Cranfield at Shrivenham is home to Cranfield Defence and Security. It is a secure military site in partnership with the Defence Academy, Ministry of Defence, UK. The site has an excellent array of facilities and activities available to staff, students and their families.

During your time here at the Defence Academy you will be part of a warm, welcoming community and there’s no shortage of things to do, both on and off site.

Easily reachable from London and Swindon, this famous site is immersed in thought-provoking history and has a strong basis in providing postgraduate education in:

  • Strategy,
  • Leadership,
  • Management,
  • Technology.

You will find a friendly, fascinating mix of cultures and backgrounds of both military and academic students. We have an established and supported infrastructure for everyday living and a wide range of social and sporting opportunities to keep you refreshed after a long day of studying.

Our site houses extensive facilities used to research the advancement of the safety of society, both civil and military. We have spacious grounds and impressive buildings containing some facilities unique to any university in the UK.

Why Shrivenham?

Defence and Security at Shrivenham addresses the increasing challenges faced by an evolving and shifting global defence and security landscape.

Our impact

Our impact is expressed through internationally regarded research and our real-world solutions. 

Our worldwide reputation for research and consultancy excellence has been forged through novel thinking, collaboration with partner organisations and our own unique expertise.

Our partnerships

Defence and Security at Cranfield works in partnership with the military, industry and government departments to influence the world and provides leading solutions to major global defence and security challenges.

Examples of key business clients and partners include:

  • RAF,
  • AWE PLC,
  • Research Councils,
  • BAE Systems,
  • FCO,
  • MOD,
  • Chemring,
  • DSTL,
  • DFID,
  • AEL Mining,
  • Honda.

Our portfolio of strategic partnerships offers the maximum scope for personal development through the unique opportunities these organisations provide. 

The Defence Academy at Shrivenham is smoke-free site. This includes smoking, vaping and chewing tobacco products.