The world needs talented people like you more than ever, and we're really excited to help you to keep moving forward in your life. We can't wait to welcome you to our University. Here's what to expect when starting your Cranfield journey.

Ensuring you have the best possible experience

We are committed to providing all our students with a unique practical education.

We are retaining all the elements that our students and industry partners tell us make a Cranfield degree special: hands-on and applied learning, small tutorials, group projects and opportunities to develop your skills for your future career.

Our staff-to-student ratio is one of the best for any university in the UK – one member of academic staff to every five students.

Our links with industry are as close as ever and we are trusted to understand and be responsive to many organisations' needs. For many of you, those close links with business help you to pursue your dream career.

We are celebrating our 75th anniversary in 2021/22 and have just completed an additional, brand new hall of residence which provides an extra 400 contemporary and comfortable bedrooms on our Cranfield campus.

Providing you with face-to-face learning

For our full-time taught students, we aim to provide as much face-to-face learning as possible in our 2021/22 academic year, as we return to normal.

We expect almost all of our teaching to be delivered face-to-face. When we teach online, it will only be where it adds value to your learning, where it is necessary for social distancing rules or it is important for your health and wellbeing.

As long as Government guidance allows, all of our group work, lab work, project supervision and any individual support for our taught and research students will also be delivered face-to-face.

We will continue to work within any UK Government guidance applicable at the time.

If you are interested in studying with us part-time, please contact us at

Staying safe and secure

The health and safety of our staff and students has been our number one priority throughout the pandemic.

The number of cases at Cranfield has been significantly lower than the UK higher education sector average and we are committed to being completely transparent, publishing a weekly tracker of staff and student cases on our website.

We are proud that we have created a COVID-secure site and that our staff and students have behaved so responsibly and followed the guidance. You can read the latest version of 'Keeping yourself and others safe', created for all our students.

The UK continues to make excellent progress on its vaccination programme and is one of the most advanced countries in the world for the speed of its roll-out. By July 2021, the plan is that every adult in the UK will have been offered a vaccination.

A unique learning environment

Our location – in the heart of the English countryside, with good links to major cities – and large-scale facilities have always given our students the space to pursue their studies in a unique environment. In times like we've experienced recently, that's especially important.

Our University sites offer open spaces which are great for taking a break in the fresh air or for use as alternative study spaces.

Adapting to changing circumstances

Given the uncertainties of the past year, we have had to be agile in our communications and decision-making.

The student experience has been at the heart of all our decisions and we will continue to build on everything we've learned.

We know that flexibility is important, so if students aren't able to travel to the UK because of Government travel restrictions we would support you to register online.

We also understand that we might have to make changes in the future, should UK Government guidelines change, and we're prepared to do just that – if we need to. Read our frequently asked questions.

After clouds, light

Our University's motto is 'post nubes, lux', which means 'after clouds, light'.

Our Cranfield community is a special one and you can see how we met the challenges of 2020 head on: