An investment in education is a life-changing decision that will affect your future career. By choosing Cranfield you will be joining a forward-thinking community where our exceptional teaching, research and innovation leads to world-changing advances.
As an exclusively postgraduate university, we offer you a professional and mature study environment working with like-minded, talented people who are focused on advancing their careers. With an international community, consisting of 4,500 students and a truly global reputation, our passion for the areas we operate in and our long standing relationships with some of the most prestigious companies in industry mean that studying at Cranfield will undoubtedly open doors for you.
As a Masters student you will be working alongside other professionals from within your field of expertise, who are studying both full time and part-time. This will ensure that you network with a wide group of fellow students from different backgrounds, contributing to a rich learning experience. Researchers studying for a higher degree with us will benefit from our Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), which will enable you to join one of our specialist research communities based on your field of expertise. The DTC will also help you develop transferable skills that will support your personal development, as well as being attractive to potential employers. Our teaching quality has been independently assessed and received the highest recommendation possible from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) giving you the assurance that your study will be of the highest standards.
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Choosing where to study for your postgraduate degree requires a commitment in terms of both time and money. We realise the importance of not only studying a subject you are passionate about but also completing a course that will give you a head start in terms of future employment. That's why we encourage you to come and visit us.
To find out when the next Open Day is, take a look at the Open Day calendar here.
- Saturday 24th November 2018
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Student Life in Cranfield
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. There is also an extensive range of unique, industrial-scale facilities for 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. Their on-campus nursery and pre-school offer the very best for young minds - both have been rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted on two occasions. Their Shrivenham campus is home to Cranfield Defence and Security. It is a secure military site in partnership with the Defence Academy, Ministry of Defence, UK. The Campus has an excellent array of facilities and activities available to staff, students and their families. During your time at the Defence Academy you will be part of a warm, welcoming community and there’s no shortage of things to do, both on and off Campus. Easily reachable from London and Swindon, this famous site is immersed in thought-provoking history and has a strong basis in providing postgraduate education.
Situated close to Milton Keynes and Bedford, the Cranfield campus is situated in Wharley End, very close to Cranfield village, and is about 10 minutes from the M1 motorway. There is rail and road access to most major airports as well as coach and train stations. Cranfield campus also has its own airport for private executive business travel.
Ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world in The Economist Which MBA? Masters in Management (MiM) 2017 ranking and 6th in the UK in the Financial Times Masters in Management 2017 ranking, the Management MSc will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills you need to tackle complex business challenges and to prepare you for demanding managerial roles in the future. It includes a distinctive blend of theory with practical application through highly experiential simulations, consulting, competitions and project work. It also offers you the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience at a company during a three-month in-company internship project.
This course will:
Introduce you to managerial economics and enable you to use economic reasoning in managerial decision making, and understand how external environment and internal capabilities shape a firm’s competitive position.
Develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of management science techniques and tools to support management decisions.
Develop your management consultancy skills, and enable you apply them while role-playing a management consulting team working on a genuine business issue, competing against other teams.
Engage you in gaining a better understanding of how corporate action can be best configured to promote responsible and sustainable business strategies.
Gain an understanding of operations management and its contribution to organisational competitiveness, the ‘human factor’ element and how people behave within organisations, together with strategic marketing and management.
The internship provides invaluable practical work experience, and many of our graduates have been offered positions within the companies they completed their internship with.
The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how traditional and advanced techniques from archaeology and physical anthropology can be applied in the forensic context.
The course offers a wide range of different experiences with unique facilities available to no other university in the UK. The course is highly practical and hands-on, aiming to produce forensic experts with a strong background to later enter the field and be capable of giving expert witness testimonies in a courtroom situation and elsewhere.
Students have access to our purpose-built outdoor research facility - the Forensic Fieldwork Facility one of only two in the country. The facility has been specifically designed to enable research into animal decomposition, taphonomy, search, location and excavation of buried remains.
A general advanced mechanical engineering course particularly relevant to the energy and transport sectors, including mechanical engineering design and assessment. Students will learn project management, design, computer-aided engineering, operation and optimisation of machinery, structural mechanics and integrity making them suited to a future career in industry, government or research.
This MSc course provides both fundamental and applied knowledge applicable to the understanding of the design and operation of different types of gas turbines for all applications. Suitable for graduates seeking a challenging and rewarding career in an established international industry. You have the choice of four specialist options.
Management of the natural environment is increasingly important in all sectors from business to public policy. This course will equip you to critically evaluate environmental issues and contribute to the economic and policy decision making process in organisations of any size. Cranfield's reputation and links with employers create outstanding opportunities to secure career progression in this sector.
This MSc course provides a taught engineering programme with a focus on the technical, business and management aspects that encompass aircraft design in the civil and military aerospace sectors. Teaching integrates a range of disciplines required for modern aircraft design. You have the choice of three specialist options.
Top 10 UK ranked course (Financial Times Masters in Finance Pre-experience ranking 2017), our Finance and Management MSc provides solid grounding in finance and management principles, rigorous training in relevant tools and techniques, and demonstrates how to apply them practically in the global workplace.
Our MSc in Finance and Management is a one-year full-time course designed both for graduates looking to develop their knowledge of finance and management before seeking a first professional role, and for individuals who already have work experience in the area of finance or management and are looking to move ahead in their career.
The course is taught by our team of faculty experts who have extensive industry experience and who regularly work with major global financial services organisations, multinationals and government agencies around the world.
This unique course offers economic, political and legal contextual insights into the export of sophisticated and sensitive defence, aerospace and security systems.
This course is aimed at those working within the defence and security sector who are looking to expand their knowledge in defence and security marketing.
Explore key aspects of defence exports, spanning strategic trade controls, compliance, offset and negotiation.
Learn about strategic export trade and control compliance and defence offset.
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