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 and Power
  • Environmental Technology
  • Leadership and Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Transport Systems
  • Water

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

Design Degrees

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Shrivenham Cranfield Swindon + 3 more

These courses are suitable for graduates from a variety of disciplines who recognise the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development. [+]

Design Degrees MDes in Innovation and Creativity in Industry Cranfield Campus In today’s competitive world, business success depends increasingly on the ability to innovate. Business leaders are already recognising the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development and design thinking in shaping business strategy. Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time. Who is it for? The course develops creative design literate engineers, scientists and management postgraduates. It is suitable for graduates from a variety of disciplines who recognise the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development. MDes in Design Strategy and Leadership Cranfield Campus Successful use of strategic and tactical design can impact on business performance, generate and sustain growth, and improve productivity and competitiveness (Design Council, 2011). This course integrates world-class, design-driven innovation, management and research activities through a unique teaching approach. Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time. Who is it for? The MDes course comprises eight assessed modules in which students engage in creative leadership, strategic design management, financial and business planning, design thinking and innovation strategy. Modules are delivered in facilities in London, supported by seminars, workshops and lectures in creative and design agencies, providing a closer link to professional practice. Residential elements will be delivered at Cranfield. Students also undertake a group project in which they apply their skills to real business challenges, and complete an individual thesis project. Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) students complete eight modules and the group project. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert)... [-]

MSc

Advanced Motorsport Engineering Degrees

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield

Motorsport is an exacting world that requires total commitment from its engineers. Without their skills and expertise, teams don’t even get to race. This MSc will hone your skills and expertise in relation to motorsport and high performance engineering through a rigorous combination of teaching and motorsport related project work. [+]

Advanced Motorsport Engineering Degrees MSc in Advanced Motorsport Engineering Motorsport is an exacting world that requires total commitment from its engineers. Without their skills and expertise, teams don’t even get to race. This MSc will hone your skills and expertise in relation to motorsport and high performance engineering through a rigorous combination of teaching and motorsport related project work. Who is it for? Developed in collaboration with leading motorsport companies, this postgraduate programme prepares graduates for a career in motorsport or high performance engineering. Why this course? This course aims to provide you with a sound understanding of the fundamental scientific, engineering and managerial principles involved in motorsport, and their implementation within a high performance technology context. You will cover design, construction and operation of competition vehicles, and related aspects of materials science, aerodynamics, structural analysis, vehicle systems, and management techniques related to motorsport. You will be taught the skills required for the planning, execution and reporting of motorsport projects and to prepare them for a variety of roles in motorsport. Cranfield University has undertaken research, consultancy and testing for the motorsport sector since the 1970s. The University is home to the FIA approved Cranfield Impact Centre and Cranfield Motorsport Simulation which work with F1 and leading motorsport companies. We have an international reputation for our expertise in aerodynamics, CFD, materials technology, including composites, safety of motorsport vehicle structures, power-train development, vehicle dynamics, simulation, data acquisition and electronics, tyre characterisation and modelling. This track record ensures the course is highly... [-]

Aerospace Degrees

Campus Full time Part time 10 - 60 months August 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

These courses are suitable if you have an interest in aerodynamic design, flow control, flow measurement, flight dynamics and flight control. [+]

Aerospace Degrees Pre-Masters Engineering Cranfield Campus This specialist course can be used as a stepping-stone to an exciting career in engineering and will prepare you if you do not meet the pre-requisite entry requirements for many of our MSc courses. It is an intensive, full-time course delivered through a mixture of lectures, practical laboratory sessions and design exercises, over 10 months. Duration: 10 months Who is it for? Those who wish to take their career in a new direction and advance their skills in engineering Professionals who have been out of education for some time and wish to get back into the study routine before commencing an MSc programme Graduates with an undergraduate degree in engineering, physics or mathematics that do not meet our standard entry requirements Holders of a UK Ordinary/Pass degree (or equivalent for overseas students) who have industrial experience and cannot be admitted directly Overseas students wishing to enhance their technical English language skills before entering a Cranfield MSc course. MSc in Aerospace Dynamics Cranfield Campus This course provides both fundamental and applied knowledge to understand airflows, vehicle dynamics and control and methods for computational modelling. It will provide you with practical experience in the measurement, analysis, modelling and simulation of airflows and aerial vehicles. You have the choice of two specialist options which you chose once you commence your studies: Flight Dynamics or Aerodynamics. Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time Who is it for? Suitable if you have an interest in aerodynamic design, flow control,... [-]

