Our master's degrees are informed by the cutting-edge research we carry out on behalf of over 1,500 industrial clients and partners in more than 40 countries.

Our portfolio of programmes can be taken full-time or part-time – whatever suits you. 

Cranfield graduates are sought-after, with high-level skills informed by real-world practice. Independently assessed teaching quality, internationally recognised academic staff (many of whom come from industry), our excellent staff to student ratio and access to specialist facilities are just some of the ways you will benefit from studying with us. 

Top reasons to study at Cranfield 


Studying with us, you will join a community of a like-minded, stimulating professionals that will provide you with the knowledge you need to take your career further.


Most of our staff have industry backgrounds and are leading academic experts in their fields. Industry experts teach alongside our academic team on many of our programmes providing real-life challenges so that you learn in an environment similar to the business world you will go on to.

Teaching quality

Our teaching quality has been independently assessed and received the highest recommendation possible from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) giving you the assurance that your study will be of the highest standards.


We offer a large choice of taught master’s programmes leading to the degrees of MSc, MBA, MTech, MRes, MDes, PgDip or PgCert.

Industry placement

You will be able to put your knowledge into action in a 'real-world' setting on a local, or even global, scale whilst you are at Cranfield. All our students have the opportunity to carry out real research on behalf of our industrial partners or the military, either through large PhD projects or smaller projects which MSc students undertake in support of their theses or group project work.

Informed by industry

The content of our master’s degrees is informed by the cutting-edge research we carry out on behalf of our industrial clients and partners. We set up and review our programmes with members of industry to ensure they are relevant and up-to-date, and that your skills are what employers want. At Cranfield University at Shrivenham, new courses are developed to reflect the changing needs of the Defence Sector, in particular those identified by the Industrial and Technology Strategies, and changes in acquisition and procurement methodologies.

Imran Zawwar

At Cranfield we take our student development very seriously. In addition to polishing their academic rigour, we help them become responsible and collaborative team players. It is the extra mile that we go which allows us to help shape the industry leaders of tomorrow.

Imran Zawwar, Lecturer in Strategic Management