  • Cranfield was recognised by The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), 2023 as 8th in the UK for Employability.

Cranfield School of Management consistently ranks highly for its MBAs, management qualifications and executive education.

  • The Full-time MBA is recognised amongst the Financial Times Global Top 100 MBAs 2023, noted specifically for the cohort's diversity (#1 in the UK for student sector diversity and #7 in the world for percentage of female students).
  • The Full-time MBA is also ranked the 12th best overall programme in Europe, 4th best in UK and the European number one programme for both Learning and Entrepreneurship in the Bloomberg ‘Best B-Schools’ 2023-24 rankings.
  • In the Economist WhichMBA? 2022 Full-time Rankings, Cranfield School of Management was ranked first in the world for ratio of alumni to current students (part of “potential to network” ranking), second in the UK and top 20 in the world for quality of faculty, top three in the UK for educational experience and top five in the UK for salary outcomes.
  • In the Financial Times Masters in Finance Pre-experience ranking 2023, Cranfield School of Management's Finance MSc (formerly Finance and Management MSc) was ranked 10th in the UK and 48th globally.

Courses

Accommodation

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.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

What our students have to say about SI-UK

Ishwar
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Ishwar
Ishwar
Masters in Business Analytics, Lancaster University
Nidhi Agarwal
"SI-UK has been a crucial part of my UK journey. They assisted me in obtaining my bachelor's degree in August 2019 and now, they've aided me in securing admission to a top design university in London for my master's. The counselors at SI-UK offer personalised support to each applicant, helping us in each and every step including the final stage of obtaining our CAS letter once we receive the offer."
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Nidhi Agarwal
MSc Design Innovation, Loughborough University
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"The entire team at SI-UK was incredibly supportive. They provided me with a list of universities to consider, and I ultimately chose Aston University. With their assistance, I applied and received an offer along with a £5000 scholarship. I am grateful to my counselor and the entire team for guiding me through the visa application process and every other aspect. Thank you, SI-UK, for helping me pursue my dream."
Sudarshan
Sudarshan
Engineering, Aston University
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"Last year, I reached out to SI-UK, Jaipur for my Master’s journey, and it has been an incredibly fulfilling and successful experience. From guiding me through the application process to assisting with letters of recommendation and statement of purpose, and even following up with universities, SI-UK provided comprehensive support at every step of the journey. They went the extra mile, assisting with admissions, fee processing, accommodation arrangements, visa guidance, and coordination on medical checkups. I firmly believe that my admission to the University of Birmingham wouldn't have been possible without SI-UK. I highly recommend SI-UK to anyone seeking admission to a UK or Ireland university."
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MBA , University of Birmingham
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In September, I sought assistance from SI-UK for my studies in the UK, with a planned intake for January 2023. With the support of my counsellor who made exceptional efforts, I smoothly navigated the application process which culminated in the timely acquisition of my UK student visa hassle-free. I wholeheartedly endorse SI-UK to fellow students aiming to pursue their dreams of studying in the UK. Thank you!
Jehabuz Khan
Jehabuz Khan
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
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