Cranfield University is at the forefront of the global aerospace technology industry and has provided world-class postgraduate education and training for 70 years. Together with our commercial arm, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions Ltd, we have the unique capability and approvals to design, build and fly innovative aircraft systems.

The programmes are a perfect illustration of the breadth and depth of our aerospace portfolio, delivering graduates of the highest quality, with skills and expertise valued around the world. Within a number of programmes there are a range of options to suit individual interests and career focus areas.

As the largest provider of accredited aerospace degree courses in the UK, studying with us also enables our graduates to qualify as Chartered Engineers (CEng).

Our master’s programmes attract students from around the world, drawn by the combination of academic excellence and strong industry focus. Our work embraces the entire spectrum of aviation, helping to define and deliver the Aircraft of the Future, the Airport of the Future, the Airline of the Future and Airspace Management of the Future.

Our long and close relationship with business is perfectly illustrated by our new, world-leading Aerospace Integration Research Centre. Co-funded by Airbus, Rolls-Royce plc and the Higher Education Funding Council for England, this £35 million collaboration between industry and academia will, through the integration of airframes, propulsion and other systems and technologies, soon be developing the breakthrough solutions that will radically change the design of aircraft in the future.

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Rankings and awards

Cranfield ranks 5th in the UK for mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering in the QS World University Rankings 2020.

QS Rankings 2019