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Cranfield University

Cranfield University was established in 1946 and its name was College of Aeronautics. The major growth and development started in the 1950s and 1960s. Institute was focusing on the research and development and design of aircraft. Slowly and steadily the university started focusing on the management and manufacturing of aircraft equipment and changed its name from College of Aeronautics to Cranfield University. In the following years the university received partnership opportunities from the Defence Academy,UK. Currently the university has two campuses one in Cranfield and the other in Shrivenham. The academic schools under the university are Cranfield Defence and Security, School of Aerospace, Transport Systems, Manufacturing, School of Water, Energy, and Environment, and School of Management. The university promotes diverse culture, opportunities for sports and social activitie..

Cranfield University
Cranfield University
Cranfield University
College Rd, Cranfield, Wharley End, Bedford MK43 0AL, United Kingdom
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Institution
Campus
College Rd, Cranfield, Wharley End, Bedford MK43 0AL, United Kingdom
Cost of Living
£12,006
Intake
August/September/October/November 2024

Cranfield University was established in 1946 and its name was College of Aeronautics. The major growth and development started in the 1950s and 1960s. Institute was focusing on the research and development and design of aircraft. Slowly and steadily the university started focusing on the management and manufacturing of aircraft equipment and changed its name from College of Aeronautics to Cranfield University. In the following years the university received partnership opportunities from the Defence Academy,UK. Currently the university has two campuses one in Cranfield and the other in Shrivenham. The academic schools under the university are Cranfield Defence and Security, School of Aerospace, Transport Systems, Manufacturing, School of Water, Energy, and Environment, and School of Management. The university promotes diverse culture, opportunities for sports and social activities. The Shrivenham campus is a secure military site and has a variety of modern facilities for the students, staff as well as their families. Cranfield is filled with places to shop, eat, and drink. It is about 50 miles from London, while Shrivenham is 80 miles away from the capital city.

Keystatistics

Total Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
4,825 4,825 2,052 5:1

Notable Alumni

  • Ronald Ayers MBE (MSc Aerodynamics 1956), Chief Aerodynamicist, Bloodhound SSC

  • Pekka Erkama (MSc Human Factors and Safety Assessment in Aeronautics 2013), Founder and CEO, Huperman, Captain, Finnair, and Founding Partner, Chairman of the Board, Qreform

  • Alan C Brown (Diploma in Aircraft Engineering 1951), Former Director of Engineering, Lockheed

  • Ralph Hooper OBE FREng FRAeS (MSc Design 1948), prestigious aeronautical engineer

  • Awarded OBE in 1978 (Military Division)

  • Mohamed Juman (PhD in the School of Engineering 2003), Chairman of AMJ Projects W11, Managing Director and Founder, Mena Aerospace

  • Dr Sarah Qureshi (MSc by Research in the School of Engineering 2008, PhD in Aerospace 2016), CEO and Co-founder, Aero Engine Craft Limited

  • Lieutenant General Obed Akwa (MSc Global Security 2003), Chief of Defence Staff, Ghana

  • Major General Isidore Edet (MSc Security Sector Management 2013), General Commanding Officer, Nigerian Army (GOC 81 Division)

  • General Sir Richard Barrons KCB, MBE, OBE, CBE, ADC Gen (Master of Defence Administration 1990), Retired British Army Officer

  • Ivan Dvořák (MSc Global Security 2000), Policy Adviser to the Chief of General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces, former Senior Defence Adviser at Czech Mission to the UN

  • Nigel Curson (MSc Offshore Engineering 1984), Executive Director and Vice President – Technical Excellence, Penspen

  • Kevin Fong OBE (MSc by Research in the School of Engineering 2008), Consultant Anaesthetist, University College London, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Doctor, and Innovation and Engagement Fellowship, Wellcome Trust

  • Awarded OBE in 2019 for services to Medicine and Healthcare

  • Neil Saunders (MSc Underwater Technology and Subsea Engineering 1998), President and CEO Oilfield Equipment, Baker Hughes a GE Company

  • Charan Sekhon (MSc Energy Conservation and the Environment 1997), Senior Environment Officer & EDI Project Coordinator (East Anglia), Environment Agency, and Founder and Chair, SEVA Trust UK

