Cranfield University

United Kingdom, England, Cranfield

Cranfield University is a postgraduate university, specialising in technology and management. As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. The theme running through Cranfield’s history is a commitment to and passion for applied research which makes a difference to the world in the fields of science, technology and management. The forerunner of Cranfield University was the College of Aeronautics, created in 1946 and based at the RAF station in Cranfield, Bedfordshire. Through the 1950s and 1960s, the development of many aspects of aircraft research and design led to considerable growth and diversification into other areas such as manufacturing and management. In 1967, the School of Management was founded, so 2017 marks our 50th anniversary. In 1969, the College of Aeronautics became The Cranfield Institute of Technology incorporated by Royal Charter with full degree-awarding powers. More recently, there has been further substantial progress, including an academic partnership with the Defence Academy, UK, at Shrivenham in Wiltshire. Our values:

  • Ambition:  We aim high. We do all we can to achieve excellence.
  • Impact: We change people’s lives. We make the world a better place.
  • Respect: We value everyone’s expertise. We support each other.
  • Community: We build and cherish our Cranfield community. We embrace diversity.


Cranfield University ranked 27th in the world and 5th in the UK for mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering in the 2022 QS World University Rankings.

Cranfield University


Services & Amenities

Four Seasons, Snow
Gender Restriction
Study Types
Master's Degree
United Kingdom
Gap year
Small Town/Rural
Accounting and Finance, Aerospace Computational Engineering, Aerospace Dynamics, Aerospace Engineering, Aerospace Manufacturing, Aerospace Materials, Aerospace Vehicle Design, Air Transport Management, Aircraft Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive Engineering, Banking and Finance, Bioinformatics, Business Analytics, Chemical Engineering, Computational Engineering, Data Analytics, Design Thinking, Digital Forensics and Information Assurance, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Leadership Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Management, Management & Leadership, Marketing, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Pre-Master's in Engineering, Pre-Master’s in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Robotics, Soil Sciences, Sustainability, Sustainable Water Management, Systems Engineering
Sport Teams
Basketball, Cricket, Football, Judo, Karate, Men's Badminton, Rugby, Squash, Tennis, Women's Badminton