Technology Innovation and Management for a Circular Economy (Subject to University approval) MSc/PgCert/PgDip

Part-time

circular economy

The transition towards a circular economy has been rapid over the last four years. This course provides industrial professionals with technological knowledge, understanding and personal competency to enable the design, evaluation and implementation of transformational solutions for the future.



Group project

Group projects run from February to April and provide teams of students with the opportunity to take responsibility for a consultancy type project, usually with an industrial sponsor.

Individual Project

The final individual thesis project takes up the remainder of the course to September. It allows students to demonstrate their ability to think and work in an original way and overcome genuine problems in design, supported by external organisations.

Modules

• CE Context and Framing
• Disruptive Innovation
• Advanced Materials
• Circular Value Chains
• Circular Business Models and Finance
• Sustainable Manufacture
• Renewable Energy Systems
• Design for CE
• Biological Systems
• Managing the Transition towards CE
• Personal Capability

Assessment

Taught modules: 40%
Group projects: 20%
Individual project: 40%

Start date, duration and location

Start date: Part-time: October.

Duration: Part-time MSc - up to three years, Part-time PgCert - two years, Part-time PgDip - two years

Teaching location: Cranfield, Online

Entry Requirements

Entrants must have an undergraduate degree and industrial experience.

English Language
If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:

IELTS - 6.5
TOEFL - 92
Pearson PTE Academic - 65
Cambridge English Scale - 180
Cambridge English: Advanced - C
Cambridge English: Proficiency - C

In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low.

We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date).
Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking a IELTS for UKVI test.

Fees

Home EU Student Fees

MSc Part-time - £20,000 *

PgDip Part-time - £16,000 *

PgCert Part-time - £9,750 *

Overseas Fees

MSc Part-time - £20,000 *

PgDip Part-time - £16,000 *

PgCert Part-time - £9,750 *

*

Students will be offered the option of paying the full fee up front, or to pay in four equal instalments at six month intervals (i.e. the full fee to be paid over the first two years of their registration). 

Fee notes:

  • The fees outlined apply to all students whose initial date of registration falls on or between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017.
  • All students pay the tuition fee set by the University for the full duration of their registration period agreed at their initial registration.
  • A deposit may be payable, depending on your course.
  • Additional fees for extensions to the agreed registration period may be charged and can be found below.
  • Fee eligibility at the Home/EU rate is determined with reference to UK Government regulations. As a guiding principle, EU nationals (including UK) who are ordinarily resident in the EU pay Home/EU tuition fees, all other students (including those from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man) pay Overseas fees.

Funding

To help students in finding and securing appropriate funding we have created a funding finder where you can search for suitable sources of funding by filtering the results to suit your needs. Visit the funding finder.

Prestige Scholarship
The Prestige Scholarship provides funding of up to £11,000 to cover up to £9k fees and a potential contribution to living expenses. This scholarship has been designed to attract exceptional candidates to Cranfield University so we welcome applications from UK or EU graduates with a first-class honours undergraduate degree. Prestige Scholarships are available for all MSc courses in the Energy, Environment and Agrifood themes.

Merit MSc Bursary
The Merit MSc Bursary provides funding of up to £5,000 towards tuition fees. Applicants should be UK or EU graduates with a first class honours, 2:1 honours or in exceptional circumstances 2:2 honours undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. Merit MSc Bursaries are available for all MSc courses in the Energy, Environment and Agrifood themes.

International MSc Bursary
The International MSc Bursary provides funding of up to £5,000 towards tuition fees. Applicants should be from outside the EU with a first class honours or upper second class honours undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. International MSc Bursaries are available for all MSc courses in the Energy, Environment and Agrifood themes.

Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS)
The Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS) is a funding programme providing affordable tuition fee and maintenance loans for full-time UK/EU students studying technology-based MSc courses.

Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia)
Cranfield offers competitive scholarships for Mexican students in conjunction with Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia) in science, technology and engineering.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
Students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK can apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s study, jointly supported by UK universities.

Application Process

Online application form. Applicants may be invited to attend for interview. Applicants based outside of the UK may be interviewed either by telephone or video conference.

Career opportunities

This course will equip professionals with the ability to manage the implementation of transformational circular innovation within their own organisation.
We have been providing Masters level training for over 20 years. Our strong reputation and links with potential employers provide you with outstanding opportunities to secure interesting jobs and develop successful careers. The increasing interest in the circular economy has also enhanced the career prospects of our graduates.
Our careers team support you while you are studying and following graduation with workshops, careers fairs, vacancy information and one-to-one support.