We believe that environmental problems can be alleviated through technological innovation and risk management. Cranfield experts are using our unique soil datasets and sensor-based diagnostics to provide new solutions for improving precision agriculture and soil health. We are investigating atmospheric emissions to understand their impact on the environment. We create innovative plant breeding and food storage solutions to better utilise resources and reduce waste. We lead strategic thinking to help identify risks and opportunities in our environment.

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.

Explore our portfolio of postgraduate Environment and Agrifood courses

Explore our portfolio of Environment CPD short courses

Explore our portfolio of Agrifood CPD short courses

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

Our courses are taught by active researchers and subject specialists who inform government and industry, alongside guest speakers from the environment sector. You will also gain practical experience through our group and individual projects, in collaboration with organisations such as the Environment Agency, Tarmac and Anglian Water.

Career Progression

Our strengths range from environmental governance and risk, to security. We work with global and domestic environmental consultancies and agencies, governments and businesses to ensure that our research benefits all in society. Successful students develop diverse and rewarding careers in government ministries, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and technology, environmental and business consultancies.

Previous students have gone on to jobs within prestigious institutions including:  Golder Associates, Arup, Seche Environment, EnvironTech Gmbh, Deloitte, BP, Chevron, WSP, Jacobs, Viridor, ASE Group, AVISO Consultancy, Bouygues Construction, Caterpillar, Confederation of European Paper Industries, Continental Landscapes Limited, Coriolis Energy, ENTPE  (France), Flag, Groupe de Bruges, Honeywell, HSSMI, Imerys, Interserve, JLL, KierWSP, Northamptonshire Highways, KPMG, Supply Chain Sustainability School, Manhattan Atrium, Müller UK & Ireland Group, Oakdene Hollins Ltd, Samsung Electronics, Save-by-Solar Sweden AB, Unilever, University College London, Verascio Ltd, Virgin Media, VR Group (Finland), Yorkshire Water, Soil Scientist, Wardell Armstrong UK, Soil and Water Engineer, ADAS UK, Tarmac UK, Maryland Department of Planning Maryland USA, Listers Geotech UK, Unilever, PepsiCo, GlaxoSmithKline, Warburtons, Discovery Foods, Sanofi Aventis , Rothamsted Research, The Welcome Trust Sanger Institute , EBI, Pubgene.

Global alumni networks

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

Key facts about Environment and 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.