Agrifood Degrees

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

The courses are suitable for new graduates from a science or technology background who are interested in a career within the food industry. [+]

Agrifood Degrees MSc in Food Chain Systems Our Food Chain Systems MSc has been developed as a result of extensive industry-led research. The course examines the whole of the food chain from pre-harvest to market with the overall aim of enhancing the quality and safety of food. Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time Who is it for? The course is suitable for new graduates from a science or technology background who are interested in a career within the food industry. The course is also ideal for professionals already working in the industry who would like to train to further their careers. Available on a full and part-time basis the course offers flexibility and support for those who wish to train whilst remaining in employment. Food Chain Systems MSc is part of the Agriculture and Food Programme. It provides a critical appreciation of the issues concerned with the production and supply of safe food in the modern world. Through the integration of scientific, technological and managerial factors students will learn how to use food resources more efficiently to achieve higher quality and safer food production as well as successfully understand and manage food supply chains. The holistic approach of the MSc will provide you with a detailed understanding of the whole of the food chain system including: Diagnostics Food microbiology HACCP Logistics Postharvest technology Predictive modelling Risk assessment of food Supply chain management MSc in Applied Bioinformatics The first of its kind in the UK, this MSc is highly regarded... [-]

Air Transport Degrees

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

These courses are suitable for students with a degree in aeronautical engineering, economics, business studies and geography or those with demonstrable experience in the air transport industry. [+]

Air Transport Degrees MSc in Air Transport Management Cranfield Campus In today's rapidly changing air transport environment the industry requires access to advanced and comprehensive knowledge, coupled with an in-depth understanding of its needs. 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. Strong industry links and success in placing graduates in this sector for over 50 years. Duration: One year full-time Who is it for? 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. This course covers a wide area of expertise related to air transport management whilst enabling you to specialise in appropriated subject areas. This flexibility means that you may tailor the course to your particular interests and aspirations. It aims to provide you with a thorough grounding in all air transport issues as well as managerial, interpersonal, financial and analytical skills. MSc in Airport Planning & Management Cranfield Campus A unique course created to meet a demand clearly stated by employers for graduates skilled and qualified in airport business development, planning, design, operations and environmental management. Study at the only UK university campus with a fully operational airport. Duration: One year full-time Who is it for? Cranfield University is the only university in the world to run an English language master's... [-]

Automotive Engineering and Technology Degrees

Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield

These courses have been developed to provide the industry with high calibre engineers that are equipped with the necessary skills to advance vehicle technology to meet the demands of the future. [+]

Automotive Engineering and Technology Degrees MSc in Automotive Engineering Established for over 50 years with excellent industrial links and an outstanding record for the employment of its graduates, this course has been developed to provide the industry with high calibre engineers that are equipped with the necessary skills to advance vehicle technology to meet the demands of the future. Who is it for? The MSc in Automotive Engineering is suitable for graduates in engineering, physics or mathematics, and will prepare you for a career in this exciting field, from engine design to hybrid and electric vehicles, chassis and braking operations, and much more. MSc in Automotive Mechatronics Automotive Mechatronics is a life-cycle activity that involves the multidisciplinary integration of automotive mechanical and electronic systems. You will gain skills across automotive-specific mechanics, electronics, communication, advanced control and modelling. Who is it for? The MSc in Automotive Mechatronics is a recently 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. This course is designed for students with a solid engineering, mathematics or applied science undergraduate degree who want to strive for a skill set which combines electrical, mechanical, digital control systems and physical system modelling. [-]

Computational & Software Techniques in Engineering Degrees

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

This course with its blend of skills-based and subject specific material, has the fundamental objective of equipping you with the generic hands-on skills and up-to-date knowledge adaptable to the wide variety of applications that this field addresses. [+]

