Cranfield University

Introduction

Cranfield is the postgraduate specialist for research and teaching in science, engineering, technology and management. As one of the top five research-intensive universities in the UK, we are making a significant difference in the real world and we do this by working in partnership with some of the world's greatest organisations.

Cranfield is world-leading in its contribution to global innovation. With our emphasis on the aerospace, agrifood, defence and security, environmental technology, leadership and management, manufacturing and transport systems sectors, we have changed the way society thinks, works and learns.

We generate and transform knowledge, translating it to the benefit of society. Our partners, from micro SMEs to the largest blue-chip multinationals, from governments across the world to NGOs and charities, tell us this is what they value about Cranfield.

Innovation is part of Cranfield’s ‘corporate DNA’, evolved over 60 years of commitment to this agenda.

Our work informs policy for governments and produces new technologies and products for the world of commerce. We draw on this pool of research and consultancy to provide our students with a distinctive ‘real-world’ learning environment, allowing them to develop as professionals and transfer their new knowledge to the global economy. This has always been the ‘Cranfield way’ but it has never been more important than in today’s world.

Areas of specialisation

  • Aerospace
  • Agrifood
  • Defence and Security
  • Energy
  • Environmental Technology
  • Leadership and Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Transport Systems

Cranfield facts and figures

Student numbers

We pride ourselves on our international culture, welcoming students from 106 countries.

Staff numbers

The success of Cranfield rests on the knowledge, skills and abilities of our staff which are key to our competitive advantage.

Finance

Our income is spread across teaching, research and other activities.

Teaching and research

Cranfield is a forward thinking institution where exceptional teaching and research leads to world-changing solutions.

University league table rankings

University league tables are created to assist students entering higher education and covers institutions offering both undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Environment

We have set ourselves a challenging target of reducing our carbon footprint by 50% by 2020, which is the most ambitious target in the UK university sector.

Our Heritage

The theme running through Cranfield’s 60-year 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 technologies and into manufacturing and management.

In 1969, the College of Aeronautics became The Cranfield Institute of Technology incorporated by Royal Charter with full degree-awarding powers, and new departments were set up to cover the work in the new subject areas, such as the Cranfield School of Management.

The last thirty years have seen further substantial progress, including an academic partnership with the Defence Academy, UK, at Shrivenham in Wiltshire. The result is that Cranfield has grown to become the largest centre in Europe for applied research, development and design.

Cranfield's awards and rankings

Receiving awards

Organisations throughout the world have recognised Cranfield’s excellence in teaching and research. Recognitions range from those given to us by the Royal Anniversary Trust which awards the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education, to those made to individual members of staff and departments.

As well as awards and accolades, we are also recognised through research rankings such as the Research Excellence Framework (REF) which, in 2014, assessed that 81% of the research at Cranfield University is world-leading or internationally excellent.

League tables

It is worth pointing out that university league tables, created to assist students entering higher education, cover institutions offering both undergraduate and postgraduate study. As we do not have undergraduate programmes and are wholly postgraduate, Cranfield University is often not included in league table rankings. Business schools are ranked differently and our business school consistently performs well in Business School Rankings.

Giving awards

We present awards to organisations in some of the areas in which we specialise. Such external awards include The Best Factory Awards which bring together the best manufacturers in the country to share best practice and to celebrate their achievements, and which help to ensure the UK manufacturing industry is at the cutting edge.

Each year we also recognise excellence in our student body through a variety of awards presented at our graduation ceremonies.

Judging awards

The calibre and expertise of our staff means they are frequently invited to be members of external judging panels for industry-related awards given to others in recognition of their business success.

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MSc

Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc/PgCert/PgDip

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

The MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering was set up to complement our existing specialist courses through the provision of a general advanced mechanical engineering course, for students who prefer a broad appreciation of a range of mechanical engineering topics... [+]

The course provides advanced, postgraduate education in the theory and practice of mechanical engineering. The course includes a broad range of mechanical engineering topics particularly relevant to the energy and transport sectors, including mechanical engineering design and assessment. The MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering course has been developed to equip graduates with an in-depth understanding of project management, the design, computer aided engineering, operation and optimisation of machinery, structural mechanics and integrity.The MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering is differentiated from other courses in the world, primarily by its industrial context through the strong links we have with national and international industry. We build our industrial links through research and consultancy, which allows us to provide practical and current examples to help illustrate learning throughout the course. [-]

MSc in Advanced Lightweight Structures and Impact

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield

The MSc in Advanced Lightweight Structures and Impact is suitable for graduates in engineering, physics or mathematics. This course will prepare you for an exciting career, ranging from structural analysis and design optimisation, developing crash protection systems for Formula 1, predicting aerospace component integrity after bird strike impact, and much more. [+]

Designing advanced structures through novel, lightweight materials is one of the key enabling technologies for both aerospace and automotive sectors to align with national targets for reduction of carbon. In reducing inherent structural weight, it is essential not to compromise safety, as structural integrity and designing for crashworthiness become key design drivers. Understanding how aluminium or composite structures and materials perform over its life cycle under static and dynamic loading, including crash and bird strike requires expertise in a range of areas. As new simulation and material technologies emerge, there is a continuing need for talented employees with a strong, applied understanding in structural analysis, together with competent technical skills in numerical simulation. There are no other courses that provide dedicated specialist training in crashworthiness and impact, resulting in many of our graduates securing employment or research offers before the course finishes. Established in 2003, this course is supported by close ties with industry, through student projects, specialist lectures and more importantly, by employing our graduates. The MSc in Advanced Lightweight Structures and Impact is suitable for graduates in engineering, physics or mathematics. This course will prepare you for an exciting career, ranging from structural analysis and design optimisation, developing crash protection systems for Formula 1, predicting aerospace component integrity after bird strike impact, and much more. Course overview The MSc in Advanced Lightweight Structures and Impact is made up of eight compulsory taught modules, a group project and an individual research project. In addition to management, communication, team work and research skills, each student will attain at least the following learning outcomes from this degree course: To equip graduates with understanding and in depth knowledge of structural mechanics and numerical analysis for industrial and research applications. To provide strong applied capabilities in simulation, analysis, design and test in the structure and crashworthiness fields, and to provide students with problem solving skills for a range of industrial engineering problems using modern software. To develop and understanding of basic phenomena to real life engineering systems and to develop industrially relevant and marketable applied skills. To provide an infrastructure suitable for the completion of a fundamental or applied research project. Accreditation and partnerships Seeking accreditation from: Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) Engineering Council. [-]

MSc in Aerospace Manufacturing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

The course develops future aerospace manufacturing engineers and managers who will be able to manage major improvement programmes or instigate intervention that delivers improvements to the performance of their aerospace manufacturing businesses... [+]