Postgraduate

Management MSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 13 months 

Postgraduate

Process Systems Engineering MSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 

Postgraduate

Geographical Information Management MSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 

Postgraduate

Air Transport Management MSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 

Postgraduate

Airport Planning and Management MSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 

Postgraduate

Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 

Postgraduate

Thermal Power MSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 

Postgraduate

Aerospace Dynamics MSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 

Postgraduate

Military Operational Research MSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 

Postgraduate

Manufacturing Technology and Management MSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 

Postgraduate

Energy Systems and Thermal Processes MSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 

Postgraduate

Advanced Chemical Engineering MSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 

Postgraduate

Environmental Management for Business MSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 

Postgraduate

Investment Management MSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 
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English Language Requirements:

Postgraduate Courses:

1) IELTS: 6.5 overall and 5.5 in all skill components.

2) TOEFL: 92 total and minimum skill component scores of 18 reading, 17 listening, 20 speaking and 17 writing.

3) LanguageCert: High Pass overall and 33 in all skill components.

4) Pearson PTE: 65 overall and 59 in all skill components.

(Note: If your recently passed English language qualification is not listed here please look at individual English language qualification requirements before proceeding.)

Academic Requirement:

Postgraduate Courses:

Cranfield University has the same minimum entry requirements for most of our taught and research programmes.

Minimum entry requirements:

  • 1) A UK first or second class honours degree in a relevant subject area; or
  • 2) An equivalent international qualification (find out whether your qualification meets our requirements by visiting our International Student page); or
  • 3) Relevant work experience in combination with a degree below second class honours.

If you do not meet our formal entry requirements, but still feel you can demonstrate the ability to complete the course successfully, you may still be accepted onto a course. Each application will be considered on its merits. You can find grade equivalents for your country on the Cranfield University's country-specific entry requirements page.

Note: Some courses may have additional entry requirements, so please check the specific course you are interested in before submitting your application. If you are an international student you may need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency when you receive an offer to study with us.

Accommodation

Once you get an offer for a one full-time course at the Cranfield campus, you will be eligible to apply for accommodation. The course offer will come with your official student (EVE) portal login id and password. You might see high demand for the oncampus accommodation. The whole process is first come first serve basis, so it is highly recommended to apply as soon as possible after receiving your EVE login information in order to secure. 

Applications are prioritized on the basis of:

  • Medical reasons

  • New students

  • Current students

If you think due to any reason your application requires consideration then you must let the university know the university. University may request you to supply a current medical letter from your doctor which explains why your application for on-campus accommodation should be prioritized.

Scholarship 

  • Academic Excellence Senior Status Law Scholarship

  • Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship

  • Inlaks Scholarships (University Courses) - Scholarship per student - Rs. 75,46,000

  • Jared J. Davis Grant Max scholarship per student - Rs 73,240 (1,000 USD)

  • GyanDhan Scholarship Max scholarship per student - Rs 1,00,000

  • TOEFL Scholarship Program in India (Masters) Max scholarship per student - Rs 5,28,710 (7,000 USD)

  • Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award Max scholarship per student - Rs 1,88,825 (2,500 USD)

  • Lady Meherbai D.Tata Education Trust Scholarship 

  • Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED)-Max scholarship per student - Rs 15,86,130 (21,000 USD)

  • The Financial Sumo Educational Scholarship Program Max scholarship per student - Rs 75,530 (1,000 USD)

  • QS Scholarship For Academic Excellence Max scholarship per student -Rs 7,54,600 (10,000 USD)

Some key facts of Cranfield University

  • Cranfield University has half of all aerospace engineering master's students in the UK study at Cranfield each year.

  • More than half of Cranfield University’s students are over 30 years of age.

  • Cranfield University’s  academics deliver courses in over 40 countries outside the UK.

  • More than half of our students and learners study part-time.

  • Approximately 7,000 people come to Cranfield each year to benefit from our executive and professional development programmes.

  • We have over 20 international alumni communities across the world, including China, India, Russia, Switzerland and Brazil.

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College Rd, Cranfield, Wharley End, Bedford MK43 0AL, United Kingdom

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