Computational & Software Techniques in Engineering Degrees MSc in Computational and Software Techniques in Engineering - Computer Aided Engineering Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) covers the use of computers in all activities from the design to the manufacture of a product. It is at the forefront of information technology and of crucial importance to economies around the world. It is a vital part of many global industries including those of automotive, aerospace, oil, defence, finance and health. This specialist option of the MSc Computational and Software Techniques in Engineering has been developed to reflect the wide application of CAE and to deliver qualified engineers of the highest standard into industries operating in the fields of computational and software engineering. Who is it for? Suitable for candidates from a broad range of engineering and applied mathematical backgrounds, including aeronautic, automotive, mechanical and electrical engineering, in addition to those with a mathematical and computational sciences training, who wish to both develop and complement their existing skill-set in these important areas. The specialist taught modules are designed to provide you with the knowledge, programming techniques and practical skills necessary to develop and use core CAE solution software over a wide range of industrial settings. MSc in Computational and Software Techniques in Engineering - Digital Signal and Image Processing This specialist option of the MSc Computational and Software Techniques in Engineering has been developed to deliver qualified engineers to the highest standard into the emerging field of digital signal and image processing who are capable... [-]

Electronic Warfare, Information and Cyber Degrees

Campus Full time Part time 11 - 60 months September 2017 United Kingdom Shrivenham + 1 more

The courses cover a selection of topics relevant to military systems, military communications, military electronic systems, designed to develop professionals who can effectively manage and exploit the threats and opportunities of cyberspace at the organisational level. [+]

Electronic Warfare, Information and Cyber Degrees PgCert in Sensor Electronic Warfare This PgCert covers a selection of Electronic Warfare topics relevant to military systems, covering the specification, analysis, development, procurement, and technical management of military radar, electro-optics and infrared sensor systems. Duration: 3 years Part-time Who is it for? This PgCert has been designed for officers of the Armed Forces and for scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry. Graduates achieve a high level of understanding and detailed knowledge of military communications and sensor systems with particular regard to electronic warfare. PgCert in Communications Electronic Warfare This PgCert covers a selection of Electronic Warfare topics relevant to military communications systems, including the specification, analysis, development, procurement and technical management of military information systems. Duration: 2 years part-time Who is it for? This PgCert has been designed for officers of the Armed Forces and for scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry. Graduates achieve a high level of understanding and detailed knowledge of military communications and sensor systems with particular regard to electronic warfare. MSc in Military Electronic Systems Engineering This course provides education and training in selected military electronic systems. It is particularly suitable for those who will be involved with the specification, analysis, development, technical management or operation of military radar, electro-optics, communications, sonar or information systems, where the emphasis will be on an Electronic Warfare environment. Duration: 11 months full-time, up to 5 years part-time Who is it... [-]

Energy and Power Degrees

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

With these courses our graduates can expect to be in demand globally as specialist structural and materials engineers, in oil and gas, and renewable energy applications. [+]

Energy and Power Degrees MSc in Offshore and Ocean Technology with Offshore Materials Engineering Cranfield Campus This course offers specialist knowledge in the selection, behaviour and maintenance of a wide variety of complex materials used offshore, crucial to the success of the industry, particularly with the growth in novel materials for the renewable energy sector. Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time Who is it for? The MSc course comprises eight one-week assessed modules, a group project, and an individual thesis project. As such, the course structure aims to guide students from traditional learning through to becoming independent researchers, capable of managing their own projects. 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 Risk Management Cranfield Campus A risk-based approach to safety and improved protection for the environment is universally adopted in the offshore industry. This course focuses on the key industry techniques using statistical methodologies to explain what is appropriate to different applications. Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time Who is it for? The MSc course comprises eight one-week assessed modules, a group project, and an individual thesis project. As such, the course structure aims to guide students from traditional learning through to becoming independent researchers, capable of managing their own projects. MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering Cranfield Campus A general advanced mechanical engineering course particularly relevant to the energy and transport sectors, including mechanical engineering... [-]

Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology Degrees

Campus Full time Part time 11 - 60 months August 2017 United Kingdom Shrivenham Cranfield + 2 more

The courses offer advanced academic background necessary for students to contribute effectively to technically demanding projects in the fields of Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology. [+]

Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology Degrees Cranfield University at Shrivenham MSc in Military Vehicle Technology This course provides education and training in military vehicle systems, offering students an understanding of the technologies used in the specification, design, development and assessment of weapon systems and military vehicles. Both armoured and support vehicles are covered within the course. Duration: 11 months full-time, up to 3 years part-time Who is it for? This course offers the underpinning knowledge and education to enhance the student’s suitability for senior positions within their organisation. 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. MSc in Systems Engineering for Defence Capability Cranfield University at Shrivenham This course will develop knowledge and skills in understanding the wider context of defence capability and guiding the development of operational, support and enabling business solutions which both deliver cost effective outcomes and contribute to the attributes of defence as a whole. Duration: 11 months full-time, up to 5 years part-time Who is it for? We have a diverse student body drawn from numerous industries and institutions in the UK as well as overseas providing a rich educational experience. Our class size is normally between 10-20 comprising a combination of full and part time students. MSc in Guided Weapons Systems Cranfield University... [-]