The course combines Cranfield's long-standing expertise for delivering high-quality Masters programmes in both aerospace and manufacturing. Courses receive strong support from the global aerospace industry, both the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) such as Airbus and Rolls-Royce, as well as their tiers of suppliers. There is a strong emphasis on applying knowledge in the industrial environment and all teaching is in the context of industrial application. Many features of this course are shared with the Engineering and Management of Manufacturing Systems MSc, but this course specifically prepares graduates to embark on a career particularly in aerospace manufacturing. [-]

MSc in Air Transport Management (Executive)

Campus Part time 2 - 3 years July 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield

The ongoing success of the air transport industry has been made possible by rapid technological advances and associated high investment, resulting in demands for an increasingly skilled workforce. More recently, industry liberalisation and privatisation in many parts of the world has led to increased competition, spurring further gains in efficiency and a continued decline in air fares... [+]

The MSc Air Transport Management is designed to equip you with the skills required to pursue a successful career in various sectors of the air transport industry including airlines, airport companies and authorities, civil aviation departments, air transport consultancies and aerospace companies. The course is suitable for students with a degree in aeronautical engineering, economics, business studies and geography or those with demonstrable experience in the air transport industry.Graduates of this course are featured in our annual CV Book, a publication which is requested by and circulated to our extensive industry partner network, as our graduates are highly sought after. We help students prepare their CV and for interviews for positions all over the world. In addition, we give students access to our exclusive Air Transport Alumni group on LinkedIn. This offers unrivalled networking and job opportunities. [-]

MSc in Applied Nanotechnology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

In this Masters in Applied Nanotechnology course you will investigate the potential of applying nanotechnology through smart and functional materials to transform whole sectors of industry from healthcare to energy. This MSc course covers the technologies to design, realise and analyse micro and nano-scale devices, materials and systems. [+]

In this Masters in Applied Nanotechnology course you will investigate the potential of applying nanotechnology through smart and functional materials to transform whole sectors of industry from healthcare to energy. This MSc course covers the technologies to design, realise and analyse micro and nano-scale devices, materials and systems. 'Nanotechnology' is moving from the rhetoric of hype into a manufacturing reality. Major organisations such as Unilever and QinetiQ recognise the value of integrating miniature and nanosystems. In such a rapidly changing and vibrant atmosphere it is vital that the nanotechnology programmes are agile and satisfy industry's requirements. This innovative MSc in Applied Nanotechnology aims to give masters students a thorough grounding at a postgraduate only environment in the skills necessary for a technically-based career in the new high-tech industries. Covering technologies used to design, realise and analyse micro and nano-scale devices, materials and systems, coupled with general and technology management. Supported by project work, this postgraduate course ensures graduates emerge trained in a wide-range of technical and management skills, and have a sharp appreciation of the relevance of the subject to industrial needs. There are numerous benefits associated with undertaking a postgraduate programme of study within the Manufacturing and Materials Department at Cranfield University. These include: Study in a postgraduate-only environment where Masters' graduates often go on to secure positions in full-time employment in their chosen field, or undertake academic research Receive instruction from leading academics as well as industrial practitioners Work alongside a strong research team within the Manufacturing and Materials Department Dedicated support for off-campus learners including extensive information resources managed by Cranfield University's library Consultancy to companies supporting their employees on part-time programmes, in relation to individual and group projects. Accreditation and partnerships This course has been accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. [-]

MSc in Automotive Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield

Automotive Engineering is the application of engineering principles to the design and analysis of the automobile in order to satisfy a performance specification. It covers a wide range of engineering disciplines based on mechanical engineering technology, and puts these in the context of modern motor vehicle developments including environmental and safety issues... [+]

The MSc in Automotive Engineering has been established for over 50 years with excellent industrial links and an outstanding record for the employment of its graduates. The automotive industry is global and similarly the reputation of this course is attracting students from all parts of the world to share in the learning experience. The MSc in Automotive Engineering offers students the opportunity to study in a postgraduate only environment where Masters' graduates can secure positions in full-time employment in their chosen field, or undertake academic research. You will be taught by leading academics as well as industrial practitioners, and work alongside a strong research team at Cranfield University. Industry placements are on offer during research work. [-]

MSc in Automotive Mechatronics

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield

Automotive Mechatronics is a life-cycle activity that involves the multidisciplinary integration of physical systems (which may include elements of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic) with electronic digital control. It is widely recognised that a significant number of recent advancements and innovations within the automotive sector can be attributed to the specialised domain of mechatronics... [+]

The MSc Automotive Mechatronics is a newly established course, developed to respond to the clear demand in the sector for graduates with advanced skills and education in the specialised field. The significant increase in the application of mechatronics has created an industry need for this masters degree. Cranfield University has extensive strategic links with the automotive industry and key players in the forefront of automotive research and development. This high level of engagement with industry through short courses, consultancy and research make our graduates some of the most desirable in the UK and abroad for companies to recruit. [-]

MSc in Autonomous Vehicle Dynamics and Control

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

The worldwide market for unmanned and autonomous vehicles is expanding rapidly. Autonomous airborne vehicles have numerous existing and potential applications including search and surveillance, mapping crop-spraying, environmental and weather monitoring. Autonomous ground vehicles have very diverse applications such as factory automation and mine clearance... [+]

In light of this expanding industry, this unique MSc in Autonomous Vehicle Dynamics and Control will equip graduates and engineering professionals with the fundamental knowledge and enabling skills required to develop a successful career.Cranfield University is unique in that it offers an MSc which covers a wide application within the autonomous vehicle industry. Achieving this highly sort after qualification with its strong industry links will enable you to differentiate yourself in todays competitive employment market. [-]

MSc in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

The MSC in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is an inherently interdisciplinary branch of science which has an extremely broad spectrum of applications. Fluid dynamics uses numerical methods and algorithms to solve and analyse problems that involve fluid flows. Sectors such as aviation, space, automotive, medicine and environment are just some industries which have fluid flows in common... [+]

The MSC in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is an inherently interdisciplinary branch of science which has an extremely broad spectrum of applications. Fluid dynamics uses numerical methods and algorithms to solve and analyse problems that involve fluid flows. Sectors such as aviation, space, automotive, medicine and environment are just some industries which have fluid flows in common. This course has been designed to reflect the wide applications of CFD. It covers a broad range of fields from aerospace, turbo machinery, multiphase environmental flows and fluid-structure interaction problems. [-]

MSc in Cyber-secure Manufacturing Informatics (Subject to University approval)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

The MSc in Cyber-secure Manufacturing Informatics develops the expertise of graduates interested in pursuing careers tackling cybersecurity challenges and technologies in Manufacturing. This course addresses the main challenges in smart manufacturing, such as Cybersecurity, Big Data and IoT. [+]

A new postgraduate course developing the next generation of manufacturing engineers who are able to protect manufacturing systems and machines again cyber threat. This course combines Cranfield's long standing expertise for delivering high-quality Masters programmes in the manufacturing, and security and defence sectors. By addressing the main challenges in smart manufacturing, students learn to use cutting-edge technologies in IoT, Big Data, Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity to: Identify cyber threats in manufacturing systems from cloud Protect manufacturing systems from cyber attacks Improve incident response and disaster recovery in manufacturing systems Assess the cost of cybersecurity solutions for manufacturing systems. Course overview Developed with academics and industry from manufacturing and the defence and security sector to address the current career demand in Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity. This course provides industrially relevant projects and transferable skills for developing graduates entering into this cutting-edge market. The MSc in Cyber-secure Manufacturing Informatics develops the expertise of graduates interested in pursuing careers tackling cybersecurity challenges and technologies in Manufacturing. This course addresses the main challenges in smart manufacturing, such as Cybersecurity, Big Data and IoT. Cranfield courses receive strong support from our industrial partners. There is a strong emphasis on applying knowledge in the industrial environment and all teaching is in the context of industrial application. Students benefit from our wide-range of equipment, analysis tools and specialist software packages. The course objectives are achieved through a carefully integrated and structured series of eight one-week assessed modules, a group project and an individual project. Students are also supported in their learning and personal development through exposure to: industry seminars, group poster session, group discussions, group presentations, video demonstrations, case studies, laboratory experiments, coursework and project work. Accreditation and partnerships Seeking accreditation in 2017 from IET, IMechE, BCS and RAeS following the first graduation from this course. [-]

MSc in Design of Rotating Machines

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

The MSc in Design of Rotating Machines is made up of a set of advanced key mechanical engineering topics that engineers must understand to design and monitor rotating machinery. It aims to provide you with the necessary theoretical knowledge in the areas of stress analysis (theoretical and numerical), rotor dynamics, gears, bearings, transmissions, computer aided engineering, condition monitoring, vibrations... [+]

The MSc in Design of Rotating Machines is made up of a set of advanced key mechanical engineering topics that engineers must understand to design and monitor rotating machinery. It aims to provide you with the necessary theoretical knowledge in the areas of stress analysis (theoretical and numerical), rotor dynamics, gears, bearings, transmissions, computer aided engineering, condition monitoring, vibrations and project management. Theoretical aspects of the taught course are further put into practice the use of design case studies illustrating real engineering problems. The MSc in Design of Rotating Machines is a high quality mechanical engineering course. The syllabus and teaching style has been shaped by feedback from industrial partners and former students, for over thirty years. Industry has exciting opportunities for well-trained engineers capable of combining technical insight, design and analysis skills, and a practical problem solving attitude. [-]

MSc in Energy from Waste

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

This course will explore methods of managing wastes alongside the conversion of wastes to energy and the role of energy from waste in the UK, in terms of the technology and the biochemistry and/or chemistry of fuels. As such this course is targeted at engineering and physical science graduates due to the nature of the modules. Students completing this course will gain a broad appreciation of the... [+]

This course will explore methods of managing wastes alongside the conversion of wastes to energy and the role of energy from waste in the UK, in terms of the technology and the biochemistry and/or chemistry of fuels. As such this course is targeted at engineering and physical science graduates due to the nature of the modules. Students completing this course will gain a broad appreciation of the technical, economic and environmental challenges that face the energy from waste industry. It is anticipated that students completing this course will be employed by waste management companies, energy companies and the engineering sector dealing with waste, in both technical and engineering consultancy along with management roles across the sector. [-]

MSc in Energy Systems and Thermal Processes

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

Energy is an essential precursor for sustaining economic development and improving standards of living. However, the rational and economic use of energy, with the least damage to the environment, is vital for the future welfare of our planet. Achieving energy efficiency and reducing environmental pollution are increasingly important aspects of professional engineering... [+]

The MSc in Energy Systems and Thermal Processes course has been developed to equip graduates and practicing engineers with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental issues of energy thrift in the industrial and commercial sectors. It provides up to date technical knowledge and skills required for achieving the better management of energy, designing of energy-efficient systems and processes, utilisation of renewable energy sources and the cost effective reduction and control of pollution. This knowledge can be directly applied to help various sectors of the economy in improving their competitiveness in the face of dwindling resources, probable substantial increases in unit energy costs and the urgent requirement to comply with the increasingly restrictive pollution control standards. [-]

MSc in Engineering of Complex Systems (EoCS)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

Systems today are becoming more complex with components that are both separately developed and able to be operated independently. These systems of systems are often of large scale with complex dependencies. Creating such systems requires new approaches reflecting that different types of uncertainty are required in modelling the system, with information structure constraints, asynchrony and... [+]

The course takes the basic principles of Systems Engineering and Life Cycle Management and through a set of core modules, applies them to the challenges of complex systems. Further elective modules develop the higher level skills required for understanding and creating complex systems and can be tailored to the delegates individual needs. [-]

MSc in Finance and Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield

The 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 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 combines a solid grounding in finance and management principles with rigorous training in relevant tools and techniques and how to apply them in the workplace. It 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. [-]

MSc in Gas Energy

Campus Full time 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield

The Gas Energy MSc postgraduate course explores the role of energy supply from gas in the UK and abroad, both in terms of its use as an energy source and its potential for driving the UK and overseas economies. Natural gas plays a vital role in how the UK generates heat and electricity. It is already being deployed to a significant extent and is likely to be increasingly important in the global energy mix... [+]

The Gas Energy MSc postgraduate course explores the role of energy supply from gas in the UK and abroad, both in terms of its use as an energy source and its potential for driving the UK and overseas economies. This course considers issues relating to extraction, production and transmission of gas, and explores the broader aspects of gas-based energy systems - carbon capture and storage, process safety and the policy implications. Graduates can expect to be employed by producers and distributors of natural gas, energy companies and the financial sector dealing with natural gas, in technical, consultancy and management roles. [-]

MSc in Gun Systems Design

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

This course provides education and training in selected weapons systems. The course is intended for officers of the armed forces and for scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry. It is particularly suitable for those who, in their subsequent careers, will be involved with the specification, analysis, development, technical management or... [+]

This course provides education and training in selected weapons systems. The course is intended for officers of the armed forces and for scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry. It is particularly suitable for those who, in their subsequent careers, will be involved with the specification, analysis, development, technical management or operation of weapons systems. The course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and will contribute towards an application for chartered status. [-]

