Choosing your master's degree in Manufacturing and Materials 

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Today’s manufacturing industry, in line with the arrival of the fourth industrial revolution, is challenging the traditional notions of manufacturing with a focus on digital data, connectivity, and artificial intelligence, as well as sustainability. This exciting sector offers scope to carve a career that challenges, innovates and creates change within society.

Our postgraduate Manufacturing and Materials programmes deliver to the highest quality, providing our graduates with the relevant skills and expertise that are valued around the world.

Cranfield University graduates are in demand and highly regarded in the manufacturing industry. Watch our short video about what makes Cranfield students so employable.

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Why choose a Manufacturing and Materials MSc at Cranfield University?

  • Careers
    UK no.2 for graduate employment (DLHE longitudinal 2017). Recognised through a combination of industry relevance, academic excellence, the reputation of our graduates and the support from our Careers and Employability Service.
  • Group projects
    A unique component of many of our MSc courses. These projects provide an invaluable experience delivering a collaborative project in a team environment, designed to mimic typical sector working environments.
  • Industry links
    Our specialist master’s courses are designed in close collaboration, and reviewed annually, by a panel of industry partners and experts to ensure content remains industry-relevant.
  • Accredited courses
    Many of our courses are accredited by leading institutions to help you on your future path to chartered status.
  • Outstanding facilities
    We have exceptional facilities many of which are unique in the university sector. These include ‘clean rooms’, high temperature coatings and materials characterisation facilities, composite manufacturing and impact testing facilities including the FIA-approved Cranfield Impact Centre. Our welding laboratory features robotic, automated, and advanced arc welding equipment, high powered laser systems and a record-breaking hyperbaric welding chamber. We have also developed virtual and augmented reality facilities alongside the ability to simulate manufacturing systems and maintenance/repair operations.

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Studying at Cranfield gave me a lot of opportunities. The best example is the group project which probably wouldn't be possible at any other university. This allowed me to tackle industry problems. Cranfield is quite unique in this sense, having more industrial engagements.

Rushabh Shah, Development Engineer