Choosing your Master's degree at Cranfield

Cranfield has been providing teaching, research and consultancy in the area of agrifood for more than 50 years. Our specialised technology courses in agrifood are principally science-based with management elements weaved into them. They are designed for engineering and technology careers in the sustainability, technical, product and supply chain sectors.

We create leaders in technology and management. All of our technical master’s courses include some element of management know-how, so that we create well-rounded postgraduates able to excel in their chosen business sectors. Our unique group project is a key component of learning about project management in small teams and is common to all our MSc courses.

One of the choices you have when joining the Agrifood programme is to select a balance between the technology and science components, and the management components in the taught part of your MSc curriculum. For example, our Food Systems and Management MSc comprises a mixture of management- and science-based modules.

Students study the essential management aspects of their subject through MSc lectures and typically progress to become expert technologists in business or progress to research careers. If you are passionate about food and interested in any of the following areas, you have found the right university to develop your postgraduate studies:

  • Food systems,
  • Food management,
  • Food security,
  • Food analysis,
  • Food safety,
  • Food economics,
  • Food sustainability,
  • Nutritional quality,
  • Food and climate change,
  • Bioinformatic tools,
  • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS),
  • Data visualisation tools,
  • Food logistics,
  • Sustainable production,
  • 3rd Generation Sequencing (3GS) technologies,
  • Web technologies.

Our graduates are highly sought after by employers and 92% were “not unemployed”* 15 months after finishing their studies.
* [Taken from the Graduate Outcomes survey for those who completed their studies between August 2017 and July 2018]. *working, studying or ‘doing something else’.

A further option is to study a technical master’s followed by an MBA directly afterwards. We have arranged a 50% discount on the full-time MBA for those progressing from their technical master’s at Cranfield, making this a highly attractive and powerful combination of specialist technology and management training from a world leading institution.


Our Careers Service plays a pivotal networking role across the University, working closely with students, staff and potential employers to enhance student employability skills and their career opportunities. 

We also offer our alumni a lifelong continuation service for their career development.

Learn more about career opportunities on our Agrifood Careers page.