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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.

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Cranfield welcomes Government proposals to extend international students' post study visas

Professor Simon Pollard, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International Partnerships and Student Recruitment, said: “This announcement is highly welcome. Cranfield recruits high quality international students, many on prestigious scholarships who – as part of their preparations for global citizenship – routinely express the wish to work in the UK. “We will be augmenting our student support to provide these career-enhancing opportunities for our learners when they graduate.”

WHO calls for more research into microplastics and a crackdown on plastic pollution

Two Cranfield University academics are authors on the latest World Health Organization (WHO) report on microplastics in drinking water. 

Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps calls for an 'electric revolution in the skies'

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps visited Cranfield University to call on the aviation industry to “take the lead” in launching a “green transport revolution”, saying “with aviation set to grow significantly over the next three decades, largely driven by rising demand from emerging markets, particularly Asia, the Middle East and India, I want to pave the way for the transition towards commercial use of cleaner electric planes. I want to create an electric revolution in our skies.”

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.”