Environment Degrees

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

These courses provide students with the necessary up-to-date knowledge and understanding of environmental issues and policy as they impact on the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as an understanding of the complex relationship between environmental issues and the impact of economic decision making [+]

Environment Degrees MSc in Environmental Engineering Cranfield Campus There is a growing need for environmental engineers who understand the technologies for pollution control and the commercial opportunities for business. This course equips students with the knowledge and skills to solve a wide range of environmental engineering challenges. Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time Who is it for? Suitable for graduate scientists and engineers concerned with the protection and enhancement of human life through the improvement and protection of environmental quality at both local and global scales. The MSc course comprises eight assessed modules, an integrated group project and an individual project. MSc in Environmental Management for Business Cranfield Campus Environmental management is increasingly important in private, public and voluntary sector organisations. 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. Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time Who is it for? This course provides students with the necessary up-to-date knowledge and understanding of environmental issues and policy as they impact on the public, private and voluntary sectors. It also provides students with the ability and skills to develop and implement strategies to promote sustainable business practice. 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. It will give you the skills and experience required to monitor and critically evaluate business practice through the environmental auditing and other... [-]

Executive Degrees

Campus Part time 2 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Shrivenham Cranfield + 1 more

For those who recognise the potential for a long and successful career, Cranfield offers the ideal balance of academic study and practical work experience. [+]

Executive Degrees MSc in Operations Excellence Cranfield Campus / External A world-leading programme developed by Cranfield through a unique partnership with Rolls-Royce and the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge. Designed for industry professionals to fit around demanding careers, the course has been designed to develop the skills to lead change in business. Duration: Two years part-time Who is it for? For those who recognise the potential for a long and successful career in manufacturing, Cranfield offers the ideal balance of academic study and practical work experience. This course addresses the need for highly trained operations professionals required to transform operations into a world-class business in all sectors of manufacturing. The Operations Excellence course is structured to allow maximum benefit from learning with minimum time away from the working environment. MSc in Through-life System Sustainment Cranfield Campus / Cranfield University at Shrivenham This course 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. New and integrated approaches are required to develop superior through-life support capability to meet shareholder and stakeholder demands. Duration: Two-three years part-time Who is it for? Developed by Cranfield University in conjunction with Rolls-Royce and Bombardier Transportation, this MSc has been designed for asset management and maintenance professionals. We aim to enhance your skills, and address the need for highly trained individuals involved in the support of complex equipment and systems. You can ultimately... [-]

Executive Logistics and Supply Chain Management Degree

Campus Part time 2 years January 2018 United Kingdom Cranfield

This part-time course offers the opportunity to study for an internationally recognised master's qualification whilst bringing the latest academic insights and industry best practice back to your own organisation. It has been co-designed with senior supply chain practitioners and is delivered by Europe's largest specialist logistics and supply chain management faculty. [+]

Exec Logistics and Supply Chain Management Degree MSc in Executive Logistics and Supply Chain Management Degree Our 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. Who is it for? This course is designed for experienced business logistics, supply chain or procurement managers who want to enhance their skills, knowledge and confidence to take on more demanding executive roles in the future. It is also suitable... [-]

Finance Degrees

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield

These courses are designed for recent graduates with a desire to develop their knowledge and skills in investment management or finance and management before seeking their first professional role; and professionals who already have work experience in these industries and are looking to take their career to the next level. [+]

Finance Degrees MSc in Finance and Management 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. Who is it for? This course is designed for graduates with a desire to develop their knowledge and skills in finance and management before seeking their first professional role, and professionals who already have work experience in the area of finance or management and are looking to take their career to the next level. The course is also relevant to business people who want a real-world education delivered by faculty who are actively engaged with business and finance, and ambitious individuals who are keen to develop themselves by enhancing their skills, knowledge and abilities. MSc in Investment Management Investment management, also known as asset management or fund management, is about managing money by... [-]

Forensic Science Degrees

Campus Full time Part time 11 - 60 months October 2017 United Kingdom Shrivenham + 1 more

The courses offer students a wide range of different experiences with unique facilities available to no other university in the UK. [+]

