Join Cranfield University and be part of the teams at the forefront of the global aerospace technology industry. You could be developing the sustainable aircraft of the future with a postgraduate degree from Cranfield University, an institution providing world-class education and training for over 75 years.
The impact of aviation on the environment is a significant challenge facing society today. Working to reduce this impact with new low carbon technologies, and an understanding of future patterns and growth in aviation as organisations work to reduce their air travel as part of plans to reduce their carbon footprint, will provide progress and benefits to an enormous number of fields.
You can be part of solving this challenge as the aviation industry is looking to universities, like Cranfield, to provide graduates with the relevant skills to solve problems across the sector. A Cranfield MSc can help you develop these skills in a focussed postgraduate study environment.
Over half of all aerospace engineering master's students in the UK study at Cranfield each year and we provide the largest selection of specialist aerospace postgraduate degrees in the UK. While many of our students start their journey with us in October as is usual, a great number choose to utilise our March start date for several of our courses.
Unlock your career potential - choose one of our specialist Aerospace MSc courses:
Aircraft Design option - MSc in Aerospace Vehicle Design
To design modern efficient aircraft requires a complex combination of aerodynamic performance, lightweight durable structures and advanced systems engineering. This specialist MSc Aerospace Vehicle Design option explores how different structural and systems elements can be designed and integrated using up-to-date methods and techniques.
Avionic Systems Design option - MSc in Aerospace Vehicle Design
With the ever-increasing traffic density of civil aircraft, and the need for increased military precision in conflicts around the world, safer aircraft operations require more sophisticated avionic systems.
This specialist option of the MSc Aerospace Vehicle Design provides you with an understanding of avionic systems design, analysis, development, test and airframe integration.
Aerospace Propulsion option - MSc in Thermal Power and Propulsion
The key technological achievement underlying the development and growth of the aerospace industry has been the design and development of efficient and economical propulsion systems. Major efforts are also now being dedicated to the development of new technologies relevant to the propfan and variable cycle engines. Aerospace Propulsion is a specialist option of the MSc in Thermal Power and Propulsion.
Gas Turbine Technology option - MSc in Thermal Power and Propulsion
The UK continues to lead the world in power and propulsion technology. In addition to its established aerospace role, the gas turbine is finding increasing application in power generation, oil and gas pumping, chemical processing and power plants for ships and other large vehicles.
Gas Turbine Technology is a specialist option of the MSc in Thermal Power and Propulsion, providing a comprehensive background in the design and operation of different types of gas turbines for all applications.
Power, Propulsion and the Environment option - MSc in Thermal Power and Propulsion
This course covers all aspects of the gas turbine and other industrial prime movers. It aims to provide you with a thorough knowledge of, and the ability to assess, anthropogenic emissions.
Power, Propulsion and the Environment is a specialist option of the MSc in Thermal Power and Propulsion.
Rotating Machinery, Engineering and Management option - MSc in Thermal Power and Propulsion
Rotating machinery is employed today in a wide variety of industrial applications, including the oil, power and process industries. With the continuing expansion of the applications of rotating machinery, qualified personnel are required by increasingly large numbers of users.
Rotating Machinery, Engineering and Management is a specialist option of the MSc in Thermal Power and Propulsion providing a comprehensive background in the design and operation of different types of rotating equipment for power, oil, gas, marine and other surface applications.
What I have enjoyed the most about studying Aerospace Vehicle Design MSc at Cranfield has been the wide range of lectures in Avionics and the freedom we had to find a subject to work on during the IRP. I also really enjoyed working on my GDP and the amount of time we had to focus on it.