Message to new students

We are delighted you are considering Cranfield University.

Please keep looking at your course page on our website to make sure you have the most up-to-date information.

As we rapidly adapt to the implications of the coronavirus pandemic, please also take a look at our frequently asked questions.

Our admissions team and your admission tutor or course director/supervisor are your key contacts. They will be on hand to support you with your pre-registration requirements and any further questions.

What will my course look like in September/October 2020?

We have already developed a number of plans that have enabled us to adapt our courses for a September or October start date.Those plans are firmly focused on retaining everything that makes Cranfield courses special.

Nobody knows when lockdown restrictions across the world will be lifted and how international travel will gradually return. We will flex our courses so that they offer a combination of face-to-face teaching and group work (with appropriate social distancing and hygiene arrangements in place), alongside online learning, live events and rich digital content to suit the circumstances at the time.

If your arrival in the UK is delayed due to international travel restrictions, or for other coronavirus-related reasons, we will be working to ensure you can register remotely and study remotely until you can arrive.

We are working closely with the industry partners who support our courses, and the professional bodies who accredit them, to agree new approaches that will make your Cranfield degree as distinctive as ever.

See how our current students are using online technology for their studies

Marta Sanzo

Working online has triggered us to be more conclusive in our group project meetings, leading them to be more productive and efficient. We have had the opportunity to prove another way of working where every single moment has been meaningful, and we have taken full advantage of it.

Marta Sanzo, current student, Food Systems and Management MSc

What will my student experience be like?

We know that students come to Cranfield because of the quality of our courses and research, our close engagement with business and a deep understanding of the challenges they face.

You can be assured of exceptional teaching standards, easy access to our leading academics and to industrially-relevant course content whether you are with us on campus, or learning off campus before you join us in the UK.

We fully understand the value you place on our style of teaching. We will be looking to enrich the industry-facing components of our courses and their relevance to the business sectors we work with, improving your employability when you leave Cranfield.

A welcoming, safe environment

We can assure you of a welcoming, safe and secure campus.

We have thorough cleaning regimes in place and these are supported by robust procedures and training for our campus services and facilities staff. For new students arriving at Cranfield later this year, we will continue to reinforce health and social distancing guidelines as they apply.

One of the great advantages of our Cranfield campus has always been our rural and family-oriented environment, allowing you to concentrate on your studies.

Throughout the current crisis, we have continued to provide strong support to our student community. Read our latest student eBulletin (some links open in Cranfield intranet).

Keeping in touch

We will be keeping in regular touch with you as our plans for September/October are formalised, and please continue to talk to us about anything that you need – we’re here to help.

You might also like to join our Facebook group for 2020/21 students, where you can talk to other future students and ask any questions you might have.