MSc in International Defence and Security

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield

The MSc in International Defence and Security deals with some of the most pressing issues of world politics such as the causes of war and peace, the pressures and opportunities of globalisation, the threats posed by terrorism, and the problems of global poverty and injustice... [+]

The MSc in International Defence and Security deals with some of the most pressing issues of world politics such as the causes of war and peace, the pressures and opportunities of globalisation, the threats posed by terrorism, and the problems of global poverty and injustice. The programme draws upon our established expertise in international security, foreign and defence policy analysis, security studies, international law, conflict resolution, and environmental issues. The course content is dynamic, challenging, and cutting edge, designed to equip you with the skills and insights needed to understand and authoritatively analyse contemporary debates in international relations using a mixture of theoretical and empirical tools to deal with and confront the challenges presented by contemporary world politics. [-]

MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield

Established over 28 years ago, the MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management course has been developed to produce expert logistics and supply chain professionals. Whether you are already a professional in this field or are looking to move into this area, this Masters will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills to further your career in supply chain management... [+]

Established over 28 years ago, the MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management course has been developed to produce expert logistics and supply chain professionals. Whether you are already a professional in this field or are looking to move into this area, this Masters will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills to further your career in supply chain management. The Cranfield MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a full-time one-year programme that begins in September each year. The course develops your knowledge and skills in logistics and teaches you how to apply them through: discussion of international case studies, visiting speaker events; a global supply chain simulation game, and the option to complete a company-based project. The programme also places emphasis on personal and professional development, helping you to manage yourself, collaborate with others, operate effectively within organisations and progress your career. You will have the opportunity to use psychometric tests and self-assessment tools to understand more about how you work and what you value, and you will have support to improve your resilience, teamwork and communication skills. [-]

MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Executive)

Campus Part time 3 years January 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield

The Executive MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management has been developed for experienced professionals who are looking to study whilst working in the field of logistics and supply chain management. This two-year part-time programme offers you the opportunity to study for an internationally recognised master’s qualification while delivering real value to your organisation... [+]

The Executive MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management has been developed for experienced professionals who are looking to study whilst working in the field of logistics and supply chain management. This two-year part-time programme offers you the opportunity to study for an internationally recognised master’s qualification while delivering real value to your organisation. The course will: Raise your awareness of and appreciation of advanced logistics and supply chain practices Develop your ability to critically select the tools and techniques that are most relevant to the challenges you are facing Teach you how best to provide effective leadership throughout the logistics and supply chain lifecycle Enable you to carry out independent and robust research that is relevant to your organisation Blend your understanding of logistics and supply chain management tools and techniques with strategic, practical and ethical perspectives Ensure you feel confident to take on more senior roles and more challenging projects Help you to take your career to the next level. The programme includes a five-day international study tour, which gives you the opportunity to experience the challenges involved in logistics and supply chain management in a different economic region in the world. [-]

MSc in Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield

The Cranfield MSc in Management is a full-time 13-month programme designed for graduates with little or no previous professional experience. The programme will equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding you need to succeed in business, whether at the local or global level. It will give you the confidence to tackle complex business challenges and prepare you to... [+]

The Cranfield MSc in Management is a full-time 13-month programme designed for graduates with little or no previous professional experience. The programme will equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding you need to succeed in business, whether at the local or global level. It will give you the confidence to tackle complex business challenges and prepare you to take on demanding managerial roles in the future. Through your studies, you will gain a sound understanding of core management theories, concepts, tools and techniques, and learn how to apply them creatively in real-life situations. The programme will: Help you to put theory into practice through challenges such as a management consultancy simulation and a three-month internship. Enhance your understanding of entrepreneurship through a module on innovation and launching new ventures. Prepare you to analyse management data, take management decisions based on imperfect information, and solve complex business problems. Enhance your soft skills such as self-awareness, mental toughness, communication, teamwork and cultural sensitivity. Help you work out what sort of professional role you are most suited to, what you have to offer and how to pitch yourself to potential employers. [-]

MSc in Management and Corporate Sustainability

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield

The Cranfield MSc in Management and Corporate Sustainability will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills required to succeed in business, with an emphasis on corporate sustainability. The programme meets the growing demand for managers who have the ability, confidence and inspiration to place sustainability and responsibility at the heart of how they manage. [+]

The Cranfield MSc in Management and Corporate Sustainability will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills required to succeed in business, with an emphasis on corporate sustainability. The programme meets the growing demand for managers who have the ability, confidence and inspiration to place sustainability and responsibility at the heart of how they manage. This one-year full-time programme will help you to make the link between understanding management and corporate sustainability theory and concepts, and applying them practically in a real-world business environment. Delivered in a varied, stimulating and experiential learning environment, all taught modules consist of formal lectures, in-class case discussions and self-study. You will gain an understanding of core management theories, concepts, tools and techniques, and learn how to apply them creatively in real-life situations. The academic design of the course is underpinned by the reality of real-world corporate sustainable business issues, allowing you to apply your newly acquired knowledge and skills directly into the workplace on completion of the programme. [-]

MSc in Management and Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield

Our MSc in Management and Entrepreneurship programme will teach you how to start your own business, to grow a family business or to innovate inside an existing organisation. It is suitable for graduates from all backgrounds, including those with arts, humanities, social science, science, engineering and technology degrees... [+]

Our MSc in Management and Entrepreneurship programme will teach you how to start your own business, to grow a family business or to innovate inside an existing organisation. It is suitable for graduates from all backgrounds, including those with arts, humanities, social science, science, engineering and technology degrees. This one-year, full-time masters degree is delivered over four terms. You will study core management and specialist entrepreneurship modules and learn how to creatively apply your knowledge in practical situations. [-]

MSc in Manufacturing Consultancy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

This course was created in response to the high proportion of Cranfield manufacturing graduates taking up positions within consultancy. It shares many features with the Engineering & Management of Manufacturing Systems MSc, but favours students who already have industrial experience, and better prepares them for a career in consultancy... [+]

This course was created in response to the high proportion of Cranfield manufacturing graduates taking up positions within consultancy. It shares many features with the Engineering & Management of Manufacturing Systems MSc, but favours students who already have industrial experience, and better prepares them for a career in consultancy. The programme has been developed with a strong emphasis on applying knowledge in the industrial environment and is taught in the context of industrial application. The major learning experience for full-time students is the industrial group project. This involves working in teams to fulfil demanding objectives within a tight time schedule, applying state-of-the-art technologies and approaches, and delivering results to a high professional standard. [-]

MSc in Manufacturing Technology and Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

The Government’s manufacturing strategy is focused on high value manufacturing, which is seen as critical to economic growth. Central to this are the disruptive technologies that will drive forward the dramatic changes in manufacturing over the next 15-20 years... [+]

