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Cranfield University

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What makes Cranfield unique?

  • Our Flagship MBA is ranked 8th in the UK, 17th in Europe and 61st in the world. (FT 2018 Global MBA rankings). 
  • Our Management MSc is ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world. (The Economist Which MBA? Masters in Management 2017 rankings).
  • We are ranked 1st outside of the US and 11th globally in the Supply Chain Management World 'University 100' annual survey 2016 for providing young people in this field with the skills and mix of expertise required to develop as supply chain leaders of the future.
  • Cranfield School of Management has been ranked consistently 1st or 2nd in the UK and Top 10 in Europe in the Financial Times Executive Education – Customised rankings over the last 5 years.
  • Cranfield School of Management is one of an elite group of schools worldwide to hold the triple accreditation of: AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS.
  • 81% of our research is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent by REF (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).
  • We are ranked in the top five of UK universities for commercial research income.
  • We are ranked in the top four UK universities for commercial research, consultancy and professional development.
  • 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. 
  • Our Crash Impact Centre is one of just three FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) approved test centres in the world, crash-testing Formula One cars.
  • We are the only university in the world to own and run an airport and to have airline status.

Cranfield University offers a peaceful location in the English countryside, allowing you to focus on your studies, yet is only a short distance from many exciting cities and towns.

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.

Cranfield campus is set in extensive grounds with:

  • Its own airport
  • Two hotels with full accommodation and conference and banqueting facilities
  • Sports and recreation facilities
  • Student accommodation options comprising family homes and single student apartment blocks
  • An adjoining housing several entrepreneurial businesses.

Our on-campus nursery and pre-school offer the very best for young minds - both have been rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted on two occasions.

At the Cranfield campus you have a wide range of accommodation options, from halls of residence to shared houses, apartments for couples and houses for families, all managed in accordance with the UK Code of Practice for University Managed Accommodation. 

Programs available

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Cranfield Defence and Security

Cranfield School of Aerospace, Transport Systems and Manufacturing

Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield School of Water, Energy and Power, Environment and Agrifood

University Highlights

Total students - 2,834


International students - 1,973


Total faculty staff - 626


Total students - 2,834


International students - 1,973


Total faculty staff - 626

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