Our internationally recognised expertise spans the entire agrifood supply chain. We have been delivering world-leading research and education in agricultural food sciences for over 50 years; ensuring a sustainable, safe, secure and nutritious food supply for a growing global population. By contributing to enhancing natural capital, we ensure that global food systems are more resilient for the future.

Our Plants and Food science experts are advancing postharvest biology and technology, crop genetics underpinning sustainable food production, and food safety related to mycotoxins and microbiological spoilage.

Our impact can be seen in both industry and government worldwide.  We work with global and domestic agriculture and food companies, influencing public policy, leading agricultural strategy, and guiding technical policy development and corporate business strategies.

Our Agrifood courses include:

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Studying at Cranfield

Our extensive portfolio of postgraduate degrees are designed with employers to meet industry needs. Available to study on a full or part-time basis, they combine high-calibre teaching with practical work experience, giving you an unparalleled competitive edge. We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries, making postgraduate study more accessible and ensuring that we attract a high calibre of students to our courses.

Career Progression

Our MScs open doors to careers in industry, public research establishments and university research. Successful, motivated graduates are expected to move swiftly into positions within government, NGOs and research companies/institutes to engage in roles involving research, management, governance, communication and social responsibility.

Previous students have gone on to jobs within prestigious institutions including:  Unilever, PepsiCo, GlaxoSmithKline, Warburtons, Discovery Foods, Sanofi Aventis , Rothamsted Research, The Welcome Trust Sanger Institute , EBI, Pubgene.

People and industry

Agrifood courses are taught by industry practitioners, alongside Cranfield academics, ensuring that you have access to the most up-to-date techniques and innovations. As a specialist postgraduate university, we have excellent links with the agrifood industry giving you the opportunity to collaborate with both large and mediumsized companies.

Alumni networks

When you chose to study at Cranfield you become part of our diverse, dynamic and unique global alumni network.

Key facts about Agrifood at Cranfield

  • We received a 2017 Queen's Anniversary Prize for our work in large-scale soil and environmental data for the sustainable use of natural resources. 
  • We completed a £10m infrastructure programme for two UK Government-funded Agritech centres.
  • We secured funding for a £3.2m Agri-informatics facility, due for completion in 2018. 
  • We established the Cranfield Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Informatics.