The MSc in Manufacturing Technology and Management develops professionals with the ability to transform knowledge into action, providing students with the breadth of both technical and business skills to make a real impact in their chosen career. The Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Technologies estimates the sector needs 180,000 engineers and technicians by 2020. The rapid growth in technology also presents an opportunity for re-skilling for professionals already in industry. [-]

MSc in Military Operational Research

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

The course provides a detailed exposure to the context, issues and methods used to analyse the increasingly complex problems which are found in the defence environment and to support decision making. It exposes the types of analysis and allows practical experience of tools and methods which are used, ranging from judgemental analysis through mathematical techniques to models and simulations... [+]

The course provides a detailed exposure to the context, issues and methods used to analyse the increasingly complex problems which are found in the defence environment and to support decision making. It exposes the types of analysis and allows practical experience of tools and methods which are used, ranging from judgemental analysis through mathematical techniques to models and simulations. The course includes judgemental elicitation and analysis techniques, mathematical analysis methods (including optimisation), war gaming and combat modelling, logistics modelling and simulation methods. The use and utility of all the methods are explored through practical exercises and studies. [-]

MSc in Military Vehicle Technology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

This course provides education and training in military vehicle systems. The course is intended for officers of the armed forces and for scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry. It is particularly suitable for those who, in their subsequent careers, will be involved with the specification, analysis, development, technical management or... [+]

This course provides education and training in military vehicle systems. The course is intended for officers of the armed forces and for scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry. It is particularly suitable for those who, in their subsequent careers, will be involved with the specification, analysis, development, technical management or operation of military vehicles. It will provide students with the technical knowledge and understanding of weapon systems and military vehicles to make them effective in their specification, design, development and assessment. The course is accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and will contribute towards an application for chartered status. [-]

MSc in Offshore and Ocean Technology with Offshore Materials Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

The Offshore and Ocean Technology with Offshore Materials Engineering MSc course develops professional engineers with specialist knowledge of the selection, behaviour and maintenance of a wide variety of complex materials used offshore. This knowledge is crucial to the success of the industry, particularly with the growth in novel materials for the renewable energy sector. Our graduates can expect to be in... [+]

The Offshore and Ocean Technology with Offshore Materials Engineering MSc course develops professional engineers with specialist knowledge of the selection, behaviour and maintenance of a wide variety of complex materials used offshore. This knowledge is crucial to the success of the industry, particularly with the growth in novel materials for the renewable energy sector. Our graduates can expect to be in demand globally as specialist structural and materials engineers, in oil and gas, and renewable energy applications. [-]

MSc in Offshore and Ocean Technology with Offshore Renewable Energy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

The offshore renewable energy market is growing rapidly in the UK and Europe, with firm targets for delivery of a significant amount of energy from renewable sources by 2020. Many of the issues faced by this new activity are similar to those faced many years ago by the offshore oil and gas industry and so this course takes full advantage of the experience gained in this sector... [+]

The offshore renewable energy market is growing rapidly in the UK and Europe, with firm targets for delivery of a significant amount of energy from renewable sources by 2020. Many of the issues faced by this new activity are similar to those faced many years ago by the offshore oil and gas industry and so this course takes full advantage of the experience gained in this sector. The Offshore and Ocean Technology with Offshore Renewable Energy MSc focuses on the technology and management issues of offshore renewable devices, with a strong background in the key technologies for offshore use. [-]

MSc in Offshore and Ocean Technology with Pipeline Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

Subsea pipelines are both key to field development and the transportation of oil and gas. It is also a key global industry. The Offshore and Ocean Technology with Pipeline Engineering MSc course focuses on the skills required to understand the materials, installation and maintenance issues associated with this important infrastructure... [+]

Subsea pipelines are both key to field development and the transportation of oil and gas. It is also a key global industry. The Offshore and Ocean Technology with Pipeline Engineering MSc course focuses on the skills required to understand the materials, installation and maintenance issues associated with this important infrastructure. This programme is suitable for engineering and science graduates keen to pursue careers within the offshore sector; or graduates currently working in the offshore and ocean-related industries keen to extend their qualifications; or individuals with other qualifications who possess considerable relevant experience. [-]

MSc in Offshore and Ocean Technology with Risk Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

Risk management is now the bedrock of many industries. A risk-based approach has been almost universally adopted in the offshore industry with the aim of providing better safety and improved protection for the environment. The Offshore and Ocean Technology with Risk Management MSc course focuses on the key techniques used in the offshore industry. It addresses both qualitative and quantitative methodologies... [+]

Risk management is now the bedrock of many industries. A risk-based approach has been almost universally adopted in the offshore industry with the aim of providing better safety and improved protection for the environment. The Offshore and Ocean Technology with Risk Management MSc course focuses on the key techniques used in the offshore industry. It addresses both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and explains which techniques are appropriate to different applications. Course overview The course comprises eight one-week assessed modules, a group project, and an individual thesis project. Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) complete the eight modules and the group project. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students are required to complete six of the eight modules. Modules This course comprises six core modules, two elective modules from the options below, a group project and an individual project. Core Subsea Oil and Gas Exploitation Safety Risk and Reliability Offshore Offshore Inspection Corrosion in the Offshore Environment Reliability engineering and asset risk management Technology and Project Management Elective Materials in the Offshore Environment Offshore Renewable Energy - Technology Failure of Materials and Structures Finite Element Analysis Offshore pipeline design and installation Energy Policy, Carbon Markets and Futures Entry Requirements A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related science or engineering discipline. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director. Applicants who do not fulfil the standard entry requirements can apply for the Pre-Masters programme, successful completion of which will qualify them for entry to this course for a second year of study. [-]

MSc in Offshore and Ocean Technology with Subsea Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

Subsea engineering focuses on the deepwater issues of oil and gas exploitation. Operations have moved from relatively shallow water to depths that now demand totally different engineering solutions. The Offshore and Ocean Technology with Subsea Engineering MSc course addresses both the hardware that is used subsea, such as wellheads and separators, as well as important issues such as field layout, flow assurance and... [+]

