Our specialist areas of focus, or Cranfield themes, are where we bring a range of academic disciplines together in order to tackle the grand challenges facing the world within a range of industrial and commercial sectors. These are Water, Environment and Agrifood, Energy and Sustainability, Aerospace, Manufacturing and Materials, Transport Systems, Defence and Security, and Management.

Within our postgraduate environment our academic disciplines work closely together, blending as they do in the commercial world and industry to deliver real-world solutions.