Cranfield University welcomes students from 106 countries worldwide, attracted by its reputation as a forward-thinking institution that offers exceptional teaching combined with innovative research centres dedicated to bringing about world-changing solutions.

The latter is guided by ‘Cranfield Themes’ – which guide the University’s key academic disciplines in order to overcome the challenges currently facing the world within a range of industrial and commercial sectors. These include Water, Agrifood, Energy and Power, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Transport Systems, Defence and Security and Management and academic disciplines work closely together at postgraduate level, just as they do in the commercial world and industry, to deliver real world solutions.

What our manufacturing students say about studying at Cranfield University

Boyang Song

Name : Boyang Song
MSc Engineering and Management of Manufacturing

Gradated 2015

“I recommend Cranfield as the University of choice for students who wish to excel within manufacturing. The industry-informed taught modules have provided me with a wide knowledge, and will guide my professional development in the longer term. Thanks to the high quality supervision of my group project and individual thesis, I have learned an effective academic research approach. These combined aspects have helped me join a PhD studentship at the University.”



Miguel Coelho

Name: Miguel Lobo Coelho
MSc Management and Information Systems

Graduated 2014

“Cranfield University’s 100% postgraduate programmes are closely linked with the industry and students work together in order to provide answers to real business challenges. The flexibility of the part-time courses, along with state of the art facilities deliver the perfect learning environment for graduates and grants Cranfield its well-deserved rank along top postgraduate universities in Europe.”



Simone Bursich

Name: Simone Bursich
MSc Advanced Materials, 1 year, full-time

Graduated 2016

“Cranfield’s preponderance in the aerospace, manufacturing and materials are are just a few of several reasons why I chose to enrol at Cranfield University. The group project, the taught modules and individual thesis experience provided me with the right knowledge to compete in the jobs market. Cranfield is not a point of arrival but an essential starting point for your future career.”