Choosing your Master's degree in Environment

At Cranfield we combine our passion for the environment with our world-leading academics and outstanding near-industrial scale facilities to provide you with a unique postgraduate study experience. We train talented and outstanding individuals looking to enhance, protect and make a difference to the way our environment is being managed.

We create leaders in technology and management. All 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 Environment programme is to select a balance between the engineering, technology and science components, and the management components in the taught part of your MSc curriculum.

Our specialised technology courses in environment are principally engineering- or science-based. They are designed for engineering and technology careers in government departments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and technology, environmental, and business consultancies. For example, our Environmental Engineering MSc combines management elements into the engineering and technology modules.

We have introduced more choice to the taught modules within our Environment programme, with courses offering elective modules that allow you to tailor your MSc to your own interests. From 2020/21, our new Capstone MSc will provide a grounding in the principles of environmental sustainability and offer you a set of routes through environment and agrifood with even more flexibility over module choice, providing either a tailored or more generic grounding in environmental sustainability. This has been introduced to help you move with ease between sectors in your future career.

We also offer technical master’s courses with greater amounts of management science within the curriculum. Here, bespoke management modules support a technically-oriented core. Our Environmental Management for Business MSc and Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing MSc are examples of how our students are able to study the essential management aspects of their subject through MSc lectures.

A further option is to study an MBA directly after your MSc. 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 Environment Careers page.

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