Choosing your Master’s degree in Design

At Cranfield, we create leaders in technology and management. All our Master’s include some element of management know-how, so that we create well-rounded postgraduates able to excel in their chosen business sectors. Our unique group project is a key component of learning about project management in small teams, whilst working with industry.

Our postgraduate programme develops forward thinking professionals with the ability to integrate creativity and design thinking in the business functions of management, engineering, communication and commerce. We are leading pioneering research in the fields of strategic creativity, material development, circular economy and breakthrough innovation.

Our specialised technology courses in design are steered towards engineering and careers in product, manufacturing and service industries.  We have a variety of taught modules in our specialised technology Master’s programme, with the ability for you to tailor your course to your own interests.

We integrate educational and research activities to develop new commercial practices. Our approach has made us the design partner of choice for global brands and innovative businesses. The Centre collaborates with international best practice organisations such as Procter and Gamble, Cisco, Oxfam, Whirlpool, SAB Miller and IBM to develop new leading edge tools and innovative product and service solutions.

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Explore our portfolio of Design CPD short courses

A range of scholarships and bursaries are available, making postgraduate study more accessible and ensuring that we attract a high calibre of students to our courses.

People and industry

Design courses are taught by subject specialists at Cranfield and invited guest speakers from industry. We collaborate with international best practice organisations such as P&G, BSkyB and IBM to develop new leading edge tools and innovative product and service solutions. This gives students the opportunity to work nationally and internationally on exciting collaborative projects. Visits to industry trade shows and factory visits further support the industry driven approach to realising commercial design projects.

Career Progression

At Cranfield we work closely with leading industry employers. This ensures that our students are fully trained as professional design thinkers and innovators, who are equipped with a unique skill set that meets the needs of industry now and in the future. Our graduates can be found around the world implementing design-driven innovation for business success.

Previous students have gone on to jobs within prestigious institutions including: Sky, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Microsoft, Starbucks, Airbus


Global alumni networks

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