Environment at Cranfield

At Cranfield we are passionate about the environment. Our strengths range from environmental governance and risk, to food security. We work with environmental agencies, governments and agriculture companies to ensure that our environmental research benefits all in society.

We believe that environmental problems can be alleviated through technological innovation and risk management. Cranfield experts are using state of the art technology (robots and autonomous vehicles) to monitor environmental change. We are investigating atmospheric emissions to understand their impact on the environment. Our unique soil datasets and sensor-based diagnostics is being used to provide new solutions for improving precision agriculture and soil health. We lead strategic thinking to help identify risks and opportunities in our environment.

The Environment programme

Our postgraduate Environment programme, including specialist master's degrees and national doctoral courses, gives the leaders of the future the skills and industry experience they need to make a difference in the environmental sector.

We train talented and outstanding individuals looking to enhance, protect and make a difference to the way our environment is being managed.

Our near-industrial scale research facilities are unparalleled. These are combined with continual and substantive investment in our students, staff and infrastructure.


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.