Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for transformational research and education in technology and management. Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) has recognised 81% of Cranfield’s research as world leading or internationally excellent in its quality. Every year Cranfield graduates the highest number of postgraduates in engineering and technology in the UK (Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency Ltd). Cranfield Manufacturing is one of eight major themes at Cranfield University. The manufacturing capability is world leading and combines a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates design, technology and management expertise. Cranfield is ranked among the four best UK universities for mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering education.

Our education, research and consultancy are geared to making a practical difference in the world. Our research is relevant and is informed by our leading thinking. The industry focused environment at Cranfield creates a distinctive background to undertake your EngD, MSc by research or doctoral degree in Manufacturing. You will be working closely with your academic supervisors, many of whom are leading in their area of expertise. Access is available to our impressive high-tech facilities for the duration of your research.

Find out more about funded or self-funded research opportunities in Manufacturing, offering distinctive research projects in collaboration with our industrial partners. Find an expert in your area to find out more about possible bespoke research projects, or explore our current research opportunities in Manufacturing.


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