Welcome to our valued partners

As a specialist postgraduate university located at the heart of the UK's Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford arc, our world-class programmes, unrivalled facilities, close links with business, industry and governments, and international outlook all combine to attract students and teaching staff from around the globe.

Did you know Cranfield has been providing teaching, research and consultancy in the area of agrifood for more than 50 years? Explore our expertise and teaching in water, energy and environment

Cranfield has a distinctive approach to manufacturing research, education and training. We combine expertise in design, technology and management along with research into materials sciences together, all with a focus on manufacturing. Find our more about manufacturing, transport and aerospace at Cranfield. 

Each year our students have had the chance to attend the Edie Sustainability Leaders Forum. The event features case studies, workshops and interactive discussions allowing participants to network and connect with other sustainability professionals to accelerate change. You can find out more on the Cranfield School of Management website.

What's new?

Agent Online Application Portal now open!

This is a significant investment in our student recruitment capability and will provide a better and faster applicant experience.

It includes a dedicated agent and partner portal to make it easier for you to manage your students' applications. The portal contains dedicated application links and will give you the ability to upload supporting documentation and track decisions.

You can now set up and manage who has access to the portal within your organisation. It is simple to use and a short user guide that explains how it all works is available below.

Latest news

Below is a selection for you to highlight to students!

How COVID-19 is re-shaping the future for air passengers
Dr Thomas Budd, Cranfield University Lecturer in Airport Planning and Management, from the Centre for Air Transport Management and Passenger Experience Laboratory, DARTeC (Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre), comments on the future of air travel.

Research with industry executives reveals impact of COVID-19 on air transport sector
Cranfield-led research has assessed the initial impact of COVID-19 on air transport and found that it is likely to lead to a smaller, consolidated sector in the future.

The research – involving a series of in-depth interviews with senior aviation industry executives along with analysis of flight and air freight data – provides an early assessment of the medium- and long-term impact of COVID-19 on air transport for both passenger and cargo traffic.

COVID-19 and terrorism: assessing the short and long-term impacts of terrorism
A new report authored by Pool Re and Cranfield University’s Andrew Silke, Professor of Terrorism, Risk and Resilience, reveals how the COVID-19 pandemic is already having a significant impact on terrorism around the world.

Could environmental data be the key to a greater understanding of COVID-19 and its effects?
Environmental data, such as historical air quality patterns, could improve predictions of future likelihood of acute hospitalisation of COVID-19 patients.
Changing societal behaviours could point to a path for a greener future.
Scientists invited to collaborate in Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) digital sprint led by Cranfield University.

Using artificial intelligence to detect COVID-19 in X-rays
Students at Cranfield University have designed computer models that can identify COVID-19 in X-rays.
The models use computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse chest X-ray imagery. It can classify information which would not normally be recognised with the naked eye and assist with the diagnosis of COVID-19..

New test could guarantee the perfect avocado
A technique for measuring the ripeness of avocados could reduce waste by up to 10% and help fulfil consumer demand for ready-to-eat fruit. Developed and tested by Cranfield University, the technology uses a laser and small vibration to test the individual fruits’ resonant frequency, giving a reliable assessment of ripeness without damaging the avocado.

Game-changing UK forensic science centre of excellence set to deliver world-leading education and research
Work has begun on a new forensic science ‘centre of excellence’ at Cranfield University. Once fully completed, the facilities at Cranfield Forensic Institute will be among some of the very best in the world in their specialist fields of crime scene investigation, digital forensic investigation and non-destructive analysis.

Post-study visa support

Cranfield’s Student Immigration and Funding Team can offer support and guidance to international students who require a visa to study in the UK, as well as post-study visa support. Within the Student Immigration and Funding Team we’re available to offer information, advice and guidance to Tier 4 students for post-study visa options, some of which are:

  • Start-up visa and Innovator visa routes for those looking to start a business in the UK after their studies;
  • Tier 2 - General Work visa for skilled jobs for anyone seeking employment with a company;
  • Or, for students finishing a PhD, there’s the Tier 4 – Doctorate Extension Scheme visa which allows students to stay in the UK and search for work.
  • Cranfield careers advice

    The Cranfield Careers Service is available to all current students and lifelong support is also offered to our alumni. Cranfield subscribes to Student Circus to ensure that our students are well prepared to secure a job in the UK. For example, after completing his MSc in Water and Wastewater Engineering in 2019, Kelvin Mutai successfully secured a place as a Graduate Civil Engineer at Mott MacDonald, Cambridgeshire - a global engineering, management and development consultancy. He described the support he received as “supportive, personalised and genuine.”