In recent months staff and students in the Centre for Competitive Creative Design (C4D) have demonstrated how our design capability is responding to industry and society needs by developing prototypes and final products to be used locally and on a global scale to help recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

As we look to the future, the need for advancing technologies to stay competitive in the market place has never been so important, as we look to provide a positive change in society with sustainable design. Students on our MDes Design Thinking gain hands-on practical experience throughout their course, and by working on industry projects they are not only developing industry relevant skills, but they are also building their network for their future career.

The design sector offers a wealth of stimulating employment opportunities for ambitious graduates with the mix of advanced knowledge and practical experience that a Cranfield degree provides.

How to apply

If you are due to complete your undergraduate degree in 2020, excel in your field of study and are a UK resident eligible for home fee status please click the link below to register for the scholarship and to receive more information.

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The staff in C4D are fantastic and they’ve tailored our lectures to the way that we work, by looking at our own background. So it’s tailoring the lectures to what people know and what they don’t know.

While I was considering a master’s, I came across Cranfield where I realised it was one of the only schools, if not the only school that actually integrated design and engineering and business and other variety of fields.

After leaving Cranfield I worked as a Design Innovation Advisor for Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network. I am now based in Charlotte, North Carolina and work as a Senior Director for Electrolux. Many of the methods I studied during my Cranfield course have been useful to guide diverse teams in delivering desirable, human-centred solutions that address genuine real-world challenges.

I wanted a blend of design and business from my master’s degree. That, along with Cranfield’s status, is why I chose to study here. The best part of the course was the chance to gain experience working with industry clients during the group and individual projects, which gave me a step up once I finished my course and was looking for employment.