Subsea engineering focuses on the deepwater issues of oil and gas exploitation. Operations have moved from relatively shallow water to depths that now demand totally different engineering solutions. The Offshore and Ocean Technology with Subsea Engineering MSc course addresses both the hardware that is used subsea, such as wellheads and separators, as well as important issues such as field layout, flow assurance and installation/maintenance. Course overview The course comprises eight one-week assessed modules, a group project, and an individual thesis project. Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) complete the eight modules and the group project. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students are required to complete six of the eight modules. Modules This course comprises six core modules, two elective modules chosen from the options below, a group project and an individual project. Core Materials in the Offshore Environment Materials in the Offshore Environment Subsea Oil and Gas Exploitation Safety Risk and Reliability Offshore Offshore Inspection Offshore Inspection Corrosion in the Offshore Environment Corrosion in the Offshore Environment Technology and Project Management Offshore Renewable Energy - Technology Offshore Renewable Energy - Technology Elective Failure of Materials and Structures Finite Element Analysis and Materials Modelling Finite Element Analysis Offshore pipeline design and installation Offshore pipeline design and installation Reliability engineering and asset risk management Energy Policy, Carbon Markets and Futures Entry Requirements A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related science or engineering discipline. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director. Applicants who do not fulfil the standard entry requirements can apply for the Pre-Masters programme, successful completion of which will qualify them for entry to this course for a second year of study. [-]

MSc in Operations Excellence (Executive)

Campus Part time 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield

Operations Excellence is a world-leading programme developed by Cranfield University through a unique partnership with Rolls-Royce and the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge. The course has been designed to enhance the skills of professionals leading the development of the operations supply chain, both internally and externally. [+]

Operations Excellence is a world-leading programme developed by Cranfield University through a unique partnership with Rolls-Royce and the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge. The course has been designed to enhance the skills of professionals leading the development of the operations supply chain, both internally and externally. It develops skills and knowledge required to lead the implementation of change in business. It covers all aspects of the supply chain, from introducing new products, operating effective factories, through to managing new technologies and working with suppliers. This course addresses the need for highly trained operations professionals required to transform operations into a world-class business in all sectors of manufacturing business. Students learn from other cohort members, from guest lecturers and from developing solutions to individual issues through group and individual projects. The courses are regularly scrutinized by an advisory panel of leading professionals from industry to ensure the content is up-to-date and meets the needs of employers. In order to undertake this programme you will need the support of your employer or sponsoring company. [-]

MSc in Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield

This course has been developed to produce expert procurement professionals and will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills to further your career in supply chain management. The Cranfield MSc in Procurement and Supply Chain Management is a full-time one-year programme that begins in September each year. The course will develop your knowledge and skills in procurement and... [+]

This course has been developed to produce expert procurement professionals and will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills to further your career in supply chain management. The Cranfield MSc in Procurement and Supply Chain Management is a full-time one-year programme that begins in September each year. The course will develop your knowledge and skills in procurement and teaches you how to apply them through a number of specialist modules, an international study tour, visiting industry speakers and the option to complete a company-based project. The programme also places emphasis on your personal and professional development, helping you to manage yourself, collaborate with others, operate effectively within organisations and progress your career. You will have the opportunity to use psychometric tests and self-assessment tools to understand more about how you work and what you value, and you will have support to improve your resilience, teamwork and communication skills. [-]

MSc in Quality Management in Scientific Research and Development

Campus Part time 3 years Open Enrollment United Kingdom Cranfield

Our MSc fills a major gap in the availability of quality management courses for managers, scientists, auditors and other practitioners who are aspiring to more senior roles or independent consultancy. [+]

Advances in science have led to major improvements in people's lives but this is twinned with an increasing focus on the safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals, devices, biologicals, agrochemicals and chemicals in humans, animals and the environment. Quality management in scientific R&D has become an essential tool in ensuring that modern advances in pharmaceutical, agrochemical, chemical and medical device products, from development to manufacture, are implemented within a rigorous and robust quality framework.This is developed to reflect: regulatory changes, the impact of regulatory inspection, the changing structure and needs of industry. This unique qualification, delivered in collaboration with the Research Quality Association (RQA), has been devised to meet increasing demand by the healthcare industry for senior quality management professionals. Available on a part-time basis only, this qualification is designed to be flexible in order to fit around your current job and responsibilities. Courses are also available at Diploma and Certificate level, allowing even greater flexibility. Individual modules may be attended as standalone short courses, without the need to register for the full qualification (for professionals with a specific interest). Our MSc fills a major gap in the availability of quality management courses for managers, scientists, auditors and other practitioners who are aspiring to more senior roles or independent consultancy. The course retains a high relevance and currency through the relationships between Cranfield, RQA regulatory authorities, professional membership organisations and numerous other organisations in the industry. This course offers flexibility and support for those who wish to train whilst remaining in employment and provides delegates with invaluable access to industry professionals and networking events to help develop their careers. Students come from the UK and the EU and usually have anything from 2 - 25 years experience in the field. This mix provides excellent opportunities for networking and exchange of knowledge. There are 15 places available on this course - class sizes are kept relatively small to help create an interactive environment and to ensure each student receives excellent support from our academic team. Course overview Quality Management in Scientific Research and Development MSc is part of our Executive MSc Programme. This provides working professionals with the opportunity to obtain a formal qualification in Quality Assurance. The programme is specifically designed to help support you to fit study into your working life. Modules are condensed as we appreciate securing time away from the office is challenging and off-campus support is available via online facilities and personal tutor support via email and telephone. The MSc presents the core quality assurance methods, practices and processes as currently employed within the healthcare and associated sectors, whilst also looking for changing dynamics of the teams responsible for quality assurance. The course will enable you to develop: A solid foundation in regulatory requirements and standards The advanced skills to manage quality teams and systems The competence to deliver quality results and business performance. Cranfield places a high emphasis on practical, transferable skills. We realise that your current or future employer will value your ability to put your knowledge and skills in to action. We give you the chance to develop indispensable team-working, project management and independent research skills. The MSc allows you to undertake an individual research project relating to quality management in industry. We are confident that this opportunity will give you a significant advantage in the field. Quality Management MSc is made up of three components: A formal taught component comprising eight modules Core Principles Integration - Integrating Portfolio Individual Research Project. Accreditation and partnerships The course is in partnership with the Research Quality Association RQA . [-]

MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

Climate change, growing world populations and limited fossil fuel resources mean that demand for renewable energy will continue at an ever increasing rate for the foreseeable future. Renewable energy is now at the heart of every informed discussion concerning energy sustainability, security and affordability. The member states of the EU have signed up to legally binding targets of 20% energy from... [+]

The MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering aims to deliver qualified engineers of the highest standard and who are capable of contributing significantly to the increased demand for renewable energy technologies. Many other MSc courses in this area only provide a very broad overview and do not offer the academic and technical depth required for designers of renewable energy power generation systems. This course will equip you with the advanced interdisciplinary skills required to design, optimise and evaluate the technical and economic viability of renewable energy schemes. You will have the opportunity for visits to renewable energy companies, giving an operational view of work in this sector. [-]

MSc in Renewable Energy Technology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

Cranfield is a respected provider of energy-related research and teaching, which represents about 10% of the University’s income. Students benefit from dedicated state-of-the-art facilities including unique engineering-scale facilities for the development of efficient technologies with low CO2 emissions... [+]