Forensic Science Degrees MSc in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology 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. Duration: 11 months year full-time, up to 3 years part-time Who is it for? The course offers students 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 come from a wide range of backgrounds, usually with a science or forensic science first degree. Many students come from abroad, especially Europe, Africa and North America. MSc in Forensic Ballistics This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive insight of the field of firearms, ammunition and ballistic investigations. Duration: 11 months full-time, up to 3 years part-time Who is it for? The course offers students a wide range of different experiences with unique facilities available to no other university in the UK. The MSc in Forensic Ballistics course usually has around 10-15 students per year. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds, usually with a science or forensic science first degree. Many students come from abroad, especially Europe, Africa and North America. MSc in Forensic Engineering and Science This course is designed to give a broad introduction to... [-]

International Security Degrees

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Shrivenham

These courses are designed 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 and study 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. [+]

International Security Degrees MSc in International Defence and Security This course considers 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. Duration: 1 year full-time Who is it for? This course is intended to attract students who are either currently employed in posts relating to Security Cooperation or those individuals who generally have an interest in issues pertaining to defence and security. Students come from the following areas: Serving members of the UK MOD (civilian and military) Foreign MOD civil servants and members of foreign armed forces Staff from other UK and foreign government departments, as well as international Governmental and non-governmental organisations, who have an identified need to develop their knowledge of Defence and Security Civilians with an interest in defence and security. There is often a wide range of nationalities on the course, with a maximum of 30 places available. MSc in Security Sector Management This course is designed 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. Duration: Executive Programme: 2 years, plus a dissertation. 1 Year Accelerated Executive Programme: 1 year, plus a dissertation. Who is it for? The course is suitable for those who work in any security or development related organisation – as a policy maker or... [-]

Logistics Degrees

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield

The courses are designed for recent graduates with a good undergraduate degree who want a broad understanding of logistics and supply chain management and wish to prepare for a first professional role and future career in the field. They are also suitable for logistics and supply chain professionals in the early stages of their career looking to enhance their knowledge and skills and move to the next level professionally. [+]

Logistics Degrees Logistics and Supply Chain Management 1st outside the US and 12th globally in the Supply Chain Management World ‘University 100’ annual survey 2016, and 2nd in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the Top 20 Supply Chain Management 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. The Cranfield Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. The course will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills that you need to further your career as a logistics and supply chain professional. It has been co-designed with senior logistics and supply chain professionals and is delivered by Europe's largest specialist logistics and supply chain management faculty. 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. Our Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. Upon completion of this course, you will be eligible for full membership of both institutes. It is also the first UK-based University to gain the European Logistics Association accreditation. Upon completion of the course, you... [-]

Management, Leadership and Business Skills Degrees

Campus Full time Part time 11 - 60 months August 2017 United Kingdom Shrivenham Cranfield + 2 more

​The courses are focused on the wider Defence community and attracts civilian and military students from the public and private sectors globally. [+]

Management, Leadership and Business Skills Degrees MSc in Defence Acquisition Management Cranfield University at Shrivenham Whether you are involved in establishing or managing capability requirements; engaged in procurement, commercial or contracting activities; or developing and implementing support solutions, this course will provide the underpinning knowledge and develop the critical thinking skills required for effective management of defence acquisition. Duration: Up to 5 years part-time Who is it for? ​The course is focused on the wider Defence community and attracts civilian and military students from the public and private sectors globally. Serving military officers and Ministry of Defence civil servants will be well prepared for a range of roles, including: the leadership of strategic change; project team leadership and management; commercial and contracts management; resources management and programme scrutiny; engineering management; capability management; and the management of integrated logistic support and supply chain operations. Students from defence industry, commercial organisations, research organisations, and other Government departments should also acquire a more detailed knowledge of how Defence procurement and through life support works and be able to advance their business and personal career interests accordingly. MSc in Programme and Project Management (Defence) Cranfield University at Shrivenham This course will help you to extend your knowledge and skills in the field, enabling you to operate at a more strategic level, and giving you the confidence and enthusiasm to challenge traditional project management thinking. Duration: 3 years part-time Who is it for? This three-year part-time course is for MOD personnel, delivered over a series... [-]

Management Degrees

Campus Full time 12 - 13 months September 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield

If you are an ambitious graduate or early career professional with a passion for business and are aspiring to take your career to the next level, these courses are for you. [+]

