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Cranfield Defence and Security

Cranfield Defence and Security

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a School of Cranfield University that offers unique educational opportunities to the Defence and Security sectors of both public and private sector organisations. 

Based at the UK Defence Academy at Shrivenham in Oxfordshire, we are the Academic Provider to the UK Ministry of Defence for all postgraduate education at the Defence Academy College of Management and Technology and training in engineering, science, acquisition, management and leadership. 

We deliver the highest standards of education, training and research across a range of important subject areas in defence, security, engineering, management and leadership to meet the demands of students – both Service and civilian, national and international – for the 21st century.

We look forward to welcoming you to CDS at Shrivenham, and to playing a successful part in your future career and personal development.


  • Department of Engineering and Applied Science

    Department of Engineering and Applied Science (DEAS) brings together expertise in a diverse range of technologies to provide education, research and consultancy advice to defence and security sectors.

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  • Department of Informatics and Systems Engineering

    Department of Informatics and Systems Engineering is research-led with focus within the disciplines of information systems, systems engineering, electronic warfare, simulation and operational analysis

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  • Department of Management and Security

    The Department of Management and Security (DMS) is research-led with focus and recognised expertise within the disciplines of management, defence, acquisition, the environment, resilience and security

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