The MSc in Renewable Energy Technology develops professional engineers and scientists with the multidisciplinary skills and ability to analyse current and future energy engineering problems, and design and implement appropriate solutions, taking into account the social, environmental, technical, regulatory and commercial issues and constraints. Cranfield is a respected provider of energy related research and teaching, which represents about 10% of the University’s income. Students benefit from dedicated state-of-the-art facilities including unique engineering-scale facilities for the development of efficient technologies with low CO2 emissions. [-]

MSc in Safety and Accident Investigation - Marine Transport

Campus Part time 3 years January 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield

Cranfield University are proud to offer the world’s first full MSc programme designed for marine accident investigators. The course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to conduct a marine accident investigation in accordance with the standards and recommended practices as required under the appropriate national and... [+]

Cranfield University are proud to offer the world’s first full MSc programme designed for marine accident investigators. The course is delivered on a modular basis and consists of a combination of conventional learning tools (lectures, case studies, table-top exercises, visits) as well as hands-on experience through field exercises and simulations. The course is suitable for those with a technical or operational background in marine or safety engineering and management, accident investigators and those employed by national investigation agencies, operators, regulators, and manufacturers. [-]

MSc in Safety and Accident Investigation - Rail Transport

Campus Part time 3 years May 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield

Cranfield University are proud to offer the world’s first full MSc in Safety and Accident Investigation (Rail Transport) designed for rail accident investigators. The course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to conduct a rail accident investigation in accordance with the standards and recommended practices as required under the appropriate national and... [+]

Cranfield University are proud to offer the world’s first full MSc in Safety and Accident Investigation (Rail Transport) designed for rail accident investigators. The course is suitable for those with a technical or operational background in railway or safety engineering and management, accident investigators, and those employed by national investigation agencies, operators, regulators, and manufacturers. [-]

MSc in Safety and Human Factors in Aviation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

The MSc in Safety and Human Factors in Aviation is designed to provide industry with successful and well equipped graduates who can make a real and lasting improvement to performance and safety through the application of skills and knowledge learned on the course. [+]

Demand for human factors and safety expertise continues to grow. Safety critical systems require high human performance in addition to engineering excellence to meet the safety and business requirements of the aviation industry. To meet these demands, the design of systems must match, support and augment the capabilities of the user. Technology and organisations designed without regard for the human component can cause errors leading to costly incidents or accidents. There is an escalating need for trained human factors and safety professionals to advise on, and implement safe methods and systems of operation that address the increasing complexity and demands made on the user by modern aviation systems. Poorly designed technology and organisations designed without regard for the human component can cause errors leading to costly incidents or accidents. There is an escalating need for trained human factors and safety professionals to advise on, and implement safe methods and systems of operation that address the increasing complexity and demands made on the user by modern aviation systems. The MSc in Safety and Human Factors in Aviation is designed to provide industry with successful and well equipped graduates who can make a real and lasting improvement to performance and safety through the application of skills and knowledge learned on the course. Our course attracts a wide variety of students from aviation professionals in civil and military domains to high-quality graduates in engineering and social science disciplines. The wide range of skills and knowledge represented by students on the course provides a learning environment unique to Cranfield University. Note: This course replaces the MSc in Human Factors and Safety Assessment in Aeronautics which has been updated for the 2014/15 academic intake. This course attracts a wide variety of students from aviation professionals in civil and military domains to high-quality graduates in engineering and social science disciplines. The wide range of skills and knowledge represented by students on the course provides a learning environment unique to Cranfield University. Course overview The MSc in Safety and Human Factors in Aviation comprises 12 modules; eight compulsory and two optional taught modules; and two group project modules. Students will also complete an individual research project. In addition to management, communication, team work and research skills, a diligent student will attain the following learning outcomes from this degree course: Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the elements that contribute to aviation safety including software, hardware, liveware and environment and the interfaces between them. Identify, evaluate and apply appropriate contemporary techniques for the evaluation of human-machine interfaces, human performance, safety performance and risk. Design interventions to manage threats and errors in aviation within the constraints of international standards and recommended practices. Apply the techniques developed above into areas of specialism including; aviation maintenance, flight deck design, training and simulation, accident investigation, occupational health and safety management. [-]

MSc in Security Sector Management

Campus Part time 2 - 3 years September 2016 United Kingdom Shrivenham

The objectives of this programme are for participants to be able to develop and implement strategic security sector plans and analyse, communicate and evaluate the broader implications for related areas within state and regional frameworks... [+]

The objectives of this programme are for participants to be able to develop and implement strategic security sector plans and analyse, communicate and evaluate the broader implications for related areas within state and regional frameworks. *Please note that the MSc Security Sector Management course is currently being reviewed. This may mean some changes for the next academic year. Please check the website for the latest information. [-]

MSc in Security Sector Management

Campus Part time 2 - 3 years September 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield

The objectives of this programme are for participants to be able to develop and implement strategic security sector plans and analyse, communicate and evaluate the broader implications for related areas within state and regional frameworks... [+]

The objectives of this programme are for participants to be able to develop and implement strategic security sector plans and analyse, communicate and evaluate the broader implications for related areas within state and regional frameworks. Course overview By the end of the MSc, students should be able to: Display knowledge of the players, processes and structures across a state’s wider security sector Understand the skill sets required to implement and manage the effective governance of national security policy and resources Fully comprehend the way in which national security requirements and development priorities are managed in a mutually supportive way Develop transferable skills in areas such as strategic management, project, and leadership challenges Critically analyse and evaluate strategic national security policy, donor policy and the development agenda Produce workable sector strategies, programme plans, change management schemes and performance assessment criteria Implement national security plans within identified constraints Plan, manage, monitor and evaluate projects and programmes in the security and development sector Programme options: Postgraduate certificate: Requires the completion of Module 1 and 2, plus 4 other modules Postgraduate diploma: Requires the completion of all modules Masters of Science: Requires the completion of all modules as well as a 20,000-word research dissertation. This course is offered as an executive part-time residential course and it is also the intention to launch a blended learning variant of this course in September 2016, combining residential sessions at either end of the taught phase of the Course with distance learning for the remaining 8 modules. The awards of MSc, PgDip and PgCert would all apply to the blended learning option. Core Modules Issues in International Security, Conflict and Development Building State Capacity Change Management and Leadership Governance and Oversight Managing Intelligence Reform Managing Public Security and Rule of Law Managing Risk Managing Security Sector Projects and Programmes Study Skills and Research Methodology Strategic Planning for Security and Development The Economics of Security Entry Requirements Normally a 1st or 2nd class Honours degree in an appropriate discipline, or equivalent, plus relevant postgraduate professional experience. [-]

