Cranfield University

Cranfield University

Cranfield University is a world class postgraduate institution whose aim is to change the world for the better.

We are home to a truly vibrant international community, attracting highly ambitious and talented students who share our vision for the future.

We provide a dynamic study environment where our students develop their academic and professional skills and go on to make a positive impact in their organisations and local communities.  As a specialist postgraduate university in technology and management, we are at the forefront of our field, driving innovation and change.

Air traffic management lab students working in front of lit screen landscape

Cranfield University focuses on the specialist areas of aerospace, defence and security, environment and agrifood, energy and power, manufacturing, transport systems and water sectors – as well as on leadership and management.

Our graduates are highly sought out professionals and have gone on to successful global careers in academia, governments and business.

Key figures

  • UK #1 for research income per academic (Times Higher Education, 2017)
  • 81% or our research is classed as world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework, 2014)
  • 6 time winner of the prestigious Queens Anniversary Prize
  • Triple accredited business school – AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB
  • 5th in the UK and 39th in the world for mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering in the QS World University Rankings 2019. 

Chevening and Cranfield

Cranfield University fully supports Chevening in its mission to identify the most brilliants minds across the globe and enhance the development of potential future world leaders, by providing the opportunity to study a postgraduate degree in one of the best universities in UK.

We are looking for the most talented and driven students, keen to develop their academic and professional skills, become experts in their chosen field and go on to tackle local and global challenges. We provide a dynamic learning environment for students who have the motivation and passion to make positive changes and want to play a pivotal role in improving their organisations and communities.

“Cranfield’s Chevening scholars are an exceptional group of students that join us to expand their knowledge of technology and management in a rapidly changing world. They enrich our class discussions beyond measure and have become among the most influential of our alumni”

– Simon Pollard – Pro Vice Chancellor – International


Scholar experience

Lijin Chin, Consultant
Country: Malaysia
Course: Economics for Natural Resource and Environmental Management MSc, 2016

“In Malaysia, at the moment, environmental valuation is a subject area that hasn’t been fully developed, but we can start seeing that there is a significant amount of growth that’s happening in that sector, so by applying what I’ve learnt at Cranfield and using econometrics, I’m starting to see that it’s going to bring us a lot more projects for the company. That is going to be good for the country.”

Find out more about Lijin Chin’s experience and what she is now doing here.