Management Degrees MSc in Management This course 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 leading company during a three-month, expenses-paid, in-company internship project. Who is it for? If you are an ambitious graduate or early career professional with a passion for business and are aspiring to take your career to the next level, this course is for you. Our MSc in Management attracts a diverse cohort of students from all over the world, each with different perspectives and experiences to share. The average age of our cohort is 24 years and includes students with either several years’ or very little work experience. MSc in Management and Entrepreneurship The MSc in Management and Entrepreneurship 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 and will provide you with the management skills, entrepreneurial qualities and networking opportunities to enable you to start and run businesses effectively and imaginatively. Who is it for? This course is designed for ambitious recent graduates from any academic background who want to launch their own business, or become involved in managing a family business. It... [-]

Manufacturing Systems and Management Degrees

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

These courses are suitable for graduates with science, engineering, IT or related degrees keen to develop careers in manufacturing or related industries, or academia; or graduates currently working in industry keen to extend their qualifications or pursue a career change; or individuals with other qualifications who possess considerable relevant experience. [+]

Manufacturing Systems and Management Degrees MSc in Aerospace Manufacturing The specialist skills of aerospace production systems are vital to drive productivity improvements. You will gain the sought-after capability to manage major improvement programmes in the aerospace manufacturing industry or instigate intervention that delivers improvements to the performance of their businesses. Duration: Full-time 1 year; Part-time up to 3 years Who is it for? This 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. MSc in Engineering and Management of Manufacturing Systems An established course developing professionals with a thorough understanding of the processes, skills and behaviours needed to create and manage competitive manufacturing operations. It majors on industrially relevant projects, team working, and transferable skills. Our graduates enjoy careers in a wide range of sectors from financial services through to health care. Duration: One year full-time, two-five years part-time Who is it for? This course is suitable for graduates with science, engineering, IT or related degrees keen to develop careers in manufacturing or related industries, or academia; or graduates currently working in industry keen to extend their qualifications or pursue a career change; or individuals with other qualifications who possess considerable relevant experience. MSc in Global Product Development and Management Manufacturing and service industries require many more talents who can tackle the challenges that come with operating in a complex, global environment. Learn advanced techniques for integrating product... [-]

Manufacturing Technology and Materials Degrees

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

These courses are suitable for graduates with science, applied science, engineering or related degrees keen to pursue careers in manufacturing, technology and materials [+]

Manufacturing Technology and Materials Degrees MSc in Advanced Materials This course provides a fundamental understanding of materials’ properties, their processing and computer based design procedures, which are essential for product commercialisation from the concept phase. It also includes the development of new materials and the improvement and application of current materials in new and novel structures. Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time Who is it for? This course is suitable for graduates with science, applied science, engineering or related degrees keen to pursue careers in the development or exploitation of materials; graduates currently working in industry keen to extend their qualifications; or individuals with other qualifications who possess considerable relevant experience. MSc in Aerospace Materials This course covers how to improve and develop materials for aviation applications, including materials for airframe, aeroengine and the increased use of smart and functional materials. Plus the development of new materials, improvement of current materials, and application in new and novel structures. Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time Who is it for? There is a need for engineering graduates with specialist skills to develop new materials for next generation aircraft and the future aerospace industry. During this course you will cover the improvement and development of materials for aviation applications, including materials for airframe, aeroengine and the increased use of smart and functional materials. MSc in Manufacturing Technology and Management Developed for those wishing to learn manufacturing, materials and research techniques in order to engage in innovative and new product development. Choose... [-]

Marketing Degree

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield

This programme will give you the specialised skills and knowledge to become a successful marketing leader 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, omnichannel marketing and big data marketing analytics. [+]

Marketing Degree MSc in Strategic Marketing Our Strategic Marketing MSc has been designed with senior marketing practitioners to ensure you gain cutting-edge knowledge and skills in strategic marketing. The programme is a Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Graduate Gateway accredited degree, enabling you to achieve CIM’s professional marketing qualifications and awards alongside your Cranfield degree. It will give you the specialised skills and knowledge to become a successful marketing leader 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, omnichannel marketing and big data marketing analytics. An MSc for your academic and professional ambitions Interactive teaching approach by leading international faculty, authors of best-selling marketing texts and of articles in Harvard Business Review or Sloan Management Review. Designed with senior marketing practitioners to give you up-to-date knowledge and skills in strategic marketing. Practical skills are developed through your participation in a marketing consultancy project provided by an external business client, and through international marketing case studies. Master classes with reputable industry partners provide insight into cutting-edge and innovative marketing techniques and practices. 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 small class sizes and unrivalled access to lecturers and support staff. Who is it for? This course is designed for recent graduates who want to boost their academic... [-]