MSc in Strategic Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield

This programme will give you the specialised skills and knowledge to become a successful marketing manager of the future. You will gain an in-depth understanding of areas including marketing strategy, digital marketing, branding, communications, marketing consulting, CRM, key account management, market research or multi-channel marketing... [+]

This programme will give you the specialised skills and knowledge to become a successful marketing manager of the future. You will gain an in-depth understanding of areas including marketing strategy, digital marketing, branding, communications, marketing consulting, CRM, key account management, market research or multi-channel marketing. Designed with senior marketing practitioners to give you cutting-edge knowledge and skills in strategic marketing. Practical skills are developed through topical case studies, in-class debates, master classes and guest lectures by high-profile industry partners, and by a real-life Marketing Consulting Project involving a reputable organization. The diverse, multi-national cohort provides an international learning opportunity enabling you to share marketing insight and experience. Our unique, self-contained campus, just one hour from London, offers a friendly postgraduate-focused learning environment with unrivalled access to lecturers and support staff. 99% of Cranfield School of Management Masters’ students seeking employment are employed within 3 months of graduation. [-]

MSc in Ultra Precision Technologies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

High technology products fundamentally depend on a range of ultra precision systems and processes. Next generation products for space, aerospace, energy production, opto-electronics and displays, sensors and advanced medical devices demand ultra precision technologies in order to achieve their superior functionality... [+]

This course has been designed to meet the UK, EU and international demand for staff with the relevant knowledge and skills to deliver new ultra precision technologies. Students will be equipped with an understanding of the underlying principles of important ultra precision technologies as well gaining exposure and understanding of their state-of-the-art applications. Our students benefit from the expertise of our highly qualified academics. They have extensive contact with industry, through guest lectures from partner organisations and supporters of group and individual projects. Courses are regularly reviewed by an advisory panel of leading professionals from industry to ensure the content is relevant and meets the expectations of employers. [-]

MSc in Water and Wastewater Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years Open Enrollment United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

The Water and Wastewater Engineering programme is ideal for individuals who want to make a real difference to delivering reliable water supplies, or to maintaining and enhancing river and ground water quality. The programme is suitable for those from non-engineering and engineering disciplines alike: all we require is a science or engineering degree qualification combined with a keen interest in water and wastewater... [+]

The Water and Wastewater Engineering programme is ideal for individuals who want to make a real difference to delivering reliable water supplies, or to maintaining and enhancing river and ground water quality. The programme is suitable for those from non-engineering and engineering disciplines alike: all we require is a science or engineering degree qualification combined with a keen interest in water and wastewater. Treatment processes play a key role in delivering safe, reliable supplies of water to households, industry and agriculture and in safeguarding the quality of water in rivers, lakes, aquifers and around coastal areas. Well educated, skilled and experienced graduates are required to operate and manage vital water and wastewater treatment services. The demand for such graduates is already high and will only increase over coming years as environmental standards for water quality increase, and pressures on our water supplies continue to grow. [-]

MSc in Welding Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2016 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

The postgraduate level Welding Engineering programme will provide graduates with a fundamental understanding of welding technologies and an awareness of recent technical developments within the relevant industries. It will also improve communication, presentation, analytical and problem solving skills. [+]

Welding is integral to the manufacture of a wide-range of products, from high power laser welding of large ships, to microjoining of thin wires to circuit boards. The joining continues to expand; in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries; in transport, including automotive, aerospace, and shipbuilding; in manufacture of electronic systems; in defence industries; and in general manufacturing. The Welding Engineering MSc addresses these needs, and covers a wide-range of areas that are part of modern welding technology such as automation, metallurgy and materials science, welding processes, design, and quality. The postgraduate level Welding Engineering programme will provide graduates with a fundamental understanding of welding technologies and an awareness of recent technical developments within the relevant industries. It will also improve communication, presentation, analytical and problem solving skills. Our graduates are highly sought after by international companies using welding and joining technologies, and are able to attain positions of significant engineering responsibility. In addition, graduates will be qualified to act as responsible persons as defined by European and international quality standards, and will have met a major part of the requirements for membership of the appropriate professional organisations with knowledge, skills and experience of managing research and development projects. There are numerous benefits associated with undertaking a postgraduate programme of study at Cranfield University. These include: Study in a postgraduate-only environment where Masters' graduates often go on to secure positions in full-time employment in their chosen field, or undertake academic research Receive instruction from leading academics as well as industrial practitioners Dedicated support for off-campus learners including extensive information resources managed by Cranfield University's library Consultancy to companies supporting their employees on part-time programmes, in relation to individual and design projects. Accreditation and partnerships This qualification contributes to satisfaction of the Engineering Education and/or the Knowledge of Welding criteria used in the assessment of candidates for Professional Membership of The Welding Institute (TWI) and registration with the Engineering Council. This qualification may also contribute to the assessment of candidates applying via the Alternative Route to study for the International Welding Engineer/Technologist/Specialist Diploma available through TWI. This degree has also been accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council and RAeS - The Royal Aeronautical Society. [-]

Through-life System Sustainment MSc

Campus Part time 3 years Open Enrollment United Kingdom Cranfield Swindon + 1 more

The MSc in Through-life System Sustainment provides an essential foundation for future leaders in organisations who wish to maximise the ‘value in use’ from complex, long-life product systems, and become the change leaders for system sustainment. [+]

The cost and environmental impact of keeping complex, long-life assets and infrastructure operating efficiently is significant. The ability of owners and maintainers to deploy superior through-life support capability will be increasingly critical to meeting shareholder and public demands in tomorrow’s world. These demands increasingly require improved availability with a simultaneous reduction in the cost of supporting the service and equipment. This results in the need for a new and integrated approach to education within engineering and operations management. With this rapidly developing interest in ‘service and support engineering’, the MSc in Through-life System Sustainment provides an essential foundation for future leaders in organisations who wish to maximise the ‘value in use’ from complex, long-life product systems, and become the change leaders for system sustainment. Why This Course Enables career enhancement whilst you study Tailored to meet the increasing demand for world-class systems and maintenance professionals Combines theory and practice with 60% company focused project work Group and individual thesis projects supported by employer/sponsoring company Excellent staff-to-student ratio Industry practitioners teach alongside academic specialists from Cranfield and the Defence Academy Shrivenham Additional student support through individual coaching and mentoring and an online learning platform Alumni membership providing excellent network opportunities Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) and Certificate (PgCert) qualifications also available. Funding Funding opportunities exist, including industrial sponsorship, School bursaries and a number of general external schemes. For the majority of part-time students sponsorship is organised by their employers. We recommend you discuss this with your company in the first instance. [-]

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