Study at Cranfield University, UK

Cranfield University is a British postgraduate and research-based public university specialising in science, engineering, technology and management. Cranfield was founded as the College of Aeronautics in 1946.

Cranfield University is extremely popular and ranks highly for Aerospace, Defence and Security, Energy and Power, Environment and Agrifood, Manufacturing, Transport Systems, Water, School of Management.

Why study at Cranfield University?

  • Cranfield University is the only postgraduate-only University with a mature, postgraduate environment, with world-class, industry-scale facilities and top industry connections
  • Built on a former RAF base, Cranfield University owns and runs its own airport, maintaining an aerospace heritage stretching back more than 70 years. The University has about 120 aircrafts
  • Cranfield has a staff to student ratio of 1:7. This means there is one member of academic staff to every seven students, one of the best ratios for any university in the UK
  • Cranfield University has over 60,000 alumni and the University is committed to providing a world-class programme of inclusive and lifelong services to alumni (remember, Cranfield University is a postgraduate University only ie. the university does not have undergraduate programmes and students)
  • Cranfield University ranking is one of the best for a large number of their programmes. Check out the rankings below

Cranfield Ranking

Cranfield Engineering Ranking

  • Cranfield University ranks No. 1 in the UK for aerospace engineering (more than five times as many master’s students in the UK study at Cranfield each year than at the university in second place), HESA 2016/17. Over half of all aerospace engineering master’s students in the UK study at Cranfield each year
  • Cranfield University ranks No. 1 in the UK in production and manufacturing engineering (28% of the 90 graduates in the UK studied at Cranfield), HESA 2016/17
  • Cranfield University ranks No. 1 in the UK for transport and automotive postgraduates (the next ranked UK University has less than half the no. of students that Cranfield has), HESA 2016/17
  • Cranfield ranks 5th in the UK for mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering in the QS World University Rankings 2019
  • Cranfield University ranked number one in the UK for research income per academic by The Times Higher Education 2017
  • Cranfield is a five-time winner of the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize
  • 97% of our graduates are in relevant employment or further study six months after graduation, securing jobs in some of the world’s best-known organisations including BP, Oxfam, Unilever, Airbus, Williams F1, Water Aid, Deloitte, RollsRoyce, PwC and Singapore Airlines

Cranfield Management Ranking

  • The Cranfield Management MSc has been ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world by The Economist Which MBA? Masters in Management 2017 ranking
  • Cranfield MBA – The Cranfield Flagship MBA is Ranked 9 in the UK, 19 in Europe and 57 in the world. (FT 2016 Global MBA rankings). Read more about the Cranfield MBA (full-time)
  • Cranfield Finance and Management MSc
    • ranked 6th in the UK and 32nd in the World (Financial Times Masters in Finance Pre-experience ranking 2018)
    • ranked 2nd in the UK, 4th in Europe, 6th in the World In World University Ranking 2019 – Business School
    • 9th in the UK, 39th in the World in QS World University Rankings
  • Cranfield’s Strategic Marketing MSc ranked 4th in the UK and 12th in the World by QS World University Rankings: Masters In Marketing 2019
  • In the Financial Times Executive Education rankings 2018, Cranfield School of Management ranked among the top 15 business schools in Europe and one of the top 5 in the UK for both open and customised executive development programmes. Cranfield is in the top 10 in the world for the international reach of our customised programmes
  • Cranfield School of Management ranked 3rd in the UK and 10th in the world (outside the US) in Forbes‘ ranking of The Best International MBAs: One-Year Programs 2017
  • Cranfield ranked 1st outside the US and 11th globally in the Supply Chain Management World ‘University 100’ annual survey 2016. Read more about the Cranfield Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc
  • The School is one of an elite group worldwide to hold the triple accreditation of: AACSB International, EQUIS, AMBA

Cranfield University is one of the most influential universities in the world

As the UK’s most business-engaged University, Cranfield is trusted to understand and to be responsive to many organisations’ needs:

  • Cranfield has links with government departments and many of the largest and most successful global businesses including Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Unilever, UK Civil Aviation Authority and Yorkshire Water.
  • Cranfield University has a centre for innovation next to the university campus. Cranfield University Technology Park is home to more than 60 companies
  • Cranfield has had a close working relationship with Rolls-Royce for over 30 years.
  • In 2015, Cranfield signed a collaboration agreement with Boeing, building on its 10-year partnership
  • Cranfield has a strategic partnership with EasyJet, Europe’s leading airline
  • Cranfield works with Unilever, one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies

Notable Cranfield alumni

Warren East, CEO of Rolls-Royce; John McFarlane, Executive Chairman of Barclays; Ombola Johnson, Minister for Communication Technology Nigeria; Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership; and Garry Copeland, Managing Director – Operations, British Airways

Cranfield Location

Cranfield University campus is 40 minutes away from central London by train, with the nearest towns being Milton Keynes and Bedford. London Luton airport is the closest to the University, while Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted are all easily accessible via train and coach.

Cranfield Defence and Security is around 50 mins from London by train and around 25 mins from Bristol by train. Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.

Cranfield University Entry Requirements

Postgraduate Courses (Masters) – entry requirements

  • English Requirements: IELTS 6.5 for most programmes with no less than 6.0 in any module. For some programmes, Cranfield requires students to have at least 6.5 in modules like Writing, Reading
  • Academic Requirements: 60% or above in Bachelors. However, we recommend, you must have over 70% to have a realistic chance. Most applicants are interviewed by the admissions committee. This is great opportunity for students since any shortcomings in your application or profile can be discussed during the interview round

Masters Course with Placement.

The Cranfield Management MSc has been ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world by The Economist Which MBA? Masters in Management 2017 ranking

Cranfield MBA – entry requirements

  • IELTS score of 7.0
  • GMAT score of 600 or higher. We recommend 650+ (GRE score in the 80th percentile for both verbal and quantitative reasoning is acceptable)
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience after graduation. However, given the Cranfield MBA class profile where the average age is 32 years, we suggest at least 5 years of experience
  • Compulsory interview

Undergraduate Courses – entry requirements

Cranfield University does not offer undergraduate courses

Cranfield Scholarships

GREAT Cranfield University Scholarship for Indian Students

The GREAT Cranfield University Scholarship India 2019 is jointly funded by Cranfield University and the British Council. Up to three scholarships of £20,500 each for Indian students are available.

Scholarship Value: £20,500 (full scholarship)

Tentative Deadline: 6th May each year

Applicable courses for full scholarship:

  • Advanced Chemical Engineering MSc
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc
  • Applied Bioinformatics MSc
  • Design Thinking MDes
  • Energy Informatics MSc
  • Energy Systems and Thermal Processes MSc
  • Environmental Engineering MSc
  • Environmental Management for Business MSc
  • Environmental Water Management MSc
  • Food Systems and Management MSc (formerly known as Food Chain Systems)
  • Future Food Sustainability MSc
  • Geographical Information Management MSc
  • Process Systems Engineering MSc
  • Renewable Energy MSc
  • Water and Sanitation for Development MSc
  • Water and Wastewater Engineering MSc

The Cranfield Scholarship

Limited number of scholarships are available for candidates from around the world. Scholarships are awarded to applicants who show both aptitude and ability for the subject they are applying. Scholarships cover part of the tuition fee and the amount you can be awarded is at the discretion of the course director for the course you have applied for.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue a one-year master’s at Cranfield university. The scholarship includes tuition fees, travel and monthly stipend for master’s study. Full scholarship including tuition fees, flights and living allowance

Scholarships at Cranfield – Other Scholarships:

Cranfield University offers a list of other scholarships some of which are below:

  • Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships
  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
  • Future Finance Student Loans
  • Marshal Papworth Scholarships
  • The Global Study Awards (value £10,000)
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Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme

The Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme is a unique funding programme providing affordable tuition fee and maintenance loans for those who are accepted onto selected full-time.

  • Funding value: Minimum loan £8,000 up to 80% of your cost of attendance upto £30,000
  • Student only starts repaying 6 months after class ends
  • No co-signer or collateral required
  • No penalties for early repayment
  • Interest rate 5 – 8.5% (lower than the rate available from Indian banks and NBFCs)
  • Funding provider(s): Prodigy Finance Ltd
  • Check out the list of courses CPLS is applicable for

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