Location and travel details
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. Integrating the resources of the MoD and Cranfield University to deliver a wide range of postgraduate courses in science, engineering and management related to the defence sector, most of which are open to both military and non-military students. Cranfield academics in conjunction with serving officers from the Armed Forces combine to provide dynamic, applied and practice courses. Facilities on the campus include an outdoor heated swimming pool, golf course and a wide variety of other sporting facilities.
The Shrivenham campus is well positioned with easy access by road, rail and air:
- Road: Close to the M4, located just off the A420 between Oxford and Swindon. Swindon is approximately 7 miles west of the campus and Oxford is around 24 miles east.
- Rail: Swindon station (just 50 minutes from London Paddington and 25 minutes from Bristol).
- Air: Heathrow (70 miles) or Bristol (60 miles).
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