Through our postgraduate programme, we develop 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, the Circular Economy, and breakthrough innovation.

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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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.

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.

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.

Global alumni networks

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