Resilience, Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Degrees

Campus Full time Part time 11 - 60 months August 2017 United Kingdom Shrivenham + 1 more

Resilience, counter terrorism and organised crime degrees, for a wide range of different experiences with unique facilities available to no other university in the UK. [+]

Resilience, Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Degrees MSc in Forensic Ballistics This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive insight of the field of firearms, ammunition and ballistic investigations. Duration: 11 months full-time, up to 3 years part-time Who is it for? The course offers students a wide range of different experiences with unique facilities available to no other university in the UK. The MSc in Forensic Ballistics course usually has around 10-15 students per year. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds, usually with a science or forensic science first degree. Many students come from abroad, especially Europe, Africa and North America. MSc in Forensic and Explosive Investigation This course introduces students to the investigation of explosive and CBRN crime scenes. It considers both pre and post blast scenes, and associated scenes. The MSc also develops the student's ability to apply Forensic Intelligence and exploitation techniques, and blend it with Open Source Intelligence. Duration: 11 months full-time, up to 3 years part-time Who is it for? The course offers students a wide range of different experiences with unique facilities available to no other university in the UK. Places on the MSc Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation are competitive. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds, usually with a science or forensic science first degree. Many students come from abroad, especially Europe, Africa and North America. MSc in Digital Forensics Delivered by the Forensic Institute this course focuses on providing the knowledge and skills required to... [-]

Safety and Accident Investigation Degrees

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom Shrivenham Cranfield + 2 more

We have been a centre of excellence in the field of accident investigation for almost 40 years. These courses will provide you with an academically recognised, high standard qualification. The wide range of skills and knowledge represented by students on these courses provide a learning environment unique to here. [+]

Safety and Accident Investigation Degrees MSc in Safety and Human Factors in Aviation Cranfield Campus Demand for human factors and safety expertise continues to grow within aviation as well as other safety critical industries. This course has been designed to provide industry with equipped graduates who can make a real and lasting improvement to performance and safety through the application of skills and knowledge learnt through a mix of lectures and practical exercises. Duration: Full-time 1 year; Part-time up to 3 years Who is it for? 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 here. MSc in Safety and Accident Investigation - Air Transport Cranfield Campus / Cranfield University at Shrivenham We have been a centre of excellence in the field of accident investigation for almost 40 years. Designed specifically for aircraft accident investigators and those working in related fields, this course will provide you with an academically recognised, high standard qualification. Duration: 3 years part-time Who is it for? The MSc in Safety and Accident Investigation (Air Transport) allows you to receive an internationally recognised qualification in the field of accident investigation. The majority of students join this course with the intention of receiving a qualification that will allow them to further their career development in accident investigation or other safety related areas... [-]

Water Degrees

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

Our strong industry links make our courses particularly suited for those looking to work in the water industry, government or environmental and engineering consultancy, and in a wide range of roles including water quality, water resources, aquatic habitat and wildlife, flood defence, and policy. [+]

Water Degrees MSc in Community Water and Sanitation Over one billion people in the developing world remain without access to drinking water, and more than double this number are still lacking access to basic sanitation. Study the planning, implementation and management of water supply and sanitation projects worldwide. Who is it for? This course is ideal for graduates who wish to progress their career in the planning, implementation and management of sustainable water supply and sanitation projects to low income countries. The course comprises of assessed modules, group projects and an individual project. The modules include lectures and tutorials with an emphasis on analysis of real problems, with practical field work to reinforce learning. MSc in Environmental Water Management Around the world, the quality and quantity of water in streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands and underground is significantly affected by human activity. At Cranfield University, we capitalise on our industry connections to provide students with the up-to-date skills and knowledge needed to tackle these challenges in a career in today’s environmental water management sector. Study an Environment MSc at Cranfield. Who is it for? The course is ideal for graduates wishing to develop the expertise needed to solve environmental water management problems. It is designed to complement and expand your existing knowledge of science, policy and practice, making it suitable for students from a range of backgrounds. Recent students have joined us from undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in engineering (civil, hydraulic, agricultural), physical geography, chemistry and environmental sciences, as well as... [-]

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