Choosing your Master’s degree in Design

At Cranfield, we create leaders in technology and management. 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 unique group project is a key component of learning about project management in small teams, whilst working with industry.

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

A further option is to study a technical Master’s followed by an MBA directly afterwards.  We have arranged for a 50% discount on the full-time MBA for those progressing from their technical Master’s at Cranfield, making this a highly attractive and powerful combination of specialist technology and management training from a world leading institution.


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.